Category Summer Solstice

O Mother Sun

( … for the Solstices in particular) O Mother Sun       who is with me       wherever I am. … May I always remember       your presence surging through my nerve fibres breathing in my body. Present in the forms all around me. … May I remember to be gracious For Thine is the planet. […]

Celebrate Summer Solstice: Decolonise the Mind

To celebrate Summer Solstice in Summer, and indeed the Wheel of Earth’s orbit around Sun, the Seasonal Moments as they express themselves in your region, is an act of decolonising the mind. It is to set your self free of imposed arbitrary calendar, imposed by colonisers who have had an agenda of what constitutes a […]

We bless you and the Gift that you are

Each one is gift: that gift is all that is required, presence, the giving of your fullness of being. If you don’t have that, you might feel you have to go the shops. But in the contemplation of your own self as gift, how you feed the world with your being everyday, you may feel […]

Summer Solstice: Omega Gateway

This essay is an edited excerpt from Chapter 5 of the author’s book PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion. Dates for Summer Solstice: Southern Hemisphere – December 20-23 Northern Hemisphere – June 20-23 The “moment of grace”[1]that is Summer Solstice, marks the stillpoint in the height of Summer, when Earth’s tilt and orbit cause the Sun […]

Summer Solstice Moment of Union

In the traditional PaGaian Summer Solstice ceremony, the fullness and wholeness/unity of being that is celebrated in the peaking of Sun’s light at this time, is expressed in the ceremonial invocation as a dyad poem, or “Conversation of Union” as I name it. It is my adaptation of Starhawk’s “Invocation to the Ground of Being”” […]

The Solstices as a Pouring Forth – into Light or Dark

Winter Solstice ceremony is about celebrating the fullness of the dark, which involves at the same time the birthing of light. This fullness of dark may be understood as the fullness of emptiness, which many religious mystical traditions and poets have understood as a quality of emptiness: that is, that emptiness is full and sentient. […]

Everyday Acts – the Bread of Life

In Summer Solstice ceremony we may remember that “the Creativity that pours forth from us is Divine, Sacred – is what the Cosmos is made of.” We remember “that it is the Sun that ripens in us, we are the Bread of Life – that our Passion released, may feed the world.” May there be […]

We Are Cosmic Dynamics

At the Solstices, in traditional PaGaian ceremony, we recognize and recall the sacred space (that is, “call the directions”), with recognition that we are Cosmic Dynamics of the elements, as poetically inspired by cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme’s perception of water, fire, earth and air.[1] This recalling, and “creating of sacred space” is ceremoniously invited and […]

Mother Sun Ripens in Us: So May We Shine

In Summer Solstice ceremony as it may be done, the group blesses each with: It is the Sun that ripens in you: so may you shine. Mother Sun, our source of life and energy, is a model of the quality and power of Radiance.[1] She pours Herself forth in every moment: and Earth absorbs only a very […]

We are the Bread of Life – Communion

  This Cosmos, this Earth, this life, is a Communion event – a relational, reciprocal, sacred interchange. With our lives do we feed the world, as we also are fed by Her. We may feed the world with our radiance, which is our everyday creativity, as Mother Sun does feed us in every moment – […]

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