Year 2009
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Year 2009
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By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2009
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

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Unitarian Universalist
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Muslim - Sufi
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Baha'i Holidays - 2009
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Hindu Holidays - 2009
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2009
Buddhist Holidays - 2009
Taoist & Shinto
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2009
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2009
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2009
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
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Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
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Peace /
Disarmament
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
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Meteor Showers - 2009
Visible Planets - 2009
Astrological Periods - 2009
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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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November 2009...

* 10/28 to 11/3: Isia. * 10/31 eve to 11/2 eve: Old Sumerian fast. * 10/31 eve to 11/2 eve: Samhain. * 10/31 eve to 11/7 eve: Mid-Autumn/Day of the Dead/Hallowmas--Festival marking the transformation of life to death - the end of the agricultural year, departure of migrating and hibernating animals, and decay and death of vegetal and animal life. Observed by remembering departed ancestors and contemplating one's own mortality. * 11/1 (2:00 a.m.): Daylight Savings Time ends - set clocks back 1 hour. * 11/1: All Saints Day--Day Christians remember all the virtuous dead, known and unknown. * 11/1 to 11/2: Fon/Vodou feast of Ghede, Loa of the Dead; time for honoring ancestral spirits. Fon/Vodouisants believe all Loas (Deities) originate from Co-Creators Goddess-God Mawu-Lisa. * 11/2 (2:14 p.m. EST): Full Moon (Wolf/Hunting Moon). * 11/2: Aztec Day of the Dead--Day for honoring the departed and Mictlancihuatl-Miclanteuctli, Goddess-God of the Dead. Aztecs believe all Gods are united in Great God Ometeuctli, all Goddesses are united in Great Goddess Omecihuatl, and the Great God and Goddess are united in Ometeoltl. * 11/2: Hopi & Zuni Ancestors' Day--Food offerings are put into rivers and lakes in honor of the ancestors. * 11/2: All Souls Day--Day Christians remember all the beloved dead. * 11/2: Day commemorating the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib (1469), founder of the Sikh faith. Sikhs attempt to merge the human spirit with the Divine Spirit by reciting Akal Purakh, one of Deity's sacred names. * 11/2: Day the first openly gay man was consecrated an Episcopalian bishop (2003). * 11/3: Election Day--remember to vote! The only way to ensure a healthy democracy is to have full participation by the electorate in choosing government decision makers. * 11/3: Christian feast of St. Martin of Porres (d. 1639), healer and advocate of social equality and inter-ethnic harmony; guide of healers and human rights activists. * 11/4: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Qudrat - Divine Power. * 11/6: World Community Day--Day for celebrating the unity behind diversity and remembering we are all one people - all children of the one universal Deity of many names and aspects. * 11/6: Day a Muslim woman first defied a ban on women entering the mosque by the front door and praying in the main hall (2003). * 11/6 eve to 11/9 eve: Apaturia--Old Greek festival in which newcomers and children were welcomed into the community. * 11/7: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing and acting with compassion for the Earth and all creatures. * 11/7: Anniversary of the first Re-Imagining Conference, where worship of Holy Spirit Wisdom was introduced to mainstream Christianity (1993). * 11/8: Birthday of Dorothy Day (1897), activist for peace, economic justice, and workers' rights. * 11/9: Lha Bab Duchen--Day Tibetan Buddhists celebrate the Buddha's descent from heaven after teaching the Dharma there. * 11/9: Birthday of Fr. Thomas Berry (1914), Catholic priest, eco-theologian, and cosmologist, who advocated for deep ecology and eco-spirituality. * 11/9 eve: Krystallnacht--Night of the Nazi attacks on Jewish homes, synagogues, and shops in Germany, beginning the persecution that would end with the deaths of six million Jews (1938); night for meditating on the evil of all religion-based hatred. * 11/10: Birthday of Martin Luther (1483), Christian reformer who rejected blind obedience to religious authority and recognized the priesthood of all believers. * 11/11: Veterans Day--Day to honor all warriors who have defended us against evil of all kinds. * 11/11: Death day of Lucretia Mott (1880), Quaker preacher and non-violent advocate for the rights of women and African Americans. * 11/11 to 11/17: Old Anglo-Teutonic fast marking Hod (God of Darkness) unintentionally killing Balder (God of Light), and his true love Nanna (Goddess of Flowers) dying of a broken heart. The dead were honored. * 11/12: Birthday of Sr. Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651), Catholic nun and feminist poet. * 11/12: Birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), non-violent advocate for women's rights. * 11/12: Birthday of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (1817), mystic and founder of the Baha'i Faith. * 11/12 to 11/15: Tewa Buffalo Dance--focused on healing. Tewa rites honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, and the four directions and elements of life - air of the North, earth of the East, fire of the South, and waters of the West. * 11/13: Kindness Day--Day for practicing random acts of kindness to strangers, and for committing to make kindness the basis for all encounters every day. * 11/14 eve to 11/20 eve (11/17 peak): Leonid Meteor Showers. * 11/15: America Recycles Day--Day to begin systematically recycling. * 11/16 (2:14 p.m. EST): New Moon. * 11/16: Shakyamuni Buddha Day--Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on the Buddha's teachings and strive to fulfill the Precepts. The Buddha taught an Eightfold Path to enlightenment - right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. * 11/16: Tolerance Day--Day to promote harmony in diversity through mutual respect and understanding of all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, nationality, or economic status. * 11/16: Birthday of Orello Cone (1835), Universalist who believed that divine revelation comes from many sources. * 11/16: Day the world's nations agreed to protect the oceans and their creatures from pollution and over-harvest (1994); day to mourn continuing pollution and over-harvest. * 11/16 to 11/29: Hopi & Zuni Shalako Festival--welcoming back to the pueblos the Kachinas/Kokos - Spirits of Nature and the ancestors that provide protection, health, fertility, and food. * 11/17 eve to 12/17 eve: Dhu al-Hijjah--Muslim month of pilgrimage to honor Allah, the one genderless universal Deity, at the shrine of the holy Kaaba Stone in Mecca. * 11/19: Fast for an Abundant World Harvest--Day to fast and commit to action to help prevent deaths from malnourishment world-wide. * 11/19: Great American Smokeout--Day to give up smoking to preserve one's own health and the health of loved one's. * 11/20: Remembrance day for Meister Johannes Eckhart (d. 1328), Christian mystic. He taught the four ways of the mystic's journey - the creating, positive, negating, and transformative ways. * 11/22: Beginning of Sagittarius (the Hunter/Huntress). * 11/23: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Qawl - Sacred Speech. * 11/23 eve to 11/30 eve: Hajj--Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca to honor Allah. * 11/25: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Goddess White Tara, who guides the dead to Buddha Amitabha's Pure Land, where all will find salvation. * 11/25: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Oya, Orisha of Death and Rebirth. * 11/26: Thanksgiving Day--Day to give thanks for the abundance of our land and for our food, clothes, shelter, and health. * 11/26: Death day of Sojourner Truth (1883), Christian preacher and non-violent advocate for the rights of women and African Americans. * 11/26 eve to 11/29 eve: Eid al-Adha--Muslim festival of sacrifice to Allah for the good of all. * 11/28: Birthday of William Blake (1757), artist, poet, and mystic, who recognized the unity of all religions. * 11/28: Day the women's Ordination Conference opened, advocating for ordination of women priests in the Catholic Church (1975). * 11/29 to 12/24 (OC 11/28 to 1/6): Advent/Festival of Lights--Christian vigil for the birth of the Cosmic Christ. Advent candles are lit; Christmas carols are sung.

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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2009
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2008 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com