Summer Solstice – The Necessity of Trust

If there’s a lesson in the Summer Solstice, it’s that nothing worthwhile is entirely under our control. We do our part and then trust that Nature and the Gods will do theirs. And then get ready to do our next part when the harvest begins. [Read more…]

A New Order – A Summer Solstice Meditation

The ancient Egyptian daily temple rituals were intended to maintain Ma’at – the proper order of things. What rituals can you perform to create, nurture, and support a new, just, and sustainable order in our world? [Read more…]

Summer Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

What are you doing for the Summer Solstice? Here’s a solitary ritual that celebrates the Solstice and honors the land spirits, the ancestors, and of course, the Sun. It’s simple and powerful, but there’s one catch: you have to get up really early. [Read more…]

Egyptian Summer Solstice

While the liturgy of our Egyptian Summer Solstice ritual is our own modern creation, it is inspired by the daily temple rituals of ancient Egypt and it is quite different from our usual Pagan rites. I think the differences are relevant to devotional polytheists regardless of which traditions and which Gods we follow. [Read more…]

Building a Summer Solstice Tradition

Summer Solstice is perhaps the least well-defined of all the eight celebrations of the Wheel of the Year. and you could easily drop it from your list of high days. Denton CUUPS has used this as an opportunity to build a local tradition around our Egyptian Temple Ritual. [Read more…]

Egyptian Summer Solstice

The gods – of Egypt or of any other land – do not make everything right. If we listen to them and work with them, they will point us in the right direction. But we have to do the work. [Read more…]

Happy Solstice!

Today we celebrate the Summer Solstice. Tomorrow I’ll set aside my Druid robes, put on an Egyptian tunic and help lead a ritual to honor the gods and goddesses of Egypt and present them to the people of this new time and place. [Read more…]

Earth Rhythms Summer SolstiCelebration

Pictures from today’s Egyptian Summer Solstice ritual at White Rock Lake. Denton CUUPS was the opening ceremony for the Earth Rhythms day-long celebration. Thanks to Cathy for serving as photographer. Stephanie from Yew Grove CUUPS counted 140 people watching the ritual. The opening invocations   Livvy speaks as Michi makes an appeasement offering to Set [Read More…]