Spring in Her Steps

I love my Mom. Yesterday she sent me (and her sister, and my sister) this “press release”, to inform us of this important development in her religious tradition**:

Jan Parcel, press secretary for the California Local-Wight Pagan Society, read this announcement from the High Priestess:

As I have previously announced that New Year’s Day, among allies of local wights of California, is properly marked by the first good soaking rain after the Autumn Equinox:

  • I, Jan, high priestess of the CLWPS, declare the following three things:
  1. I have now been granted gnosis on what constitutes the first day of Spring. It is the first day of the year when someone, reading in the sun for 10 minutes, with hair long-enough to cover her neck, gets a burnt neck.
  2. Today, Mar 3, is the first day of spring for 2015.
  3. Spring is still required to produce rain by this definition.

That is all.


** CLWPS, to my knowledge, has exactly one member, unless you count me, in which case it has two. This is the first I’ve heard it has a name. The apple does not fall very far from the tree, apparently.

About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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4 Responses to Spring in Her Steps

  1. Omg. Rolling. Well, it’s good to know!


  2. We had snow this morning, turning to rain. The day was a few degrees above freezing, which was balmy. The ice on the sidewalk is 5″ thick and even the most determined are defeated from cleaning theirs. People won’t stop complaining.


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