The celebration of Christmas, widely recognized as a Christian holiday, is deeply rooted in ancient pagan traditions. These traditions, rich in symbolism and mysticism, have influenced many of the customs and rituals we associate with the modern Christmas season. This blog post explores these pagan origins and the significance of the rituals practiced during this time of year, revealing a tapestry of ancient beliefs woven into contemporary festivities.
Spooky season has returned once again and the world gets a tad bit witchier as the nights grow longer and the winds grow colder. I don't know about anyone else, but the arrival of Autumn just seems to bring out something in me that more or less lies dormant throughout the spring and summer months, something a little more ancient.
The Evolution of the Modern Witch: Tracing the History from Ancient Pagan Practices to the Instagram Witches of Today
The image of a witch – whether depicted as an old crone bent over a bubbling cauldron or a young woman casting spells – has been woven into the fabric of human history for centuries. The journey from ancient pagan practices to the modern 'Instagram Witch' is a fascinating one, reflecting societal attitudes towards women, spirituality, and the unknown.