APA March 2007 newsletter

Sean and I went to Chichen itza Mexico this month, A magical 
place I’ve wanted to see for ages and ages. It was indeed 
mystical to be there in person in the Mayan Ruins.

From our book of shadows:

Uses of Kudzu in poem form By Ginger Strivelli

The magical kudzu does bloom
tiny torches of pinks, purples, and reds
Climbing like acrobats 
over trees, light poles and sheds. 
With lusty fertile bodies 
it does reach up, down, and out, 
it curls, twirls, and swirls 
all over and all about. 

Making sculptures in the 
wires and trees
it seems to go just 
wherever it does please. 
The Kudzu does create artwork; 
as if inspired by the Muses
with its vines and leaves it paints designs 
wherever it chooses. 

Clings to everything, it does 
including itself. 
it is such 
a mischievous little elf. 
'tis a flower for the brave 
and adventurous 
Not the poor souls 
who do live slow and cautious. 
Kudzu is a plant for joyful artists, 
cooks, Witches and crafters
For it does make good baskets, 
jellies charms and laughter. 

-----Kudzu ring wreaths make excellent dream catchers or other 
charms for fertility, creativity, protection, and binding. It 
can be woven well when fresh and will dry much like grape vines….
Use these spring and summer months when the Kudzu is green to 
make some Wreaths and baskets.


In honor of the Equinox a chant to the Sun God:

The Hopi tribe has a wonderful, beautiful and magical Sun 
God Incantation Chant that is sung very fast over and over 
and over with drumming and dancing. It goes: 

Ke-ya-Wa-te,layn-yo layn-yo mah-hoy-te 
Hi-ya-no, Hi-ya-no, Hi-ya-no 

(or in english; we are one with the infinite sun 
forever and ever and ever)

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