Wheel of the Year: Yule

December 11th & 15th, 2023

The Holy Sabbat of Yule

The Winter Solstice, the longest night of the solar year, is the peak of Winter. This night is said to be when the Great Cosmic Mother labors to give birth to the Sun. Now the days will begin to grow longer as the light slowly returns. In this class, we will explore the origins of many of our present-day holiday traditions and look deeply within to find the light that resides in our own hearts and souls.

On Monday, you will receive a video lesson on the meaning, lore, and common practices for this Sabbat. On Friday evening at 7 PST, we will meet live over Zoom to learn how to celebrate the Sabbat in a ritual, with time for Q&A.

Meet your guide...

Rev. Judith Laxer

I have been teaching classes, workshops and programs on the Divine Feminine, the magickal arts, and psychic development since 1993, in my private practice as well as at conferences and gatherings internationally.

I have always been tuned into life in a magickal way with many psychic experiences as a child. As a teenager, I obtained my own Tarot deck, which initiated me into the mysteries. As I matured, I realized that the way I perceived the world was actually part of an Earth-based spiritual path. As a young adult back in the 1980’s, books were the only resource available to me about this way of life. I read everything I could get my hands on and began to put into practice what I gleaned there. Over time, these practices deepened into my devotional path, and in sharing it with others, I began to build community. My own lived experience is my greatest resource. In my 30’s I could no longer deny my calling and became a Priestess of the Goddess. I wanted to provide for others the mentoring that had been missing for me when I was coming up, and I began teaching Her ways.

Teaching is a special joy for me. The blessing of teaching is to witness and experience the successful result of what has been proffered. I feel honored that my students have taken what they have learned in my classes and enhanced their own spiritual lives, and many have gone on to become teachers, ceremonialists, and leaders themselves.

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