Archives for 2013

The Best of Raise the Horns 2013

I’ve had a ridiculously good year at Raise the Horns. Here are the ten most-read posts of 2013, along with my five favorites. [Read more…]

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Midwinter: Light in the Darkness

The Holiday Season has many reasons for celebration, but Yule is where my heart and spirit reside. The message of the Lord and Lady can be especially powerful in the darkness of Winter’s long night. [Read more…]

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The History and Origins of Santa Claus

Santa’s had a long and bumpy road on his way to becoming a modern icon, but now that he’s here he doesn’t look likely to leave anytime soon. In a world that so often lacks any magic, Santa provides a doorway into a realm of imagination and wonderment. Join us as we trace his origins in Greek myth, Catholic tradition, Norse paganism, and the wilds of the human imagination. [Read more…]

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Everything Yule & Christmas (Rituals, History, and More!)

The Holiday Season is a rush of social obligations, family moments, shopping, and rituals. Raise the Horns brings you resources for your every holiday need. [Read more…]

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Beyond Santa Claus: The Other Gift Givers

The image of Santa Claus dominates the Holiday Season, but he’s just one of the many magical gift-givers who visit children the world over this time of year. From the more well known Krampus to the mostly unknown Yule Goat, the world beyond Santa Claus is an interesting and fascinating place. [Read more…]

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Good Tidings & Great Joy: Raise the Horns Reviews Sarah Palin’s New Book

Can a Pagan find middle ground with Sarah Palin and her new book “Good Tidings Great Joy?” The answer is mostly “no,” but we gave it our best shot. [Read more…]

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Playlist: Yule & Christmas

Yuletide is a mix of ritual, parties, and family obligations. Because it brings out so many different sides of us it requires a very special sort of playlist, one able to mix the spiritual with the secular. It’s a music mix with something for everyone this Holiday Season. [Read more…]

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The Year in Paganism: 2013

There were victories, arguments, festivals, and everything in between in 2013. Catch up on the biggest news stories of the year, along with some of the best and worst moments in the Pagan Blogosphere. It’s the Raise the Horns year in review! [Read more…]

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Pagan Folkways: Dar Williams

Probably best known for the song “The Christians and the Pagans,” Dar Williams is a favorite of many Modern Pagans. If you aren’t familiar with Ms. Williams, it’s probably time to get acquainted. [Read more…]

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Christmas Traditions: Pagan or Christian?

Christmas has long been a combination of both Christian and ancient pagan elements, but where did the individual traditions we associate with the holiday come from? Are they all Christian? Are they all pagan? Maybe some of them are a bit of both . . . . [Read more…]

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