Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Midsommar!

Today is the Feast of St. John's, or the Midsommar, or juhannus, Litha, or the summer solstice, depending on where you live or your traditions. In many Scandinavian countries it is one of the most important holidays of the year. The night is at its shortest (or not there at all) and many believe the dusk to be filled with mystery and magic. Lust is manifest, no virgin is safe, it is a time of merriment and abandonment, of dancing and drinking until dawn, of bonfires and worshiping the great gods and goddesses of fertility.

Drink up, fellows, chase a skirt (or pair of pants) or two. Drink, be merry and lusty. Ladies, beware! Gentlemen, you are not safe either!

Cast a spell or two, as magic is strongest tonight.

It is all downhill from now until the dead of winter, when the earth re-awakes and our lusty energy will flow again.

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