History of the Christmas Tree

(continuing from the previous blog, in honor of the season) How did the Christmas tree develop? Here is a brief rundown of its history: We can thank Germany for giving us the Christmas tree.According to one legend St. Boniface encountered pagans preparing a sacrifice at an oak tree dedicated to the god Donar/Thor. He tookContinue reading “History of the Christmas Tree”

The Holiday Season

Are you ready for Saturnalia? The Winter Solstice? Christmas? In brief:Saturnalia is an ancient Roman festival and holiday in honor of the god Saturn, held December 17th in the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to December 23rd. By the fourth century A.D., Western Christian churches settled on celebrating Christmas on December 25th,Continue reading “The Holiday Season”

Veiling

Veiling is a practice among various peoples; it is one of the earliest mystical traditions. Over recent years a new movement of “veiling” within the eclectic world of modern witchcraft and paganism has drawn numerous adherents. This implementation, quite interestingly, has also begun to catch on with some practitioners of Devotional Satanism. In some traditionsContinue reading “Veiling”

Bad? Good? Demons & Angels-What Happened?

The words devil and demon are not English words by origin, but were borrowed from Greek. The English word demon was taken directly from the Latin daemon, which, in turn, goes back to the Greek daimon or daimonion. In Pagan Greece, a demon was a kind of immaterial or spiritual Being who occupied a positionContinue reading “Bad? Good? Demons & Angels-What Happened?”

13 For The Devil

Negative superstitions have swirled around the number 13 for centuries, maybe even longer. No one can say for sure when this notion started, nor can we pinpoint exactly where it became linked with the day Friday the 13th, but there are a few speculations. Some believe this superstition came into play due to the factContinue reading “13 For The Devil”