Happy solstice!

December 21st, 2009

Any pagans, Wiccans, pantheists, followers of Native American spirituality in da house? Now’s the time to throw your hands up and delurk. Tell me a little about yourself, what your tradition means to you, maybe toss in a link to a book or blog you like? I am down with the Abrahamic faiths, and I know a little bit about Buddhism and Hinduism, but the nature-based religions are, for the most part, a mystery to me. (I have read Margot Adler’s Drawing Down the Moon, so I know a bit about Wicca.) As someone who was raised Christian and converted to Judaism, the idea of non-text-based religion is a little hard to get my mind around.

If you’re in the broom closet, of course, you can post anonymously. I’m certainly not going to out you. And I’d really like to know who’s out there. I know I’ve got a fair number of Christian, Jewish, and atheist/agnostic/ignostic readers, and a handful of Muslims as well. Who else is out there? I’ll light a candle for you on this longest night if you’ll light one for me.


One Response to “Happy solstice!”

  1. John H. on January 8, 2010 3:38 pm

    Dear Robin,

    So sorry to be catching up on your posts so late! The solstice kicked off three weeks of family, friends, food, and fun, and keeping up with RSS feeds took a back seat. I LOVE “ignostic”! Adds so much to soften the hard dichotomy of Brights and Supers. As a student of the human experience, the ur-power of the solstices and equinoxes for our civilizations from pre-history through the present is undeniable. As an amateur astronomer, I delight in wider recognition of astronomical events. My church community welcomes me, even so, even at the “earth based spirituality” observances. Hope you holiday season has been joyful.-John

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