[AZW] ☆ Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth | BY Þ Dorothy Morrison Kate Thomsson #2020
Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth By Dorothy Morrison Kate Thomsson There s just something magical about the Yuletide season, no matter where you live or who you are As bright candlelight mingles with the smells of pine and warm cookies and we perform our yearly rituals of song and family gatherings, the spirit of peace and goodwill seems to reach the heart of even the most cynical Scrooge In the pages of Yule, Dorothy Morrison presentsThere s just something magical about the Yuletide season, no matter where you live or who you are As bright candlelight mingles with the smells of pine and warm cookies and we perform our yearly rituals of song and family gatherings, the spirit of peace and goodwill seems to reach the heart of even the most cynical Scrooge In the pages of Yule, Dorothy Morrison presents a wonderful potpourri of holiday lore from around the world and throughout history, along with fun crafts, delicious recipe seven a calendar of celebrations for every day in December Learn where the traditions of the season originated for instance, did you know that the ringing of bells was meant to drive away the demons who inhabited the darkest days of the year That leaving cookies for Santa mirrors the old tradition of leaving a loaf of bread on the table overnight to bring prosperity in the new year That the Yule log can be traced back to the ancient Greeks Need a recipe for wassail or plum pudding Tips for your holiday party Want to make the season special by making your own decorative crafts and gifts That s just a sampling of what s inside Best of all, Yule shows that the spirit of the season is universal and, however we chose to celebrate and worship, we can all join together in the spirit of peace, love, and harmony at this special time of year.
Dorothy Morrison Kate Thomsson
While some of you may know me as the author of Lucinda s Web, Everyday Magic, The Craft, Utterly Wicked and many other books, you probably don t know much else about me And a good number of you probably have no earthly idea who I am at all So, why not read a little further and let me introduce myself A native Texan, I now live in Virginia with my husband, Mark I m a Third Degree Wiccan High Priestess of the Georgian Tradition, founded the Coven of the Crystal Garden in 1986, and spent many years teaching the Craft to students in eight states and in Australia Since I m the eternal student, though who isn t I m currently ensconced in studies of the RavenMyst Circle Tradition, and enjoy membership in the Coven of the Raven.But that s just the stuff pertinent to the Craft Outside of my religious practices and spiritual beliefs, I m a pretty well rounded person as well I ve worked as an accounts payable clerk, a legal secretary, an administrative assistant, an office manager, a commissioned sales person, a personnel consultant, and in the City of Houston s Civil Service and Housing Code Dangerous Buildings departments I ve also held positions as a hospital ward clerk, an animal shelter administrator and am a licensed nail tech So, the truth of the matter is that I really am a jack of all trades although whether I m a master of any is still up for debate Chuckle Photograph courtesy of K.A Varner Photography, Norfolk, VA babyOf course, all of those experiences some absolutely delightful and others, just downright awful helped to shape the person I am today But they didn t do it alone They had help And while I won t bore you with all the details, I thought you might enjoy a brief journey through my life Soab a cup of coffee, relax, and let me tell you a storyIt all begin centuries ago with my ancestors I m a direct descendant of William the Conqueror King of England , Robert the Bruce of Scotland, and various doctors, lawyers, ministers, and patriots, as well as the fourth Governor of Kentucky, the first Poet Laureate of Texas, and a charter member of the Texas Rangers all of whom were spunky, opinionated, and tenacious So when I m accused of being sassy an accusation that seems to be spouted on a regular basis I can t help but grin I do, after all, come by it honestly.I was born on May 6, 1955 in a small Texas town to a deputy sheriff who later became Chief of Police and his wife My mother wanted to name me Penelope, but my father nixed the idea It wasn t that there was anything wrong with the name Not at all It was just that his criteria for naming anything cats, dogs, horses, or children was that he had to be able to remember it when he was mad And sadly, Penelope just didn t fit the bill That being the case, he opted for something he could remember and named me after his little sister.Much to my father s delight, I was quite the tomboy in fact, he put me on a horse before I could walk This guaranteed my first real photo op with Western Horseman magazine when I was only two years old It seems that I was the youngest rider in the Texas Trail Ride Association who could truly handle her own horse even though that horse was sixteen hands high But good equestrian skills were just the beginning of his lessons He instilled in me a love for all animals both domestic and wild and in doing so, taught me about the balance of Nature and animal conservation He taught me to fish looking back, I m sure all those driveway casting lessons really tested his patience, but he stuck with it anyway and it s something I still love to do today He even taught me how to swing a hammer But, perhaps, the most important thing he ever taught me was how to spin a good tale a lesson I ve been putting into practice for most of my life.Mama, however, had her own set of lessons to teach A master gardener, she taught me the joys of digging in the dirt an
Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth By Dorothy Morrison Kate Thomsson
[AZW] ☆ Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth | BY Þ Dorothy Morrison Kate Thomsson Dorothy Morrison Kate Thomsson