Tag Archives: Summer Solstice

Attending to Summer Solstice Poetry

In the Southern Hemisphere, the Poetry of Summer Solstice is particularly ignored because at this Seasonal Moment, mainstream is celebrating Christmas, which is really a Winter Solstice thing appropriated by Christian faith long ago, and now appropriated by the capitalist consumer faith. Frequently even in Southern Hemisphere Pagan circles, where Summer Solstice is celebrated, the […]

A Summer Solstice Reading from PaGaian Cosmology

When asked to read something for Summer Solstice for her Open Heart Spiritual Center, former student of PaGaian Cosmology (2012-2013) Margaret Lee chose to read a segment from the book PaGaian Cosmology. Margaret read the section on Summer Solstice/Litha in Chapter 5 (p. 145-146). Her partner Matthew Lee put it on YouTube.

Solstice – Winter/Summer June 2021 C.E.

Earth enters the Season of Solstice at this time in Her orbit around Mother Sun. In the Southern Hemisphere it is the Winter Solstice: the lengthening dark part of the day will peak and there will be the turn/ return to the growing light out of that fullness of darkness. It is a Moment for celebrating the […]

June Solstice – Winter/Summer @ EarthGaia 2020

This is the time of year when Earth enters the Season of Solstice (one of two for the year) in Her orbit around Mother Sun. For the Southern Hemisphere June Solstice is the magic of the peaking of the dark part of the day, and the turn/ return to lengthening light out of that fullness: it may […]

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 […]

December Solstice – Summer/Winter 2019 C.E.

The Season of Solstice celebrates the sacred Moment when Earth’s tilt leans both hemispheres, South and North, to the furthest point in relationship with Mother Sun: it is the Seasonal Moment when the hours of light or dark peak, come to fullness … and there is a turning, a re-turning, to the other again. Solstice […]

We bless you and the Gift that you are

Each one/being 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 (to buy a gift). But in the contemplation of your own self as gift, how you feed the world with your being […]

Solstice Season – Winter/Summer @ EarthGaia 2019 C.E.

Earth enters the Season of Solstice in our orbit around Mother Sun at this time: She/we are tilted either away from, or toward, Sun (depending on your hemisphere) to the furthest point at the moment of Solstice. For the Southern Hemisphere it is the Winter Solstice – the time of longest hours of dark. For the Northern […]

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 […]

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”” […]

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