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Article From the Wild Hunt

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Here’s a link to the Wildhunt’s Top 10 Stories of 2012- Part 1.
Enjoy!

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Blog Posts

 

New Episode to Come in the New Year

As the title suggests Ill be posting a new episode in the New Year- Ive been having some technical difficulties and I want to get them resolved before I post a new show.
Everyone have a happy new year!

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Blog Posts

 

Merry Christmas

We’ve made it through the Solstice and now it’s Christmas Eve– so, Merry Christmas from The Pink Pagan podcast to you and yours. Have a wonderful holiday and a wonderful and safe New Years Eve.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Blog Posts

 

Episode 5- Yule and the Apocalypse that Wasn’t

A Sound Cloud file because I’ve gone over my LibSyn limit for the month.

A short podcast discussing Yule traditions and the Mayan apocalypse.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Episodes

 

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Pagans and Praying

When one thinks of praying one often thinks of kneeling beside your bed at night, folding your hands and speaking to God and asking him for guidance and protection.

Is it a contradiction for Pagans to pray?

I don’t think so, I often sit in front of my altar and speak to the Goddess for guidance–I even have Goddess prayer beads. I often find it a release to speak to the Goddess from my heart and ask for her wisdom. I don’t cast a circle, I don’t invoke the Goddess and the God because I feel as though they are always with me. What do you think? Can Pagans pray in a way similar to Christians or is that way of prayer only for the monotheistic God?

Can we sit in front of out altars, or simply in front of a statue or a candle and speak to the Great Ones as if we were talking to an honored friend?

Think about it, tell me what you think.

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Blog Posts

 

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Yule Traditions

With Yule just around the corner I thought I’d post some recipes and things to do for the longest night of the year. All information can be found in Seasons of the Witch by Gail Duff.

Yule, The Winter Solstice, is the longest night of the year. So we light fires and burn candles to bring light back into this day. This the the time where the Oak King wins out the battle with the Holly King. On Yule, we give gifts and bring lights and evergreens into the home– we welcome back the son.

Recipes

Rum Cake

8 oz pitted dates

5fl oz rum

5fl oz red grape or orange juice

8 oz whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

6oz softened butter

4 eggs, beaten

1 medium carrot, finely grated

6 oz currants

6 oz raisins

4 oz candied cherries

Chop the dates and soak them in the rum and fruit juice for 12 hours. Heat the oven to 300F. Liquidize the dates, rum, and juice in a food processor. Add the flour, spices, butter and eggs and work everything to a smooth mixture. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and fold in the carrot, currants, raisins, and cherries. Put the mixture into a greased 9×13 cake pan. Bake the cake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre. it will cook to a very dark colour because of the dates–this does not mean it is burned. Turn the cake onto a wire rack to cool.

Mulled Wine

1 bottle dry red wine (not too cheap)

3 oz honey (or more to taste)

2 3-inch cinnamon sticks

2 pieces blade (whole) mace

1 chip nutmeg

1 small piece dried ginger root, bruised

1 small orange, sliced without peeling

1 apple, sliced without peeling

Put all the ingredients into an enamel or stainless steel saucepan. Set them on a low heat and bring the wine to just under boiling point.. keep it hot, but not boiling, for 10 minutes and leave it in a warm place for another 20 minutes.

 

I hope that gets you all excited for the Solstice if you aren’t already, I’ll talk more about Yule on my Yule podcast.

 

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2012 in Blog Posts

 

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Episode 4- Spellcasting

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Listener mail and spellcasting

References

Modern Wicca by Michael Howard

Cunningham’s Book of Shadows by Scott Cunningham

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Blog Posts