13 Songs for the Summer Solstice

I thought surely my readers were tired of these, but apparently not. The sun is reaching his zenith, the days are long, and the nights are warm. These are busy days! Tomorrow I will be hosting two different hangouts. One to discuss Sarah Whedon's new e-book Birth of the Labyrinth Path, and one to discuss the sun in Pagan practice. On Patheos Pagan today there is Steven Abell's first-hand account of Trothmoot, addressing the rumors that have been floating around. Gus diZerega discusses the … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Midsummer

O glorious sun! O Sol Invictus! May you shine on us a little less intensely and let your heat waves rest as we celebrate your zenith! Here's some tunes to groove out to this Solstice! 13. Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine Because this is my default solar holiday song! 12. Len - Steal My Sunshine I never thought this song would date me, but I have nieces and nephews who are younger than this tune... 11. Gaia Consort - Solstice Call I love the joyful inclusiveness of this … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs: Litha – Sunwheels Alight

Midsummer (or Litha, Sonnenwende, Sankthansaften, Midsommardagen, etc.), is without a doubt, a day with heavy connections to the sun. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Midsummer is the longest ‘day’ of the year, as the sun appears in the sky for far longer than any other day of the year. In certain places of the Northern hemisphere including parts of Scandinavia, the sun may never fully set, giving locals an eye-witness view to what’s colloquially known as a ‘midnight … [Read more...]