By Jenn Campus
- Activities for each of the 12 days
- Folklore/ History
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|Published Date||Dec 4, 2016|
Did you know that Yule, the ancient festival which is the precursor for Christmas was actually a 12-day celebration? Do you want to connect with family, friends, and nature during this holiday season and combat the commercialism that often fills you with dread? To help combat this, and to aid in cultivating a sense of comfort and coziness during this time of year, I created a book based on ancient holiday traditions, without the commercial trappings.
The celebration of Yule, the ancient Pagan festival that became the Christian holiday Christmas, was traditionally a 12 day celebration. I am deeply drawn to the lore of European history and mythology and so I spent the last several years finding ways to celebrate the full 12 days with my family. This book is the result. I hope this little guide helps you and yours enjoy this time of year (what I like to call “The Holly-Daze”) a little more.
Many modern people, including Pagans, celebrate the Winter Solstice, as the turning point where the daylight hours begin to get a little longer. If you already celebrate the Winter Solstice, but don’t yet celebrate the full 12 day festival, this guide will help you to do that. If you already celebrate for 12 days, this book will give you some extra ideas and inspiration.
Even if this is your first time celebrating the Winter Solstice, don’t be daunted. Somewhere down the line your ancestors celebrated this festival of light, and so it is already written in your DNA. You will also already be familiar with many of the traditions, since most Christmas traditions are based on this older, more ancient festival.
“If you’re looking for specific ideas that your family can use to celebrate Winter Solstice or Yule, this is perfect.”
I have several books that cover Yule celebrations and one other book entirely dedicated to Yule and this one is by far the most straightforward. If you’re looking for specific ideas that your family can use to celebrate Winter Solstice or Yule, this is perfect. Just enough background information, plenty of ideas to choose from and enough detail to be able to successfully recreate the ideas in your own home.
WOW WOW WOWZER !!! I was looking for a book like this, and this book brings back sooo many childhood memories i was reading it with tears of joy. All of the traditions i grew up with at Yule. This book will be used at each Yule from now on. Thank You Jenn and Thank You Amazon for publishing more and more books on the Heathens, Pagans, and Moon Magick people. We All come from the Goddess! Blessings and Good Health.
It’s surprising how few books there are available for pagans to help celebrate the holidays. It’s always a joy for me to find a resource that will help fill out my celebrations with ritual and recipes and good ideas for get-togethers. Jenn Campus’s book is a delight! She beautifully covers the twelve days of Yule for her tradition. Her celebrations also translate easily for other pagan traditions. This is a charming reference for your cyber-shelf.
This is a really good book that covers how to properly celebrate the Yule season. It shows the importance of family, honoring the Gods and spirits. I’d recommend this not only to fellow Heathens, but non Heathens as well to see where many Christmas traditions originated from.
As a fellow food author, I have to say the author certainly gave her book a creative spin. A bit envious. Great job! Food writing does not have to be same old, same old. Jenn proves it!