The tangible and visible dance of life celebrated at Beltane clearly grows from the dissolution, the dance of death and transformation at Samhain.
It is Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, the season of sweet desire for being. That desire which holds all form together and allows the dance of life. In the Northern Hemisphere it is Samhain, the season of celebrating the falling apart of all form, the end of desire which allows death and transformation.
At these cross-quarters "the veil is thin that divides the worlds."
Recent scientific studies indicate that organic life may be born from inorganic matter. Particles of plasma, normally considered inorganic, can undergo self-organization resulting in helical structures that become charged and are attracted to each other, thus taking on qualities of living matter — they are "autonomous, they reproduce and they evolve".