The News from Four Quarters

 NewsLogoBuilding, planting and planning. Sharing ceremony and good, home raised food.
Oddities in the weather and how the orchard did.
Observations on the Global Crisis.
Earth Spirit and Earth Living.
These are all parts of the News from Four Quarters.    Enjoy.  

June 3, 2024

Pouring Out Honey - Tambor Oshun
By Pamela Alexander
Photos from Four Quarters Photo Archive

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Tambor Oshun
A Giveaway Moon Service
June 21-22, 2024

Four Quarters InterFaith, Artemas, PA 17211

A gift, from the Heart of Four Quarters, Laid At the Feet of The Queen of Honey for the Benefit of the People and the Land

Exist, exist always mother
Exist, exist always in our tradition.
The spirit of the river, turtle drummer
Open the path of attraction, mother of salutations.
Cleansing spirit clean the inside and out.
The maker of brass does not pollute the water.
We are entitled to wear the crown that awakens all pleasure.
We are entitled to wear the crown that awakens all pleasure.
The spirit of the earth that wanders freely. Ashe-O 

What do you get when you combine the primal, evocative rhythms of Africa, with the intricate complexities of Latin drumming, mixed with a healthy dose of evolution of compelling  Sacred song and dance that has evolved since the early 19th century?

  You get a Tambor. A Sacred drum and Dance party for an Orisha. It's a rare opportunity for Anglos to step into a religion veiled in initiation and mystery. And it's a lot of fun!

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May 10, 2024

Beltaine Reflections: Dancing in the Rain
By Holland Hook
Photos by Mike McConnell

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    We gathered for a Beltaine celebration at Four Quarters, marking a splendid start to the 30th year on this land as we welcomed the warmth of spring. As nature does, it bestowed upon us a beautiful gift—the opportunity to celebrate our collective resilience and gratitude under stormy skies.

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The 2024 Wheel of the Year is at the Printer!

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By Kurt Griffith, 13 January 2024

The 2024 Wheel of the Year is on Press!  Huzzah! We worked really hard going into the winter holidays with final layout, editing, and pre-press to turn around the 2024 Wheel of the Year, and gotten our annual calendar out to our press in a good way! We’ve our usual heady mix of Calendar content, all about Four Quarters, relevant and thoughtful articles, essays, and photography – almost all of it Member-provided. We like to think we can be rightfully proud of that!

This is the earliest we’ve able to turn around the calendar in over a decade, and all it took was iron discipline sticking to our deadlines, some hard work, an acceptance of losing a page or two, and not waiting around for people who said, “I’m thinking of writing something.” Pro tip: Write it anyway, then we’ll have it for next year. Well done, and thank you to everyone involved with the effort!

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December 29, 2023

2024 Schedule-at-a-Glance is now Available!
By Kurt Griffith

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In advance of our annual Wheel of the Year, The 2024 Schedule At A Glance is now available! Members, friends, guests and interested parties can download a printable PDF of the year's schedule here. We have just about all of our events listed, our regular Spiritual Events, Moon Services, Hosted Festivals, and Church Events through the end of the year. So start marking your calendars, putting in for those vacation days, and saving up that lunch money to get on the Land!
 
We’ve also gotten the 2024 Wheel of the Year out the door!
It's that time of year again, we've been working feverishly going into the winter holidays with final layout, editing, and pre-press to turn around the 2024 Wheel of the Year, and gotten our annual calendar out to our press! In the new year, we'll be updating the Web Site Event Pages, preparing the Member's Muse, and digging onto planning the 2024 season.
 
Do you want your own copy of the the 2024 Wheel of the Year sent to you, absolutely FREE? Visit our Publications Page
 
 

 

November 12, 2023

We Need Your Stuff!
By Kurt Griffith, Art Director, WoTY

CallForContentFall23 1200We're already well into building the 2024 Wheel of the Year, and we need your content!.

It’s that time of the year again! New Stones are Risen. Samhain has passed. Thanksgiving and Winter Solstice are on the horizon. So once again the Board of Directors, and captive Art Director and Designer Kurt Griffith retire to our monk’s cells and engage in the annual ritual of cobbling together the Wheel of the Year for 2024. We have our pencils, calendars, event planners, astronomical tables, and even a crystal ball, bones, tarot decks focused on eighteen months out...

The Wheel of the Year 2024
Call for ARTICLES & Photography

Once again we are calling out to each and every one of you for your articles, prose, poetry, art, brilliant photographs, to fill out yet another edition of the Wheel of the Year. You don’t need our permission to write an article. JUST WRITE IT and get it to us. Material that we have, we can review and choose to use. Stuff that we don’t have, however brilliant the idea, we can’t use!

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October 23, 2023

Samhain is Almost Here!
By Orren Whiddon

Feast1The Reflective Feast: Breaking Bread with the Dead. – Samhain 2022.

We just wanted to remind everybody that Four Quarters Samhain starts this Friday! There's still time to register, and we would love to see you!

The weather will be beautiful with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-seventies during the day, and the mid-fifties at night. Simply perfect! And the leaves are at the height of their colors-the Land is simply stunning right now!

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June 14, 2023

New Stones for Four Quarters
By Orren P. Whiddon
Photos by Mike McConnell

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2015   Lifting the Great North Stone from its truck

      I wanted to write a short note on what we have been working on this season, other than finishing touches to the new electrical system, expanding the showers, and the never ending grooming of our woodlands.
     You may remember that 2015 was a big year for us. That was when we took the momentous decision to purchase the adjoining 110 acre farm that we now know as New Camp and Fairview Station. That vertigo inducing $500,000 purchase is now just $50,000 owed with the bank, and all of the work in scrub clearance, drainage and the building of Rainbow Bridge are now memories.
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