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The Eight Fold Year Rug.

Calendar rug

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Jon Appleton

Now I’m sharing them with you as well. Some of the diagrams , poems and bits of text here come from the cards and I’ve added some brief notes to give a clue to the meanings and symbolism of the rugs but as I mentioned each of them can act as the basis of both a lengthy talk and discussion. Perhaps I’ll expand the texts or be encouraged to talk about the images elsewhere.
These rugs have been created for many years now, at a rate of less than one a year, for three main reasons.
Firstly to encapsulate in visual form ideas that have interested me, many of which are tackled in this website. Secondly to have a diagram which I can use as the basis of a workshop. Many of these are in a circle of people sitting on the ground in a circle in a tent and I like the informality and matter of factness of a carpet that can be walked on. Thirdly the rugs formed the basis of Yuletide cards that I sent to family and friends each year
The leaning Earth moves slow about the Sun which slides now low across the sky These shortest days bring hope of light to come when hours grow bright and beauty rides on high
Yuletide Springtide Eastertide Maytide Summertide Lammastide Autumntide Hallowtide
6 weeks 7 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks
Winter Solstice Imbolc Spring Equinox Beltane Summer Solstice Lammas Autumn Equinox Samhain
weekend mid-week weekend mid-week weekend mid-week weekend mid-week
52 weeks - 364 days + Extra day at Solstice weekend
The Eight Tide Year
Megalithic Insights               						Jon Appleton
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Yggdrasil Oracle
The Eightfold year
The Spiral of the Ages
The Sacred Geometry & the Cycle of the Year Rug
The leaning Earth moves slow about the Sun which slides now low across the sky These shortest days bring hope of light to come when hours grow bright and beauty rides on high
Yuletide Springtide Eastertide Maytide Summertide Lammastide Autumntide Hallowtide
6 weeks 7 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks
Winter Solstice Imbolc Spring Equinox Beltane Summer Solstice Lammas Autumn Equinox Samhain
weekend mid-week weekend mid-week weekend mid-week weekend mid-week
52 weeks - 364 days + Extra day at Solstice weekend
The Eight Tide Year

The Eight Fold Year Rug.

Calendar rug

Megalithic Insights               						Jon Appleton