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30 April 2008 @ 12:46 pm
Walpurgisnacht or Beltane  
April 30th is another date that sticks in my mind because of its occult history in my own personal narrative.

I first encountered it when in elementary school in circa 1976 while doing a book report on Werewolves, Vampires, and Witches. Then again in circa 1983 when I was calling myself a Pagan and I was attending a few feasts and festivals. Again, circa 1985 as I practiced conning tourist in the French Quarter using a tarot deck and stage hypnosis techniques -- April 30th was a good day for cash harvested from the superstitious. It was also in 1985 that I found this referenced in one of my favorite fantasy series, The Chronicles of Amber, in the first Merlin cycle book, Trump of Doom.

So here is celebrating 32 years of knowing what Walpurgisnacht means.

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