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This is the Christmas version of the classic 1970's Coca Cola hilltop commercial. This ad almost makes me want to change my name to tracy70sgirl. Almost.
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Try to imagine yourself in a very cold climate, where the Winter nights are very long, indeed. Firewood and food are both becoming very scarce and you have begun to fear for your own survival. As you keep a lonely vigil through this, the Longest Night, you feel as though the Darkness has taken over the Earth and the Light will never come again. Imagine your joy at that first spark of light and your hopes that, someday soon, the snow will melt and you will be warm and well fed! This is the way our ancestors must have felt about this time of celebration.
Yule is celebrated at the Midwinter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. The word Yule comes from the Germanic “Jul” and means “Wheel.” At Yule we celebrate winter, and the rebirth of the Sun.
The celebration of Yule at the Winter Solstice goes back hundreds of years. From the hearths of the Celtic tribes to the bonfires of the Norsemen, this winter holiday has been celebrated in many ways.
"To all of our atheist friends: Thank God you're wrong." This the the latest salvo in the ongoing "billboard battle" raging on signs all around the country. These prominent ads have launched much...
Press HeraldA study in druidryPress HeraldAmericans' generally increased interest in spirituality and popular television shows such as “Charmed” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” helped spur interest in paganism in the late 1990s, she said.
Oh, look! Witches are media darlings. AGAIN.
Samhain 2013: Facts, Dates, Traditions, And Rituals To Know Huffington Post Some modern Pagans consider it the "witch's new year," though other traditions simply recognize Samhain as the end of the year, says Kelley Harrell, the author of 'Gift of...
Season of the Witch Huffington Post Allison Hannigan's spell-casting character Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer conveyed all these idea about the neo-pagan movement more than a decade ago, In fact, she both embodied the feminine principle in...
For some Wiccans, Halloween can be a real witchCNN (blog)Most Wiccans identify as witches, and they form the largest branch of the burgeoning neo-pagan movement, said Helen A. Berger, a leading scholar of neo-paganism at Brandeis University.
Washington TimesA charmed life: The Halloween guide to Wicca and witchesWashington TimesBoth solitary Witches and covens can engage in classes and seminars, ranging in course subjects and levels of the participants' expertise.
In old magickal recipes and spells, strange ingredients are often called for that cannot always be taken literally. In one ancient Greco-Egyptian spell, the recipe called for "the navel of a male crocodile", which really meant pond weed; "the heart of a baboon" meant oil of lily. Here’s what those unusual nouns really meant.
The sacrifice in folklore was usually an egg buried in the ground or mandrake root carved in a crude human shape or poppet.
History, information, lore and activities for the Pagan Holiday of Beltane
This cute Witch is easy to make and works up quick. Shes 10 sitting with her hat on made in Caron Simply Soft yarn.She has a spell book & a
Daily Mail Witch sacked for taking Halloween off work to attend Wiccan ceremony wins ...
Some people say that the church is dying, and maybe they're right. They say that the church doesn't have the political sway it used to, that the culture has shifted, that being a Christian doesn't ...
This is GrimsbyYoung Reporter: Are we slaves to superstition?This is GrimsbyIn the Pagan religion salt was used to draw rings of protection. A well-known way to reverse superstition is by saying ...
What A Witch! Our Favorite Broom-Riding Leading Ladies Hollywood.com If Fairuza Balk's portrayal of Nancy seemed like a deep, dark descent into method acting, just remember that Balk also owned an occult pagan marketplace and has appeared on...
Hear the word witch this Halloween and you may imagine a warty hag with a mean look and meaner laugh. Witchcraft has a long and chequered history, but is it misunderstood?
The seasonal deluge has begun. Here's a nice article about a witch who appears to be a nice guy you wouldn't mind having a pint with.
No More Hocus Pocus: What It's Like to Be a Witch in New York City TIME Just in time for Halloween I had the pleasure of speaking with Starr Ravenhawk, an Elder witch who runs the Wiccan Family Temple Academy of Pagan Studies, a New York City witch...
OUPblog (blog) Halloween witches: ladies not for burning OUPblog (blog) Modern pagan witchcraft was first impressed on America's consciousness by a larger-than-life English Wiccan named Sybil Leek, who was, in the words of one US newspaper in 1968,...
Yardsmart: 'Witchcraft's' healing power informs modern medicineWicked Local- HudsonThe parish priest was also challenged by the women who inherited pagan recipes for healing brews that worked without religion or despite it.