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Candlemas
Candlemas
Feast of Flames

By: Amber K, Azrael Arynn K
Series: Holiday Series #5
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738700793
English  |  264 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
7 1/2 x 9 1/8, 360 pp., bibliog., index
Pub Date: December 2001
Price: $17.95 US,  $20.95 CAN
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Beyond the darkness of winter, there is an oasis of light and warmth on the journey from solstice to spring. Known as Candlemas, Imbolg, Brigantia, or Lupercus, it is a hope-filled celebration held in early February to welcome the returning light and the promise of spring. Candlemas sheds light on the origins, lore, and customs of this ancient holy day with:

  • Myths and stories: Brigit the Goddess, Brigid the Saint, and her meaning today
  • Candlemas magick and divination: flame scrying, hearthside divination, candle magick, and protection magick
  • Late winter goodies and feasts: Brede's Braid Bread, Guiness Stew, Bubble and Squeak, Mulled Cider or Wine
  • February festivals and traditions: rituals for purification, blessings, and renewal, from the Irish, British, Scots, Welsh, Norwegian, Greek, Roman, and Chinese cultures
  • Seasonal crafts and games: Brigid's crosses or sun wheels, "Begging for Biddy," and a Brigit corn dolly
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