Thursday 23 December 2010

12 Days of Mithra-mas: day 0

According to the Winter Solstice book by John Matthews there are 12 days counting from Christmas until 12th night which is January 6th, which according to the Rastafarians is the actual date of Christ's birthday. These days are believed to really exist outside of linear time. 
They are, in a sense, the fruit of the past year, one day for each month that has passed. In the Celtic system today is the day between the Celtic months, yesterday Wednesday was when the Celtic month of Elder ended and Friday, Christmas Eve is when the month of Birch begins.  Within all the calendars there are days which don't fit within the basic calendar, they are called intercalary- such as the 29th day added to the leap year. 

Day 0 is Dec 25th, the birthday of Mithras, Attis, Horus, Dionysus, and the Unconquered Sun. 
Contained on the video is a meditation, you can read the meditation onto a tape and play it back as a guided meditation. You may wish to have a pencil or pen close by to write down any realizations which come to you during the meditations.

The Sun of Midwinter: A Meditation:

i hope you enjoy the meditation, there is a big one within the chapters of the book, so make sure to check it out.

Blessed Be


  1. January 6 is Ukrainian Christmas :)


  2. @ Susan wow I didn't know that, i do know that the older orthodox churches celebrate later than Dec 25th. Thanks for sharing that, it's always good to learn something new. BB

  3. I love learning about Solstice lore - thank you for sharing! Theresa


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