Joanna Bristow Watkins Harmony Healing Director

Thursday 21st June at 11.07 is the Pagan Celebration of the Solstice.  In the Northern Hemisphere, it's the Summer Solstice viewed as the triumph of light, the ecstatic culmination of the sun, yet the start of growing darkness.  Old traditions included: Making a bonfire on a hilltop, sing, drink, laugh and time of merry-making.  Processions with torches and lanterns, rolling wheel down hill to mark the start of the sun’s descent, blessing cakes and wine, waiting for the dawn and greeting the sun when it rises, sleeping by a spring, rolling naked in the dew of the summer sunrise! 

This year around 40 of us gathered at the Clandon Wood Nature Reserve to watch the sunrise:-

We enjoyed an amazing sunrise with a mystical cloud formation over the horizon.

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After sunrise (officially 04.46 although it was getting light at around 4am), we enjoyed a guided meditation followed by a gong bath courtesy of Gary Evans and Olga Terebenina, Holistic Healing Therapy.  Photo below from last year when there were less of us.

Post solstice sunrise gong session

 You might be wondering, did we all roll around naked in the dew afterwards?  If so, there are no photos ...

Thursday 21st June – Monday 2nd July is the Bootids Meteor Shower, predicted to be less active this year, peaking on Thursday 28th June (see Celestial Forecast entry under 28th June). 

Celestial Forecasts

Forthcoming Events and Workshops

Exhibition Stands with talks/workshops:-

Awaken The Goddess, 9.30am-6pm
24, Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm
Saturday 28th July
£10 in advance (£22 on door)
Free for Market Place only
Joanna's workshop:
4:15 - 5:45pm
The Violet Flame of Amenti

Joanna's Courses & Workshops: -

Intro to Egyptian Deities
Meet-up Evening, 7-9pm
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Wed 1st Aug

Violet Flame of Amenti
Friday 3rd August

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE)
Level 1 - Introduction
Sat 4th/Sun 5th Aug

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE)
Level 2 - Practitioner
Sat 18th/Sun 19th Aug

Planetary Angel Workshop
Monday 20th August

Past Life Mini Workshop
Tues 21st August

Zodiac Angel Workshop
Monday 3rd September

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