Winter SolstiCelebration

The Wandering Druid, Father Winter (Ed Townley), and Mother Winter (Valery Guignon). Photo by Jennifer Walz.

The theme of this year’s Winter SolstiCelebration was “joy and wonder”. It was joyous and wonderful.

Winter SolstiCelebration is not a Pagan event, though there were plenty of Pagans involved. Amy Martin’s tribe is a smorgasbord of alternative religions. It’s always been an interfaith event – this year it seemed more interfaith than most. Perhaps that’s because it was co-produced by the Center for Spiritual Living. Whatever the reason, it worked. Of the five SolstiCelebrations I’ve attended (including participating in the last three) this was the best.

For me, the highlight of the service was the choir, a combined effort of the Center for Spiritual Living and Unity Dallas. They did a unique arrangement of “Amazing Grace” and a rendition of “Halleluiah Anyhow” that got everyone on their feet quite spontaneously.

It wasn’t a cure for work-related stress, but it helped. A lot.

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About John Beckett

I’m a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’m an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. This year I’m also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of CUUPS National. I’m a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

I write as a spiritual practice. It helps me organize my thoughts and work through ideas and concepts. It helps me evaluate my beliefs and practices against my core values and against what I know (or at least, what I think I know) to be true. It helps me interpret my experiences (religious and otherwise) in ways that are both meaningful and honest.


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