FROM THE HEART WITH GINI RIFKIN Where the Past and the Present meet Adventure and Romance.
COWBOYS, CATTLE, and CUTTHROATS* PORTENCE* BLISS* SOLACE* A COWBOY'S FATE* VICTORIAN DREAM* SPECIAL DELIVERY* IRON HEART* LADY GALLANT* THE DRAGON AND THE ROSE* FATE OF THE SILVER MOON......click cover to buy (image by Svetlana Petrova)
You can find all four books in the Local Author's section
VICTORIAN DREAM and IRON HEART got special attention.
Photo's by Kathy Brown
As a child, I spent many, many hours in the library, wandering the rows, discovering new worlds, some that exist only in one's mind. Books are the windows to the world. Try one soon. Turn the pages, breathe life into the characters and set them free......Keep the art of reading alive.
Shiloh says, "please read me a story." www.ginirifkin.com For buy information, click on any of my covers
As the sun marches to the south, it rises later and sets
earlier, on September 22nd, the hours of light and dark will be equal,
this is the Autumnal Equinox. This is the fleeting union of solar and
lunar forces. A time of wonder. It is a time to honor our elders
and all who have taught us, regardless of age.
In the Northern Hemisphere, and depending on where you
live, the Autumnal Equinox will occur at 10:29 EDT,
9:29 CDT, 8:29 MDT, and 7:29 PDT on 9/22. The sun will rise
due east and set due west.
According to the old ways, this is a
quarter day, rather than a
cross-quarter day, and therefore unlike groundhog
day it is a
direct barometer as far as the weather to
Mabon is a time to find balance, and being the
second harvest it is a time to be thankful for our bounty. We give
thanks for the light we have enjoyed as we honor the Green Man of the
(The following information is adapted from the
website of Akasha Ap Emrys)
The Symbols of Mabon:
wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.
Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Incense of Mabon:
myrrh, and sage.
Colors of Mabon:
Red, orange, russet, maroon, brown, and gold.
Stones of Mabon:
Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.
Activities of Mabon:
Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.
Spellworkings of Mabon:
Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Also those of harmony and balance.
Deities of Mabon:
Persephone Goddesses-Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses.
Gods-Mabon, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.
Wherever you may be, whatever your beliefs, I wish you food for the table, the love of friends and family, and a warm and peaceful hearth as we step toward winter.