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.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice

BBC photo from Stonehenge, Summer Solstice 2010.

Unlike the Winter Solstice, which was and to some extent still is, a time of quiet desperation and hope.  The Summer Solstice is a time of celebration.  The harvest is coming, the days are long, the weather is warm.

Most of you know by now that I am more a digging in the dirt kind of pagan than a formal ritual kind of pagan.   I offer these few days of Solstice celebration to Amaterasu, Japanese sun goddess, who brought the dawn to the earth.  I spent a little time tending my poor neglected garden yesterday and today I am planning lunch in a park by a lake.  I will spend some time reading and thinking about the sun gods and goddesses and their role in human celebrations.
If you are engaged in formal ritual this solstice, may I suggest that you also go outside, put your feet in the dirt and turn your face to the sun and feel the life of this planet, this universe, coursing through you.

Scroll down to the next post for the story of Amaterasu. 


  1. Summer Solstice blessings to you and your garden!

  2. Happy Soltice! Hail Yarilo! Hail Dagdbog! It will be magnificent celebrating!

  3. Soltice in my area.
    and photo

  4. That was great Forest! Thanks for the link and the photos. If anyone wants to read this blog you can just use google translate. The translation is done by computer of course so it is kind of stilted, but you can follow the narrative.



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