In Nature's Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth
In Nature's Honor explores the eight solar holidays that mark the turning of the Wheel of the Year. Filled with fascinating stories and interesting facts from a variety of cultures and faith traditions, this comprehensive volume also provides a wealth of celebration ideas, from simple seasonal rituals to more formal practices. Each chapter begins with a history of the solar holiday - how it has been celebrated from ancient to modern times.
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