Blabbing about Beltane  

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5/1/2006 9:47 am

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Blabbing about Beltane


I once dated a Wiccan girl who placed great value on May day and on a festival which she referred to as Beltane. She claimed it was a pagan rite of spring and fertility and that on that day for the Pagans all loyalty to a full time partner was temporarily stripped and sexuality was allowed to run free and rampant in a celebratory manner. And if a child was born out of any of the sexual unions which were made on that day that they would be considered to be an especially special and even a magical child.

Thinking that way about the potential child produced sounded to me like an interesting reversal of the traditional stigma of bastardism.

Also when I lived in Denmark in the mid to late 90's , which until about the 10th century was a rather large stronghold of Pagan belief and practice, I once happened upon a rather large gathering of people converging on Copenhagen's equivalent of NYC's Central Park. All crazy like too. Hordes of poeple of all ages letting it all hang out. Drinking beer, wine and all sorts of assorted alcoholic beverages. The smoke of cannabis products hovering in the air. Unleashed dogs pooping freely and sniffing each others hindquarters in a celebratory manner. I could not figure what all this wild partying right in the middle of what should have been a standard work day was about.

I was on my way grocery shopping and as I got closer to the store I saw that someone had painted a gigantic banner and had hung it up along a stand of trees in the park. it read...


The whole time I was in line buying my groceries there was this very cute blonde girl in front of me eyeing me like she knew me or something. Her and another female friend were resupplying on beer as I could soon tell they had been partaking in the fesitivities outside. I asked if I knew her and she shook her head and kept looking at me like she was hungry or something.

I'm always really bad at sizing up situations like this but after it was far too late to have somehow "gone with the moment" (so to speak) the true significance of that big banner which I'd just seen in the park really sunk in. It was Mayday and the Danes do their best to celbrate it in the traditional pagan fashion! Duh! And the chances were that this girl was truly hoping that I might be interested in doing a little "outdoor fucking." Or something quite close to that.

As they say hindsight is always 20/20.



EroticaXTC 51F

5/1/2006 4:55 pm

ironically,when those moments of clarity strike I sometimes wish I had remained blinded, LOL


5/1/2006 6:08 pm

Yes Erotica,

I know there have been perhaps 100's or maybe even 1000's of potential moments like that which surely have been present only that lightbulb of realization simply never went on at all. And if I could have an experience granted by some sort of divinely torturous source similar to how Jimmy Stuart's George Bailey character gets to experience what life would have been like if he'd never been born at all at the climactic ending to the film It's a Wonderful Life I'd surely be so appalled by how completely clueless I 've been through all my life to so many of the stunning opportunities placed point blank in front of my nose. Just to see only a few of them would proabably be enough to make me mortally ill right on the spot.

So in that regard I hope to remain blind to the existence of most of those them.

PS. i was once floored when I discovered that a girl who I thought was absolutely amazing but who I had thought was "out of my league" (ever hear that term before? ) from high school had actually wanted me real bad at the same time that my ionterst for her was at it's peak. This being discovered long after that opportubity had passed.

I know for a fact that this is but one of many similar incidents.

PS2 - On the league issue I see you as not only in the same league as I but as actually being on the same team. But don't ask me what the team is. I haven't figured that out yet.


rm_FreeLove999 47F
16127 posts
5/2/2006 6:33 am

it's great that "bastards" are seen as special according to that tradition, but it does seem a bit dodgy regarding STDs -- can't imagine it going down very well in southern Africa!

[blog freelove999]


5/2/2006 9:00 am

Hi Freelove,

Well there's nothing sexier than thinking about good ol' STD's is there? (bright happy non passive aggressive fun sarcasm)There is an old legend of a Druid "healing" sect that truly beleived all diseases to be products of the mind. Not that diseases were not real to them but for the most part they believed that diseases or physical maladys of any sort were pretty much all spawned by and/or invited to us our own mental processes.

Mainly the ones involved with stress, worry and innerly conflicting ideas and beleifs. I know in the middle ages there was no AIDS but on the general health issues they took Boby McFerrin's old song lyrics to heart and prescribed "don't worry, be happy" as their most effective cure all. The legend said that it worked pretty danm good. And this of course would carry over into the world of sex and into your sexy STD arena.

It may sound like some sort of ignorant polyanna type wishful thinking stuff but it's still some rather powerful medicine even today. And these Druids might be quoted as saying something like " to worry excessively about STD's is a certain invitation for them to appear".

And I'm most certainly not suggesting that anyone not practice safe sex but am mostly saying that don't ruin your sexual fun by overdoing the worry and fears of STDs. Like the Druids said, such behavior will tend to attract to you exactly what you want to repel.

Anyways I certainly did not celerate Beltane in the olde Pagan "have some sexy nekkid fun in the great outdoors" tradition this year but I'll do my best to fully follow through with it next year.


rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
5/3/2006 2:50 am

Aawww..shame your hind is behind you then, my diem, darling...carpe diem!!!

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=)
P.S. The comment you left on my do you get that blck of colour? Aawww. go on, ell me, hun.


3/21/2007 4:30 pm

    Quoting rm_SusieQ27:
    Aawww..shame your hind is behind you then, my diem, darling...carpe diem!!!

    Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=)
    P.S. The comment you left on my do you get that blck of colour? Aawww. go on, ell me, hun.
I've been to your blog today and it seems you've now got a good handle on doing the "specuial efx" stuff but let me know if you want to know more about other stuff that you've seen me do.



3/21/2007 4:32 pm

    Quoting humboldthonni:
    Hope you didnt miss your chance this year...

    thanks for your last response on my post and I think you know about closets too.
I did miss my chance last year so now I've switched my sights to this year. It's only about a month off now and it will be here sooner that I imagine.



11/1/2007 6:22 am

I did miss it once again!

Now I have my sights set on something at the Winter Solstice but with my luck I'll bungle that as well!


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