------------------------------------
- a collection of essays on Neodruidic Studies
- a journal of Post-Reconstructionist Neopaganism





Friday, June 20, 2014

A Blessed June SOLSTICE to all!


As the Sun came up 
and the 
mists of morning rose,
the Great Stones bristled
with crows 
and crows 
and crows.

- Earrach

The JUNE SOLSTICE, Summer Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere,
 occurs this year at 6:51 AM, EDT Saturday, June 21st, 2014.

----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
"Midsummers Eve" - Here's an illustration I did back in 1977 
which was recently used on the cover of ADF's magazine Oak Leaves...

(c)1977 earrach; Click to enlarge...
==================================== 



A HYMN TO THE SUN

GREAT AND GLORIOUS GOLDEN SUN,
SHINING YOUR LIGHT AND WARMTH
UPON THE WORLD!

FIERY FURIOUS FURNACE SUN,
BLAZING SINGULAR CENTER
OF THE CIRCUIT OF OUR YEARS !

HEAR ME NOW AS AGAIN I PLEDGE, 
NEVER TO FORGET
MY PERPETUAL RELIANCE
ON YOUR RADIANT GLORY.

HAIL, PRAISE AND THANKS TO THEE O SUN !
HAIL, PRAISE AND THANKS TO THEE !


-Earrach of Pittsburgh
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


"If I am asked whether it accords with my nature to worship the Sun, then I say once again, ‘Completely!’ For it is a revelation of the most high, and in fact the mightiest which has ever been granted us mortals to perceive. I worship it in the light and creative power of God, whereby alone we live and move and have our being, and all plants and animals together with us.”

 - - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Gespraeche, Vol. IV: 441-42).

SEASONAL READING:

"Why Not the Sun?" 
- my standard essay on the Sun and Neodruidic practice. 

=====================================================
"The (Neopagan) Solar Apostasy"

======================================================

"What's a SOLSTICE ? (vs. Equinox, etc.)"
(click here)

========================================================
The Gayatri Mantra
(click here)
=======================================================

Is the Sun conscious? Is it "divine"?
(click here)
=======================================================


SOLSTICE (SOLC): Either of the two extremes of the Earth’s constant 23.4° axial-tilt, relative to the sunlight falling on its surface. Only at the June Solstice is the Earth’s north pole tilted the full 23.4° towards the Sun... and only at the December Solstice is it tilted the full 23.4° away from the Sun.
EQUINOX (EQX): The Spring or Autumn quarter begins as the Earth’s terminator, the boundary-line between night and day, momentarily crosses the North and South Poles. Therefore, with the Earth’s day/night boundary line briefly poised simultaneously over both poles, only on dates near these times of year are the number of hours of night and day equal all over the globe.

======================================================



No comments:

Post a Comment