Winter Solstice table at Bru-na-BigTree, Blue Mountains, Australia: June 2012
Today I got the maroon fabrics and white ribbons out ready for decorating our place – for ceremony in MoonCourt on the 21st June, and I printed copies of the ritual script for myself and students who will be coming on the 9th June for preparation: that script is offered here – Chapter 7 PaGaian Cosmology …. scroll down to “Winter Solstice”.
To begin … a poem from Pablo Neruda, sent to me by a friend
and we will all keep still.
let’s not speak in any language,
let’s stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness…If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves
–Pablo Neruda, Extravagaria,