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

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 challenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to be cultural relics. They ...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Quest Books (first published 1993)
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Bart Everson
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Though I've been researching and learning about solstices and equinoxes for about a decade now, it's been mostly piecemeal, gathering little bits of info here and there, usually via the net as a particular event approaches. I've also read books that touch on these subjects more or less tangentially. But this is the first book I've read which takes the solstice as its main focus. Despite the title, it's about both solstices and equinoxes. The cross-quarter celebrations even get a shoutout.

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Karla Brandenburg
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I struggle with nonfiction, but needed to do the research. After a typically dry beginning, the book became more like sitting in a favorite lecture with a compelling speaker. Really enjoyed it and he makes his points well.
Cora
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
lots of very interesting mythology and Concepts :)
Melinda
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Great look back at the history of solstices
Ami
Dec 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, winter
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 solstice celebrations around the world, on almost every continent, the similarities of their structures and the meanings behind this. In the second part, the author gets all New Age-y about how a return to awareness of nature can help save the human soul and how a celebration of the solstice can be incorpo ...more
Kimberlee
Feb 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 that, the last 4 chapters were read with much more attention, and I'm now even considering buy a copy of this!
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