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Almanac: Legend of the Oak King

The legend of the Oak King hits me right in the feels with every read. In many Celtic-based traditions of neopaganism, there is the enduring legend of the battle between the Oak King and the Holly King. These two mighty … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions: Yuletide Prayers

PRAYER TO THE WINTER GODDESS O! Mighty goddess, in silvery ice, watching over us as we sleep, a layer of shining white, covering the earth each night, frost on the world and in the soul, we thank you for visiting … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipes: Yuletide Slaw

Yuletide Slaw 4 cups red cabbage, shredded (or 2 cups red, 2 cups Savoy) 1 green bell pepper, chopped (optional) 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground 1/2 tsp. celery seed 1 … Continue reading

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Holiday Folklore: A Prayer For Yule

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Holiday Reads: The Old Magic of Christmas

The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions For The Darkest Days of The Year by Linda Raedisch Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. … Continue reading

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Holiday Lore: What Is Yule?

Yule is the name of a winter festival that occurred in December and January on the German lunar calendar. In the fourth century, the church decided to celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ at that time with a … Continue reading

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