Christmas Magick

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Christmas Magick is the most wonderful kind of magick ever!  We performe it at the most beautiful time of the year!  All over the world, Christmas Magick warms the hearts of those from 1 to 92!  Once the Magick of Christmas touches your heart, you are contagious.  You spread kindness all around you.

 

Christmas Magick
Christmas Magick
Kindness Card
Magical Times Empowerment Cards by Jody Bergsma

 

Hello, fellow Tarot Readers.  My magickal name is Evergreen.  I am the owner of Tarot Readings By Evergreen and Ravens Nest Gems.  This blog article on Christmas Magick is part of the 2015 Winter/Yule Tarot Blog Hop.  Each one of the members of this Tarot blogging group of Readers, including myself, offer the Tarot Community a Winter Celebration gift in this grouping of blog articles.

My gift to you, in celebration of Yuletide/Christmastide, is making Christmas Magick.

Christmas Magick

 

Christmas Magick doesn’t cost anything at all.  It is the perfect kind of magick both for the poor and the rich alike – because it is free!

What the Angel of Kindness stands for, is Christmas Magick.  His place is at the top of the Tree because it is a benevolent Angel proclaiming joy to the world.  This Angel proclaims that peace is here, kindness is restored!

In place of the Angel of Kindness, some people prefer a Star at the top of their tree.  The Christmas Star represents ‘light and guidance’ restored.  Because of this Star, we now can orient ourselves in this physical world.

What is the Magick of Christmas, you may ask.  When your dreams have been shattered, the Magick of Christmas is to make you whole again!  In turn, you make whole again those with broken dreams.  With a simple act of kindness coming from your heart, given with Love, you lift the hearts of those who are truly lonely at Christmastide.

Let the Magick of Yuletide touch your heart.  Make this Season Bright for those around you who are miserable.  When you do this, good cheer then indeed spreads all around you!  Click on The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, to listen to Andy Williams as he sings this cheerful traditional Christmastide magical song.

True origin of Christmastide

True origin of Christmastide looks at where the term ‘Christmas Magick’ came from.  It should come as no surprise that the old Keltic-Germanic Peoples first celebrated Christmas as Yuletide.   Yuletide and its associated Magic felt beautiful to the Christian conquerors.  So, they decided it was a good thing to incorporate this pagan belief and magical practice into the Christian religious rituals, practice, and faith.  Hence, Christianity practices to this day, an esoteric form of magic called ‘Christmastide.’  A Christmas, with a Christmas Tree and magick referred to by Christians as “the Magick of Christmas!”

What is Christmastide

 

Christmas Magick
Christmas Magick
The Hermit, TDM

What is Christmastide?  Christmastide itself is a great event the old Keltic Peoples celebrated each year during Winter time.  We have kept up this Winter tradition, and people throughout the world have made it their own.  Where there is a Christian Kelt, there is Christmastide!

The old Kelts migrated into what is now called Germany, France, Denmark, and Sweden.  As it was back then for them, it is still traditional today for them to celebrate the Winter Season.  Yuletide is also known as the ‘celebration of the Lights.’

Used to be, these Peoples would bring Evergreen Trees into their houses at the Winter Celebration of Yuletide.  They would place candles on the branches of their Evergreen trees – so to see the movements in the shadows about them.  They believed that at night, witches would come to their homes during the long nights of the Winter Season.  That those Witches would move about in the darkness casting a dark, sad feeling and emotions upon them.  The result of this action against them would cause gloom, dread, and misery to invade their homes, families, friends, communities, and lands.

Today, of course, modern Christmas Tree lights are put in the tree instead of lit candles.  Some might call that old tradition of the Lights, but an old superstitious belief.   However, old superstitions are often well rooted in reality and truth.

In other words, in imitation magick, the lights represent the lit candles used to ward off the evil magic of the dark Crones. The Peoples believed that Dark Crones would go to their houses at the Witching hour to conjure up demons upon the inhabitants of the houses.  Those evil spirits were the spirits of both physical and spiritual slavery.

However, the Keltic-Germanic Peoples (of which I am a descendant) were magical thinking Peoples.   To ward off the deep state of depression cast upon them by the old Witches, they would place a lit candle in the window.  A lit candle placed in a window was so to throw a spiritual light upon the dark spirits of the Witching Hour.  In esoteric terms, to ‘cast light’ pertains to the ‘discernment of the spirits.’

Even if you can read about candle magic or the discernment of the spirits in books, this is not something I initially learned from a book.  Another way of saying ‘Christian Witches’ is to say ‘esoteric.’  My adoption mother’s cousin was the Mother Superior of the orphanage I was placed in as a newborn.  Before directing that orphanage, she was the Mother Superior of the same Convent/boarding school for girls – that my adoption mother and her sisters went to after the death of their mother.  In other words, Mother Superior was my adoption grandmother’s cousin (by their grandmother).  We are Breton Witches, descendants of the Breton Witches of Bretagne in France.  My adoption mother’s maiden name (may she rest in peace) was “Breton.”

After the death of her cousin, Mother Superior took my grandmother’s daughters under her wing so to personally see to their education.  When I was nine years old, Mother Superior (Sister Therese) told my mother to make sure that I would get the very same esoteric knowledge she had given to her.  After all, said Mother Superior, the acorn never falls far from the tree.

My esoteric knowledge of the Tarot and Oracle Cards was passed down from Sister Therese and my grandmother’s grandmother.  Then from Sister Therese down to my adoption mother.  And then from my adoption mother to me.  Sister Therese taught many others also; even the Mother Superior of the grade school I went attended.  That Mother Superior also taught all of the members of my adoption mother’s coven.

You know what they say!  They say, sometimes you just have to be smarter than the average bear.  The old Keltic-Germanic Peoples decided to place candles on tree branches and windows, so to better see and ward off the spirits of dark moods.  Instead of feeling depressed, they were of good cheer during the Winter Season.  Their being of good cheer, caused them to feel like singing and dancing, and sharing their good fortune as a gesture of kindness towards each other.

Hence, the Yuletide Celebration!  The spirit of merry-making and kindness would enter the house at night! For us Breton’s, it is ‘la joie de vivre’ (the joy of being alive and of being free).  It is the freedom from misery itself!  (Misery is another way of saying slavery).

Kindness Magick

 

Kindness Magick is the Magick of “Love” found only through acts of kindness.  It replaces dark, gloomy feelings with those of feelings found only in the light (positive energy), and encouragement!  And it is very contagious.

Indeed, through the Act of Kindness, you change the atmosphere around you.  It becomes an environment of good cheer!  As my mother used to say, “it doesn’t take much to make a person feel whole again.”  In magickal terms, the magick of Christmas is the sharing of one’s positive energies so to lift up someone who is feeling down.

Tourtiere du Quebec

Tourtiere du Quebec is my mother’s recipe passed down to me.  It is my all-time, very favorite food at Christmastide.  You can serve me turkey and stuffing all you want; it just doesn’t feel like a Christmastide Celebration, festive meal to me if there is not ‘tourtiere’ on my plate.  In fact forget all the rest, just fill my plate with tourtiere lol…

Mom would serve it along with the Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, pickled beets, and turkey gravy over the turkey and the stuffing, and the mashed potato. Of course, I was always the only one to put Heinz Ketchup on my piece of Mom’s Tourtiere 🙂

Here is her recipe for ‘Tourtiere.’  It is my great pleasure to share it with you!  I hope you will love eating this just as much as I do!  Don’t forget to spot the kitchen magick in this recipe!

 

Christmas Magick
Tourtiere
Christmas Magick

 

2 pie crusts

1 potato

500g of hamburger meat (lean)

500g of hashed porc meat (lean)

2 garlic cloves

1 large yellow or white onion (not strong taste, keep it light)

1 teaspoon of thyme

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of table iodized salt

1/4 teaspoon of celery pepper

1/4 teaspoon of ground clove

3/4 cups of boiled hot water (not microwaved)

  • Combine all ingredients (except the pie crust and the potato) in a stove top pot.  And bring to a boil, until all the ingredients are well cooked.
  • In a second stove top pot, boil the potato.  And then mash it with a table fork.  (do not add butter not add anything when mashing the potato).
  • Gently drain excess water from the now well cooked ingredients that boiled in the first stove top pot.  Then place them in a mixing bowl.
  • The incorporate the fork mashed potato into the mixing bowl.  Mix gently, but well.
  • Gently place a pie crust in a pie crust plate.  On top of this pie crust, gently place the mixture from the mixing bowl onto the bottom pie crust.  Spread it out good and proper like.  And then place the top pie crust on top of it.  Be sure to properly seal the bottom and top pie crusts with a clean, wet table fork.
  • Place inside the pre-heated oven at 400° Fahrenheit, for about 30 minutes (until the pie crust is golden).  And enjoy!

It has been my pleasure to share with you this blog article of mine on the Magick of Christmas.  It is my hope that the Magick of Christmas as touched your heart and that you will spread kindness to others around you.  Good Cheer to one and all who have read this Yuletide/Christmastide article.

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