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Winter Solstice!
« on: December 21, 2013, 09:29:41 AM »
And a happy Winter Solstice to you all! Anyone have special plans? A Solstice party perhaps? What's going on?

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 10:09:45 AM »
I had forgotten all about it, until I saw the Google logo this morning.
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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 10:35:45 AM »
i guess that's what i celebrated yesterday. foggy memories.
She hears, upon that water without sound,
A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
Of that wide water, inescapable.

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 10:45:54 AM »
Susan Cooper, who wrote the Dark is Rising series, worked with the man who created "The Christmas Revels".  For that she wrote a poem "The Shortest Day" which is recited at the end of every Revels performance in whatever city they are performed, I'm told.

"So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away...."

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/209542-and-so-the-shortest-day-came-and-the-year-died

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 10:59:50 AM »
And a happy Winter Solstice to you all! Anyone have special plans?

I'm going to find some Wiccans and offer them to the Lord. 
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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 11:02:59 AM »
And a happy Winter Solstice to you all! Anyone have special plans?

I'm going to find some Wiccans and offer them to the Lord. 

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 11:55:04 AM »
Simply means to me that today is the shortest day and from hereon the days get longer.

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 08:02:03 PM »
And a happy Winter Solstice to you all! Anyone have special plans? A Solstice party perhaps? What's going on?

I'm at a cyber-party on G+ with a few pagan friends. It's a good opportunity to meet up (which doesn't happen often), and doesn't violate the fast with booze or nibbles. ;)
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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 09:18:41 PM »
And a happy Winter Solstice to you all! Anyone have special plans?

I'm going to find some Wiccans and offer them to the Lord. 

I mentioned this comment in passing to my pagan friend and she responded "Oh really?" and then cackled and looked around like she was up to something. Please be careful the next few days, just in case!

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 09:19:37 PM »
Susan Cooper, who wrote the Dark is Rising series, worked with the man who created "The Christmas Revels".  For that she wrote a poem "The Shortest Day" which is recited at the end of every Revels performance in whatever city they are performed, I'm told.

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 10:12:49 PM »
 
Yay!  I noticed that today, that it stayed light much longer than yesteday!!!

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2013, 11:23:47 PM »
And a happy Winter Solstice to you all! Anyone have special plans?

I'm going to find some Wiccans and offer them to the Lord. 

I mentioned this comment in passing to my pagan friend and she responded "Oh really?" and then cackled and looked around like she was up to something. Please be careful the next few days, just in case!

LOL.  The funny thing is I edited myself.  Originally, "...and offer them to the Lord" was "...and sacrifice them as a sweet-smelling oblation offered by fire to the LORD of hosts."  But then I thought it would be better not to provoke them excessively.  With friends like you, however, I might as well say whatever I want because you're going to go tell on me anyway.
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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 11:49:30 AM »
Would they have to be Wiccans, or would you take other kinds of pagans as well? We have Druids, Heathens, Kemetics and Hellenists here, but Wiccans are in rather short supply. :P
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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2013, 12:44:41 PM »
Would they have to be Wiccans, or would you take other kinds of pagans as well? We have Druids, Heathens, Kemetics and Hellenists here, but Wiccans are in rather short supply. :P

I picked that group because it is the one I've most heard of.  Certainly, if they need time to breed, I can sacrifice some of the others for now. 

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2013, 12:48:41 PM »
Would they have to be Wiccans, or would you take other kinds of pagans as well? We have Druids, Heathens, Kemetics and Hellenists here, but Wiccans are in rather short supply. :P

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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2013, 01:01:32 PM »
Would they have to be Wiccans, or would you take other kinds of pagans as well? We have Druids, Heathens, Kemetics and Hellenists here, but Wiccans are in rather short supply. :P

White ladies claiming to be some pharaoh's reincarnation burn just fine.

Never met any of those, so I'll take your word for that. :police:
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Re: Winter Solstice!
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2014, 09:39:54 PM »
Susan Cooper, who wrote the Dark is Rising series, worked with the man who created "The Christmas Revels".  For that she wrote a poem "The Shortest Day" which is recited at the end of every Revels performance in whatever city they are performed, I'm told.

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