Humanistic Paganism

Category: Seasonal

The Summer Cross-Quarter (Summer Thermstice) Approaches!


The Autumn cross-quarter or “Summer Thermstice” is celebrated on August 1 as Lughnasadh/Lammas/Lunasa. This is the hottest time of the year in many places in the Northern Hemisphere. Lammas thus celebrates the heat of the summer, and with it, productivity, vacations, and the early harvest – as well as the returning darkness. Its opposite, Imbolc, is celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Happy Summer Solstice!

stonehenge summer solstice (2)

In whatever way you are celebrating, Happy Summer Solstice!

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The Summer Solstice is just two weeks away!


The Summer Solstice approaches! Ready?

The Summer Solstice is known in Contemporary Neo-Paganism as Litha or Midsummer. Neo-Pagan mythology often marks this as the moment the sun god meets his death, though sometimes that event is reserved for the cross-quarter in August or the autumnal equinox in September. A bunch of ritual and celebrations ideas can be found here……

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Early Spring Theme: Diversity


In Deep Time, early spring can match the time from the first animals to the diversification of life in the Cambrian.  And what forms!  Though many of the basic animals we are familiar with were just a glint in a simple…

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The Light Returns!

16 Ostara SoSc

Has it awoken your senses as it has mine? Is the returning light stirring you too from winter’s slumber?

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