The overt sexual energy of Beltane makes this an unlikely family festival. However, we need to be able to talk about sex in an open, positive and appropriate way with our children, whatever their age.
“Sex positive” is a term that I am seeing more and more in my research and social media interactions. It is a campaign by Brook, the topic of blogs and the underpinning philosophy of an empowering way of talking about sex and bodies with children of all ages. Sex Positive is a response to the judgemental, body shaming and limited information often available to young people. It is founded in respect, consent and happiness. Continue reading
Spring Greetings and welcome to the Children and Families pages of the PF website. This page is a springboard to the content created especially to link with our page in Pagan Dawn. You can read a digital copy of our article here, or please click here to see all our content.
You can also see our archive of last year’s Beltane content here
The latest issue of Pagan Dawn is out and here is all the extra content to go along with our Children and Families page. As well as our page the magazine has some really great recipes and an article on Ritual work in University spaces for when our saplings fly the nest (apologies for the hideously mixed metaphor there).
Please click here for the full content and please do get in touch to let us know how your celebrate together as a family.
We had some great poems submitted for our Summer poetry competition and after much thinking we have 2 winners. Our runner up is Dylan from North Yorkshire
The Summer Solstice
It was 3 0 clock in the morning in the circle
and everyone was yawning waiting for the sun
for when it rose they would have some fun and worship the Gods all the day long.
Our Book winning first prize winner is Berry from Dorset and here is their wonderful poem.
Beltaine is the turning
Beltaine is the first of May,
Beltaine is the changing
From the dark to the lighter way.
Beltaine has a Maypole
We dance and weave around the staff,
Beltaine is a happy time
For people to sing and laugh.
Flames are roaring
From the hills
With magic and intentions,
From their ancestral wills.
The flowers are spreading round in a circle
Forming the shape of a delicate crown,
They’re all different colours, some of delicate purple,
Casting the earth with a scented gown.
The shimmering blossoms are on the trees,
Fragrant like the honey of bees.
The circle of life!
This is Beltaine.
The circle of life!
Turns round again.