Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places

Many of the ancient traditions surrounding Yuletide are concerned with coping with the darkness and the evils it was thought to harbor and helping the return of light and warmth. Yule Log The Pagan Saxons celebrated the feast of Yule with plenty of ale and blazing fires, of which our Yule log is the last […] via Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical … Continue reading Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places

Have a Sustainable Yule and Christmas with these Festive DIYs for decorations and gift presentation

Have a sustainable Yule and Christmas by getting creative with bits and pieces in your home that you would otherwise go in the recycling bag – everything from plastic bottles, egg cartons, hangers, old light bulbs et al. The below video from Blossom provides some recycling tips that make for some lovely decorations and gift presentation ideas. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. … Continue reading Have a Sustainable Yule and Christmas with these Festive DIYs for decorations and gift presentation

Give the gift of a Baron Fig Confidant notebook this festive season and a tree gets planted

Notebooks make fabulous gifts for Yule or Christmas, and if you’re looking to give a unique gift while ensuring that a tree gets planted in the process, check out Baron Fig’s Confidant hardcover notebooks. The Confidant hardcover notebook comes in three standard sizes – small, medium and large – in five different colours including light gray, charcoal, fig wine, blue slate, and yellowgold. Baron Fig’s … Continue reading Give the gift of a Baron Fig Confidant notebook this festive season and a tree gets planted

Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants

DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants make perfect gifts for Yule or Christmas for those jewellery wearing friends or family, using shells or gemstones. If you decide to use gemstones you can even match the gemstone to the astrological sign of the person you are making the pendant for. The below video shows you how to make DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants using few jewellery making tools, and they’re simple … Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants

Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices — ravenhawks’ magazine

This major festival has several aspects. It is considered the third (meat) harvest, New Year’s Eve, the Day of the Dead (the dead are honored as they were by the ancient Celts & Egyptians and even now in Mexico) and a night that the veil between the physical and spiritual worlds is thinnest. It is […] via Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices — ravenhawks’ magazine