According to Christian traditions, January 6th is Epiphany, which is the day that the 3 kings arrived to pay homage to the newborn Jesus. Many biblical historians believe that these Magi were of Chaldean or Persian astronomers who interpreted the sighting of a bright star as a sign that a person of importance had been born. They believed that in following the path of the star that it would lead them to this person.
The Magi, also known as wise men, comes from the Old Persian word magus, which means magician. Magus is also the root word for magic. The terms wise or magic in Wiccan paths often refer to a person who is able to communicate with or with the natural energies in our world. This is much in the same way as Joan of Arch.
Joan of Arch is a French heroine Saint who was born on January 6th, 1412. She was a brave, mystical and message receiving peasant girl that was certainly a wise or magical being. At 19 years of age she was found guilty of witchcraft and heresy. In those times a person such as herself would be considered a criminal as her actions went against the Catholic Church. She was killed publicly by being burned at the stake on May 30, 1431. In her honor, remember to take a moment today in silence.
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