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Midwinter

A Merry Pagan Christmas!

Philip Greywolf Shallcrass | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Philip Greywolf Shallcrass

Pagans, more-or-less by definition, are not Christians, so why would we celebrate Christmas? Well, followers of paths such as Druidry, Wicca, Heathenism, etc., mostly live in countries that are nominally Christian, and in which Christmas is a pretty big deal. So most Pagans celebrate Christmas in the same way that most Christians do, as a festival of consumerism, over-eating, family gatherings, gift-giving and office parties.

Why I Remain Suspicious Of Anti-Aging Claims

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

The slender, young woman had just given me a one-hour massage. My mind and body were euphorically relaxed and I wanted to go home, make a pot of chai, and extend the life-is-good feeling that I had paid for.

What The Groundhog Is Really Telling Us

Donna Henes | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Though decidedly silly, Groundhog Day is a direct and thriving descendant of age-old midwinter divinatory practices.

Purification By Fire: Midwinter Rites Of Renewal

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Clearing the way with the fiery brilliance of insight comes from visiting the deep, dark internal winter of our souls and seeing therein our own part in the constant and continually changing cycles of life.