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Candlemas (Imbolc, Imbolg and Oimelc) is a major Sabbat that is a celebration to mark the return of the sun and the end of winter. At Yule the Goddess gave birth to the promised “Child of Light” the tiny God of the Sun. 2,030 more words


New Year? Are you sure about that???

Why is it that this time of year, so many people greet each other, with the common saying, “happy new year”?  The issue is that January is NOT the beginning of the year!!!   372 more words

Christmas 2014 – Not A Dress Rehearsal

Ephesians 5:11 – “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

Matthew 15:7-9 –“Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:  ‘These people draw near to me with their mouth, Aad honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.  1,553 more words


Holidays and Holy Days Down Under by Kate Brunner

Even though we are not a Christian household, my family celebrates Christmas. In a manner of speaking. When we lived in the Northern Hemisphere, this was not all that challenging to reconcile. 1,110 more words

Earth-based Spirituality

Yule-related posts

At my blog Ride the Spiral at Patheos, I have posted a spoonie ritual for Yule.

At my blog Roads to Vanaheim at PaganSquare, I have posted about… 16 more words


The Date of Christmas has Nothing to Do with Pagan Holidays

Is Christmas really just a repackaging of a Roman Feast? Two Roman celebrations, Saturnalia and Sol Invictus, were celebrated in December. However, that doesn’t mean that Christians used those dates to create a holiday of their own. 91 more words