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Seasonal Spring Fires


In many places in the world, in the very early spring, there would be a lighting of sacred fire and a joyous dance around it, symbolic of the victory over death. These ancient customs are still celebrated today in Vilma Mare’s native Lithuania.

The flame itself or even the charred sticks from these fires would be carried home to light the family hearth and then used to cook a ceremonial feast. The embers from such fires were considered sacred and healing for people, animals and plants.

Dancing Around the Fire

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