Perpetual Festival Calendar

October


"To him who overcometh will I give to eat of the Tree of Life
which is in the midst of the Paradise of God."    (Apocalypse)

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1. Marsilio Ficino, Florentine Neoplatonist, 13/10/1433-1/10/1499

    Melchisedech, 'Priest of the Most High God'

    Fides, Roman Goddess, Faithfulness

    Sanctus Chamael, Archangel

2. Aristotle, Greek philosopher, 384-322 BC

    The Holy Guardian Angels

3. Dionysius, mystical theologian, c.500 AD

4. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order, 1182-3/10/1226

5. Departed ancestors

6. Cecrops, King of Athens, brought the Ancient Religion to Greece

7. Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Holy Rosary

8. Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu), Chinese sage, 552?-479 BC

9. Denys, Patron Saint of France, c.250 AD

10. Plotinus, master of religious and philosophic mysticism, c.205-270 AD

      Thomas Traherne, English Metaphysical poet and divine, 10/1637-10/1674

11. Cadmus, founder of Thebes

12. Demosthenes, orator and Platonist, 384-12/10/322 BC

14. Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, 'the unknown philosopher', 18/1/1743-14/10/1803 
                                                                                                               
(Calendar Note)

15. Nizami, Sufi mystical poet, 1141-1203

      Teresa of Avila, Spanish mystic, 23/3/1515-4/10/1582

16. Akbar (Abu'l-Fath Jalal al-Din Muhammad), Mogul emperor, 15/10/1542-16/10/1605

18. Pandrosos, daughter of Cecrops

      Luke, apostle and evangelist

20. Ammonius, son of Hermeias, Neoplatonist, 6th cent. AD

21. Hammurabi, Babylonian king and lawgiver, d.c.1750 BC

22. Yen-Hui, a favourite disciple of Confucius, 514-483 BC

23. Boethius, Christian Platonist, c.480-c.524 AD

      Sun enters Scorpio (Corresponding Labour of Hercules)

24. Mithras the Uplifter

      First day of Thesmophoria, the Mysteries next in importance to the Eleusinian, 
      for women only (until 26th)

25. Taliesin, legendary bard

26. Maximus Tyrius, Neoplatonist, 2nd cent. AD

27. Suiko, Buddhist Empress, reigned 592-628 AD

      Rodolphus Agricola, Christian Platonist, 1443/44-27/10/1485

28. Hathor (E), Aspect of the World Mother

      Simon and Jude, apostles

30. Ares (G), Mars (R), Divine Warrior

      Vardhamana Jnatrputra, known as Mahavira, Jain saint and sage, 599?-527? BC

31. Hallowe’en, All Hallows Eve, Vigil of All Saints

      Last day of the year in the old Celtic calendar

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"Never did eye see the sun unless it had become sunlike, 
and never can soul see Beauty, unless itself be beautiful" - Plotinus

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