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Celebrating the winter solstice with Pat Montley(episode 189)

Celebrating the winter solstice with Pat Montley(episode 189)

On Wednesday, the first day of winter, there will be a celebration of the solstice at First Unitarian Church in Baltimore — and, of course, it will be celebrated all around the world. Druids, Wiccans, Pagans and Neopagans everywhere will be hanging the evergreens and mistletoe, lighting candles and burning the Yule log, beating drums, forming circles, chanting and singing. Patricia Motley, a playwright and teacher of playwriting, wrote a book on this celebration of the Earth, and she will be leading the rituals Wednesday night at First Unitarian. She joins Dan to talk about the growing popularity of the winter solstice celebrations, which ties directly to human concerns about climate change. Motley is the author of, “In Nature’s Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth.”

Links:

http://www.firstunitarian.net/event/winter-solstice-ritual/

https://www.amazon.com/Natures-Honor-Myths-Rituals-Celebrating/dp/155896486X

http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2013/12/celebrating-winter-sol

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