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

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

by Patricia Montley



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558964860
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association
Publication date: 08/20/2005
Pages: 379
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Winter Solstice and the New Year
The Seasonal Calendar1
Mythology and History3
Contemporary Celebrations Around the World9
Extended Feasts11
Yule Customs14
Ways to Celebrate21
Welcome the Returning Sun26
Imbolc, Purification and Candlemas
The Seasonal Calendar44
Mythology and History46
Contemporary Celebrations Around the World60
Ways to Celebrate65
Renew the Earth and Ourselves71
Spring Equinox
The Seasonal Calendar91
Mythology and History93
Contemporary Celebrations Around the World101
Spring Customs104
Ways to Celebrate110
Celebrate New Life115
Beltane and May Day
The Seasonal Calendar132
Mythology and History133
Contemporary Celebrations Around the World142
Ways to Celebrate146
Welcome the Warm Half of the Year152
Summer Solstice and Midsummer
The Seasonal Calendar166
Mythology and History171
Contemporary Celebrations Around the World184
The Magic of Fire, Plants and Water187
Ways to Celebrate189
Celebrate the Midsummer Sun195
Lughnasa and Lammas
The Seasonal Calendar214
Mythology and History215
Contemporary Celebrations Around the World225
Harvest Customs226
Ways to Celebrate226
Celebrate the First Cut of Grain231
Autumn Equinox
The Seasonal Calendar253
Mythology and History255
Contemporary Celebrations Around the World263
Ways to Celebrate275
Celebrate the Harvest280
Samhain, All Souls and Day of the Dead
The Seasonal Calendar297
Mythology and History298
Contemporary Celebrations Around the World308
Honoring Ancestors313
Ways to Celebrate318
Remember Our Beloved Dead325
Common Ground344
Selected Bibliography347
Music Resources355

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