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We will be celebrating the Feast of the Summer Solstice in the Stone Circle here at the White Mountain Druid Sanctuary at Trout Lake Abbey on Saturday, June 24, 2023 beginning with our potluck at 6:30 pm with the ritual beginning at 8pm. Sunset isn’t until 9pm so this will let us burn the Wicker Man in twilight.

This will be a Gaulish Hearth rite. Ita bueta!

Potluck – 6:30 pm
Ritual – 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018

We will be honoring the God Taranis, Lord of Thunder and Storms, to ask for a forest-fire free summer. And we will honor the Goddess Sulis, Lady of the Sun and heated waters of the Earth.

We will also give everyone the opportunity to write prayers and requests for the Gods to be placed in the Wicker Man. The Man will be burned in the rite, sending our prayers and entreaties up into the heavens.

Appropriate offerings for both Taranis and Sulis include small images of wheels and solar chariots, alcoholic drinks (such as whiskey, wine, beer, mead, or cider), and food. Flowers from your garden might also be an appropriate offering for Sulis. Offerings of song, dance, or poetry that relate to our God and Goddess are always welcome.

The weather forecast for Saturday is for sunny skies with a high of 84 degrees. Bring a jacket, though, as the temperature can drop quite quickly when the sun sets.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 24!

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