Dragon Fewmets

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We often run a column in the California Revels e-newsletter that tries to shed a little light on some figure, ritual, custom, dance or other shenanigan that figures somehow into the great spirit of celebration. The topics range from cosmic calendars to crepes, from mummers to the mysteries of the Abbots Bromley. Here's a collection of those columns. Enjoy them and be prepared to astound your friends with your new-found depth of Revels knowledge. And let us know if you'd like to receive our monthly newsletter.

Revels on Midsummer’s Eve

The Wheel of the World

A Pocketful of Change

A Sense of Place

The Birds and the Bees

Setting the Limits

A Sense of Momentum

A Period of Adjustment

A Matter of Scale

In the Merry Morning of May

Toting Ivy

A Collective Effort

Of Cabbages and Kings

Who Was He Anyway?

Hey Ho, the Wind and the Rain

Apis Virumque Cano…

What's So Funny?

Good for What Ails Ya

Moving On

Memories Awakened

The Harvest King

Dance, then, wherever you may be...

In Defense of Foolishness

A Question of Perspective

Stitching a Thin Veil

A Touch of Silver

What Is Folk?

A Matter of Perspective

Wer ist Sankt Nikolaus?

Revels and the Culture of Food

It’s About Time

Keepers of the Flame

A Revels Bestiary - July/August 2009

The Solstice Stands Revealed - June, 2009

The Sun Singer…..or somebody - May 2009

"I Bring You A Bunch of May" - April 2009

As We Go Märchen On - March 2009

Food For Thought - February 2009

Dancing In The Streets - January 2009

“Dance, then, wherever you may be…” - December 2008

Antler Dancing - November 2008

The Pumpkin’s Roots - October 2008

“Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross” - September 2008

From Time To Time - July/August 2008

The Face Of Nature - June 2008

“As long as anyone here can remember...” - May 2008

April Fools' Forecast - March 2008

Mumming In Marshfield - February 2008