Worldwide Solstice Meditation-Fwd: PAN INFO: Special Solstice Focus
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Here's news of an upcoming worldwide Solstice Meditation.
Pace e Bene,
>From: globalvisionary@... (jean hudon)________________________________________________________________________
>To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
>Subject: PAN INFO: Special Solstice Focus
>Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 04:57:18 -0400
>Dear PAN participating member
>This is a special issue from the Global Meditation Focus Group for the
>Solstice on June 20-21.
>THE JUNE SOLSTICE
>2. Meditation Times
>3. More on the June Solstice
>The June Solstice will occur on the 21st at 01.48 Universal Time, when the
>Sun is farthest north of the equator. In the northern hemisphere the June
>Solstice is the time of maximum light, while in the southern hemisphere it
>is the time when the Sun is reborn after the longest night. Since ancient
>times, humanity has marked out the Solstices and Equinoxes as important
>times to attune to the Earth's relationship with the Sun, and today they
>used for linking up globally in meditation. Chief Arvol Looking Horse has
>asked that June 21 be recognised as "World Peace Prayer Day".
>Please hold in your heart and mind a vision in which the integrity and
>sacredness of Nature and her cycles are honoured by all. See the whole
>as healthy and vibrant with life, and experience the healing of all
>relations as we awaken globally to the sacredness of all Life and to our
>underlying unity with All That Is.
>2. MEDITATION TIMES
>i) 01.48 Universal Time (GMT)
>ii) 01.30 - 02.00 Universal Time (GMT)
>iii) Sunrise, Noon, and Sunset, Local Time
>iv) At the top of any hour, or at any other time of your choice.
>Differences from Universal Time are as follows, and are in Daylight Saving
>Time where applicable:
>Honolulu = -10 hours / Los Angeles = -7 hours / Denver & San Salvador = -6
>hours / Mexico City, Houston & Chicago = -5 hours / New York, Toronto,
>Montreal, Asuncion & Santiago = -4 hours / Rio de Janeiro & Montevideo = -3
>hours / Reykjavik & Casablanca = 0 hours / London, Algiers & Lagos = +1
>/ Geneva, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Johannesburg & Madrid = +2 hours / Athens,
>Helsinki, Jerusalem, Nairobi & Istanbul = +3 hours / Moscow & Baghdad = +4
>hours / Tehran = +4 and a half hours / Islamabad = +5 hours / Calcutta &
>Delhi = +5 and a half hours / Dhaka = +6 hours / Rangoon = +6 and a half
>hours / Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta = +7 hours / Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing &
>Kuala Lumpur = + 8 hours / Seoul & Tokyo = +9 hours / Brisbane, Canberra &
>Melbourne = +10 hours / Wellington = +12 hours
>3. MORE ON THE JUNE SOLSTICE
>The following information is provided by i) Chief Arvol Looking Horse; ii)
>Carolyn Sky Dancer; iii) Kalama Hochreiter; iv) Dan Furst; and v) Leigh
>i) From Chief Arvol Looking Horse
>World Peace and Prayer Day has become a reality for thousands of people
>around the world, many honoring their Sacred Sites. Wopila, a great thank
>you! After completion to the four directions we return to the center,
>of Everything that is", "Paha Sapa" the Sacred Black Hills.
>We ask that people continue to gather for Peace and Prayer in the year 2000
>and thereafter. If the nations continue to unite all over the world, our
>prayers will enlighten our spirits and heal our Mother Earth.
>This year World Peace and Prayer Day is dedicated to healing, educating and
>inspiring our young people. This will bring our youth to an understanding
>the importance of opening their hearts and minds to forgiving, believing,
>creating and healing one another, and most importantly themselves. We ask
>the Nations and all people of the world to gather for ceremony focusing, in
>their own ways, our spiritual unity on the healing of our Mother Earth and
>our World Community, in honor of our Youth and Future Generations. UNITE
>GLOBALLY TO HONOR AND HEAL ALL LIFE - May peace be with you all.
>Mitakuye Oyasin, (all my relations)
>Chief Arvol Looking Horse
>19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Pipe
>The Black Hills, South Dakota gathering will be held at the Ditch Creek
>Campgrounds from June 18th to June 21st. For those who will be joining us,
>please come prepared with the necesary supplies and camping equipment that
>you'll need to enjoy a positive and uplifting experience.
>ii) From Carolyn Sky Dancer
>The Solstice and Equinox points form the four gates or four directions of
>the celestial medicine wheel. The Sun illuminates and activates these gates
>as it appears to journey through the sky from the Earth's perspective. In
>reality, it is the Earth's journey through the sky as it orbits the Sun
>creates the seasonal cycles. The ancient ones had an active and conscious
>relationship with the sky mysteries, creating standing stone circles and
>other monuments to assist in tracking these yearly cycles and capturing or
>maximizing the incoming energies activated during these seasonal shifts as
>different parts of the sky were being engaged. Working with the Solstice
>Equinoxes as well as the cross-quarter dates (the half-way point between
>each Solstice and Equinox) helps us to remember these mysteries and to
>develop our own relationship with the seasonal cycles of Earth and Sky.
>iii) From Kalama Hochreiter
>The Summer Solstice is also at the same time, the Winter Solstice for those
>of us in the Southern Hemisphere. In Peru, it is a most sacred time for it
>signifies the Inti Raymi, or the Return of the Sun (Sun and Son-God-Ruler
>being synonomous in their cosmology and related to the turning of the ages
>or times called Pachacuti, due to come soon).
>iv) From Dan Furst
>Among the countless Summer Solstice celebrations and ceremonies:
>The Sonnenwende ("Sun's turning") of the Norse calendar, so named because
>this point in the year, the Sun reaches its farthest northern sunset point
>on the horizon, and must now begin moving south, and bringing with it the
>hotter, more rapid movement of Summer, and everything else that that the
>South implies. The season of husbandry begins now in bonfires that
>mark this day as the one when the Sun's light stays longest in the Sky.
>In northern Russia, especially in St. Petersburg, this day begins the White
>Nights, which last for the next ten days. In this and other fire festivals
>that can get more raucous than most, fireworks and all, many people love
>days of the Long Light because this is the best time to burn the chaff and
>the worry of the year gone by, and get ready to work the field under the
>waxing Sun, and care for children.
>In the Celtic calendar, this day is called Litha, and honors the water
>goddess. Many European peoples also honored the Green Man, leafy symbol of
>nature's resurgence, counterpart to the Egyptian Osiris.
>Taoist festival honoring the Heavenly Emperor Shang-Ti and celebrating the
>active presence of the Tao in all things. This is the time when the
>masculine Yang force is at its peak, and initiates the season of fire,
>In the Islamic lunar calendar, first day of the New Year.
>In many ancient calendars, this is one of the year's best times for
>Wise Women. In the Greco-Roman calendar, this was the Day of All Heras
>(Roman counterpart Juno, for whom this month is named), when people gather
>to listen to women who have achieved spiritual Union with the Great
>In ancient Britain this was the Day of Cerridwen, celebrating all Wise
>v) From Leigh Tremaine
>In the northern hemisphere the June Solstice is the time of maximum light,
>while in the southern hemisphere it is the time when the Sun is reborn
>the longest night. Long observed as important times to harmonise with the
>energies of the Solar cycle, the Solstices and Equinoxes are now recognised
>as important times to link up in meditation for the upliftment of our
>The exact time of the Solstice, when the Sun enters Cancer, is 1.48am GMT.
>This is the main global linkup time.
>This Solstice, the Sun will be closely conjunct Venus and Mars in Cancer,
>and all three will be aligning to Neptune, the planet of Spirit. This will
>encourage us to nurture the divine self-realisation of all things through
>our relationships. It highlights the need to find inner security through
>our connection with Spirit, so that our response to other people and things
>comes from the heart, rather than from the insecure ego. The Moon, which
>rules Cancer, will conjunct Uranus in Aquarius, indicating a need to awaken
>to our collective family, and to break free of attachments based upon
>insecurity and possessiveness.
>Many people now gather at sacred sites across the world on the Solstices
>Equinoxes to connect more strongly with the Earth and to enhance the effect
>of planetary healing. In the UK we will gather in Stonehenge at 2.15am for
>meditation to mark the exact time of the Solstice at 2.48am. For details of
>the Sunrise, Noon, and Sunset gatherings in the Avebury area, e-mail me or
>call 0121 742 8575.
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