in reference to clothes, bags, etc; these would be cotton, linen (from flax plant), silk wool.
A tradition founded on published Gardnerian materials rather than on Gardnerian initiatory linage. See also GARDNERIAN.
or 'new' Pagan; a member of newly formed religions now forming worldwide; all Wiccans are Pagan but not all Pagans are Wiccan.
a term used for beginner participants of pagan activities, sometimes incorrectly used in a derogatory manner.
NEW FAIRY TRADITION:
Wiccan practice derived from the books and/or the teachings of Starhawk. See also Fairy Tradition.
NEW REFORMED, ORTHODOX
ORDER OF THE GOLDEN DAWN (NROOGD):
A Wiccan tradition founded in 1967 by Aidan Kelly and others. The ritual material is all original poetry, but the basic approach and ritual style was heavily influenced by Gardnerian Wicca. Most of the covens in this family are avowedly NeoPagan, but at least one adopted very British Tradition attitudes and went underground for a few years. The tradition has nothing whatsoever to do with The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
NEW WICCAN CHURCH:
An association of British Traditional Wiccan Covens. British Traditional in this case refers to Gardnerian Wicca and very closely related traditions, e.g., Kingstone, Silver Crescent, Taran, Alexandrian, and similar branches of the craft.
in Astrology, NODES are the places where a planet or the Moon crosses the ECLIPTIC. An ASCENDING NODE is a crossing from south to north; DESCENDING NODE crosses north to south.
NOS GWYL AWST:
the Welsh Festival of Lugh; beginning Sundown, July 31; this is the Feast of Lugh, the festival of the Great Sun God Llew. This is the God of the Grain Harvest, the God of Death and Rebirth suitable for the end of Summer.
NOS GWYL FAIR:
this is the Welsh Candlemas Sabbat; begins sundown, February 2; This is the Festival of the Waxing Light. Branwen, the virgin fertility goddess is invoked at this time.
NOS GALON GAEOF:
This is the Welsh Samhain Sabbat; begins Sundown, October 31; the Welsh fire festival of Samhain, now generally called Halloween, represents the summer's end, when the Earth Goddess Cerridwen turns over her reign to the Horned God Cernunnos.
The Welsh Beltane or May Eve Sabbat; beginning Sundown, April 30; Observed as a spring festival everywhere in Europe, the United States, and Canada, and in certain European countries.
NUMBERING OF HOURS:
this is an Astrology term; the start of SIDEREAL TIME begins the exact moment when the beginning of the ZODIAC is midway between rising setting. This is called, 0h 0ms 0s with the 'h', 'm', 's' written little up like a degree symbol is...and this means 'no hours, no minutes, no seconds of ST at the location concerned. The NUMBERING OF HOURS of MEAN TIME starts at MEAN Midnight which is 12 hours earlier than MEAN Noon; when the Sun would be halfway fron setting to rising IF it kept mean rather than solar time. This then is '0h 0m 0s of LOCAL MEAN time at the location involved.
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