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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice and the Anticipation of the Wonderful

Now is the solstice of the year,
Winter is the glad song that you hear.

Seven maids move in seven time.

Have the lads up ready in a line.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.

Ring solstice bells.

One of my favorite Jethro Tull songs reminds us of the ancient celebration of this wondrous Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale Feast Day.

Today is a what I like to refer to as a "Power Day". A day when several things "line up", whether related or not, like the lads in the lyrics above. Today is officially Winter Solstice on all calendars, an official "KMSA Feast Day", the last Sunday of Advent, the last Sunday before Christmas and the shortest day and the longest night of the year. That's a lot of MOJO for one 24 hour period!

This is a day of Anticipation of the Wonderful. The Druids called this day holy and anticipated it's arrival with the sunrise of the shortest day. Centuries of Feasts where held to celebrate the day and help to pass the long dark of the night. For the Christian community it's the lighting of the 4th and last candle on the Advent Wreath in anticipation of the coming of the Christ Child and the hope of his second coming. For the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale it's a day to celebrate whatever it is you hold in sacred anticipation.
As I lit the 4th candle on my Advent Wreath to my right and watched the sunrise arrive over the horizon through my Dream Catcher to my left, I joined the ancient with the Divine in a prayer of anticipation, wonder and praise:

The Divine is Wonderful
The Divine has done Wonderful Things for Me
The Divine is Doing Wonderful Things for Me
The Divine will do Wonderful Things for Me
The Divine is Wonderful
In Me

Sir Hook the Divine Dream Catcher of Wondrous Anticipation of Warrick


  1. Took an early trip down to the 'henge today...and saw the Druids do their Chanting... in the chilly morning aire.. actually it wasn't that chilly today is about 13 degrees thats why we went... took bikes down in the van and cycled the last 2 miles as all the hippies take cars these days and block up the car park. The henge is only open for an hour so everyone crowds in at once.

    Also went on to Avebury afterwards... before a nice run home, to a warm Winter Broth, that has been in the Crock Pot, while gone..:))


  2. OK, Now I'm officially jealous. Great opportunity for those who live there. Well done!

    Sir Hook the Wannabe Hippie Druid of Warrick