Rauhnaechte 2017- An Ancient Ritual Continues

Editor   December 12, 2017   Comments Off on Rauhnaechte 2017- An Ancient Ritual Continues

We know the time before Christmas as the magical and contemplative advent season. Finally, after the fourth Advent, the beloved time of the blessing, where especially the little ones are very happy.

Many of you may have noticed that the time until 06.01 is also very special. Usually these are the holidays, arrival and departure days, which we fully enjoy and which we often feel a little gratitude for.


The time after Christmas is even better known as the Rauhnächte, of which even today is the speech.

The Christmas nights 2017 begin on Christmas Eve

Similar to Halloween and carnival, there is the custom of dressing up as a hideous figure

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When are the Rauhnächte?

For those who hear this term for the first time, these are the 12 nights after Christmas, still known as Holy Nights.

The origin of the Rauhnächte is purely pagan, but is still maintained as a ritual both in Germany and in many areas in Europe.

If we speak of pagan origins, we may still remind you that our ancestors the winter solstice , which takes place on 21.12, celebrated as the rebirth of the light. For this reason, the first roughness night counted the night of the winter solstice. Today, the Rauhnächte begin in the night of 24.12 to 25.12. and last until 06.01.

Through various resins and flowers one smokes ritually the house and its inhabitants

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The essential oils contained in resins have a positive effect on our psyche

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What are the Rauhnächte?

If you connect the time before Christmas with reflection and cosiness, you should think of the time afterwards as a time of realization and forgiveness. It is said that during the twelve rough nights, the line between the beyond and the here is thin and that one has one last chance to slip into the new year with a clear conscience.

One sees the time of the Rauhnächte as a transition between the old and the new

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The Rauhnächte 2017 start again on Christmas Eve and by then all the work should be done, because you are not allowed to work during the Rauhnächte, but to cleanse his house, his body and his heart by smoking. It sounds like”hocus-pocus”, but it’s easy to explain.

Juniper seeds and spruce needles are the most popular incense besides frankincense

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Namely, one uses various resins, such as frankincense or amber, by the pure natural contained therein essential oils To positively affect the human psyche. It is still smoked with herbs, roots or flowers that are rich in essential oils are. Gladly taken incense are the seeds of juniper , the spruce needles, sage, mugwort, verbena and bay leaf. Easy to get and very effective are still the clove , the mint, but also the peel of all citrus fruits.

If necessary, you can also smoke with incense sticks

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Without effort, you can smoke incense sticks or incense smokers. These fumigants are known to many, but few – aware.

Although this ritual is meant to be pagan, we often see it in churches and religious institutions

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In some churches incense is still smoked

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Essential oils clarify the thoughts and purify the soul

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How many of you are reaching for the smoke cones at Christmas time?

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Wishes in the Rauhnächten

A long, long time ago, the farmer regarded the said Rauhnächte as a kind of oracle. You could almost predict the future for each of the coming twelve months. Today you use the time to return to yourself, maybe let go and get the inner peace to feel. Every night you can express your good wishes for the new year, find your inner peace and start balanced and energized into the new year with fresh energy.

The traditional smokers can be described as a cultural asset

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Incense can also be packaged as a Christmas present

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Whether you like your roughnecks with or without smoke just take time to better classify your thoughts and feelings and try to be a better person!

Smoking in a modern way

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The shape you choose for smoking is unimportant. Important is the effect on your train of thought

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A small but very meaningful gift

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Juniper twigs can also be used for decorative purposes

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Find out how close your fragrance is

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Pine cones smell of the tree resin and can also be used for smoking

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The Christmas fragrance is good for smoking and also for baking

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