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Love-Names of Earth and Sun

Years ago, I learned from my teacher the love-names of Earth and Sun.

By these names I know Them to this day.

What Their love-names to Themselves may be, we do not know. The names by which we know Them are born of our own relation.

I will not write the names here. They are no secret, but to know them is a changeful knowing.

Would you too know the love-names of Earth and Sun, of Horns and Moon?

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My teacher always used to say that the Sun walks across the sky.

Tony Kelly (d. 1997) was founder (and prime mover) of the Pagan Movement in Britain and Ireland, of which I was an overseas member back in the early 70s. (You may know his much-reprinted essay Pagan Musings, the one that begins: “We're of the old religion, sired of Time”.) Although we never met face-to-face, I regard him as my teacher because from his writings and from our exchanges I learned the gods, ritual, and how to think in Pagan. If that's not teaching, I don't know what is.

And he always used to say that the Sun walks across the sky.

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    Tony wrote that piece in 1970. Hard to believe it's been 44 years. The final paragraph of "Musings" still makes me shake my head
  • Diotima
    Diotima says #
    Wow, I hadn't read Pagan Musings in years -- and it was worth reading again. Thanks for the reminder, and a good post.

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