Celebrate The Solstice / Edition 1

Celebrate The Solstice / Edition 1

by Richard Heinberg
     
 

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 challlenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to be cultural

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Overview

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 challlenges. 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 heavens, 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 now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780835606936
Publisher:
Quest Books
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.49(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword,
Part I: Earth Rhythms,
1. The Power of Festivals,
2. What Is a Solstice?,
Part II: The Solstice Tradition,
3. The First Solstice Festivals,
4. Celebrations of Sun and Earth in the Ancient Near East,
5. Solstice Rites in the Americas,
6. Festivals of Heaven and Earth in the Far East, India, and Polynesia,
7. World Renewal Rites and Myths,
8. The Solstices in Europe,
9. The Meaning of the Solstices,
Part III: Festivals for Our Time,
10. Celebrating the Solstices on Your Own,
11. Creating a Solstice Festival,
Notes,
Bibliography,
Acknowledgments,

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