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lovingly placed in nests of evergreen boughs and wheat stalks dusted with flour. This gift represented the sun, immortality, harvest, and accomplishment of triumph, light, and life this year and each year we complete. Holly, ivy and mistletoe is hung indoors and out, decorating our homes in hopes of inviting nature in and good fortune to all the residents all year long.

Hello beautiful People! Amaritday here with you again! Another chapter closed last article for the year. We are in December and Yule is the shortest day and longest night of the year, the sun’s “rebirth”, the time where dark gives over to light, also known as the winter solstice. On this night, our ancestors celebrated the rebirth of the Son/Sun, the giving of life, which warmed the frozen Earth. From this day forward, the days would become longer. Let us look at all that has gone on this year; See what you need to keep and what you need to let go of. Remember that home family and honoring ourselves our lives and our ancestors are traditions that bind us to our beginnings, which is why we celebrate! Love one another be grateful be kind and open your heart to hope and new beginnings! Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were “wassailed or blessed” with toasts of spiced cider. Children went through the neighborhood with gifts of clove spiked apples and oranges which were 34 | MYSTIK WAY MAGAZINE

The ceremonial Yule log was the highlight of the Solstice festival. In accordance to tradition, the log must either have been harvested from the householder’s land, or given as a gift... it must never have been bought. Things have changed since the beginning origins of Yule but whatever your intention know that, intention is key in order for us live in modern times. Try using a base to hold three candles. Find a smaller branch of oak or pine, and flatten one side so it sets upright. Drill three holes in the top side to hold red, green, and white (season), green, gold, and black (the Sun God), or white, red, and black (the Great Goddess). Continue to decorate with greenery, red and gold bows, rosebuds, cloves, and dust with flour.

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The Mystik Way Magazine is a monthly read, produced by an open spiritual group centered in, but not limited to Portsmouth England/Avalon and...

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