Revels with the devils on Walpurgis Night

Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? At Samhain AKA Halloween every October, the boundary between our world and that of the spirits becomes thinner and often breaks, allowing supernatural forces to hold sway for the night. At the exact opposite side of the year, on April 30th, the same is true of…

Ultra Violence with Ultra Violets

As I stand packed in with a throng of folk whose average age is 65-70, mixed flowers are being thrown madly in all directions. A Gallic rave remix of popular tunes (Le Lapin Jive?) is blasting over a powerful sound system, a light icy drizzle is falling and everybody’s blood is up. A carnation hits…