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Yule is just a few days away for our Northern Hemisphere readers, and we're going to take a moment to look at the many ways the winter solstice has been celebrated throughout history. Although Yule is a festival celebrated by modern Pagans and Wiccans, it's also one that's been observed in different ways by different cultures for thousands of years. Learn about how our ancestors welcomed back the sun: History of Yule
Sign up for the Yule Seven Day Sabbat Class, Get Ready for Yule!
There's no rule that says you have to give anyone a gift at all, for any holiday. But this time of year, it's become sort of a tradition. Many of us like to give presents - and here's why gift-giving is important. It tells the person on the other end that you care about them. It tells them that you thought enough of them to select something special, just for them. Each year, I get emails from people who want to know, "What's a good gift to give my Pagan friends at Yule?"
Something that matters. It doesn't have to be expensive - and handmade is always appreciated - it just has to say, "Hey, I'm glad you're in my life."
If you want to give them something other than yet another pair of gloves or a Starbucks gift card (although believe me, I'm always happy to get those), and you'd like to keep a Pagan theme in your gift giving, here are some ideas. Whatever you choose, take the time to wrap it up nicely, include a handwritten note telling the person how important they are to you, and share the love: Ten Magical Gifts to Make for Yule and More Magical Yule Gifts.
Paranormal news and views for December 10, 2013:
- Time travel: Researchers tackle how to "clone" the past
- Video: Light-balls and other bizarre events in Dutch crop circles
- Mandela death detected by the Global Consciousness Project
- The science of reincarnation
- The uncomfortable truth about telepathy and Bigfoot
- Top five phenomena that offer evidence for an afterlife
- Kim Wilde sighted UFO after Michael Jackson's death
- Ghosts: Who ya gonna call in Gettysburg?
- Man records unexplained voice at little league game
- Nicole Kidman saw ghosts at Thailand's death railway
- EVP from the world's most haunted places
- The life of a cryptozoologist: Hunting monsters
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Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when they days finally begin to get a little longer. It's also a time to celebrate with family and friends, and share the spirit of giving during the holidays. Here are some great Yule rituals that you can do to celebrate this winter Sabbat: Yule Rituals
The winter solstice is a time of reflection, during the darkest and longest night of the year. If you don't have time for ritual - and not everyone does - consider taking some time for a silent devotional or prayer each day. Try a different devotional each day to give you food for thought during the holiday season: Twelve Days of Yule Devotionals
Yule is approaching fast if you're down in the Northern Hemisphere ... hard to believe it's in just a few days! Have you gotten your altar set up yet? If you haven't, now's a good time to do it. Take a few minutes to decorate with seasonal themes. Here are some ideas on what to include: Setting Up Your Yule Altar. Once you've got it put together, send it in using our new Yule Altar Photo Submission Form, and it might appear here on the site - we'd love to see what you've done!
Want to see reader photos from past Yule celebrations? Visit our Yule Altar Gallery. Please be aware that photos submitted via email will be rejected - all photo submissions MUST come through using the submission form.
Don't forget to sign up for the free Seven Day Yule Class!
"I believe that from the minute we are born, God assigns a Guardian Angel to us," reports Sandra. "I have been saved from harm on several occasions by my Guardian Angel. My most intense encounter was in November, 2003; I had just given birth to my second son. One night he started crying. I picked him up from his bassinet and went to the living room so that my husband could sleep. I figured I would sit on the couch with the baby until he fell asleep again. Suddenly, I felt a gentle touch on my right arm. I was so tired I did not realize that I was falling asleep. I was falling with the baby and we would have crashed into the glass table. This could have been a tragedy. I know in my heart and soul that the gentle touch was my Guardian Angel. I know that she is always by my side, guarding me and watching over my life."
Angels get a lot of particular attention this time of year, and many people, like you, Sandra, believe that they have a Guardian Angel or have somehow been directly assisted or even saved by such a being. Here are some other reports:
- Angel and the Swing
- Angel at the Accident
- Angel Flew Interference
- Angel in the Back Seat
- Angel Saved Me from Freak Car Crash
- The Begger Angel
- ... many more reports.
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Did you know that the scientific name for chocolate is theobrama cacoa, which means "food of the divine ones"? This recipe is so easy you can make it in your microwave, and keep it on hand in case company drops by at Yule. I'm firmly convinced that if Persephone had some of this ambrosia waiting for her above-ground, she'd have returned from the underworld a whole lot sooner. Read Full Article