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Llewellyn’s Little Book of Yule

 

From the publisher: Filled with dozens of magical exercises, tips, recipes, crafts, spells, and rituals, Llewellyn's Little Book of Yule by Jason Mankey shares everything you need in order to make your Yuletide memorable and enchanting. Learn how to honor the fairy folk of Yuletide, make a batch of Saturnalia wine, and discover tips for hosting a solstice vigil. Explore traditional activities like wassailing and chalking the door. Discover the Italian holiday witch known as La Befana and the true meaning of Krampus. From mistletoe to marzipan, this book delves into familiar traditions as well as observances that may be brand new to you—making it an invaluable resource for bringing a deep sense of meaning and magic to your holiday season.
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This is one of the best, most comprehensive  books on Yule that I have ever read. The author relates the history of various global festivals held during this time of year. He shares recipes of food, drink and divination. In the writer's words, "This book also embraces magic." And it does! I adore this little book and it shares a wealth of knowledge. I read it in one sitting, but plan on using it for reference for future Yuletide seasons.

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