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Muas zu Lichtmess – Food for the Alpine version of Imbolc

Well, to say that Lichtmess is solely Alpine is not quite correct, since it is really a wildly used term in the German speaking countries. But what I would like to talk about today is more the Alpine version of … Continue reading

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Mutter Percht – When The Eternal Mother Visits Your Home

Well, even the Twelve Days of “Christmas” must end at some point, and they do on January 6th. In the Alps, we call that the Perchtlnacht, and in many towns and villages men dress up as Perchten and scare away … Continue reading

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Sylvester – Rauhnacht (Dec. 31)

As I drew they daily Tarot card (from the Druid Craft Tarot) this morning, I got the High Priestess, and she reminded me of continuing my Raunächte discussion. The prompting moment was this particular sentence in the description of the card: ‘The High Priestess’s power … 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 … Continue reading

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He’s A-Coming…And Just How Naughty Were You This Year?

When I was a kid, my parent “rented” a Krampus once. I guess my sister and I were a particular pain that year. All I remember was my dad opening the door, the shadow of the creature in the doorway, … 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 a vase with water inside the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – The End

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Today, September 15th, marks the end of the “Frauendreissiger,” the period during which herbs are infused with the Goddess’ power three- or even nine fold. This auspicious time started on August 15th, which, in the … Continue reading

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