Books of the Season
Here are some of my favorite books on celebrating Yule and other holidays in communion with nature.
Click on the title to learn more about the book.
Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life
by Pauline Campanelli
12 chapters... one for each month of the year... containing lore, crafts, recipes, magic,
and ritual for celebrating the seasons and cycles of life.
Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth
by Dorothy Morrisson
Explore the Pagan & regional roots to many of our contemporary rituals & celebrations.
Includes homemade crafts & gift ideas. seasonal recipes,
and a December calendar listing traditions & rituals for every day of the month.
The Pagan Book of Days: A Guide to the Festivals, Traditions, and Sacred Days of the Year
by Nigel Pennick
fascinating book is like an ancient cultural and religious almanac
combining Celtic, Roman, Egyptian and other traditions. There's
literally something to celebrate every day!
The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of Christmas
by John Matthews & Caitlin Matthews
beautifully illustrated coffee table style book packed with folklore,
stories, recipes, games, activities, decorating ideas, and songs of the
Winter Solstice would make a beautiful gift.
The Winter Solstice
by Ellen Jackson
This is an excellent introduction to the ancient traditions of Yule for children.
The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice
by Carolyn McVickar Edwards
beautiful retelling of 12 traditional tales... from North America,
China, Scandinavia, India, Africa, South America, Europe, and
Polynesia... that honor the magical moment of Winter Solstice when "the
sun stands still."
Wiccacraft for Families
by Margie McArthur
An excellent reference book for any Pagan,Wiccan or Nature Religion family
packed with seasonal recipes, crafts, ritual ideas & lore.
Create your own family traditions!
by Willow Polson (just published Oct 2002!)
Craft projects, seasonal recipes, decorating ideas,
& lots of folklore & activities surrounding the Wiccan Sabbats for all ages.
Witch Crafts: 101 Projects for Creative Pagans
by Willow Polson
Learn to make beautiful holiday gifts for your friends & family... or yourself!
This book features projects for all ages & skill levels and is beautifully illustrated.
The Magical Household: Empower Your Home With Love, Protection, Health and Happiness
by Scott Cunningham
A wonderful little book to help make your home a haven of sacred space and magick,
for the holidays or any time.
Teen Witch Datebook: September 2002 to December 2003
by Frankie Banfer, Gwinevere Rain & Lily Gardner
The first and only planner specifically designed for young witches.
Includes rituals and spells; Moon signs, phases, and times of change;
& articles by well-known Pagan writers to enhance your practice.
Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms Through Festival and Ceremony
by Richard W. Heinberg
books in one. A history of Solstice celebration including Stonehenge,
ancient Chinese, Mayan & Native American rites... followed by
suggestions on creating your own personal seasonal rituals.
The Fires of Yule: A Keltelven Guide for Celebrating the Winter Solstice
by Montague Whitsel
is not a strictly Pagan book but if your family and friends are a mix
of Pagan and Christian, this book on Celtic-inspired Yule celebration
might be just what you're looking for