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The Old Magic of Christmas EPUB The Old Magic Of Christmas Author Linda Raedisch Contra Saustall.eu Not So Very Long Ago, Yuletide Was As Much A Chilling Season Of Ghosts And Witches As It Was A Festival Of Goodwill In The Old Magic Of Christmas You Ll Find A Christmas Bestiary And A White Witch S Herbal, As Well As Tips For Delving Deeply Into Your Relationship With The Unseen Bring The Festivities Into Your Home With Cookie Recipes And Ornament Making While Brushing Elbows With Veiled Spirits And Discovering The True Perils Of Elves Rife With The Frightful Characters From Folklore And The Season S Most Petulant Ghosts, This Book Takes You On A Spooky Sleigh Ride From The Silvered Firs Of A Winter Forest To The Mirrored Halls Of The Snow Queen.

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  • Paperback
  • 281 pages
  • The Old Magic of Christmas
  • Linda Raedisch
  • English
  • 24 November 2018
  • 0738733342

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  1. says:

    Let us sit by the fire and tell dark stories about what most of us consider the most joyful night of the year As I m writing my review, I notice that the calendar shows 21 12, the longest night of the year, the first day of the Winter Solstice It is a funny coincidence, since this book is a little treasure of information not about the fairy lights, the carols and the joy of our nowadays Christmas, but about the darkness, the superstitions, the evil spirits that are lurking in the dark corners Let us sit by the fire and tell dark stories about what most of us consider the most joyful night of the year As I m writing my review, I notice that the calendar shows 21 12, the longest night of the year, the first day of the Winter Solstice It is a funny coincidence, since this book is a little treasure of information not about the fairy lights, the carols and the joy of our nowadays Christmas, but about the darkness, the superstitions, the evil spirits that are lurking in the dark corners of our households, during the days of the Yule.Our journey takes us to Scandinavia, to the Nordic lands, full of mystery and fascinating traditions deriving from the exciting Viking culture We move on to the beautiful countries of the Baltic Sea, we visit Poland, the Czech Republic, we make a stop to Germany a Christmas destination out of a fairytale and the Netherlands We pass through Fran...


  2. says:

    I enjoyed The Old Magic of Christmas Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year immensely, for such a small book it was filled with fascinating history, not to mention crafts and recipes from long ago History such as The pagan Norse, beginning their winter celebrations in October with the Alfablot, or feast of the elves, where wild riders could be seen from November until the end of the 12 nights of Christmas Yuletides of old were not the bright and shiny festivals of consumerism th I enjoyed The Old Magic of Christmas Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year immensely, for such a small book it was filled with fascinating history, not to mention crafts and recipes from long ago History such as The pagan Norse, beginning their winter celebrations in October with the Alfablot, or feast of the elves, where wild riders could be seen from November until the end of the 12 nights of Christmas Yuletides of old were not the bright and shiny festivals of consumerism they are today They were the seasons of long dark nights, when even darker things prowled beyond the threshold and would venture inside if the correct wardings were not in place When you first open the book you are immediately thrust into the da...


  3. says:

    As far as Llewellyn books go, this wasn t half bad when I look on it as a compilation of Yuletide seasonal folklore the author also pulls things from popular culture and time honoured fairy tales, as well as time attested lore That being said, when I look at it from a neopagan point of view, I have less appreciation for it I don t like that the book encourages an eclectic approach but as a reconstructionist, there s no surprise there If eclecticism is fine with you, then you may enjoy this As far as Llewellyn books go, this wasn t half bad when I look on it as a compilation of Yuletide seasonal folklore the author also pulls things from popular culture and time honoured fairy tales, as well as time attested lore That being said, when I look at it from a neopagan point of view, I have less appreciation for it I don t like that the book encourages an eclectic approach but as a reconstructionist, there s no surprise there If eclectici...


  4. says:

    This is an extremely scattered book on many levels First of all, what is the focus Is it scary myths of Christmas past Is it get to know your old Nordic Christmas origins withe some Greek stories thrown in Is it a witchy craft book While trying to jam so much information into one book, the author doesn t really go in depth on any of these topics, so unfortunately, the book really fell flat Not to mention, how in the world do you discuss the winter celebrations of the Saami in Norway This is an extremely scattered book on many levels First of all, what is the focus Is it scary myths of Christmas past Is it get to know your old Nordic Christmas origins withe some Greek stories thrown in Is it a witchy craft book While trying to jam so much information into one book, the author doesn t really go in depth on any of these topics, so unfortunately, the book really fell flat Not to mention, how in the world do you discuss the winter celebrations of the Saami in Norw...


  5. says:

    Amazing that prior to what we now consider Christmas the celebrations started earlier sorry to all of you complaining about Christmas music before turkey day and lasted long past New Years Not to mention that the celebrations seemed farintended to bring villages and communities together during the long difficult winter months Now we take anti anxiety pills to get through the holidays and anti depressants to deal with ...


  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I loved learning about the darker, creepier folklore surrounding Christmas It also had fun craft ideas and quite a few recipes that I ll have to try and re make as gluten free goodies.


  7. says:

    The Old Magic of Christmas Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year is a book chock full of stories of different Christmas traditions across the world From witches to elves to what Saint Nicholas would really do to naughty kids, this is a book that anyone would learn something from near the Christmas season Four and a half stars, rounded up.I m going to start this review off by saying that I know next to nothing about worldwide yule traditions Other than the UK and America, my The Old Magic of Christmas Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year is a book chock full of stories of different Christmas traditions across the world From witches to elves to what Saint Nicholas would really do to naughty kids, this is a book that anyone would learn something from near the Christmas season Four and a half stars, rounded up.I m going to start this review off by saying that I know next to nothing about worldwide yule traditions Other than the UK and America, my knowledge was limited I say was because it s definitely not the case any Linda Raedisch filled this book to the brim with knowledge and stories I especially loved the attention to Norse tradition, since my individual studies have beenturned to that route lately in general Each story is told in a way t...


  8. says:

    Christmas Is the man mad He s writing a review of a Christmas book for a horror review site There is a very dark side to this jolly holiday It s definitely not all jingle bells and wassailing by any means Linda Raedisch explores the very pagan origins of Christmas and introduces us to the dark, spooky, Gothic side of the ancient traditions and beliefs of Yule.We are immediately thrust into the dark past with the spinning tradition In the Germanic cultures, Frau Berchta, also known as Frigg Christmas Is the man mad He s writing a review of a Christmas book for a horror review site There is a very dark side to this jolly holiday It s definitely not all jingle bells and wassailing by any means Linda Raedisch explores the very pagan origins of Christmas and introduces us to the dark, spooky, Gothic side of the ancient traditions and beliefs of Yule.We are immediately thrust into the dark past with the spinning tradition In the Germanic cultures, Frau Berchta, also known as Frigga to the Scandinavians, dominated the nights before Yule Spinning was forbidden on Frigga s Eve, but the task was to be completed by Twelfth Night or one faced the wrath of the goddess Frau Holla and her spectral children ran amok i...


  9. says:

    A great recounting of ancient Yuletide traditions of different countries.


  10. says:

    A fun, interesting if somewhat exhausting study of the darker side of the Christmas season, full of demons, witches, ghosts, and magical plants.The book is entertaining, but it reminds me somewhat of university survey classes that illuminate a topic by introducing a lot of sources without going very deep into any of them Those classes are great for introducing students to a subject so they can dig deeper into the specific aspects that interest them the most But they re also like using a phra A fun, interesting if somewhat exhausting study of the darker side of the Christmas season, full of demons, witches, ghosts, and magical plants.The book is entertaining, but it reminds me somewhat of university survey classes that illuminate a topic by introducing a lot of sources without going very deep into any of them Those clas...

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