Year 2015
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By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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Year 2015
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2015
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2015
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2015
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2015
Baha'i Holidays - 2015
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Hindu Holidays - 2015
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2015
Buddhist Holidays - 2015
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2015
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2015
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2015
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2015
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2015
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2015
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2015
Meteor Showers - 2015
Visible Planets - 2015
Astrological Periods - 2015
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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 2015...

* 10/28 to 11/3: Isia. * 10/31 eve to 11/2 eve: Samhain. * 10/31 eve to 11/3 eve: Apaturia. * 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. * 11/2: 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 the first openly gay man was consecrated an Episcopalian bishop (2003). * 11/3: Lha Bab Duchen--Day Tibetan Buddhists celebrate the Buddha's descent from heaven after teaching the Dharma there. * 11/3: Election Day--remember to vote! * 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). * 11/7: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing and acting with compassion for the Earth and all creatures. * 11/8: Birthday of Dorothy Day (1897), activist for peace, economic justice, and workers' rights. * 11/8 to 11/11: Diwali/Lunar New Year/Festival of Lights--Hindu festival for Goddess Lakshmi (source of health, fertility, and prosperity) and Her consort, God Vishnu (the preserver); focus is on peace-making and new beginnings. * 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 (12:47 p.m. EST): New Moon. * 11/11: Kali Puja--Hindu festival honoring Great Goddess Maha Devi as Kali - decay, death, and transformation. * 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. * 11/11 to 11/24: 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. Kachina/Koko Dances invoke the Spirits into masked dancers. * 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: Jnan Panchami--Day that Jainas celebrate knowledge, education, and holy books with recitations, meditation, and worship. * 11/16: Tolerance Day--Day to promote harmony in diversity through mutual respect and understanding of all. * 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. * 11/19: 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 ones. * 11/20: Transgender Remembrance Day--Day to mourn those killed because of their transgender identity. * 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. * 11/25 (5:44 p.m. EST): Full Moon (Snow/Fire Moon). * 11/25: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Oya, Orisha of Death and Rebirth. * 11/25: 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. * 11/25: Day to raise awareness of the immorality (and illegality) of violence against women and girls. * 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. * 11/28: 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: Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People‑‑Vigil for recognition of the state of Palestine and for recognition of all human rights of all its citizens (whether Muslim, Jewish, or Christian). * 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.

 

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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2015
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2014 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com