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Becoming the Wheel: Samhain

Becoming the Wheel: Samhain

Samhain, Halloween, All Hallows Eve marks the start of what many wiccans call ‚ÄúThe dark of the year‚ÄĚ.¬†This is winter, the time of rest and renewal, the time for everything to sleep for a brief period before it all awakens again at Imbolc. There¬†are¬†many names for the same night, the...

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Yuletide Traditions

Yuletide Traditions

Yule, the Winter Solstice is also known as the shortest day of the year, this marks the time of year when the days start growing longer again. The celebration of Yule is rooted in pre-Christian Germanic Europe where on the shortest day people would gather to light candles and fires...

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Krampusnacht

Krampusnacht

December 6th is the traditional day that Saint Nicolas would visit the good children of European Cities, rewarding their good behavior with toys and sweets placed in waiting stockings. Those who had not been nice during the year received lumps of coal in their stockings rather than toys and sweets....

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Wheel of the Year - Yule 2018

Wheel of the Year - Yule 2018

Yule, or the Winter Solstice has been so mixed up with Christmas that sometimes it is hard to separate the two. In fact, the celebration of Christ's Birth was moved to coincide with the Winter Solstice Celebrations so that people would not feel they were missing out on their Mid-Winter...

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Juniper Berries

Juniper Berries

Juniper Berry represents the act of welcoming and resonates well with the late autumn and winter holiday season. When burned, the  warm, woody-sweet, balsamic, pine-needle like aroma of the smoke has a certain protective quality, the kind that protects the fragility of a seedling that just popped up out of the soil, or the frailty...

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