Tag Archives: Christmas

Celebrate!

For many of us on this planet, this time of year means some kind of celebration. And with that has come a flurry of questions in Pagan social media sites and groups and pages: If I am “X”, can I … Continue reading

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No Winter Holidays Without Vanilla Crescents

Ever since I was a kid, Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescents) have been somewhat an obsession of mine. It all began when I was just old enough to go with my father and grandfather on the traditional stag hunt on December 27. … Continue reading

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I Wish You A Merry…What?

More often than I could possibly care for, seasonal memes or simple status updates on my social network feeds tell me how much of a pain it is to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” I am probably preaching … Continue reading

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Drinking From a Red Cup While Not Being Gay

I recently read a post on one of the Pagan Facebook groups I belong to, that said something about that we Pagans should not be so harsh, or even just not judgmental, towards Christians. That’s fine, good advice, considering that … Continue reading

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Having a rough time? Try Alpine Raunächte…

December and January are very busy times. And by that I don’t mean shopping for the holidays and then bringing the gifts back to the stores to get something else. I am talking spiritually busy.After Krampus has ransacked Alpine villages and … Continue reading

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Barbarazweigerl (St. Barbara Twigs)

In Austria – and I am sure in other regions of Europe – people cut a few twigs from a fruit tree (usually cherry, but any fruit tree should work) on December 4th. When put into water and kept inside, … Continue reading

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