Saturday, April 1, 2017

Happy Pagan New Year!

"It was not only the beginning of a new year, but it was also the beginning of a new year of life and the renewal of the earth. As it is now, celebrating the New Year in the earlier times meant parties and much revelry. In fact, it was said that the people of France did not stop celebrating the New Year until the first day of April! Instead of just one day of celebrations, they had a whole week to bring in the New Year!

"Then, in the year of 1564, the way the people kept track of time was changed. The old calendar was replaced by the Gregorian calendar. The ruler at that time, King Charles the Ninth, made the official proclamation that New Year’s Day would now be celebrated on the first day of January instead of at the end of March."

Excerpt from 'The History of April Fool’s Day; YEP! Pagan'


Embrace the season... all of those things that you've been putting off.

'Your Ancestors Were Heathen...'


4-2-17 ADDITION:

Excerpt from page 61 of Chapter 3 of 'Witchcraft Out Of The Shadows'

"Childeric III was not the only one who found it necessary to defend Christianity with the weight of the law. In that same year, 743, from the heart of the Empire, the Synod of Rome outlawed the Pagan practice of leaving small offerings of food out for minor spirits because, in a display of logic akin to St. Theodore's, these spirits must be devilish. Rome was feeling particularly threatened that year. In a letter to St. Boniface dated 1 April 743, what we now call April Fool's Day, Pope Zacharias lamented that 'New Year celebrations, divinations, amulets, incantations, and other practices . . . observed in accordance with non-Christian practice' were being performed in the Church of St. Peter the Apostle and throughout the city of Rome."


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