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New Illustrated Calendar Companion

Now illustrated with beautiful photographs of nature from School of the Seasons reads which illustrate the themes.

Every week for 52 weeks you will receive a brief email with a reflection on the qualities of the present time period and one suggestion, task or question that you can savor throughout the week.

Start whenever you like. When you order the Calendar Companion, you will receive the next week's calendar companion, along with an introductory email.

Start whenever you like. When you order the Calendar Companion, you will receive the next week's calendar companion, along with an introductory email.

Here's a sample:

For the first week in January:

Calendar Companion: Closing the Door on the Old Year

An old New Year's carol sings about the fair maid with gold upon her chin who opens up the eastern door to let the new year in. But in the same carol, there's also a fair maid with gold upon her toe who opens up the western door to let the old year go.

In this first year of the new year, before we resume our work lives after the merriment of the Twelve Days of Christmas (which ends on January 6), what can you do that will symbolically close the door on the past year?

You might do something as simple as donating your old computer to charity or dropping off that bag of cast-off clothes at the nearest Goodwill. You could do something symbolic like write a letter to the old year in your journal, perhaps after lighting a candle. Or you might choose something more ambitious like putting away the photographs you took during the year into a photo album or making a list of the art works or stories you created during the year.

Whatever you choose, set aside sufficient time so you can do it with grace and leisure. Write it into your schedule now.


A Year of Holidays

Pulled from the pages of the popular School of the Seasons holiday calendar, this email service brings the information directly to your email inbox. Every morning you will receive a short, illustrated email message describing the holiday of the day and providing you with suggestions for celebration and references for more information.


The French Republican Wall Calendar 2009

In 1793, the French replaced the old calendar, tainted with irrational religious holidays, with a new rational calendar. The months were named after natural phenomena (Winter consists of Foggy, Frosty and Snowy), and each day was dedicated to a plant, animal or tool. I’ve been using this calendar for two years, and I’m delighted by the way the plants in the calendar show up in my life. I’m pleased that a calendar created two centuries ago in France matches so well with the seasonal changes I experience in Seattle in the 21st century.

The wall calendar I’ve created for 2009 is divided into the Gregorian calendar months (of January, etc.) but is illustrated with stunning photographs of seasonal landscapes that correspond with the FRC themes and shows the items to honor on each day.

This year’s calendar features the work of free-lance photographer, Catherine Kerr, who records the seasonal changes in the landscape where she lives: the eastern Ontario highlands. You can appreciate her talent even more by viewing her blog:
http://kerrdelune.blogspot.com

Click here to view sample pages from last year’s calendar:
http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/pdfdocs/french-cal-sample.pdf

The print-version of the calendar costs $17 which includes shipping. You can also download a copy for $10. This would make a great present for friends who love the seasons and the natural world.


The Natural Planner

Thanks to the brave pioneers who signed up for the Natural Planning Journal last year, I’ve developed a better understanding of how to help you discern your goals, dreams and themes for the year, and pursue them through the year. The Journal has become a series of e-books, which are workbooks providing you with questions, exercises, suggestions and pages you can use to follow your dreams.

New Years Wishes E-Book $15

This introductory workbook helps you discern your goals, themes and dreams for the year ahead, and can be used as way to plan your course through the year at whatever time of the year you want to set course. Most of my readers use this at the start of the calendar year but you might prefer to use it at the start of spring or on your birthday.

Spring Natural Planner E-Book $15

Features questions about how you might use the energy of Spring to grow your plans, plus pages you can use for planning including four spring months (February, March, April and May) and the Spring lunar cycles. Arrives by email in January.

Summer Natural Planner E-Book $15

Features questions about how you might use the energy of Summer to expand your dreams for the year, plus pages you can use for planning including four summer months (May, June, July and August) and the Summer lunar cycles. Arrives by email in April.

Autumn Natural Planner E-Book $15

Features questions about how you might use the energy of Autumn to reflect on your harvest, plus pages you can use for planning including four Autumn months (August, September, October and November) and the Autumn lunar cycles. Arrives by email in July.

Winter Natural Planner E-Book $15

Features questions about how you might use the energy of Winter to review and dream about your goals for the year, plus pages you can use for planning including four Winter months (November, December, January and February) and the Winter lunar cycles. Arrives by email in October.

2009 Natural Planner E-Book $60

All of the above. You will receive the New Year Wishes E-Book first, and then the appropriate seasonal planner, until a year has been completed.


May Day Packet:
Over 40 pages of ideas for celebrating May Day and its related holidays (Beltane, Walpurgisnacht, Floralia), compiled in one reference you can use every year. Includes:

  • instructions for creating a Maypole and dancing around it
  • recipes for May wine and traditional May foods
  • the language of the flowers and the plants of May Day (hawthorn, woodruff and lilies of the valley)
  • ideas for May Day gifts
  • and much more!

 


Click here to see the other Holiday Packets!


Send the gift of holiday packets year round!

We will send either the email or the print version of our eight holiday packets — Candlemas, Eostre, May Day, Midsummer, Lammas, Harvest, Halloween & Yule — to the email or mail address you provide, at least 30 days before the holiday, along with a seasonal gift card (or email) to announce your thoughtfulness. Please provide the address of the recipient(s) in the comments field when you place your order.

All 8 Holiday Packets, $90.00!


Leaves from the Tree of Time:
School of the Seasons Calendar Companion

(THIS PRODUCT IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD)

Provides a graceful way to incorporate spirit and seasons into your life. Use it along with your usual planning tools and calendar to help you:

  • Slow time down
  • Consult your soul while creating your schedule
  • Make time for what's truly important in your life
  • Move in rhythm with the seasons and the moon

Every week for 52 weeks you will receive a brief email with a reflection on the qualities of the present time period and one suggestion, task or question that you can savor throughout the week.




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