Playing tracks by
Bridget St John, Nick Drake, Julian Cope, Jethro Tull and Traffic.
Today's Magic Mixture celebrates this year's summer solstice (21 June 2017) and yoga expert Sophie Andre is there to discuss cosmic influences, energy crystals and traditions of the day. Tim Hart and Maddy Prior's classic "Summer Solstice" and the masterful pagan folk soundtrack of The Wicker Man set the general tone of the sonic mix, Barclay James Harvest sing an ode to the sun, Captain Beyond talk about the energy of the stars, Bridget St. John about crystals of unusual purity, The Incredible String band sing an eternal hymn to time, the Beatles and Jethro Tull wander in the woods, Matthews Southern comfort get back to The Garden, Nick Drake seeks shelter in exchanging words with a river man, Julian Cope becomes a spokesman for the druids' lost kingdom and Traffic restore John Barleycorn's midsummer birthday. A couple of paragraphs have also been translated into Greek from the books Electric Eden (Rob Young) and Pop Pagans (Donna Weston and Andy Bennett).