Week 7 – Litha Ritual

July 1, 2010 at 12:39 am (Uncategorized)

Blessed Litha!

Midsummer Rituals (June 20, 21, or 22) – Marks the fight between the Holly King (holly does not die during the winter) and the Oak King (younger and strong). The Holly King wins because the sun is going to start to decline after this day. Each make a crown of flowers, dress in bright colors, and one will have the task of making a sun wheel. We will burn the sun wheel at summer solstice. A sun wheel is a wheel of flowers, ribbons, and an 8-spoked wheel. Oak King sacrifices the sun wheel before the duel. The duel is improv and is all about power. This is a festive holiday. There is eating afterwords. A ritual bath cleanses soul, spirit, and aura. Salt water (sea salt) is to be used. A cup of sea salt into a cleaning bucket. No towel drying, needs to air dry. You can pat your skin, but no towel drying. Come to the festival after having the ritual bath. During the ritual bath, it is a time of meditation. We will be in circle and ritualistically cleansed to meet the God and Goddess. Fast for four hours before the festival. Need to be able to raise energy and not have energies be focused on digestion.

Holly King

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