Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

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Lots of ideas to help plan your Midsummer ritual or gathering. The Summer Solstice is full of mythology and lore that makes for effective ritual. [Read more...]

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Names of the Summer Solstice

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Oh Summer Solstice! I love you as Midsummer! I also sometimes call you Litha, and can sort of appreciate you as the Feast of St. John the Baptist, but why do you have so many names? [Read more...]

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A Midsummer Ritual 2014

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It’s a Summer Solstice Ritual that honors the Sun and the Fey! On the longest day and shortest night we glimpse the seen and unseen who share this world with us and honor pagans past by kindling the Midsummer fire. Hail the Sun! Hail the Fairy Folk! Hail Midsummer! [Read more...]

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The Ancient Nature of Midsummer

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Customs and traditions associated with the Summer Solstice are thousands of years old. Veneration of the sun has been with humanity from almost the very beginning and has lasted from pagan antiquity down through the Christian-era and all the way down to today. [Read more...]

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