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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 50+ pages downloadable PDF guide all about Acorns All about the uncommonly used yet extremely abundant food source. A humble morsel which we don't use much in this modern age was often a vital source of nutrition of our ancestors: the magical and fantastical Acorn. As always this 50+ page booklet contains history, folklore, magic, and a ritual recipe.  Table of Contents:
    • Introduction
    • Oaks & Acorns in Sardinia
    • Acorns Feed Our Imaginations
    • Acorns Fed our Ancestors
    • Oak Tree
    • Famous Oaks
    • Sacred Oak Groves
    • Divine Oaks
    • Divine Right of Kings
    • Druids & Tree Wisdom
    • Druids
    • Tree Spirits
    • Dryads
    • British & Celtic Tree Fairies
    • Oakmen
    • Acorn Folklore
    • Eating Acorns
    • How To Process Acons
    • Acorn Health Benefits
    • Acorn Magic
    • Abundance & Prosperity
    • Longevity & Healing
    • Protection
    • Good Luck
    • Stewardship
    • References
    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 Roses Stop, smell & eat the roses! The Rose, known as the “Queen of All Flowers,” has had a long and unique relationship with human beings. This 50-page booklets leads us on thorny and fragrant stroll exploring our human history with roses. We see how they have weaved themselves into many aspects of human life - through our myths and healing practices to our way of expressing love, initiating acolytes into the mysteries, and saying I love you. Plus, their impact on gastronomy and magical uses throughout time. Table of Contents:
    • The Culinary History of Roses
    • Are Roses Herbs?
    • How To Eat a Rose
    • Rose Hips
    • Rose Folklore
    • Medicinal Uses of Roses
    • Roses for the Kitchen Witch
    • Rose Magic
    • Rose Recipes
    • Rose Ritual
    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 Carnevale Most people know Mardi Gras, yet that’s just the culmination of a many weeks long cycle of public & often archaic rituals, a modern conglomeration of Old & New World mythology. Carnival gives us the perfect opportunity to explore how the old & new come together in a way that benefits the continuation of long-held traditions. In this 100 page booklet we learn about how the foundation of the Carnival indulgences we participate in today had to do with solving a very practical problem in the past. We look at many popular Carnival traditions with an animist perspective to illustrate how traditions are not stagnant, but rather like living breathing entities. We also take the opportunity to understand the academic (or pseudo-academic, it could be argued) drive to debunk any theories that have no written documentation & how that specifically relates to Carnival & it’s living traditions, but crosses over into many other celebrations our Pagan Ancestors celebrated. Table of Content
    • Introduction
    • What is Carnival?
    • What Does Carnival Mean?
    • What is Mardi Gras?
    • Swabian Fasching
    • Weiberfastnacht
    • The Nubben
    • So, is Carnival Pagan?
    • Saturnalia
    • Lupercalia
    • So, Then it’s NOT Pagan?
    • The Drive to Debunk
    • Traditions are Alive
    • Sardinian Carnevale is So Pagan
    • Mamuthones
    • Sa Sartiglia
    • The Gods of Carnival
    • Coriandoli/Confetti
    • Foods of Carnevale
    • Fried Dough
    • Recipes
    • Frappe from Sugar Love Spices
    • Buckwheat & Yogurt
    • Pancakes with Apples
    • Saffron Pancakes with Ricotta and Honey
    • 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.
  • 65+ pages downloadable PDF guide all about Grains [] Table of Contents:
    • Introduction
    • Grain Folklore
    • Corn Dollies
    • The Final Cut
    • Bread Magic & Folk Beliefs
    • Women & Bread
    • Grains Changed Us
    • Sowing Wild Seeds
    • The Neolithic
    • Wheat
    • Corn
    • Modern Diet Culture vs. Ancient Worldview
    • A Grain of Evil
    • Diet Culture
    • Animism Could Be the Magic Bullet
    • Mabon
    • Grain Gods & Spirits
    • Grain Spirits
    • Rye Mother
    • Feldgeister
    • Werewolves & Ergotism
    • The Feldgeister Live On
    • Braided Bread Ritual
    • Fields of Gold
    • References
    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.
  • 38 pages downloadable PDF guide all about Strawberries The nature of berries is fleeting, their time in the sun swift. But they gift us with strong memories of sweetness & gently beckon us to move through difficult transitions. In this 30-page booklet we explore the parallel between strawberries & death, strawberries as magical currency, plus beautiful parallels & weavings with Freya, the fairy folk & inspired reciprocity with our non-human kin. This booklet also includes a ritual recipe creating a sublime & ethereal dessert brining more sweetness into your own life. Table of Contents:
    • Strawberry History
    • Strawberries in Indigenous Cultures
    • Strawberries in Europe
    • Strawberries in Mythology
    • Fertility & Youth
    • Strawberries & Christianity
    • The Garden of Earthly Delights
    • Health Benefits
    • Strawberry Magic
    • Strawberry Spell
    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.
  • 40+ pages downloadable PDF guide all about Artichokes All about the artichoke, the flower buds that belong to the thistle family. In this guide, I will show you how to bring its magic into your kitchen and enjoy its seasonal flavor, the perfect food to represent Spring! As always this 40+ page booklet contains history, folklore, magic, and a ritual recipe.  Table of Contents:
    • Introduction
    • Artichokes, The Edible Flower Bud
    • Work in Progress. Do Not Touch
    • What is an Artichoke?
    • Artichoke History
    • Artichoke Mythology & Folklore
    • Artichoke Magic
    • Preparing to Cook an Artichoke
    • Ritual
    • Artichoke Health Benefits
    • How to Eat an Artichoke
    • How to Cook an Artichoke
    • Carciofi alla Romana with Saffron Aïoli
    • 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.
  • 80 pages downloadable PDF guide all about Honey Called the food of the Gods, a healing powerhouse, and the best gift for the Faerie Queen. Many ancient cultures saw this golden elixir as a link between life and death or between our world and the world of the Gods and other divine beings. Humans have gathered honey since at least Neolithic times and we’ve kept bees for almost 5,000 years. Honey is ancestral food & bees are important Ancestral symbols representing the unbreakable link across the plant and animal kingdoms. As you read these 80 pages of history, lore, magic, and ritual (+ a recipe fo course!) you will see honey is nothing short of pure magic! Table of Contents:
    • The History of Honey
    • Honey is Divine
    • Why Do We Offer Honey to the Faery Folk?
    • Honeybee Lore
    • Honey as Medicine
    • Sardinian Honey
    • Honey Magic
    • The Goddess Sif
    • Honey Recipes
    • Sweet Dreams Ritual
    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.

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