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Updates To Reflections

Undergoing Some Renovations

We’re Making Updates To Springwolf’s Reflections

It’s been a long time since we’ve updated our articles here on Reflections. Primarily because of the health issues Spring went through in 2016 and early 2017. During that time, Spring and her family moved from Virginia to the Foothills of North Carolina. She officially retired. And has spent the past two-three years recovering from those crisis events.

One of the things that happened during that time, was closing the spiritual center Spring’s Haven. Which also meant shutting down the center’s website. We’re in the process of moving most of the articles from the Center’s website to the Reflections blog here. That means updating articles, our contents list and more. We hope to have the full transition completed by the end of this year. But it’s a work in process.

We’ve also decided to publish these articles with somewhat random dates spread out over the last two years. Primarily because we’ve lost the original publication dates from the Haven website. And we also thought spreading the articles out might make it easier for those new to Reflections to scan through the blog’s past articles as they scroll down and down. Ok, we don’t have a good reason, we just think it’s a good idea, so we’re going with it. 😉

Oh and we’ve upgraded our WordPress plan to remove some of the annoying ads on our site. What’s left are the ones we get money for displaying, ie: the WordAds. The money they generate help us cover the costs of our blog, so we hope you can over look those as your travel through Reflections.

If you are following our blog and have requested email updates about our new articles, you’ll probably feel over run with notifications. We apologize to anyone who feels overwhelmed by that. There’s not much we can do to temporarily suspend notifications.

We’ll be posting a weekly status of the updates we’re making. So if you’re not receiving notifications, you’ll know what we’ve been doing. This week, we’re starting with the Meditation guides from the Haven. Stay tuned.

© Springwolfs Hanko


© 2012-2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sunset Rituals

Why Pagan Rituals Begin at Sunset

Why are Pagan holidays observed at Sunset on the night before the dates listed in most Pagan calendars? The early calendars used by ancient Pagans were based on lunar cycles, not solar cycles. A day did not begin at midnight or with the sunrise, but rather with the night and moon rise.

To the ancient pagans, night fall was the beginning of the new day and rituals would be celebrated as the Goddess Grand Mother Moon rose in the sky to greet her children.

In ancient times, calendars served as a link between the Divine universe and humankind. Thus calendars were often held as sacred tools or sources of information. These early calendars provided instructions for when to plant, hunt or migrate between cold and warm climates. They were used for divination and prognostication, as well as, for tracking religious cycles to honor the Gods or worship the Divine universe. Continue reading

Ænigma PodCast: Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins

October 2019 – Week 4 The Ænigma Project:
Available Now!

The Ænigma Project PodCast, where we discuss the paranormal, close encounters with the unusual and interactions with the supernatural. We’ll play Truth or Tale and share a little paranormal news now and then too.

Join Paul Cagle, Sushi and Spring as we provide information from our differing points of view. Paul the Paranormal Investigator, Sushi our investigator and resident skeptic and Spring the Metaphysical/Spiritual teacher.

Our PodCasts are available for download, for Free, on iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker or listen to our current episode directly from our website at aenigmaproject.com.

This week we’ll be talking about:
Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins
All cultures have ghosts, ghouls and goblin legends We’ll discuss some of our favorites. Why do we like to be scared? What scares us? Are the monsters of today based on actual creatures? We’ll also talk about the earliest recorded ghost story and the earliest recorded paranormal event? It’s a special night for the upcoming All Hallows Eve. 🎃

Our Upcoming Shows his Month, October 2019:

Week 1 – Amityville Horror – uploaded on 10/05
Week 2 – Haunted ships – uploaded 10/09
Week 3 – Our Free Form show – uploaded 10/16
Week 4 – Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins – uploaded 10/23
Week 5 – Samhain/Halloween

Send us your questions, topic suggestions or just let us know what you think of our show. We might use one of your question in our next Free Form Show! Visit our website AenigmaProject.com/contact-us/ and drop us a line!

View a list of all our PodCast Episodes.
Or learn more about Spring’s history with The Ænigma Project.

© Springwolfs Hanko


© 2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ænigma PodCast: Haunted Ships

October 2019 – Week 2 The Ænigma Project:
Available Now

The Ænigma Project PodCast, where we discuss the paranormal, close encounters with the unusual and interactions with the supernatural. We’ll play Truth or Tale and share a little paranormal news now and then too.

Join Paul Cagle, Sushi and Spring as we provide information from our differing points of view. Paul the Paranormal Investigator, Sushi our investigator and resident skeptic and Spring the Metaphysical/Spiritual teacher.

Our PodCasts are available for download, for Free, on iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker or listen to our current episode directly from our website at aenigmaproject.com.

This week we’re talking about:
Haunted, Phantom and Ghost Ships
Was the Mary Celeste cursed as some believe? Why was she found derelict and drifting in the Atlantic Ocean in December of 1872, and where was her captain and crew? What’s the legend of the Flying Dutchman, was it a real ship? Has it been seen in modern times? Why do people report sightings of ghosts on docked vessels like the QEII? Can these ships really be haunted? Join us as we discuss these infamous ships, along with our experiences on the Delta Queen and much more.

Next week is our Free Form Show. Send us your questions and we’ll talk about it on the show. Visit our website AenigmaProject.com/contact-us/ and send us your questions!

Our Upcoming Shows his Month, October 2019:

Week 1 – Amityville Horror – uploaded on 10/05
Week 2 – Haunted ships – uploaded 10/09
Week 3 – Our Free form show
Week 4 – Ghosts ghouls and goblins
Week 5 – Samhain/Halloween

Send us your questions, topic suggestions or just let us know what you think of our show. We might use one of your question in our next Free Form Show! Visit our website AenigmaProject.com/contact-us/ and drop us a line!

View a list of all our PodCast Episodes.
Or learn more about Spring’s history with The Ænigma Project.

© Springwolfs Hanko


© 2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ænigma PodCast: Amityville Horror

October 2019 – Week 1 The Ænigma Project:
Available Now

Join Paul Cagle, Sushi and Spring on our rebooted The Ænigma Project PodCast. Where we discuss the paranormal, close encounters with the unusual and interactions with the supernatural. We’ll play Truth or Tale and share a little paranormal news now and then too.

Our PodCasts are available for download, for Free, on iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker or listen to our current episode directly from our website at aenigmaproject.com.

This week we’re talking about:
The Amityville Horror
Since the late ’70s the Amityville Horror has intrigued and frightened us.  Why did Ronald Defeo Jr. kill his whole family?  Why did George and Kathy Lutz only stay in the home for 28 days before fleeing with only what they were wearing? Were their experiences real? Or was it all just made up stories? We discuss the history, the evolution of the Horror and a little about what’s happened since this story first began.

Our Upcoming Shows his Month, October 2019:

Week 1 – Amityville Horror – uploaded on 10/05
Week 2 – Haunted ships
Week 3 – Our Free form show
Week 4 – Ghosts ghouls and goblins
Week 5 – Samhain/Halloween

We hope you’ll join us each week as we laugh and entertain our old fans and hopefully our new ones too!

Click here for more information about Spring’s history with The Ænigma Project.

© Springwolfs Hanko


© 2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Ænigma Project PodCast

Beginning in October 2019

The Ænigma Project:

We’re bringing the gang back together, this time in a PodCast.  For 4 years, Paul Cagle, Sushi and I had a great time on our LIVE internet radio show The Ænigma Project (click here to learn more). We covered all sorts of Paranormal stories and we had a great time together and with our listeners too.

So we’re coming back in a Podcast, with Paranormal, mystical, spiritual, spooky topics and more each week. We’ll still be playing Truth or Tale, sharing the latest paranormal news and discussing a topic to share what we know, what we’ve learned and the experiences we’ve had.

Our PodCast begins in the first week of October 2019, and the will be available for download for Free on iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker or listen directly from our website at aenigmaproject.com.

This Month, October 2019, we’ll be discussing:

Week 1 – Amityville Horror
Week 2 – Haunted ships
Week 3 – Our Free form show
Week 4 – Ghosts ghouls and goblins
Week 5 – Samhain/Halloween

We hope you’ll join us each week as we laugh and entertain our old fans and hopefully our new ones too!

© Springwolfs Hanko


© 2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Merry Solstice – 2019 Spring Equinox

Mystic Moon by WPNature

Spring Equinox 2019 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 5:58 PM on Wednesday, March 20. Eastern Time.

This year, the first equinox coincides with a full moon. For Pagans this heightens the energy for both the Equinox holiday and the observance of the full moon.

The same conjunction happened just a short three years ago in 2016. Find out more about how you can incorporate the special occurrence in your own ritual observance, Spring Equinox and the Full Moon.

Merry Solstice,
Spring
© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Merry Imbolg & Lammas for 2019

Celebration of the return Sun

Celebration of the Sun

The Festival of Lights and Fire

The time of Spring is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere as the Sun begins his return to warm our hearts and extend his light in our day. His return rings in the first of the Spring Holidays known as Imbolc, Imbolg, Brigid’s Day or the Festival of Lights.

In the Southern Hemisphere the summer is marked by its peak of the Sun during the Fire Festival. It is the time of Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas or the Fire Festival which honors the Celtic hero Lugh. It is the first of the Pagan Harvest Festivals and the time of year to thank the Tuatha Dé Danann (the Faeries) for their help in our gardens.

These Sabbats (Pagan Holidays) are observed on February 1st or 2nd, depending on one’s personal Tradition (spiritual denomination). Because Pagans celebrate on a Lunar Calendar schedule, our holiday observances actually begin  at sunset on the evening before the scheduled day.

Those who recognize February 1st as the observed holiday, will begin their rituals on January 31st. And for some places in the world, that’s already tonight.

Everyone here at Springwolf Reflections and Spring’s Haven extend our wishes to you and yours for a wonderful and joyous celebration of the warmth. Where ever you are in the world,

May Your Season Be Blessed with Abundance and Happiness

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Yule Time Begins

It’s That Time of Year Again

The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. It occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice occurs on December 21st and marks the start of the Winter holiday for Pagans. The Solstice is known as Midwinter, Yule for Pagans, the Longest Night, and Jól for the Norse.

Yule for Pagans, is a 12 day celebration that honors the Goddess in all 3 of her forms, Maiden, Mother, and Crone. And the rebirth of the God, in the form of the Sun. Each one of these representations of the Divine is honored and observed for a 3 day period beginning with the Maiden. The Mother Goddess comes next, followed by the Sun God, and ending with the Crone. 

This year of 2018, Pagans will also enjoy a special occurrence of a Full Moon (read more at Space.com) AND a meteor shower during the Yuletide celebrations. The Ursid meteor shower is active each year around the December solstice. This year’s peak morning is probably December 22. Even under the full moon light, you should be able to see a little bit of the meteors. So if you’re up before sunrise, look up and check it out. (read more at EarthSky.org). Continue reading