Goodbye 2013.

You have been good to me... 

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Holiday Traditions

“It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, 
not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. 
Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.” 
― D.H. Lawrence



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Yule: Winter Solstice - Dec 21st/22nd
The origin of the word Yule, has several suggested origins from the Old English word, geõla, the Old Norse word jõl, a pagan festival
celebrated at the winter solstice, or the Anglo-Saxon word for the festival of the Winter Solstice, 'Iul' meaning 'wheel'. In old almanacs
Yule was represented by the symbol of a wheel, conveying the idea of the year turning like a wheel, The Great Wheel of the Zodiac,
The Wheel of Life. The spokes of the wheel, were the old festivals of the year, the solstices and equinoxes.

The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are
at their least. It also the start of the increase in the hours of daylight, until the Summer Solstice, when darkness becomes ascendant
once more. Yule is deeply rooted in the cycle of the year, it is the seed time of year, the longest night and the shortest day, where the
Goddess once again becomes the Great Mother and gives birth to the new Sun King.

In a poetic sense it is on this the longest night of the winter, 'the dark night of our souls', that there springs the new spark of hope,
the Sacred Fire, the Light of the World, the Coel Coeth.

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Little Tree by E. E. Cummings

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Bug's Association/2014

Lucanus cervus or Stag Beetle, the conspicuous and largest European beetle, has incessantly captured the imagination and
fascination of mankind. The stag beetle’s popularity is based not only on the mythological tales, but also on its magical powers,
reputed since the time of the Romans.Various fragments confirm that Lucanus cervus has always had a profound impact on man
from earlier epochs through to till present day.

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* More of the calendar you can see HERE.

12 mOOns / 2014

Each full moon holds a little extra special meaning to those who work with magik. It represents the universe in brilliant glory,
wholeness or completeness. Ages ago, cultures around the world kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each
recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.

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* More of the calendar you can see HERE.


Feathers of my Lost Youth

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“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”

― Emily Dickinson

* from my Etsy shop...


Nelson Mandela

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“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. 
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that 
will determine the significance of the life we lead.” 

— Nelson Mandela