Category Summer Solstice

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 PaGaian Summer Solstice ceremony we 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, in traditional Pagan language, “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” […]

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 – […]

Seasons of the Light

           As Summer draws to a close in the Southern Hemisphere, we are leaving behind the light part of the year’s cycle around the Sun, the Summer Solstice in late December being the point of that interchange. The lightest quarter of the year anywhere on our planet is in the period […]

Summer Solstice Poetry

Summer Solstice is primarily about fulfilment of purpose – as Sun reaches Her peak in the annual cycle, as the fruit ripens, as the rose/flower comes to full blossom: what has been born and come into being, finds its fulfilment … that is the idea – a good one if it may be achieved. Thomas […]

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