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  • 72 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Mother Earth Earth is our most ancient Ancestor.  In this 72 page guide, we explore how our intimate connection to the Earth and her many gifts has informed our myths and folklore over the millennia. Is miraculous your natural state of being? Re-imagine a new, more just, and diverse world by following nature's lead and hug some trees. Table of Content
    • Introduction
    • The Great Labyrinth of Life
    • Simple Daily Ritual
    • Miracles in Pandemic Times
    • Let’s Celebrate Life!
    • Just Existing is Enough
    • Mother Earth is Alive
    • We Will All be Ancestors
    • Earth Giants & Ancestors
    • The Marriage of Earth & Sky
    • Jord & Thor
    • Greek Gigantes
    • Trolls and Stone Giants
    • Nerthus
    • Symbols of Progress
    • Earth Day & International Mother Earth Day
    • Earth Day History
    • Activities to Celebrate Earth Day
    • Get to Know Mother Earth
    • Get to Know a Particular Piece of Earth
    • Arbor Day
    • Yggdrasil Day
    • Amazing Tree Facts
    • Tree of Life Meditation
    • Pine Needle Syrup Recipe
    • The Four Keys
    • How to Connect
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 28 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Sacrifice and Gratitude. Learn how the Scandinavian concept of coziness and comfort is the secret to warming away the winter blues and how it can help you find your joy. Table of Content
    • Cultivating Hygge
    • Hygge is a Perspective
    • What Would a Hobbit Do?
    • Hygge All Year Round
    • The Major Tenets of Hygge
    • How to Cultivate Hygge
    • Hygge Activities
    • Hygge Recipes
    • Welcome Home
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 76 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about the Season of Love Even if Valentine's Day seems a Hallmark holiday today, it was anything but shallow in the past. Valentine's day brings us back to our pagan past. Surprisingly the underlying themes are love, ancestors, wolves, and thunder. Explore Imbolc, charming ofr the plow, slavic thunder candles, candlemas and more. Folklore, history, rituals and recipes galore. Table of Content
    • Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day
    • The Unfurling of Spring
    • Valentine’s Day Folklore
    • Ancient Pagan Celebrations 
    • Lupercalia
    • Lykaia
    • St. Valentine
    • Galatin’s Day
    • Poetry
    • Parentalia
    • Feralia
    • The Lares
    • Cara Cognatio
    • Imbolc
    • Brigid
    • Borrowed Days
    • Leap Day
    • Candlemas
    • Groundhogs, Badgers, and Bears
    • Groundhog Day
    • Entschtanning
    • Charming of the Plough
    • Thunder Candles
    • Craft: Decorate A Candle for Love
    • Recipes
      • Chicken with Grapes & Red Wine
      • Drunken Figs
    • A Quick Kitchen Ritual
    • A Spicy Experiment
    • A Ritual for Families and Friends
    • Other Activities
    • Welcome Home
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • Seasonal Guide January - Cover
    44 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Winter During Yule, any of us took time to connect with the Old Powers – our Gods, Ancestors, and Spirits of Place. If you aren't quite ready to let go of the magic, La Befana can help us. Table of Content
    • Introduction
    • La Befana
    • Rooted in Folklore
    • Pagan Roots
    • Roman Holiday
    • Il Ceppo
    • Frau Holda
    • Clean The House and Change The Air
    • Natural Auguries
    • Weather Divination
    • The New Year
    • Make a Dream Board
    • Epiphany
    • Befana Recipe
    • Welcome Home
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 100 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Lammas Lammas is the celebration of the first harvest of berries and grain. One of the underlying themes is to share the abundance with the community and local and regional land spirits and Gods. What are you harvesting this summer? What gifts can you share? Get some ideas in this 100 page guide to Lammas and enjoy folklore, rituals, activities and recipes to complete your celebration. Table of Content
    • Introduction
    • July
    • Dog Days
    • Weather Gods
    • Notus/Auster
    • An Orphic Hymn to the South Wind
    • Ancient Celebrations in July
    • Symbols for July
    • Dry Herbs with the Sun
    • Ways to Stay Cool
    • Go Swimming
    • Wear a Hat
    • Line Dry Your Sheets – INSIDE
    • Sleep like an Egyptian
    • Cool Your Pulse Points
    • Turn off the Lights
    • Sleep in a Hammock
    • Chill in the North
    • Hug a Tree
    • Camp at Home
    • July Recipes
    • Green Tea Misting Spray
    • Cool Cucumber Salad
    • Pickled Watermelon Rind
    • Lemon Balm Lemonade
    • August
    • Berry Picking
    • Sharing the Harvest
    • Our Berry Picking Tradition
    • Lammas
    • Honoring the Ancestors at Lammas
    • Lughnasadh
    • The God Lugh
    • Ascension of Mary
    • Ferragosto
    • Figures of the Season
    • The Green Man
    • John Barleycorn
    • How to Celebrate
    • Harvesting and Foraging
    • Feasting
    • Preserving
    • Sacred Pilgrimages
    • Festivals and Fairs
    • Traditional Entertainment
    • Matchmaking
    • Traditional Crafts
    • Corn Dollies
    • August Recipes
    • Lammas Berry Bread
    • Sourdough Lammas Berry Bread
    • Semolina Lammas Berry Bread
    • Roasted Corn
    • Italian Potato Salad
    • Toasted Marshmallows
    • The Four Keys
    • How to Connect
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 70 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Midsummer 70+ page guide includes folklore, rituals, and customs for the Summer Solstice. Inside discover activities, recipes, and rituals for families and individuals that we can use to preserve the cultural traditions that set our hearts aflame. Table of Content
    • Introduction
    • Celebrate Life at Its Fullest!
    • What is Midsummer?
    • What is Litha?
    • Ancient Celebrations
    • Ancient Greece
    • Kronia
    • Roman Celebrations
    • Juno
    • Vesta
    • Vestalia
    • Mola Salsa
    • Carnaria
    • Carna or Cardea?
    • A Note on “History”
    • Celtic Connections
    • Did the Celts Celebrate the Solstice?
    • Alpine Traditions
    • Herz Jesu
    • Neopagan Celebrations
    • Saint John’s Day
    • Fire in Our Hearts
    • Sacred Flame
    • Fire Energy
    • Midsummer Customs
    • The Wearing of Flowers
    • The Fairy Folk
    • Fire Wheels
    • Spend Time Outdoors and in Nature
    • Host a Bonfire or a Barbecue
    • Look for Fireflies
    • Go for an Herb Walk
    • Make St. John’s Wort Oil
    • Magical Properties of SJW
    • Stop and Smell the Roses
    • Celebrate the Goddesses of the Summer Solstice
    • Make an Altar
    • Recipes
    • Grilled Salmon
    • Grilled Vegetables with Sherry Vinegar and Honey Marinade
    • Grilled Cantaloupe
    • Sparkling Ginger Lemonade
    • Saint John’s Wort Oil
    • AKA Monster Repellent
    • How to Forage Saint John’s Wort
    • How to Make the Oil
    • References
    • The Four Keys
    • How to Connect
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 60 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Spring Spring is a time of Hope. In this 60 page guide we explore folklore, festivals, & activities centered around Rebirth. Once again, we find Pagan roots beneath many of the modern ways we celebrate the beginning of Spring. Find activities to celebrate Spring as well as several delicious Springtime recipes. Table of Content  
    • Introduction
    • Cycles of Life & Death
    • The Taste of Hope
    • Cosmic Egg
    • Chickens Know When It’s Spring
    • Of Rabbits and Hares
    • The Easter Bunny
    • Ancient Spring Celebrations
    • Ēostre: Fact or Fiction?
    • Ēostre Enters the Picture
    • Matronae Austriahenae
    • Making a Case for Ēostre
    • Springtime Goddesses
    • Sif
    • Flora
    • Artio
    • Beiwe
    • Springtime Religious Holidays
    • Easter
    • Possible Origins of Easter
    • Passover
    • Nowruz
    • Sham Ennessim
    • Other Regional Spring Celebrations
    • Saint Patrick’s Day
    • The Burning of the Socks
    • A Personal Myth
    • Rebirth
    • Recipes
    • Scotch Eggs with Curry Mayo
    • Fairy Tea Cookies
    • How to Make Sugar on Snow
    • Welcome Home
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 60 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Beltane All you need to know about Beltane , the ancient spring and summer festival that people from many cultures have celebrated for thousands of years in the northern hemisphere on April 30th and May 1st. Includes folklore, activities, recipes. Table of Content
    • Table of Content
    • Introduction
    • What is Beltane?
    • Fanciful or Real?
    • Roman Origins
    • Lemuria
    • Lemures
    • Celtic Origins
    • Calan Mai/Calan Haf
    • Obby Oss Day
    • German Beltane Origins
    • Traditions and Rituals
    • The May Dew
    • Sacred Fires
    • Traditional Offerings
    • Bring in the May
    • The Maypole
    • What is the Significance of the Maypole?
    • Sacred Unions
    • Simple Beltane Rituals
    • 1) Flower Crown Ritual
    • 2) Fairy Garden Ritual
    • 3) Mini Maypole
    • 4) Place A Wish in a Tree
    • 5) Do A Pleasure Ritual
    • 6)Make A Bonfire...Or Light a Lot of Candles
    • 7) Have A Fairy Tea Party
    • Recipes
    • Fried Honey Cakes
    • Chamomile Cooler
    • Elderflower Water Recipe
    • Beltane Bannocks
    • References
    • The Four Keys
    • How to Connect
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 45 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Sacrifice and Gratitude. Discover the themes of Sacrifice & Gratitude, and their relationship as two sides of the same coin. Explore how November changed from a time of blood sacrifices and harvest festivals giving gratitude to the Old Powers to a whitewashed story of pilgrims and the slaughter of tens of thousands of indigenous peoples in the Americas. Table of Content
    • Sacrifice & Gratitude
    • Blót
    • Sacrifice
    • Gratitude
    • Harvest Festivals
    • Modern Thanksgiving
    • A Day of Mourning
    • How & Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving
    • Recipe
    • Welcome Home
    • About the Author
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 50 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Samhain. End of October celebrations in many cultures are all about ancestor reverence, the final harvest, and recognition of the worlds that exist outside of our own. In this guide, you will find history, folklore, and activities for how to celebrate the beloved dead, and to prepare for the dark half of the year. Table of Content
    • All About the Ancestors
    • Why Should We Honor the Ancestors?
    • Cycles of Life
    • The Reason for the Season: The Last Harvest
    • The Memory of Blood
    • All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day
    • Samhain
    • Pagans Among Us
    • The Otherworld
    • Samhain Customs
    • Day of the Dead
    • Activities
    • Rituals
    • Recipe
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.
  • 26 pages downloadable PDF guide, all about Autumn. Learn about the autumn equinox (sometimes called Mabon) why and how it is celebrated. During this harvest time relish the abundant seasonal foods just as our ancestors did. The guide includes activities and recipes to celebrate the season. Table of Content
    • September
    • Autumn Equinox
    • Celebrate the Equinox
    • Recipes (2)
    A Note on Pricing: My #1 priority is for my work to be accessible to anyone who wants it. I also want to feel like the 20+ hours that go into producing each of these guides is supportive of my time. So I’ve decided on a pay as you like model, in which I receive a minimum of 5 per guide. If you believe the guide is worth more than €5, and can offer more than that, I will gladly receive it. You can also support the Old Ways for Modern Days community on Patreon for €5 x month to access all previous and future guides. Extra funds allow me to continue to provide meaningful free content, like Podcasts, Blog Posts and Videos. As always, thank you.