Merry Midwinter (Paperback)

How to Rediscover the Magic of the Christmas Season

By Gillian Monks

Unbound, 9781783528424, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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Celebrating midwinter is not about what you buy or how much you spend - it's about your attitude to life. Turn away from the frenetic consumerism of Christmas and rediscover the authentic and meaningful realities of this, the oldest and most precious celebration of the year. The true significance of midwinter is not found in any individual spiritual or religious belief or practice. Instead, the winter solstice provides an opportunity to celebrate what we as humans share; to set aside our differences and come together with a sense of community and cheer. Merry Midwinter is a cornucopia of ideas for how to make your own decorations (kissing boughs, advent wreaths, crackers, stockings and more); your own alternative gifts which cost nothing except your time and thought; your own entertainments and games; and simple, seasonal recipes from years gone by.

About the Author

Gillian Monks is a Quaker, Theosophist and practising Druid. She was born and bought up in Lancashire and trained as a teacher, graduating from Lancaster University. Gillian is developing a spiritual retreat on a five acre plot where she also leads and facilitates workshops in self development and spirituality. She lives with her husband and son, five cats and two dogs in the heart of Snowdonia.