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According to some scholars, Christmas was set near the winter solstice not because of any pagan traditions but based on a series of arcane calendrical computations. This argument hinges on an ancient Jewish tradition that had the great prophets dying
A festival for the rest of us allColumbus Ledger-Enquirer
A Weird History of Christmas, Part One – Christ's Birthday or Roman Carnival?Huffington Post UK (blog)

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City astronomers still starry-eyed despite NYC’s light pollution – Metro.us

City astronomers still starry-eyed despite NYC's light pollution
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The Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York both hold free astronomy events throughout the year. This Thursday, the AAA will host a Winter Solstice Telescope Party at the American Museum of Natural History. On Friday, it

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Burning The Clocks | Montol Eve | Festival Of The Apocalypse | Out & about Burning The Clocks , Brighton It might sound like some idle anarchist scheme to make sure we all fail to get up of a morning, but this colourful Brighton parade is actually a way for locals to mark the winter solstice, with lanterns being lit and then left to burn on the beach. Founded in 1995, the non-commercial festival …

Philip Chard – Praising nature’s power, beauty – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Philip Chard – Praising nature's power, beauty
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
My sister, Florence, is what most people call a pagan. She believes nature is a living and intelligent manifestation of a spiritual power that permeates the cosmos. This week, she will celebrate the winter solstice, a sacred passage among earth-based

NASA – Beyond 2012: Why The World Won’t End – WHNT


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NASA – Beyond 2012: Why The World Won't End
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This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 — hence the
5 Mayan Apocalypse Myths DebunkedYahoo! News (blog)

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival four-day passes sell out in record time – Reverb (blog)

Telluride Bluegrass Festival four-day passes sell out in record time
Reverb (blog)
The summer solstice with which the festival coincides may still be six months away, but on the winter solstice this Friday, the first batch of names performing at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be announced. We'll be posting the

Bryce Canyon hosting ‘NOT the End of the World’ party – Salt Lake Tribune

Bryce Canyon hosting 'NOT the End of the World' party
Salt Lake Tribune
Rangers at Bryce Canyon National Park are holding a special winter solstice and "NOT the End of the World" star party Friday at the park's visitor center. Bryce Canyon's "dark rangers" — so called for the incredible star gazing at the park — will

Vail health column: Yoga to ease anxiety and depression – Vail Daily News

Vail health column: Yoga to ease anxiety and depression
Vail Daily News
That is why this Winter Solstice, I am offering “Yoga to Ease Anxiety & Depression” at the Vail Vitality Center. This practice was founded on the belief that yoga helps to create spaces of ease in the effort of managing states of depression and anxiety

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Vail health column: Yoga to ease anxiety and depression – Vail Daily News

Vail health column: Yoga to ease anxiety and depression
Vail Daily News
That is why this Winter Solstice, I am offering “Yoga to Ease Anxiety & Depression” at the Vail Vitality Center. This practice was founded on the belief that yoga helps to create spaces of ease in the effort of managing states of depression and anxiety

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