Сергей Розен , Черный маг Сергей Розен

Yol - The winter solstice


Yol - The winter solstice.



  Yule / Yule, Joll, Joel or Yuil / -the ancient winter solstice of the Celtic and Germanic peoples.
This pagan holiday was held in the Christian
times, combining with Christmas.
In 2017, the winter solstice falls on December 21.



  Yol is the night of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year.
A great celebration was held in her honor, as the medieval Germans and Celts awaited the revival of the King of the Oak, the Sun King, the Giver of Life, who warmed the frozen earth and awakened life in the seeds stored in her bosom throughout the long winter. In the fields, fires were lit, and the harvest and trees were blessed, drinking spicy cider.


  The children went from house to house with gifts in the form of carnations and apples, which lay in baskets of branches of evergreen plants and stalks of wheat, sprinkled with flour. Apples represented the sun, branches symbolized immortality, the stalks of wheat depicted the harvest, and flour meant success, light and life. Holly, mistletoe and ivy were adorned not only from the outside, but also inside houses to invite the natural spirits to participate in the feast. The holly of Holly was kept near the door all year long as a constant invitation to a happy fate to visit the inhabitants of the house.


 Traditionally, the singing of the Christmas hymn, the blessing of trees, the burning of the Yolsky log, the decoration of the Yolsky tree, the exchange of gifts, kisses under the mistletoe were performed. The tradition of serving Christmas ham
goes back to the pagan custom of swearing on the head of a wild boar. It was believed that such an oath reached Freyr himself, the god of fertility, whose sacred animal was a wild boar.


 The symbolism of Yola is the Yolsky log or a small Yolsky log with three candles, evergreen twigs and twigs, holly, ivy hung on doors, golden candles, fruit baskets decorated with carnations, boiling pot of ale, spurge, Christmas spruce.


 The ceremonial Yola log was given the main place in the celebration. According to tradition, the log should be taken from the land of the owner of the house or taken as a gift, but in no case bought. Brought into the house and installed in the fireplace, it was decorated with seasonal greens, watered with cider
, ale and flour. The log was burning all night (it was set on fire from a piece of last year's log wood, which was specially preserved), then the next 12 days were smoldering, and afterwards it was taken out ceremonially.
Ash is a traditional tree for the Yolsky log. It is the sacred tree of the Teutons associated with the mythical tree of Yggdrasil.


 The Yol lamp, is an ancient symbol of yol. It was reintroduced by neo-pagans in the early 20th century, after the photograph of the sample found in the 16th century was published. The oldest of the found tower lamps from baked clay dates from the era of the Great Migration of Nations.
In the practices of the Dark Arts, the winter solstice is the "peak of the dark tide of the Force", the night of strengthening the connection with the Devil and his Faces, the rituals of creating artifacts carrying the Force, improving material well-being, gaining financial benefits, protecting, and also severe negative influences.



  The Dark Magician Sergei Rosen.