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We wish you a merry Solstice. Or whatever...

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:25 pm
by Librarian
A nice little bit of history.
Katy Guest: We wish you a merry Solstice. Or whatever...

Light of the world or warmth in the gloom? Our writer on Pagans

The next time two smartly dressed young people knock at your door, keep you chatting as if they're casing the joint and then ask you whether you really understand the true meaning of Christmas, try this: invite them in, brew up some hot mead, and explain to them patiently about a time 2,000 years ago when early Christians went in search of an arbitrary date on which to celebrate an event of middling theological importance in their fledgling religion.

Sitting around a festive Yule tree (redolent of the Norse god Ullr), decorated in tiny, glittering symbols of the end of darkness and the return to light, watch their little faces light up as you share seasonal offerings of meat and sprouts, in communion with the seasonal generosity of nature. Soon they will understand the true meaning of the Winter Solstice.
Read more here: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/co ... 64292.html

Re: We wish you a merry Solstice. Or whatever...

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:41 pm
by Kitsune
I must admit, I rather enjoyed that article. Speaking of which... I need to write up the ritual for Solstice tomorrow. :-D

Re: We wish you a merry Solstice. Or whatever...

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:16 am
by runewulf
Heh heh, oui, that's cute, Rune likes too, lol. :-) 8-)

Re: We wish you a merry Solstice. Or whatever...

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:34 am
by Crazy Healer Lady
Loved it, shared it :) Thanks, Librarian!

Re: We wish you a merry Solstice. Or whatever...

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:32 am
by davisherm
Great read.