Tree Lore in Irish Mythology | Holly, King of Winter

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You may not have been aware of it, but a few months ago, a mighty battle took place. It has been happening every year since time began. And though you didn’t know it, you will have felt the consequences; how slowly, slyly, the shadow of night encroached upon the day and stole its light; how the sun hurried across the sky as if it couldn’t bear to look; how Summer’s warmth faded from the air, sucking with it all life from the earth, and all that was green and vibrant with health shrivelled and died. Trees shook off their leaves, praying with bone-like arms to the heavens for redemption. Birds flew far away, taking with them their joyous songs which made the heart glad just to hear them. Animals dug holes deep in the ground where the elements and hungry…

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Awesome Family Tree of the Norse Gods

Incredible cartoon image that shows the family tree of the Norse Gods The below image, created by Korwin Briggs at Veritable Hokum, depicts a cartoon family tree of the Norse gods. (You can find his previous image, which features the Egyptian family tree, here!) Get a free ebook guide to Chaos Magick! Source: Awesome Family …

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Sing a Song for a Spell

The Maiden And The Stag

In Irish mythology magic is music and everything on earth and in the universe is a song. Music is powerful and cathartic. Most of us can’t live (happily) without it. Taliesin sang to create his magic, Dagda had his magic harp, the sirens had their songs, the Norse had their galdrar, and Robert Johnson had the blues.

You may not play an instrument (or maybe you play a mean ukulele and are now offended), but you have a voice! Sing in the shower, in your car, when you’re cooking, or during ritual. It’s not silly or cheesy, it’s practical. Singing weaves fate in harmony with your desires. You can sing for all the magic and mischief you get into — whether its made up on the spot, pop songs, heavy metal, pagan music, or the traditional charms and folk songs — sing it for your spells and prayers and rituals…

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All Welcome at the Winter Solstice Fair

Like swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, the annual Winter Solstice Fair will be held in Long Beach, California. Each year Long Beach WomanSpirit and Temple of Isis Los Angeles hosts this fair during Summer and Winter Solstices. What makes the Winter Fair popular? Many will tell you its the entertainment including storytellers, belly dancers, …

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