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The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Post by Jeff Barnes, KCN on Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:35 am

Also known as, The Twelvetide, The Omen Days, The Smoke Days, The Twelve Quiet Days.

These 12 days after Christmas, so close to the Winter solstice have special meaning in many cultures and faiths. A time of rest, story telling and contemplation. To Modern man it is mid-winter, in ancient cultures it signaled the end of winter. That time of year in the northern hemisphere when the Sun ends its journey South and starts North bringing longer days shorter nights, warmth and light. A rebirth, a time of renewal. If I had to chose the day the new year started it would be the Winter Solstice.


As I was reading and studying the many meanings and traditions of these 12 days which in some cultures represent the coming 12 months, it hit me. 12 Days, 12 Months, 12 Trusts. While I am a little behind this year I plan on starting a new tradition next year. Mediation and contemplation of one Trust per day of the 12 days.

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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Post by dean jacques on Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:51 am

Great idea. It helps to create personal traditions that support who we are and what we strive to become. This is a good way to improve our broken culture.

Our FB page did a monthly contemplation on the 12 Trusts, and the 12 Days of Christmas provided a similar schedule the year before.

Please let us know how it progresses.

Perhaps we could also find ways to perform actions to represent each Trust as well.

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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Post by Butch Hendricks on Tue May 24, 2016 2:07 pm

It really isn't related to the twelve days of Christmas, but has anyone heard of the German legend of the Krampus? Evidently, it is a frightening creature that drags of the naughty children. I always thought it put a new spin on the line from the Christmas carol "Be good for goodness sake!"

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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Post by dean jacques on Tue May 24, 2016 2:29 pm

Ah. The dark side of Knighthood.

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