A History of Summer Solstice Celebrations
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From the festival of madness to the festival of love, from harvest celebrations to a day of religious observance, the summer solstice has worn many hats. The one thing binding all those different avatars together, though, is that the day is supposed to remind us of nature's awesome power. It's a testimony to the vastness of the universe, to the strength of the sun and to our incredible insignificance.
Click on the slideshow below to find out more about the spiritual history of the longest day of the year.
trekbette said on 21 Tuesday 2011 pm30 9:21 pm:
George Carlin talked about starting a religion worshiping the sun. "Overnight I became a sun-worshipper. Well, not overnight, you can't see the sun at night. But first thing the next morning, I became a sun-worshipper. Several reasons. First of all, I can see the sun, okay? Unlike some other gods I could mention, I can actually see the sun." http://www.rense.com/general69/obj.htm