A group of friends recently met up in Slovenia to celebrate summer solstice (2017) with ceremonies based on the book The Path of the Spiritual Sun: Celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes, where it is explained that:
“The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, and to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to awaken.”
~ The Path of the Spiritual Sun 1
Summer solstice in the Religion of the Sun can be celebrated via two ceremonies: one at sunrise, the other at sunset on summer solstice day. Each is imbued with many symbols related to this time of year, such as the trinity of the cosmic Father, Mother, and Son/Christ, the serpent, the eagle, the three rings of the source of creation, marigolds, etc., and with participants also carrying out various symbolic roles within the ceremonies.2
The people who got together to celebrate this year in Slovenia kindly shared a myriad of beautiful photos of their festive celebration. In the photo gallery below you’ll find photos of the two separate ceremonies mentioned above, as well as the ways in which they incorporated the many symbols of summer solstice into their celebration.
Some of the photos also show a ceremonial stone circle that served as a gathering and practice space for the occasion, as well as all the preparations for the actual ceremonies, which involved scouting out appropriate locations, preparing the ceremonial spaces, creating special items and clothing, planning out the ceremonies, related spiritual practices, etc.
Click on the gallery below to view photos of this celebration:
More information about ways to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes in a group or individually can be found here:
Thank you Karim El Bazi and the participants in this celebration for sharing these photos of your ceremony.
More information about the spiritual meaning of the summer solstice and ways to celebrate it can be found in The Path of the Spiritual Sun in Chapters 6 and 16 (of the revised second edition, July 2017).