Nov 17, 2007
What makes the Wiccan/ Pagan Sabbats so different from the mundane world's holidays? It's a secret!
Of course, there are two kinds of secrets. One kind of secret is the kind that people don't tell other people. The other kind of secret is the kind that folks just don't bother to notice. The secret of the Sabbats is one of the latter kind. We know it if we've taken any kind of a look at the Sabbats, but most mundanes don't even know that there's something to find.
It's in the very nature of the Sabbats, individually and as the full cycle of eight Sabbats. In fact, without the secret, the Sabbats would not be able to be what they are.
You can "sort of" find the basis of the secret in the mundane holidays, both the religious and the political/ patriotic ones, but most of the mundane folks have not bothered much about it. In fact, most of them don't even know that there is anything to bother about. Look at how much "Christmas spirit" there is on December 26th, and you'll see what I mean. But we have it in our Sabbats. And the more I see of it, the more I'm able to appreciate each and every Sabbat.
When you see what I'm talking about, you'll see what I mean.
Maybe the others can learn something special from us and our Sabbats.