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

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SUMMARY æ Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms through Festival and Ceremony à 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 aThis 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. Though I've been researching and learning about solstices and euinoxes 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 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 euinoxes The cross uarter celebrations even get a shoutoutAll in all I found it a fascinating read and I would recommend the book to anyone interested in the subject matter The perspective offered is a global one taking the long view of human history There were a few times when I felt it was slightly repetitious cataloging various ancient monuments that are oriented to the winter or summer solstice sunrise or sunset but at the same time I appreciated the thoroughness of the coverageMy chief criticism is that a number of sources cited have been somewhat discredited since this book was published 20 years ago I'd be curious to see how Richard Heinberg would write this book today In fact I was all set to knock the book down a notch because of this problem when I got to the ninth chapter The Meaning of the Solstices It reads like a manifesto and it really made me stand up and take notice Heinberg explains what the solstices meant for ancient cultures and makes a powerful and convincing argument for why we should be celebrating them now why they are supremely relevant to our current global historical moment If that context has changed in the last two decades it's only made the case compelling This chapter made the book in my opinionThis book bolstered my conviction that the solstices and euinoxes should indeed be celebrated

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S 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 no. lots of very interesting mythology and Concepts

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Celebrate the Solstice Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms through Festival and CeremonyIs now increasingly relevant to a world facing environmental challenges 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 heaven. I struggle with nonfiction but needed to do the research After a typically dry beginning the book became like sitting in a favorite lecture with a compelling speaker Really enjoyed it and he makes his points well