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Summer solstice 2017: Stonehenge crowds as sun rises – BBC News

About 13,000 people watched the sunrise at Stonehenge on Wednesday morning, on the longest day of the year.

It is thought ancient Britons built the massive monument as a religious site, to study and celebrate the movements of the sun and moon, or as a place of burial or healing.

The summer and winter solstices hold particular significance for Pagans.

The summer solstice is celebrated as a “time of plenty and celebration”, according to the Pagan Federation, while the winter solstice is deemed even more important because it marks the “re-birth” of the sun for the new year.

Source: Summer solstice 2017: Stonehenge crowds as sun rises – BBC News

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Hills of the Horizon: Green Man Mysteries – Agora

In the end of November, more or less, depending on how one tinkers with the calculators, Kemetics celebrate the Mysteries of Osiris. This multi-day festival is, in effect, the funeral rituals for Wesir, and thus serve as the template for all funerals, as all of the dead become Osiris on their route to the West. That is, however, not all it is.

Source: Hills of the Horizon: Green Man Mysteries – Agora

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Who’s Responsible for Speaking Out Against the AFA | Lamp & Labyrinth | The Agora | Patheos.com

I am not currently sure if the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) identifies with the term “reconstructionist Pagan,” but they are clearly using reconstructionist methods. So, when groups like the AFA says what they said in their recent post, combining their Pagan methodology with racist and purist ideals, who inimical to them is the most responsible for speaking out against it? Who is responsible for bringing it up and expressing disapproval? While you might think it everyone’s responsibility, and while that is absolutely true, I think that the leadership and influencers of reconstructionist groups should be the key responders to stuff like this.

Source: Who’s Responsible for Speaking Out Against the AFA | Lamp & Labyrinth | The Agora | Patheos.com

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