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There is the calendar we are all familiar with. But there is also another one, the demonic calendar used also for neo-witchcraft. In practice, it is a parallel course of time that imitates Christian feasts. Satan’s worshipers have precise appointments, during which the different sects, despite their differences, follow more or less the same rituals. Their deadlines are well known, even if often underestimated.

The Christian world has a tendency to consider them as innocent appointments whose aim is having fun, some manifestations in certain times of the year. October 31: it is Satan’s New year, a night of Sabbath and the beginning of the new year. On this occasion, many ceremonies of expiation are performed because it is believed that this is the night when every request will be heard (Halloween, Samhain).

December 21, on the other hand, is the first night of Tregenda, aka Yule, during which demonic rites blend with pagan pre-Christian (December 21, the winter solstice, the longest night of the year). There is also February 2: the night of the Candlemas, with a Sabbath dedicated to the consecration of the candles that will be used during the rituals of the following months. It is also the night when apprentice sorcerers have their initiation ceremony (Candlemas, Imbolc). There is also March 21: another important date, that of the spring equinox, when the second night of Tregenda is celebrated (March 21, spring equinox: Ostara). April 30: this day marks the beginning of the esoteric summer, with a Sabbath dedicated to propitiatory rites for accumulating money and success (Beltane). June 24: third night of Tregenda, with rites of protection for the members of the sect and casting anathemas and spells against the enemies (June 21, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year: Mid-Summer, Litha). July 31: it plays one of the most important Sabbaths, when external evil influences are repelled (Lunasa). September 29: fourth and last night of Tregenda, on the occasion of the autumn equinox. This is the most intellectual appointment, when odes are sung to demonic knowledge (September 21, Autumn Equinox: Mabon).

One of these appointments is around the corner: next Monday, December 21. The night of the winter solstice is the longest of the year, the night when darkness triumphs. It is called Yule and is celebrated with fire. For the sects of devil worshipers, this is the moment to let go the past and walk towards light; some witches lit a candle.

The word Yule is believed to come from the Scandinavian or English word Iul, or even from the Norwegian jul which means “wheel”. This date marks the final point of the Wheel of the Year. Moreover Jolfoor (father of Yule) and Jolnir (Yule) are names of Odin. Some people believe that Odin was the one who gave gifts. Before Santa Claus became popular in Victorian times as a fat and happy elf, he was represented as long-limbed, wearing a long black dress instead of red and white. According to the first legends, Santa Claus rode a white horse, not a slide full of reindeer. This reminds us exactly on Odin and Sleipner. The old “Santa” was also a very particular figure, sometimes even a terrifying one.

Yule overlaps with the celebration of Christmas. This Sabbath represents the rebirth of light during the longest night of the year the Goddess gives birth to the Child Sun. The intention to replace the appointment with the birth of Jesus, deviating attention and creating an alternative is quite clear. Whatever, just not to give importance to the event par excellence, the birth of the Son of God. This is the reason why those who are Catholic cannot and must not underestimate these appointments from Halloween in Yule.

After all, as the Satanists say, Yule and Christmas are not that different. Both celebrate the arrival of the God/Sun, as Christ was called, the light of the world. Behold, this deception has been revealed. The angel on the Christmas tree, in many places (for example in Germany), becomes a tiny witch, to represent Crona, the old goddess who presides over this phase of the year. In ancient times it was said that Germanic tribes sacrificed prisoners to the God of victory, hanging them on the trees and leaving them there for nine days as Wodan was hung on the tree of life to obtain the sacred knowledge of the runes.

Catholic parents should be careful and check whether their children buy candles, incense and spiritual books. Other clues are the use of herbs and Tarots, swords, a black tablecloth with a pentagram (a star inside a circle) … The main clue that reveals young people’s interest in witchcraft are the books they keep on their shelves. A plethora of books on mythology, especially Celtic mythology, can be a sign as well. Fathers and mothers should worry also when their children disappear during new moon and full moon, or on the occasion of the 8 major Wicca holidays or the weekends close to them. The presumed innocence of certain rites can be a way to approach the occult. Once this doorstep is crossed, “magic” disappears. Or better… it manifests itself.

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