“New Age”

While browsing the book store the other day looking for something to catch my attention – I came across The Green Wiccan Year, This  book is a combination of diary and spellbook and would be ideal to use as a personal book of shadows – a witch’s record of spells, rituals and magickal notes.

Anyway – the book is not the reason for my blog entry but rather the question that I have had in my mind since finding the book – ” why is anything Pagan, Wiccan etc considered NEW Age when in fact they have been around longer than Christianity, Judaiism, Buddhism and well all other ism’s really?” Another question I ask is “why are these ancient beliefs considered by so many to be evil when Christianity itself borrows so many traditions from them – being the “Christmas” season, here are a few examples:

The Christmas tree – A Pagan tradition which symbolizes fertility and prosperity which was decorated as follows:

Red/Gold  baubles to symbolize the Sun (God), Candles to symbolize the light growing stronger (days becoming longer)

Other decorations at this time of year include –

Holly which in Pagan tradition represents the old.

Mistletoe which Pagan tradition represents the new waxing year.

Ivy , Pine Cones and Evergreen branches to represent rebirth and fertility.

Yule log burned to represent the rebirth of the Sun God.

….New Age …. hmmm not so much…

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One thought on ““New Age”

  1. I’ve often wondered that myself. Most recently, actually, when I asked an employee at Books-a-Million for a specific book, and he pointed me to the “New Age” section. I have found it odd, but I don’t let it bother me. Let them slap a funky label on it, but at least it’s still there. 🙂

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