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Get Pregnant On Beltane!

April 30, 2014

Legend has it that the celebratory rites of Beltane, an ancient Gaelic holiday usually celebrated on May 1, involved orgies in the woods and fields. Imagine the aboriginal Celts in blue paint, grasping whatever warm body streaked past, consecrating the soil with their ecstatic juices. (And we thought California knew how to party!) More conservative historians suggest the rituals actually involved lovers bedecking each other with flowered garlands and making promises to wed as they jumped over the bonfire. Either way,…

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