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Monday, June 20, 2005

The Longest Night

Winter solstice tomorrow night and Matariki (rising of the Pleadies) this month.

Ritual calls.


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Ritual calls? Do tell, details requested!

My birthday being on the winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere version -- your summer solstice I imagine), I have taken to calling it "the darkest day of the year".
 
Does it always rain on your birthday? It is raining today.

Today I am leaving work early to hang out with like-minded friends and their tarot cards. I may continue on to the solstice event, or I may go home and make up my own. Not sure of the details at the moment.
 
The first time a ritual is performed, is it yet a ritual?
 
It won't be a ritual if I make up my own.
But it will be if I attend someone else's or follow an existing ritual.

I am undecided about what it will be.
 
Is this a Maori thing or a more general pagan thing (pagan not meant in any derogatory sense -- if I was "spiritual", I'm sure I'd be pagan...)?
 
I don't know if Maori celebrate the solstice. I know they celebrate the rising of the pleiades this month.

It is more a pagan thing. I'm not pagan, but I have friends who are new-agey and I like the idea of being pagan. If I had to choose an existing religion then I'd choose something like wicca or buddhism.
 
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