Winter Solstice, the Longest Night

Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. It marks the return of the sun and has longbeen held as both a time for celebration anda time of reckoning. In the time of our First Parents, around the First Fires of all the People around the world, the Elders tracked the movement of our […]

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WeCast: Winter Solstice… Good Yule!

Winter Solstice occurs on late on Friday December 21 this year which makes December 22 the first full day of winter in the northern hemisphere. It has ancient roots in many cultural traditions worldwide. Who celebrates it? Why? How? What is its history and connection to Christian celebrations? And what other cultures and peoples continue […]

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Three Levels of Ritual

Midewiian Ceremonial Site & Bundles The Deepest Foundations The holiday season is fully upon us. We’ve just passed Chanukkah, winter solstice is on the 22nd, and Christmas is the 25th.  At the foundation of all the frenzy and excitement, lies the rituals – the traditions – each individual and family have carried forth from generation […]

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WeCast: Favorite Holidays & Food Traditions

Staying on the topic of holidays, the whole month of December – this week we discuss our favorite holidays of the year and… get back to the topic of food! Every holiday has certain foods associated with it – from burgers and hot dogs on July 4th to Christmas cookies on Christmas – and everyone […]

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Zi’igwan, The Shortest Day

Interior of a traditional Mide’/Shawnee lodge. The Rhythm of the Sun In the time before the pale ones, from a far away place where the sun awakes, came to our lands – when our world changed forever – we had in our culture, times and places for all things. The sun and the moon were […]

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WeCast: The Holidays… Getting Back to the Basics

Happy Holidays from the WeWan! We are now solidly into the holiday season, with Chanukah having just begun, solstice and Christmas coming up soon.  This week we discuss the commercialization of this holiday gift gifting season and how we might reset our thinking. Ideas on how to bring the holidays back to a more simple […]

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