Ah, the winter holidays. It's crisp and cold and the nights are long. In the middle of these "dark" times people all over the world celebrate. Some call the festivities Christmas or Hanukkah. Others know them as Las Posadas or Ta Chiu. Still others simply celebrate Winter Solstice or Yule. You can find out the lore of the past and present of these celebrations in Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth by Dorothy Morrison.
Jam-packed with holiday lore, recipes, crafts, rituals, and more, Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth guides you through the magic of the season. Whatever your beliefs, the holidays provide you with rituals to celebrate the balance of light and dark, and for welcoming the healing powers of warmth back into our world. Learn about them here.
As you read Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth, you'll bring back some of the joy and delight you felt as a child during this season, the spirit of warmth and goodwill that illuminated the long winter nights. Discover the origin of the eight tiny reindeer, brew up some Yuletide coffee, and learn ways to create your own holiday traditions and crafts based on celebrations from a variety of countries and beliefs.
Begin the fun and pleasure when you get Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth.
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