I believe the author captures a life and history that few would forget and the book brings new depth and character to most books of its kind which are few. I can't wait to see his next book on the shelves soon. He has a vision and does a great job showing and guiding u through a book i give this book 4 stars i dont dont give that high of rating on most books Bravo to the author
This book blends pagan and Christian symbols and stories to create a unique version of the Winter Solstice celebration that can be participated in and enjoyed by anyone who seeks to reconnect with ancient traditions in a contemporary and more meaningful way. The author makes a sincere effort to bridge the gap between secular and spiritual points of view, hoping that the reader will open his or her mind to new customs and possibilities for reawakening an aesthetic sense of the sacred season. Mr. Whitsel's rich language is a nice change from the matter-of-fact, utilitarian wording of so many current books on spirituality and reveals the deep passion that he feels for this subject. Certainly, one isn't compelled to "believe" in a new "system" of spirituality in The Fires of Yule, only invited to draw upon whatever symbols and rituals serve to augment one's appreciation of the Solstice, whether those be Celtic Christian or Celtic Pagan.