Year 2007
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By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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Year 2007
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2007
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2007
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2007
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2007
Baha'i Holidays - 2007
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Hindu Holidays - 2007
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2007
Buddhist Holidays - 2007
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2007
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2007
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo
& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays - 2007
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe
(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2007
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates - 2007
Social Justice /
Human Rights /
Feminist
Dates - 2007
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates - 2007
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipses & Helions - 2007
Meteor Showers - 2007
Visible Planets - 2007
Astrological Periods - 2007
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Experiential Meditations
(for lunar cycles

throughout the year)
Empowering Meditations
Action Offerings
(to help the environment 
& further social justice)
Art as Meditation
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October 2007...

* 9/12 eve to 10/11 eve: Ramadan. * 9/24 eve to 10/3 eve: Greater Eleusinian Mysteries. * 9/26 to 10/4: Navajo Sing. * 9/26 eve to 10/3 eve: Sukkot/Feast of Ingathering. * 10/1: Vigil for freedom of religion in China. * 10/1: World Habitat Day--Day to recognize the necessity of sanitary, non-toxic, and environmentally-sustainable shelter; day to advocate for adequate shelter for all. * 10/1 to 10/7: World Wildlife Week--Time to celebrate fish, cetaceans, amphibians, reptiles, birds, rodents, mammals, marsupials, and primates in all their diversity. * 10/2: Feast of the Guardian Angels; day to honor one's personal guardian and guide. * 10/2: Non-Violence Day--Day to assess your exposure to violence in all its forms and to purge it from your life. Avoid mean aggressive people and conflict-driven "entertainment". * 10/2: Birthday of Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869), Hindu advocate for human rights and self-reliance, who practiced active non-violent resistance to injustice. * 10/3: Walk to School Day--Have your kids start hiking or biking to school every day for their health, the health of neighborhood residents, and the health of the planet! * 10/3 eve to 10/4 eve: Shemini Atseret/Feast of Assembly--Jewish festival of praise and thanksgiving for life-giving rain. * 10/4: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Orunmila, Orisha of Wise Counsel and Protection. * 10/4: Christian feast of St. Francis of Assisi (d. 1226), and Animal Blessing Day. * 10/4: World Animal Day--Day to focus on the health and happiness of the animals who share our lives. * 10/4 eve to 10/5 eve: Simchat Torah/Rejoicing with the Torah--Jewish festival celebrating the Torah. * 10/4 to 10/7: Tewa Deer Dance--celebrating the cosmic duality of feminine and masculine. The Tewa recognize gender equality and honor both male and female ancestors. * 10/5: Day honoring Zen Buddhist philosopher Bodhidharma (470-543), who believed one could attain Buddhahood by realizing one's own Buddha nature. * 10/6: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that fear and hatred of others results from ignorance of interconnectedness. * 10/7: Vigil for peace, justice, and respect for the human rights of all in Afghanistan. * 10/8 eve: Laylat al-Qadr/Night of Power--Commemorates the first revelation of the Qur'an to Muslim Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel in 610 CE. The Qur'an says: "Let there be no compulsion of religion." * 10/8 to 10/14: National Wildlife Refuge Week--Time to recognize that the survival of humanity is dependent on the survival of other species, and the survival of all species is dependent on preservation of their respective habitats. * 10/9: Vigil for peace, justice, and respect for the human rights of all in Uganda. * 10/11 (1:01 a.m. EDT): New Moon. * 10/11: Birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), advocate for world-wide recognition of the rights of all. * 10/11: Opening of Vatican II Council, during which the Catholic Church committed to ecumenism, freedom of religion, and social justice (1962). * 10/11 eve: Old European feast of the Triple Goddess (Goddess of the Moon and the Seasons), marking the transformation of the Mother into the Crone. * 10/11 eve to 10/14 eve: Eid al-Fitr--Muslim festival celebrating the end of Ramadan. The Five Pillars of Islam are confession, prayer, alms-giving, fasting, and pilgrimage. * 10/12 (Obs. 10/8): Columbus Day--Commemorates Europeans' colonization of America (1492); day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression (past and present), make peace, and celebrate empowerment of Native Americans. * 10/12: Day the first woman was ordained a Methodist minister in the U.S. (1880). * 10/12 to 10/16: Zoroastrian celebration of Divine Spirit Ameretat, creator and protector of vegetation. * 10/12 to 10/21: Navaratri/Durga Puja--Hindu festival of Great Goddess Maha Devi as Durga, Protector of the Powerless; celebrates Her destruction of evil and restoration of cosmic order. Tantric Hindus recognize gender equality and reject caste. * 10/13: Fall Migratory Bird Day--Day to celebrate the migration of nearly 350 species of birds between nesting grounds in North America and playgrounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean; day to watch for migrating birds and to advocate for preservation of migratory birds and their habitat. * 10/13: Final appearance of Our Lady of Fatima, Lady of Oracles and Miracles (Portugal 1917). * 10/14 to 10/28 (I 10/27): Old Norse Winter Nights Feast--The ancestors were remembered and offerings were made to the Deities (particularly the Norns, Freyja, and the Disir) to survive the season. * 10/15: Makahki/Hawaiian New Year. Hawaiians believe the Akua (Gods and Goddesses) were created by Papa/Mother Earth and Wakea/Father Sky, who themselves were created from the chaos of Po. * 10/16: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Ilm - Knowledge. * 10/16: World Food Day--Day to recognize the necessity of affordable, healthy, and environmentally-sustainable food; day to advocate for adequate food for all. * 10/17: Shukaku Matsuri--Shinto rite offering thanks and first fruits of the rice harvest to the Kami. * 10/18 (A 11/28): Old Egyptian feast of Neteret Hathor, Goddess of Fate. * 10/18: Day the Clean Water Act was enacted (1972); day to give thanks for the water we drink. * 10/18 eve to 10/26 eve (10/22 peak): Orionid Meteor Showers. * 10/19 to 10/26: Navapad Oli--Jain period of fasting, recitation of holy scripture, and meditation on the principles of right knowledge, right faith, right conduct, and right penance. Jainas honor Arihantas (conquerors of passions), Siddhas (liberated souls), Acharyas (spiritual leaders), Upadhyayas (spiritual teachers), and Sadhus (renouncers). * 10/20: Day the Granth Sahib (Adi Granth), the holy scripture of the Sikhs, was recognized as eternal guru (1708). Sikhs believe the infinite and formless Deity should be sought within one's self. * 10/21: Day military attacks on civilians were outlawed world-wide (1950); day to mourn all civilian victims of war. * 10/21: Day the Marine Mammal Protection Act was enacted to protect marine mammals from harassment, hunting, capture, and killing (1972). * 10/21 eve to 10/24 eve: Thesmophoria--Old Greek festival commemorating the transformation of Goddess Kore (Queen of the Living) into Persephone (Queen of the Dead), when She eloped to Elysium with Her partner, God Dionysos/Plouton, accompanied by Goddess Hekate and spirits of the dead. * 10/23: Beginning of Scorpio (the Scorpion). * 10/24: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Orisha Erinle, Healer of the Sick and Injured. Herbs are used for healing. * 10/24: Feast of Raphael, Angel of Healing. * 10/24: Day the United Nations came into being to facilitate world-wide peaceful cooperation (1945). * 10/24: Day the first woman was ordained a Presbyterian minister in the U.S. (1956). * 10/24 to 10/30: World Disarmament Week--Time for peaceful activism to help end the arms race. * 10/26 (12:52 a.m. EDT): Full Moon (Wolf/Hunting Moon). * 10/28: Day the world's nations committed to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation (1982). * 10/28 to 11/3: Isia--Old Romano-Egyptian festival recalling Set (God of Destruction) killing God Osiris; Goddess Isis mourning Him, resurrecting Him, and conceiving God Horus with Him; and Osiris becoming Lord of Amenta, realm of the dead. * 10/29: Chinese Buddhist festival of Goddess Kuan Yin; celebrates Her attainment of Bodhisattvahood. * 10/29 eve to 11/1 eve: Apaturia--Old Greek festival in which newcomers and children were welcomed into the community. * 10/31: Day to mourn the women tortured and killed as witches because of their independence, wealth, wisdom, or religion. * 10/31 eve: Halloween--Night that the dead return to visit their families; celebrated by children, dressed as spirits, going door to door for treats. * 10/31 eve to 11/2 eve: Old Sumerian fast recalling the descent of Inanna (Goddess of Life) to the Underworld. Ereshkigal (Goddess of Death and Rebirth) detained Her until She agreed to have Dumuzi (God of Life and Death) remain there each Winter. * 10/31 eve to 11/2 eve: Samhain--Old Celtic/Welsh New Year and feast of Cerridwen (Goddess of Death) and Beli (the Holly King - God of the Waning Sun). * 10/31 eve to 11/7 eve: Mid-Autumn/Day of the Dead/Hallowmas.

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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2007
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2006 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com