happy first day of winter happy winter solstice


spaminator
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JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post


So tomorrow is going to be a long day!
 
petros
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Only 3 months to spring.
 
Cliffy
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So tomorrow is going to be a long day!

Yup. Big pagan gathering, bonfire, feasting, dancing and drumming tomorrow night at my friends' farm. Looks like it is going to be mild too.
 
Blackleaf
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The Winter Solstice is tomorrow.
 
spaminator
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The Winter Solstice is tomorrow.

I mistakenly thought it fell on December 21st. my bad.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

I mistakenly thought it fell on December 21st. my bad.


It usually does start on 21 December, more often than not, but its exact time varies each year.

The shortest day of the year often falls on December 21, but the modern calendar of 365 days a year - with an extra day every four years - does not correspond exactly to the solar year of 365.2422 days
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The solstice can happen on December 20, 21, 22 or 23, though December 20 or 23 solstices are rare.

The last December 23 solstice was in 1903 and will not happen again until 2303.

The December solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. This year the solstice occurs on Tuesday December 22nd at 04:49 GMT (Universal time) with the sun rising over Stonehenge in Wiltshire - where the usual assortment of druids, pagans and revellers will be present - at 08:04.

The Winter Solstice is now 14 hours and 50 minutes away. Go here for the countdown clock - Video: When is the 2015 winter solstice? Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year - Telegraph
Last edited by Blackleaf; Dec 21st, 2015 at 09:08 AM..
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

It usually does start on 21 December, more often than not, but its exact time varies each year.

The shortest day of the year often falls on December 21, but the modern calendar of 365 days a year - with an extra day every four years - does not correspond exactly to the solar year of 365.2422 days
.
The solstice can happen on December 20, 21, 22 or 23, though December 20 or 23 solstices are rare.

The last December 23 solstice was in 1903 and will not happen again until 2303.

The December solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. This year the solstice occurs on Tuesday December 22nd at 04:49 GMT (Universal time) with the sun rising over Stonehenge in Wiltshire - where the usual assortment of druids, pagans and revellers will be present - at 08:04.

The Winter Solstice is now 14 hours and 50 muinutes away. Go here for the countdown clock - Video: When is the 2015 winter solstice? Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year - Telegraph

thanks for the info.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

thanks for the info.


In fact, being pedantic, it'll still be 21st December in Canada when this solstice occurs, although it hasn't occurred yet and it'll occur on 22nd December in most of the rest of the world.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

In fact, being pedantic, it'll still be 21st December in Canada when this solstice occurs, although it hasn't occurred yet and it'll occur on 22nd December in most of the rest of the world.

thanks again for the info.
 
Danbones
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how about that el nino raincloud?
any drunken celebrating on the solstice
make sure you wear your rubbers if you are going to play in any puddles
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

how about that el nino raincloud?
any drunken celebrating on the solstice
make sure you wear your rubbers if you are going to play in any puddles

I've never been to Stonehenge. I don't fancy going there to see the Sun rise on Winter Solstice tomorrow morning when it's a bit cold and wet. I don't know how those revellers and druids and pagans do it.

By the way, my mum's brother, my Uncle Alan, made his first ever steps as a toddler within Stonehenge. He walked for the first time within the ancient stone circle.
 
Danbones
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That is a fascinating place Bl, one cool thing about Britian is your ancient history
World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Celtic Cross - by Crichton Miller
I found this celtic cross as measuring device to be very interesting re places like stonehenge
 
Danbones
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That is a fascinating place Bl, one cool thing about Britian is your ancient history
World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Celtic Cross - by Crichton Miller
I found this celtic cross as measuring device to be very interesting re places like stonehenge
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

So tomorrow is going to be a long day!

Longer. Today is the shortest day of the year.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

That is a fascinating place Bl, one cool thing about Britian is your ancient history
World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Celtic Cross - by Crichton Miller
I found this celtic cross as measuring device to be very interesting re places like stonehenge


That is an interesting theory. It's like all those interesting and wild theories about Stonehenge - a UFO landing pad; a giant musical instrument (the stones "ring", apparently) etc.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

I mistakenly thought it fell on December 21st. my bad.

It does. This evening in the civilized world. In Britaniscan it will likely already be tomorrow.
 
Danbones
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UFOs?
lol
no
i have one and it does everything as advertised
even longitude without a chronometer
something saddly lost by even your own intrepid sailors
( remember you all got lost till the chrono was invented)
maybe ufos would help them learn it
its pretty easy
and you can build henges with it
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Longer. Today is the shortest day of the year.

Shudda wrote that in purple I guess!
 
Machjo
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Happy coming Spring, everyone!
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Yup. Big pagan gathering, bonfire, feasting, dancing and drumming tomorrow night at my friends' farm. Looks like it is going to be mild too.

LMAO.

Silly people.

I bet you all look like a bunch of idiots.
 
petros
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They don't look like f-cking idiots, they ARE f-cking idiots.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

LMAO.

Silly people.

I bet you all look like a bunch of idiots.

Notice??
No silly memes on this thread from Cliffy
It figures....It's not a Christian Holiday.....
 
EagleSmack
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Notice??
No silly memes on this thread from Cliffy
It figures....It's not a Christian Holiday.....

I bet they all reek too. Freaking nasty.
 
DaSleeper
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Cliffy's celebrated Holiday





 
petros
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IdRatherBeSkiing
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Kathy Wynn is returning from vacation?
 
petros
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The war on Christmas is a thinly veiled attack on winter solstice.
 
MHz
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That may explain the origin of the X-mas tree. Cut down one of God's green things, dress it up say a prayer and burn it up at the same time that it happens to be the darkest and coldest time of the year.
Harvest time in the legends . . . . . Jewish legends at that . . . . much more riveting than the part about when a person's name is written into the book of life. If the beginning was that good imagine what the ending will be when it starts off being a tad spooky. Going out with mission of tagging somebody naughty or nice and then judgement follows.

Zep:1:15:
That day is a day of wrath,
a day of trouble and distress,
a day of wasteness and desolation,
a day of darkness and gloominess,
a day of clouds and thick darkness,

Joe:2:11:
And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army:
for his camp is very great:
for he is strong that executeth his word:
for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible;
and who can abide it?
 
petros
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Quote:

That may explain the origin of the X-mas tree. Cut down one of God's green things, dress it up say a prayer and burn it up at the same time that it happens to be the darkest and coldest time of the year

Ummmm. Not just NO but f-ck NO!
 
darkbeaver
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Tracing the Occult Origins of Christmas

Is Christmas really magic mushroom, sun and Saturn worship in disguise?
Christmas has come around again, and as we all scurry about hanging lights and stars everywhere, and adorning our trees with red and white ornaments, how many of us reflect on the occult origins of Christmas? How many of us realize that this merry festival has roots, in fact, in ancient traditions of magic mushrooms, Saturn worship and sun worship? Today’s Christmas is truly a hodgepodge of ancient rituals and celebrations, with roots as far back as 4000 years to the Mesopotamians. This is not surprising, for Christianity itself is a borrowed religion, built on top of previous Coptic (Egyptian), Mesopotamian and Babylonian religions. Christmas really has nothing to do with the alleged historical birthday of a human called Jesus. Let’s take a look at some of the traditions which have formed Christmas, so we can gain a deeper understanding of its symbolism.
Jesus again pictured in religious artwork with magic mushrooms.

The Christmas-Magic Mushroom Connection

John Allegro was a free-thinking Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and archeologist. In 1970 he wrote a fascinating and highly controversial book entitled The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross , whose subtitle was A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East. In it he put forth the unique idea that Christianity was an expression of an ancient cult which worshipped sex and mushrooms. To straight-laced scholars and prim-and-proper Christian apologists, this idea was simply too much for them to contemplate, but Allegro provided an impressive amount of evidence to back his claims.
He showed how the mushroom – specifically the red-and-white magic mushroom Amanita muscaria – came up again and again in Christian art. He explained how the Eucharist – where Christians believe the bread wafer is transformed into the body of Christ – is a re-enactment of the sacred ceremony of ingesting the flesh of the Amanita magic mushroom. Allegro argued that the entire story of the Jesus in the Gospels was a code for the ancient journey of conscious self-exploration, the hallucinogenic “trip”. You can imagine how the majority of people reacted to his “sex-and-mushroom cult” theory in 1970 in England!
Is the Amanita magic mushroom the fabled Holy Grail?

Yet his ideas have merit. James Arthur and others after Allegro further developed the idea of the Christmas-magic mushroom connection. Amanitas are also linked to fertility and sex; they have a sexual appearance, representing both the male and female. At different stages of their growth life cycle, they resemble a phallus, breast and yoni.
It is interesting to note that Jesus pictured in religious artwork with amanita mushrooms around him. Is the red-and-white Santa Claus or St. Nicholas a modern representation of the village shaman who had the knowledge of pharmacopeia? Is the holy grail actually the mature Amanita with its edges curled up? Were Amanitas the source of power and insight for the old ruling class of priests? And perhaps most importantly, what part does the Amanita play in humanity’s origins and the extraterrestrial Annunaki who were mining for “gold”? These are interesting questions to ponder as you decorate your tree in red-and-white with mushroom ornaments this year.


The Christmas-Sun Worship Connection

Thanks to groundbreaking research of investigators like Jordan Maxwell (whose work was the basis of one major segment of the hit movie Zeitgeist), people have begun to become aware of the link between Christmas and sun worship. At its core, the Illuminati and secret societies that run the world are deeply intoblack magic, which, defined, is the use of mostly unseen and unknown forces to gain power and control over others. The Illuminati are black magicians. They utilize certain powers and then, through their control of the media and academia, put out disinformation and lies to prevent people from believing in and accessing those very powers, lest their power base be eroded.
A typical Christian art interpretation of Jesus. Note the sun cross at the back.

Christmas is all about the birth of the “son”. But what if it is actually the birth or rebirth of the “sun”? A sun that goes through a “spring”, ascends to a height (summer solstice), then goes through a “fall” (autumn)? Christianity tells us that Jesus the son is our savior. Yet literally speaking the “sun” is our savior; without the sun there would be little or no life on Earth. So it is only natural that sun worship was practiced by early cultures all over the world, especially in the keys days following the winter solstice, when the sun disappears over the horizon in northern latitudes for 3 days. Jesus was dead for the 3 days. Is this the symbolic “death” of the sun? December 25th is the first day when the son or sun makes his triumphant return. Many people make fun of early religions and brand them as primitive, without actually realizing that Christianity itself has either stolen or built upon (depending on your viewpoint) these exact traditions.
Is it purely a coincidence that the date of Christmas is always December 25th every year, exactly 3 days after the 22nd (or night of the 21st), the date of winter solstice? Is it another coincidence that Jesus is pictured everywhere throughout Christian art on top of a sun cross, showing the sun’s journey through the 4 seasons every year? Is Christmas an elaborate ritual to lure back the “prodigal sun” from death?