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Sunrise by the Ocean. The egg symbolizes the rising Sun and the beginning of life. In many myths about the creation of the world, a cosmic egg is laid by a giant bird in a formless, ancient ocean. The egg splits into two and the sky and the earth appear from the halves of it, while the sun is seen in the yolk. You can see in the picture that the newborn Sun still hasnt taken its final shape yet. Shreds of primary matter continue to stream from the burning sphere rising over the ocean. According to Polynesian myth, the Hawaiian Islands were born from such an egg.

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Message from the Editor......................................................

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Growing Closer by the Archdruid........................................

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This Season's Articles & Poetry:

 
   
Samhain Lore & Poetry from The Celtic Book of Days............................................... Page 3
2007 Lugnasadh Gathering a Success! by Ceridwen Seren-Ddaear /|\ .................... Page 4
Descent by OMS/RDG Member Phagos..................................................................... Page 5
A Meditation on the 7-Pointed Star of Druidry by Archdruid El Arseneau /|\ ............. Page 6
The Troll Tear by Source Unknown............................................................................ Page 7
How to Hold a Samhain Rite to Honor Animals by Patti Wigington........................... Page 8
Cauldron Usage by Source Unknown......................................................................... Page 9
Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XXIX by Rilke............................................................ Page 10
The Fool's Journey by Roger & Jennifer Powell and the Society of Elder Faiths....... Page 11
The Winter Solstice: A Period of Spiritual Rejuvenation by Annette Keys................ Page 12
Solstice Lore & Poetry from some books in the Sequoia Pagan Library.................... Page 13
Yule Tree Blessing Ritual by Dorothy Morrison......................................................... Page 14
Mistletoe excerpts from The Golden Bough by Frazier.............................................. Page 15
Yummy Yule Recipes from online sources................................................................. Page 16
Astral Projection by Ceridwen Seren-Ddaear /|\ ........................................................ Page 17
Toasting the Old Year and New Year by Dorothy Morrison....................................... Page 18
Winter Solstice Visitations by Jacqueline Greer........................................................ Page 19
All My Relations by Toria Betson............................................................................... Page 20
The Joys and Pitfalls of Being an Empath by Sylvia Brallier...................................... Page 21
Eagle Poem by Joy Harjo........................................................................................... Page 22
Hogmanay - A Scottish New Year's Eve Tradition from online sources..................... Page 23
Getting There by David Wagoner............................................................................... Page 24
   

Regular Features:

 
   
Dispatches From RDG's Autonomous Collectives...................................................... Page 25
Seasonal Almanac...................................................................................................... Page 26
The State of the Reform.............................................................................................

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Astrology for Pagans.................................................................................................. Page 28

The Druids Egg -- 1 Geimredh YGR 02 -- Vol. 6 No. 1

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