gift-giving.. And with that, Winter Solstice spread throughout Europe and the Yule festival, as we know it today was born. Yule comes from the Scandinavian word Jul, meaning wheel. And though there are many solar themes associated with this festival, the most common in our celebration is battle between aging Holly King, who
December 21 Yule (Winter Solstice). February 2 Imbolc. March 21 Ostara (Spring Equinox). April 30 Beltane. June 22 Litha (Summer Solstice/Midsummer). ... Wicca is a diverse, decentralized religion that is part of the nature-based spirituality movement. Nature religions are rapidly re-emerging into public view after centuries of
We will happily publish any pagan related event. As this is the Summer Solstice edition and our birthday I would like to mention a bit of mythology from around the world to do with the Sun. ... Dark Winter Ink, Sandra Green. ... much of the problem I feel stems not from religious discrimination but from the conflation of modern Wicca and mythic ...
The Winter Solstice Yule, or the Winter Solstice, is one of the lesser Sabbats of the Witches’ calendar, and this year 2009, in the northern hemisphere is celebrated on the 21 st of December. Yule is a celebration marking the rebirth of the Sun in Midwinter, and is the second of two annual
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Wicca, or modern witchcraft, is a nature-based religion. Its ritual life centres on the eight-fold wheel of the year: the solstices (summer solstice; winter solstice), the equinoxes (autumnal equinox; vernal equinox) and the four festivals of beltane (spring), lughnasadh (summer), samhain (autumn) and imbolc (winter).
Winter Solstice. The longest night, when some covens commemorate the Goddess as Mother giving birth to the Sun God. IMBOLC-FEBRUARY 1-2-Candles are lit to hasten the journey of the sun and celebrate rebirth at this festival of Bridget, the Celtic Fire Goddess. OSTARA-MARCH 21-Also known as Vernal Equinox. Day and night are equal.
winter solstice, summer solstice, spring equinox and autumn equinox. These eight festivals make up the Wiccan “Wheel of the Year.” At each of these seasonal rituals the god and goddess are addressed in their aspects appropriate to the season, and they are embodied by the priest and priestess leading the rituals. For instance, on May Day the
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