Greetings to all who share our celebration of the Earth’s successive seasons! Here in the Northern Hemisphere Fall’s arrival exhilarates—cool evenings are here, upcoming are bountiful harvests and soon the leaves will blaze with vivid colors. Those in the Southern Hemisphere rejoice in the triumph of Spring’s warmth over frigid Winter. Nature shakes free from stasis, surging forth with renewed vigor.
We luxuriate in vital, carnal existence, embracing these seasonal pivot points. We resonate with the majestic cycles of our precious, fragile island in space. Such cognizance invokes humbling respect for we seek an ever-deepening understanding of our beautiful and dreadful Earth. May this new season bring forth an abundance of joy for all of like minds!
In the Haunted Hudson Valley, we rejoice as Halloween rushes towards us. Chill breezes now waft falling leaves swirling through the lengthening nights, whose denizens are our kindred. Soon Samhain will sweep us up in its dark mysteries—as always, we can hardly wait!
—Magus Peter H. Gilmore