August 24-25, 2016: By Any Other Name


August 24, 2016 will be an important date to recognize as on this day, the Romans celebrated a festival called placating the Manes. And who were the Manes, thought would you ask yourself this, the Manes were departed spirits on the day of Mundus that returned from the Underworld via a portal or passage way and were free to walk the Earth plane. Like our western tradition of Halloween.


Also, August 24, 2016 is called Saint Bartholomew’s Day, a great Sabbath and fire festival day for those who follow the Earth tradition of magic or Wicca.

But not since 1986 on August 24th another convergence of stars and planet will join together: Mars, Saturn, and Antares will form a perfect straight line in the West skies after sunset.

What could this mean  when planets that rule the underworld meet on Saint Bartholomew Day.


One astrologer called the gathering the Clash of the Titan.


About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at:
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