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WeCast: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Yet another calendar has turned the page into a bright and shiny new year. We are almost two decades into this new century and still every household holds to their own traditions to ring in the New Year. One of the most practiced annual habits it that of making resolutions. Do you […]

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WeCast: Merry Christmas!

**SPOILER ALERT**  [This podcast is a bit longer than our others. Jim shares a very touching story with you around time marker 15:30… keep listening, you won’t want to miss it!] Merry Christmas to all our Christian friends and family who are celebrating this day! It is full of traditions, and culinary culture, and fond […]

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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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