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Tradition

Nine of Stones 

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice. 

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual. 

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future. 

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness. 

Learning from elders.

Today’s reading

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 Tradition

Nine of Stones 

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice. 

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual. 

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future. 

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness. 

Learning from elders.

Today’s reading

image

 Tradition

Nine of Stones 

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice. 

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual. 

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future. 

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness. 

Learning from elders

Today’s reading

Tradition

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Nine of Stones

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice.

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual.

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future.

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness.

Learning from elders

Today’s reading

image

Tradition

Nine of Stones 

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice. 

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual. 

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future. 

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness. 

Learning from elders

Today’s reading

image

Tradition

Nine of Stones 

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice. 

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual. 

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future. 

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness. 

Learning from elders.

Today’s reading

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  Tradition
Nine of Stones

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice.

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual.

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future.

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness.

Learning from elders.

Yuletide – The tree in your living room is a prayer

I reblog this every year but it’s still as true as when I originally wrote it. The information came from a lot of old books in our family library.

The tree you place in the living room of your house is a prayer or at least it used to be long ago. So think of what you need as you place the items on your tree.

And because it’s sympathetic magic by their shapes they remind us. The Church banned decorated trees as pagan symbols until the 16th century.

Tinsel – is a prayer for rain.

Balls – were a prayer for the Sun’s return and to reflect the evil eye away from the house.

Nuts – are a prayer for fertility. Acorns of the druids were hung when gilded. Walnuts were hung on trees by the Romans long ago as it was the nut of the gods.

Fruit – is a prayer for abundance. And the Apple because of its star inside. Grapes for friendship.

Birds – are a prayer for good fortune, happiness and joy.

Pinecones – were to attract faeries

Lights – were once candles and celebrated the sun’s return also and lighted the dark northern European night.

Candy canes had the blood shed by women and the semen of men as it’s original fertility message in the colours of red and white. And the same colours in holly and mistletoe’s berries had the same message.

The pig for its sacrifice of food for the winter.

And the tree itself as being evergreen and bringing the promise of green in spring even in the cold dark of winter.

So whether you celebrate the tree of Yggdrasil, Yule, Jol, Winter Solstice, the Tree of Knowledge, Kikellia, Saturnallia, Mithras, Jesus, Odin, Buddha, Channukah, Christmas, Kwanza, St Lucy’s Day, Boxing Day, Bodhi Day or any other holiday, blessings on you and those you hold dear. And hold them tight for no one knows what the new year will bring.

Today’s reading

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Tradition

Nine of Stones

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice.

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual.

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future.

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness.

Learning from elders.

Today’s reading

image

Tradition

Nine of Stones

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice.

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual.

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future.

Deep learning.

The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness.

Learning from elders.