Have a Very Merry Pagan Yule! The Buddhist monk Ajahn Chah of the Thai Forest Tradition said, “Anything that inspires us to see what is true and do what is good is proper practice.” For me Yule/Christmas falls into the category of things that are good and inspiring and thus proper.
A colleague at the university commented to me last week that Christmas must be a pretty non-eventful holiday for me, a pagan. I replied, "Of course not! Yule is the time of year when I get to show special appreciation to those that I love the most." However, his question got me thinking about how I could best celebrate Yule. Here is my short list:
May your Yule be filled with joy, love and compassion. Peace,
I'm Dr. Dave, a modern druid. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice modern druidism and contemporary shamanism.