[Manic Mondays] It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . .

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“YOU must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear;
To-morrow ’ll be the happiest time of all the glad new-year,—
Of all the glad new-year, mother, the maddest, merriest day;
For I ’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother, I ’m to be Queen o’ the May.”

Beltane Bacchanalia at Catherine Lombardi’s with Olivia, Bryan, Jow and Rich. I made corsages/boutonnieres for everyone and a crown for myself. We had a crystal punch bowl full of delicious cognac laced delights and a feast of antipasto that included wild boar salami. Beltane Part Two started at Babo Teahouse and then onto The Brooklyn Museum of Art with JohnM for Capoeira, Morris Dancers, The Feminist Art Wing/The Dinner Party, drum circles, djs and vodka.

 

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Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

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5 Responses

  1. You saw The Dinner Party! I’m super jealous.
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    • It was wonderous. Especially wonderous: The TinyGrandson there with his grandmother, zipping around the table, exclaiming how cool it was while she explained that this is a timeline of how we rose up in TG language.

  2. Marvelous.

    I love the idea of boutonnieres and corsages for Beltane/May Day, by the way. We think of them as appropriate only for Proms and Weddings these days; but really they’re an everyday way to make a marvel of your life. And for the arrival of spring, it makes a good deal of sense to have a corsage or a sprig of spring attached to your person. Brilliant.
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  3. Oh, The Dinner Party! <3 <3 <3
    My Goddess Spiritualist heart is all aflutter. 🙂
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    • It was wonderous. Especially wonderous: The TinyGrandson there with his grandmother, zipping around the table, exclaiming how cool it was while she explained that this is a timeline of how we rose up in TG language.

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