Wednesday, March 29, 2006

With Sabbats comes... Food!

We covered the Sabbats and the Esbats tonight. I drew parallels between many of the holidays we already celebrate (like Christmas, Easter, and Halloween) with the traditional Pagan holidays (like Yule, Ostara, and Samhain). One of the best part of Paganism is that I don' t have to give up my favorite Christian holiday traditions; everything just blends together seamlessly.

Thank the Gods for Amanda though... I take the lead on the class direction and she happily and skillfully fills in all the holes. I love teaching this class with her.

Next week, my students will be bring in Sabbat foods and we'll be munching while we watch another Pagan film. Hopefully, the film will generate some discussion. If not, I might bring up a topic that I'm hoping to turn into a discussion session for the upcoming Awakening Isis festival.

1 comment:

Starfisher said...

Hi there

If you're interested in learning more about the Pagan origins of various holidays, check out Professor Ronald Hutton's 'Station of the Sun: a History of the Ritual Year in Britain'. It's very detailed and quite academic but it is also probably THE guide to this sort of thing. Prof. Hutton is a personal friend of mine and very well-respected amongst the Pagans of Great Britain.

I am trying to start a Pagan E-Blogger links circle. If you would like to participate please check out my blog and if you like it, let me know and we can link to each other. It's always good to have other Pagan contacts.


Sarah Fisher, Wiccan, South Wales