Tag Archives: Winter Solstice

Magically Fresh Into 2019

After a short break over the Winter Holidays, the “Weekly Druid” is back with a new issue. But before I get into the weeds, let me first and foremost shout out a bigThank Youto all you readers of my blog, visiting … Continue reading

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Krampus And Other Social Aspects of Magic

December 5th is when he comes to your home. Krampus, the feared hairy and horned creature from the wider Alpine region, making its ways into homes an many parts of the world now. Unfortunately, Krampus is also widely misunderstood. He … Continue reading

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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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A Grand Day to Start Something New

New Year’s? Well yes, although the dark half of the year had already begun at Samhain. But that is, I have come to believe, not the same as New Year’s, or at least not quite. The end of summer, as … 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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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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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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