Blog changes

In an effort to get this blog back on track I have simplified it, deleted some of the attached one-topic blogs
and focused on Sabbats and Esbats, which was the original intent.
Other writings will be in 'stumbling upon the path of the goddess'
and the Borrowed Book of Charms is still active.
Links in the right hand column.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Drumming Up the Sun at Solstice

I am so excited. I am going to the annual Drumming Up the Sun at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
I have never been before.
Drumming Up the Sun is an combined effort of pagan groups in the Denver Metro Area.
It's a BIG drum circle celebrating the dawn on the solstice. Red Rocks is a natural amphitheatre just outside of Denver in the foothills. It is hard to photograph because it is so big. In the photo that center space is the seating area. At the top of that area the lighter stripe is a row of small buildings and the darker red area at the bottom of the seating area is the stage. It has all been enhanced; seats, wings on the stage, lighting etc etc, but the basic area is a natural stage. You can sit in the top row and hear someone speak on the stage with no amplification. The enormous rock formations on both sides trap and carry the sound. Red Rocks is a site of concerts (I saw the Beatles there many many years ago) and is famous for the Easter Sunrise Service, a non-denominational celebration.
These sorts of celebrations are breathtaking as the seating faces east and you can see over the top of the Denver skyline. I think you can see Kansas from there.

It is a fabulous site for something like a solstice celebration. I just hope is it a little warmer than it has been lately. It has been below zero here in the mornings.....need to warm that up a bit to spend a couple of hours standing out in it.


  1. My husband is a drummer, I'm a dancer, so I can really imagine what Drumming Up the Sun is like!!! I'm really jealous of you and hope you let us know all about it!

  2. Oh, how ULTRA FABULOUS! What an experience it will be! I can hardly wait to read your post about it!

  3. You are so blessed. I love Red Rocks. I went to a concert there many moons ago..flashback, in the early 70's. But I can just imagine the wonder and awe at a drumming there. Wow, I too can hardly wait to hear about it from you. Linda in New Mexico

  4. Sounds like so much fun and a great experience!

  5. Sounds magical. Have a wonderful time!

  6. That will be incredible! I can't wait to hear all about this experience. I can just imagine how the drums will sound in a place like that!

  7. What an amazing place! I'd never heard of it before...but I'd love to participate in an event there. Wow.




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