This introductory workbook helps you discern your goals, themes and dreams for the year ahead, and can be used as way to plan your course through the year at whatever time of the year you want to set course. Most of my readers use this at the start of the calendar year but you might prefer to use it at the start of spring or on your birthday. It’s designed to be used with the Natural Planners which you can find on the Calendars and Planners page.
E-book (will be sent as a PDF file to your Paypal email address within 24 hours of your order): $15.00
Twelve Days of Christmas
I’ve been celebrating the magical time interval between Christmas and New Year, when time is suspended and miracles can happen, for over 15 years and it’s become one of my favorite holiday rituals and one I love to share with others. This illustrated book contains some of the traditions I’ve created, as I review the year past and create visions for the year ahead, and some I learned from my students when I offered this as an online class, plus
- Folklore about the 12 days of Christmas
- Ideas for celebrating each of the 12 Days
- History of the famous 12 Days of Christmas song (and alternate versions)
E-book (will be sent as a PDF file to your Paypal address within 24 hours of your order): $15.00
A portfolio of ideas for celebrating Advent, including instructions on making an Advent wreath, recipes for traditional cookies and beverages, suggestions for a weekly ritual and carols with pagan lyrics. Plus four stories adapted by Helen from the Scandinavian tradition, perfect for reading out loud while the Advent candles burn: The Ice Ship, Holle and Holler, Sul’s Return and Hulda’s Ride.
E-book (will be sent as a PDF to your Paypal address within 24 hours of your order): $15.00
Thirteen Christmas Cookies
This little book offers recipes for making thirteen traditional cookies, served during the winter holidays, in the Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Scandinavia, Italy and Denmark. You will find recipes for making Kourabiedes, Springerle, Cavallucci, Speculatius, gingerbread, Advent pretzels, Lussekatter (Lucy Cats) Twelfth Night Cake and more. Each recipe includes an explanation of the deep historical roots of the cookie, including its symbolism, use in rituals and association with winter gods and goddesses.
It was my friend, Helen Farias, who first told me that you should bake thirteen different kinds of Christmas cookies during Advent. Even though I had never heard of this before (or since), I knew instantly that she was right. Perhaps she derived her idea from the custom in Southern France of serving 13 desserts after Mass on Christmas Eve. At any rate, if you make 3 batches of cookies a week during the four weeks of Advent (plus an extra batch one week), you will have 13 kinds of cookies ready for serving at Christmas or giving away as gifts, plus plenty to serve at your Advent gatherings.
E-book (will be sent as PDF files to your Paypal address within 24 orders of your order): $15.00
Small printed book, comb-bound (mailed within one week of your order): $15.00
All three of the Christmas books listed above:
Advent Sunwheel by Helen Farias
Thirteen Christmas Cookies by Waverly Fitzgerald
Twelve Days of Christmas by Waverly Fitzgerald
E-books (available for immediate download): $30.00