Christmas and Yule Customs

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Now that Christmas is fast approaching and the year has once more come full circle, most of us will soon be busy adorning the house with brightly coloured decorations, a Christmas tree and all the other paraphernalia that goes to …

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Reclaiming Christmas with Pagan Ideas

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Christmas is a weird time for pagans we all know that the date of birth of Jesus was sometime in the early spring and that Christmas day was moved to coincide with the winter solstice. The problem is Christmas is …

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The Yule Log

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The element of fire has always paid a large part in pagan ritual so it is not uncommon to find bonfires in pagan history. But the Yule log is a strange tradition goes as far back as Egypt 5000 BC were logs …

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Eostre or Ostara Not Easter

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As the wheel keeps turn we move towards the vernal equinox the point where day and night are equal (give or take) and our thought turn to planting new crops for the on coming harvests. ?ostre or Ostara is as …

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