Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms Through Festival and Ceremony

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Quest Books, 1993 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 199 pages
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This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep meaning for the ancients and that is now increasingly relevant to a world facing environmental challlenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to be cultural relics. They are joyous, fun, mischievous, profound, life-affirming events that connect us deeply with the Earth, the heavens, and the wellspring of being within us. This book encourages us to undertake full-bodied, ecstatic seasonal renewal by providing information on the history and meaning of the solstices with practical suggestions on how to celebrate them now.

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Review: Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms through Festival and Ceremony

User Review  - Ami - Goodreads

Almost two books in one, Celebrating the Solstice starts out with an annotated scientific account of the solstices. The astronomical facts are discussed, followed by anthropological studies of ... Read full review

Review: Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms through Festival and Ceremony

User Review  - Kimberlee - Goodreads

Surprisingly good. I started reading it just because I'd requested it from the library, and despite my interest in anthropology, it took me a while to realize I was eager to finish it. Despite all of ... Read full review

Contents

O The First Solstice Festivals
19
O Celebrations of Sun and Earth in the Ancient
35
O Solstice Rites in the Americas
47
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