Ghost Stories For Christmas, Part I

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Although it is not widely known in modern times, the Winter Solstice has long been associated with ghosts and spirits both in Pagan as well as Christian Traditions. Beginning the first of December, there are spirits behind every door and in every closet as well as dancing in the flames of candles and hearth-fires.

We are all familiar with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but we sometimes forget that it’s a ghost story, first and foremost.  Dickens likely got his some of his inspiration from the Celtic mysticism & mythology associated with the Winter Solstice (21 December).

This festival of the Winter Solstice – called Alban Arthuan in Druidic traditions – has long been thought of as a time of death & rebirth when Nature’s innate powers and our own souls are renewed. This event – which marks the moment in the spiral of earthen time when the Old…

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