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Midsummer: Magical Celebrations of the Summer Solstice

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Celebrate Midsummer-A Day of Warmth and Light,
A Night of Fairy Folk and Magic
Midsummer is one of the most ancient, widespread, and joyful Pagan festivals. The sun rises to the height of its power on the summer solstice, and Midsummer Eve is filled with fairy mischief and magic. Anna Franklin reveals the origins and customs of this enchanting holiday with:
-Myths and lore
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Paperback, 225 pages
Published March 8th 2002 by Llewellyn Publications (first published 2002)
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Julie Decker
Aug 11, 2014 rated it liked it
A collection of Litha/Midsummer information, including lore and history, symbolism, rituals, spells, and recipes. Since Midsummer is supposed to be a time when faeries might visit, there is also some faery lore, plus some instructions on making certain magical tools. Group rituals are featured with different focuses (including handfasting--this is a special time to join romantic couples and celebrate union). It's primarily just an overview, and it has no specific rituals for people who prefer to ...more
Heather Adkins
Jun 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: occult-books
Great background info on the holiday, as well as fantastic recipes for both food and incense/oils/etc, but I was a little let down because there was not a single solitary ritual. All her suggested rituals were for covens.
Swankivy
Aug 20, 2008 rated it liked it
Read because of the proximity of summer solstice; this was a collection of lore, recipes, spells, and whatnot about this time of year, helped me to prepare for my celebration.
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May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great book filled with lots of information. Easy to read and set up in sections that are easy to reference a must if your studying the turn of the wheel!
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