In this episode I take you inside the Sacred Wheel Immersion for a look at our Yule class. In this class we discuss some of the ancient pagan origins of modern Christmas Traditions. We dive into the mythology behind the Christmas tree, the use of candles and light this time of year, and some of the myth and legend behind the figure of Santa Clause. We also discuss the Omen Days, or a period of time that is rich for divination this time of year. Then we finish up with a discussion of how you can repurpose some rituals and practices this time of year to leave you feeling more connected to the earth, more peaceful and reap the gifts of the abundant darkness.
Here are the links discussed in the class.
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Links from this episode:
To sign up for my free webinar on the Wheel of the Year: allisoncarr.net/wheel-of-the-year/
John Matthew’s book on Winter Solstice: www.amazon.com/Winter-Solstice-S…mas/dp/B00C2I5I0K
Caitlin Matthew’s article on the Omen Days: caitlin-matthews.blogspot.com/2013/12/th…stmas.html
Jeanette Winterson on the beauty of the night: www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/20…son-night-guide