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Hey! Isn't That Christmas Star a Pentacle?
Isn't that Star of Bethlehem a Pentagram? Well, of course it is. Just as the Saxon Eostra (or whatever spelling catches your fancy) lent her rabbit and name in English to Pasch. Also, the day of Christ's Mass is actually the festival of the birthday of Mithra;...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Yule, the Winter Solstice
ABOUT YULE | RITUAL | FOODS | REFERENCES ABOUT YULE Yule, pronounced "you all", or jol is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Yule, in Old Norse means, Wheel. As the Wheel of the Year is significant in pagan...
Holidays >> Yule
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Pagan Holidays for the Southern Hemisphere
Many of the readers of RealMagick hail from the Southern Hemisphere. For them, the standard progression of the seasons is shifted... I.e. they are celebrating spring in Brazil, when those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating Fall. Clearly the "...
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
The 'W' Word (Witch), What Does it Mean?
The other day I sat down and again tried to define what it is that I am doing. We are talking about beginning our church next year, but a church of what? I am the type that is most comfortable with a clear and complete understanding, so I began at the...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Festival Cycles, Christian Feasts and the Sabbats
A Miscellany of Festivals : Christian Equivalents for the "Sabbats" There's a number of reasons why the "Wiccan" wheel of the year and the Christian Calendar don't match. The most important is all too often overlooked. The Christian...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Lavender: Solace and Majestic
Lavender, the Herb of Air, My friend when I am in despair. I ask Earth's blessing to bestow, As I tend and watch you grow. Strong roots and dainty stems, Bring joy to life when pleasure dims. Wee green bud with purple top, All your uses never stop. From...
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A Guide to Permissible Activities at Public Schools During Christmas
Analysis of Both Parts of Christmas – the Secular and Religious ... displays of “the cultural, ethnic, and religious customs and traditions of others during the.
Religion in the Public Schools: Teaching About Religious Holidays
about a holiday will be constitutional if it furthers a genuine secular program of education, ... school context, but it has noted that a school's display of a Christmas tree ... Depicting a diversity of beliefs and customs is important to teaching public ...
CHRISTMAS INVENTED AND CONTESTED By Alison Ward A
elements from paganism, Christianity, and secular customs. ... as “holiday trees” suggests both the Christian nature of Christmas as well as the celebration's.
Christmas - US Department of State
changed greatly over time. Today, most Americans blend religious and secular customs with their own family traditions. Development of the American.
Religious Holidays in the Public Schools
purpose is to provide secular instruction about religious traditions rather than to promote the particular ... beliefs and customs. An offer to do so ...

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Myths as Mitochondria
The proper garment is the salwar kameez, greetings all have the word Allah in them, and Reed slyly invites readers to conceptualize these customs as norms.
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“In the 1990s, the country's polity was divided by secular versus pseudo secular faultlines; now, another divide, and frankly far more insidious, is sought to be created between 'national' and 'anti-national' forces.” In the 1990s, the ...
Free speech: Demonisation of majority is not a short-cut to liberalism and
“In the 1990s, the country's polity was divided by secular versus pseudo secular faultlines; now, another divide, and frankly far more insidious, is sought to be created between 'national' and 'anti-national' forces.” In the 1990s, the ...
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri writes an open letter to Rajdeep Sardesai
"In the 1990s, the country's polity was divided by secular versus pseudo secular faultlines; now, another divide, and frankly far more insidious, is sought to be created between 'national' and 'anti-national' forces." In the 1990s, the ...
Historically, Christmas is basically about drunken debauchery
The man whose viral Facebook post started the Great Starbucks Cup Debate insisted that “Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus.” But despite ongoing complaints about a secular “war on Christmas,” many of the origins ...

Suggested Web Resources

Christianizing Secular Customs - Family Ministries
CHRISTIANIZING SECULAR CUSTOMS A Biblical look at Christmas, Easter, and Halloween. In the 4th century, when Christianity became the state religion of ...
Humanists Find Meaning in Christmas - Council for Secular Humanism
May 31, 2009 People often ask me if I, as a humanist, celebrate Christmas and, if so, ... the celebration of birthdays was a decidedly pagan, secular custom.
Christmas Traditions - Christmas customs and Christmas traditions
The Christmas traditions features many Christmas customs and traditions, ... Many of them have secular origins, some with their roots in ancient folklore and ...
Christmas Tree as a Secular Symbol of Secular Christmas
Today the Christmas Tree can be a completely secular symbol of Christmas ... use of the Christmas tree became popular with royal households and this custom  ...
Why is the celebration of Christmas considered to be controversial in
For the customs of the peoples are futile; for one cuts a tree from the forest, the work ... While a Christmas tree is admittedly secular in its origin, it's not likely that it ...

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