by Merlyn

stonehengeYule celebrates the winter solstice, the year's shortest day when the sun ceases its southern journey and begins its return north. Yule is a Nordic word meaning wheel. The Celtic name for this solstice is Alban Arthuran. The winter solstice was celebrated throughout the ancient pagan world and included Greek and Roman festivals.

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by Merlyn

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Wiccans and Wiccan detractors who think that Wicca is only a religion of sweetness and pleasure should become familiar with the Samhain Sabbat and its theme of death. Samhain, October 31, is a time to remember departed family and friends and to squarely face our own future deaths when we will cross over to the other side.

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