The festival of Michaelmas follows on the Autumnal Equinox, celebrating the Archangel who guides this time of year. Michael is the spiritual regent of the current spiritual development of human consciousness. Creating appropriate festival celebrations to encapsulate this important convergence of the equinox with the cosmic leader. Michael is important for the future as well as for the present. This collection of essays about Michael and Michaelmas are helpful guides to developing this festival. Waldorf schools around the world have celebrated this festival for decades and many have long-standing traditions for hailing the regent and the time of year. The festival helps children and adults to unite with the forces of heaven and the forces of earth and the seasons.