Fellow author, Druid and all around lovely person, Danu Forest has written the first in a series of e-books that detail aspects of each of the eight pagan festivals, otherwise commonly known as The Wheel of the Year.
Her first book, The Magic of the Summer Solstice, is a well written, well-rounded account of folklore and customs that surround this time of the highest light. It is also filled with arts and crafts to do during the summer solstice, as well as recipes, meditation, visualisations and more. There are also lovely, simple illustrations by her talented husband and artist (and excellent drummer – my doumbek came alive in his hands at Druid Camp last year!), Dan Goodfellow.
I loved this little book. I loved it so much I read it twice. I really look forward to reading the others in the series, and to find ways to incorporate some of the ideas into my own personal ritual practice.
For the time being, I’m keeping an eye on the elder tree in my backyard for making cordials, and will be making a lovely sun wheel for our group celebration later this month!
P.S. Just to top it all off, I was also delighted to see that at the end of the e-book was this!
My brother passed away unexpectedly on the summer solstice, and I try to honor him each year on that day.
A beautiful affirmation of you love for your brother. x