In the multicultural west we are told to say Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas or these days Happy Holidays as to not offend others. Lana tells about the true origins of newcomer holidays such as Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. Where did these holidays originate? Are they original? Why are they also in December, like Christmas? She’ll also talk about the true origins of Christmas, which is entirely borrowed from Yule, the pre-Christian European celebration of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas are all imposters, culturally appropriating from the ancient European Winter Solstice celebration. Learn about the myth, symbolism and tradition of Yule.
The Vikings hold a particular place in the history of the West, both symbolically and in the significant impact they had on Northern Europe. Magnus Magnusson’s indispensable study of this great period presents a rounded and fascinating picture of a people who, in modern eyes, would seem to embody striking contradictions. They were undoubtedly pillagers, raiders and terrifying warriors, but they were also great pioneers, artists and traders – a dynamic people, whose skill and daring in their exploration of the world has left an indelible impression a thousand years on.
Merry Magical Yuletide to every Pagan brother and sister out there and all the best for the new 2017! This year was full of interesting events, negative as well as positive ones. Many people passed away and many things changed. Empires will rise and fall. It was a ”charged” year overall and that is good. Many obstacles were presented and challenges were overcome. Let’s see what the new cycle will bring us and how we are going to approach it and lay the foundations for the new reality that emerged from the ruins of a long, treacherous and overall crucial war for the human soul and psyche. GOD JUL! GOTT NYTT ÅR!