Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Solstice Hi-Jinx

It's the Summer Solstice, or Litha, when hippies like nothing better than to go to an ancient stone circle, goof about, get brewed up and rip each other off. Some get all mysticke and worship the Sun gods.

Here's a sample ritual:

Gods who bring us light, we honor you!
Hail, Ra, whose mighty chariot brings us light each morning!
Hail, Ra!
Hail, Apollo, who brings us the healing energies of the sun!
Hail, Apollo!
Hail, Saule, whose fertility blooms as the sun gains in strength!
Hail, Saule!
Hail, Helios, whose great steeds race the flames across the sky!
Hail, Helios!
Hail, Hestia, whose sacred flame lights our way in the darkness!
Hail, Hestia!
Hail, Sunna, who is sister of the moon, and bringer of light!
Hail, Sunna!

We call upon you today, thanking you for your blessings, accepting your gifts. We draw upon your strength, your energy, your healing light, and your life giving power! Hail to you, mighty gods and goddesses of the sun!

Just a bit of harmless tomfoolery, right? 

Remember this. It's all fun and games until you wake up and find a demon gnawing on your elbow.

Your Pal,



LL said...

Those lesbian wiccan women are all coyote-ugly. I suspect they would gnaw on you -- but doesn't that come after they've sacrificed you to the wicker man?

LL said...

I think that most pagans vote for the candidates on the Democratic Party ticket.

I don't know for sure. It's really only speculation on my part.

jenny said...

Look at those children playing badly. Where are their dads???

Happy Father's Day!

LSP said...

I'm not an expert, LL, but I get the feeling that the cheap red wine and witchcraft crew aren't social conservatives.

That's just a guess. But the Wicker Man? We know that's a bad way to go.

LSP said...

That's pretty observant, Jenny. Where are the dads?!?

Anonymous said...

A family ticket to visit Stonehendge is now £150. Stonehendge was given to the nation by an early 20th century land owner on condition of free access to visitors. Solstice is the only time you can now get in with out paying, hence the hippy hordes.

Undergroundpewster said...

These worship services are not limited to Stonehenge. A great number of Episcopal churches put them on as well. I have been tracking these for several tears now. One priest in our diocese was engaging in this and his church suffered for it. He is no longer at that church.