Posts Tagged ‘ Christmas ’

Have Yourself A Merry Little (Pagan) Christmas

Aug 28th, 2018 | By

I’m sitting here on the sun lounger under an umbrella during the heat-wave and reading an article by one of the Sunday Independent’s columnist on the subject of all things – Christmas! “The festive season is on my mind,” writes John Masterson, “because my plans are made … I will be visiting a part of

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The Divine Child

Dec 26th, 2017 | By

By Imelda Almqvist Today is Boxing Day or Annandag Jul in Swedish (our family is in Sweden). I always pay close attention to dreams and my dreams last night were full of children: I am wearing a warm furry silver cloak and walking around a forest. There is a spectacular night sky overhead. The stars

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Christmas Goddess

Dec 11th, 2017 | By

  The Divine Son Christmas is seen by many as the celebration of when the ‘divine son’ was born to a virgin who was impregnated by God in the year 0. The virgin’s son was called Jesus and would grow up to perform miracles and preach what is essentially Hindu influenced beliefs in and around

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Out of the Broom Closet

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By
Arietta in her ritual robe

Wow! even after writing, in one form or another, for most of my life I still feel that tangible tingle of anxiety creeping up my spine at the sight of a blank page in front of me. I sit, fingers frozen, poised inches above my keyboard, wondering how to begin my first blog post for

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New for November – Have a Cool Yule

Nov 5th, 2017 | By

Christmas is not reliably a happy time for Pagans. As planet-lovers, the gross consumption, the waste of food, the gifts bought to be thrown away can be deeply depressing. There’s also the lingering feeling that this used to be our festival and that we lost it/ had it taken from us. Although in fairness, the

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Christmas with Dionysos

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By

By Laura Perry You’ve probably seen those memes that depict the many deities whose birthdays coincide with Christmas and whose attributes are startlingly similar to Jesus’. Please understand, I have no quarrel with Jesus, though I could do without some of his followers. He is one of a long line of gods who remind us

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