Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices

Many of the ancient traditions surrounding Yuletide are concerned with coping with the darkness and the evils it was thought to harbor and helping the return of light and warmth. Yule Log The Pagan Saxons celebrated the feast of Yule with plenty of ale and blazing fires, of which our Yule log is the last … Continue reading Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices

Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices :Yule Log

Yule Log The Pagan Saxons celebrated the feast of Yule with plenty of ale and blazing fires, of which our Yule log is the last relic. The Yule log is actually an indoor equivalent of the outdoor bonfire of Midwinter Eve. It is said that the Yule log must never be bought but should be … Continue reading Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices :Yule Log

Holiday Cheer

December 1st starts tomorrow. That’s right, TOMORROW! Where has the time gone? For those who celebrate the holidays (as there are so many) let’s take the time to also remember Winter Solstice – Yule. There are so many religious holidays being celebrated in December and many are advertised in the stores and on TV, except … Continue reading Holiday Cheer

A Witches Guide to Gift Wrapped Elements – ‘Tis the Season of Giving!

‘Tis the season of gift giving…. Party going, twinkling lights and presents wrapped in shiny paper. Whatever your gift giving needs and wants are this year, why not try and use the elements as your holiday season buying guide! Think about the person you are buying for, what is the element? What is the opposite … Continue reading A Witches Guide to Gift Wrapped Elements – ‘Tis the Season of Giving!

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