In Nature's Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth

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Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, 2005 - Religion - 379 pages
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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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Contents

Winter Solstice and the New Year
1
Imbolc Purification and Candlemas
44
Spring Equinox
91
Beltane and May
132
Summer Solstice and Midsummer
166
Lughnasa and Lammas
214
Autumn Equinox
253
Samhain All Souls and Day of the Dead
297
Common Ground
344
Index
363
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