Yule Rites by Manivannan Navasothy – NEW Book Out now. Over 50 pages – explores the the symbols, ceremonies and traditions of Winter Solstice rituals. Includes 3 full and varied rituals that anyone in a pagan group or coven can do, or facilitate as an Open Ritual.
download this FREE within the next 3-4 days. It will be available in Amazon Kindle soon).
Somewhere between Magic, Religion & Science lies reality and life itself.
And Yule Rites (Winter Solstice Ceremonies) have always been about the Hope and celebration of Life, Light and renewal of Hope – at the darkest hour. And dare I say – the months leading to this moment have been getting darker, in real terms as well as on a personal level. Like icebergs, huge chunks of my life have broken off and fallen into the cold Abyss. It may be because of stellar influences – like the Uranus-Pluto oppositions that are with us on and off between 2012 to 2015, or a cumulative result of some intense Eclipse magical works I did.
Or perhaps, the World really is going through a major shift on 21st December 2012 – the supposed end date of the previous Mayan Calendar, and what we are all experiencing are those re-birth pangs! Which brings us back to Winter Solstice – and rebirth of the Sun-child.
Included in its entirety are 3 Yule/Winter Rituals, which I had personally wrote and enacted in 2004, 2008 & 2011. So you are not just reading a book on Yule Rites, but have the choice of actually doing some rituals – and riding on the energy streams which have been created already by those rituals. Photographs of those rituals & set-ups will be on slide show presentation on my websites, so you can take a look at what we did, and gain more ideas.
This particular project (Yule Rites) originally started as a Webinar to be broadcasted for December 2011, following on from our Halloween & Samhain webinar on 31st October 2011. However, the Solar & Lunar Eclipses of November took much of my focus (that’s resulted in several Astrology Webinar, and 2 Books.. so far!) So I am pleased to finally complete the `Yule Rites’, albeit in a book form! And guess what? As per the original idea of sharing knowledge openly in a Webinar, this book is initially free for any and all to download. And then it becomes available as an eBook for purchase on popular online portals.
What started out as a very short Guide, just a few pages to hand out on websites for new comers to Paganism at each seasonal festive time, has grown into what you see here. So I am not just pleased, but very pleased in deed.
As always, I’d be very happy to hear form you – comments & constructive criticisms, and even suggestions of what Guides & books you might like to see me publish. Under the Gaian Times Social Enterprise Initiative, we have plan to start publishing `your’ books too! So get writing! It’s the perfect time for birth of new ideas and ventures!!
Best Wishes & Bright Stellar Blessings
(December 2012. London, UK)
1. Paganism, Wicca & Witchcraft.
2. Yule Rites – Symbolism, Traditions & Ritual practises of Mid-Winter.
Sun Gods from around the World.
Sun Cycle: Earth orbit & the Seasons.
Dark Days of Winter & Equation of Time.
Rebirth of Sun: Myths & Rituals.
Druid Rituals at Stonehenge (England, UK).
Battle of the Holly & Oak Kings and ritual killing of Wren.
New Beginnings & New Year Resolutions.
Yule Log & Fire.
Mistletoe – between the worlds.
3. Sun Worship at Winter.
Hindus: Sooriya & Festival of Pongal
Mayas & Aztecs: Tonatiuh & Inti
Egyptian: Ra, Horus & Isis.
Mithras of the Romans.
Festival of Saturnalia.
4. Christmas Connections.
25thDecember : Christianising the Pagan Festival
Dis-integration: Satanising an old God.
Saint Nicholas: Green vs Red Santa (the media rewrite!).
5. Yule Rituals & Magical Work.
Ritual words & communication with your Deities.
a) A Wiccan Coven Yule Ritual (2011).
b) A Public Winter Solstice Ritual with Sky-God & Earth-Goddess (2008).
c) An Egyptian themed Winter Solstice Ritual with Isis & Horus (2004).
6. References.: Books & Websites.
7. Articles & Online Resources.
Appendix 1: What is Paganism?.
Appendix 2: 8 Major Pagan Festivals.
Appendix 3: Pagan symbols.
Appendix 4: Concerns of Satanism, Devil worship & Human Sacrifices.
Appendix 5. Online Resources.
Appendix 6. Other Publications by the same author .
For other books by Mani Navasothy, please visit Mani’s Amazon Author Page here.