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Bringing Light to Dark Places

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 in holidays, yuletide | 4 comments

Bringing Light to Dark Places

Warmest Midwinter Blessings to all my readers It’s all too easy to feel frazzled and stressed during this time of year when the ancient sacred significance of the season has been overshadowed by the commercialism of “Giftmas.” Midwinter is the darkest time of year, the time of the Winter Solstice, when the sun appears to stand still in the sky. Here, in the North of England, the darkness feels overwhelming. The sun does not rise until after 8:00 and sets by 3:30. By 5:00, it’s pitch dark. Now imagine experiencing this before the era of electric lights and central...

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