Year 2013
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Year 2013
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2013
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2013
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2013
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2013
Baha'i Holidays - 2013
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Hindu Holidays - 2013
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2013
Buddhist Holidays - 2013
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2013
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2013
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2013
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2013
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2013
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2013
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2013
Meteor Showers - 2013
Visible Planets - 2013
Astrological Periods - 2013
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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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August 2013...

* 7/8 eve to 8/7 eve: Ramadan. * 7/14 eve to 8/19 eve (7/28 peak): Delta Aquarid Meteor Showers. * 7/29 eve to 8/17 eve (8/12 peak): Perseid Meteor Showers. * 7/30 eve to 8/5 eve: Panathenaea. * 7/31 eve to 8/2 eve: Lughnasadh. * 7/31 eve to 8/7 eve: Mid-Summer/First Harvest/Lammas. * 8/1: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Kamal - Perfection. * 8/1: Day the production and use of cluster munitions was outlawed world-wide (2010); day to mourn their victims. * 8/2: Feast of the Black Madonna. * 8/3: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that desire for power over others results from ignorance of interdependence. * 8/3 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 in religion." * 8/4 to 8/7: Zuni Corn Dance--in thanksgiving to Mother Earth, the Kokos (Nature Spirits), and the Corn Maidens for the maize harvest. * 8/5: Death day of Rabbi Isaac Luria (1572), Kabbalistic mystic. He taught that, because the Shekhinah has become separated from Ein Soph, there is chaos and injustice in the world. But the Shekhinah will restore cosmic order with the reunification of the Godhead (Tikkun Olam). * 8/6 (5:51 p.m. EDT): New Moon. * 8/6 (OC 8/19): Transfiguration Day--Christian feast celebrating the revelation of Lord Jesus as the Cosmic Christ and friend to all humanity. * 8/6: Day to mourn those harmed by the atomic bomb attacks on Japan (1945); day to advocate for world-wide prohibition of all weapons of mass destruction. * 8/6: Day the Voting Rights Act became law (1965) - register to vote! * 8/6 to 8/7: Old Egyptian festival of Neter Thoth, God of Knowledge and Wisdom. * 8/6 to 8/12: Iroquois Green Corn Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the maize harvest. * 8/6 eve to 9/4 eve: Elul--Jewish month of self-reflection, peace-making, and renewal. * 8/7: Gaia Consciousness Day--Day to meditate on Mother Earth as a living planet. * 8/7 eve to 8/10 eve: Eid al-Fitr--Muslim festival celebrating the end of Ramadan. * 8/8: Vigil for continuing progress in Burma's democratic evolution, religious tolerance, and respect for human rights. * 8/8: Day to mourn fracking's exemption from regulatory control (2005). Fracking is believed to poison water supplies, pollute the air, cause earthquakes, and sicken residents in the vicinity of the wells. * 8/9: World's Indigenous Peoples' Day--Day to celebrate the empowerment of indigenous peoples world-wide; vigil for justice and respect for the social, cultural, and political rights of all indigenous peoples. * 8/10: Remembrance day for Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464), Christian mystic who believed all Creation to be the unfolding of Deity. * 8/11: Christian feast of St. Clare of Assisi (d. 1253), guide of environmentalists. * 8/12: Day Pope Pius XII proclaimed the theory of evolution to be consistent with Catholic teaching and Christian faith (1950). Pope John Paul II concurred. * 8/12 eve to 8/13 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis - as defender of rights and liberties, and punisher of rapists and oppressors. * 8/13: Birthday of Lucy Stone (1818), social worker and non-violent advocate for women's rights. * 8/15: Kaza Matsuri--Shinto rite honoring the Kami of Wind. * 8/15 (OC 8/28): Assumption Day--Christian feast commemorating Blessed Mother Mary rising into Heaven and being crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. * 8/15: Day Japan surrendered to the Allies, ending World War II in the Pacific (1945). * 8/15: Day India was partitioned into India and Pakistan, and Kashmir joined India over Pakistan's objection (1947); vigil for true peace, justice, and religious tolerance for all in South Asia. * 8/16: Dakas' Day--Day Tantric Buddhists make offerings to the Dakas and Father Tantra; day to unite will and power to manifest positive social change and environmental healing. * 8/17: Vigil for peace, justice, religious tolerance, and respect for the human rights of all in Indonesia. * 8/17: Birthday of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924), founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement. The Jewish Renewal Movement seeks to fully embrace modernism, egalitarianism, environmentalism, pacifism, and deep ecumenism. It incorporates traditional prayer, meditation, joyous chant, and ecstatic dance. * 8/18 eve to 8/19 eve: Old Greek festival honoring Athena Polias and Zeus Polios as protectors of city and state. * 8/19: Vinalia--Old Roman festival of thanksgiving for the first of the grape harvest; celebrated by offering the first fruits of the grape harvest and prayers for sustenance for all. * 8/19: World Humanitarian Day--Day to honor humanitarian workers world-wide, particularly those who have lost their lives in service to others; day to aid those in need. * 8/20 (9:45 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Grain-Harvest/Thunder Moon). * 8/20: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Asma' - Sacred Names. * 8/22: Christian feast of Our Lady, Queen of Angels. * 8/23: Beginning of Virgo (the Grain Maiden/Man). * 8/23: Feast of the Furies--honoring Nemesis and the Erinyes, Old Greek Goddesses who punish murderers, abusers, and exploiters of others. * 8/25: Old Roman festival of Goddess Ops, Lady of the Cornucopia, Bounty of the Harvest, and Sustainer of Life. * 8/25: Birthday of Kenneth Patton (1911), who believed Unitarian Universalism to encompass all world religions, not just Christianity and humanism. U.U.s believe reason, conscience, and experience reveal one's spiritual path. * 8/26: Day the U.S. Constitution's 19th Amendment went into effect, recognizing women's right to vote (1920). * 8/26: Day Saudi Arabia first criminalized domestic violence (2013); day to mourn the continuing abuse of Saudi women. Domestic violence violates Islam's mandate to treat women with respect.* 8/27: Birthday of Rabbi Yisrael Ben Eliezer (Israel Baal Shem Tov) (1698), Kabbalistic mystic and founder of Hasidic Judaism. He believed that the whole Universe and all things are manifestations of Deity and that nothing can be separated from Deity. * 8/27: Birthday of Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) (1910), Catholic nun who served the poorest of the poor and saw Deity in each person. She witnessed her faith by example, rather than by proselytizing, and respected those of other faiths. * 8/27: Vigil for the recognition of equal rights for women in Iran. * 8/27 to 8/28: Sri Krishna Jayanti--Birthday of Hindu God Krishna (avatar of God Vishnu), beloved of Goddess Radha (avatar of Goddess Lakshmi). * 8/28: Day of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s peaceful march on Washington, D.C., for recognition of the rights of African Americans (1963). * 8/28: Opening of the Second World Parliament of Religions (1993), attended by members of all the world's religions. A Global Ethic was adopted that condemns hatred, aggression, oppression, and environmental abuses committed in the name of religion. * 8/29: Day Against Nuclear Tests--Vigil to demand an end to all nuclear testing, including subcritical testing, to ensure a safer, more peaceful world. * 8/29: Birthday of Henry Bergh (1811), non-violent advocate for animal rights; day to advocate for laws protecting animals from abuse. * 8/31: Remembrance day for Tahirih (d. 1852), feminist, poet, scholar, and preacher of the nascent Baha'i Faith. Baha'is recognize gender equality.

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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2013
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2012 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com