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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice / Lithia
 
June
 
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Summer Is Icumen In
(from 'The Wicker Man' Film)

Summer is Icumen in
Loudly sing cuckoo
Grows the seed and blows the mead
And springs the wood anew
Sing cuckoo
Ewe bleats harshly after lamb
Cows after calves make moo
Bullock stamps and deer champs
Now shrilly sing cuckoo
Cuckoo, cuckoo
Wild bird are you
Be never still cuckoo
 
 
 
 
The Lord Of The Longest Of Days
by Charles E S Fairey


From the darkness of Genesis you came
The heart of the world forever aflame
With each rising, a new day is proclaimed,
The Aten, you were symbolically named,
Strengthen our souls with your Mighty Rays
Now with your power our eyes ablaze. 
 
Your eternal passage through the sky
You look down upon us, hunting falcons fly,
Your powers, etheric ascendant high
You, The World’s radiant fiery eye,
The Lord of the Longest of Days
Forever we obey your omnipotent gaze. 

  Each day your beams we embrace
Knowledge seen in your golden face,
Forever in the hearts of the earthly race
Imbue us with your heavenly grace,
Strengthen our souls with your Mighty Rays
Now with your power our eyes ablaze. 

  Illuminate our being with your Wisdom
Allow us to enter your Sun filled Kingdom
So our lives are full and wholesome
Guard us from the immortal phantom,
The Lord of the Longest of Days
Forever we obey your omnipotent gaze. 

  Empower our hearts with You
Oh Mighty Ra, or Sunny Lugh,
Teach us everything you ever know or knew
Colour our minds with your kaleidoscopic hue,
Strengthen our souls with your Mighty Rays
Now with your power our eyes ablaze. 

  Absorb us into your sacred story
So we may ascend our souls with Solar glory,
So we may stamp our demons with fiery fury
So we may sit on God’s stone of Porphyry,
The Lord of the Longest of Days
Forever we obey your omnipotent gaze. 

  Your yellow golden and red wheel of fire
Your rays an array of angelic sire,
Our words we offer up our eternal choir
We light our beacon and our bonfire,
Ra, Helios, Sol, Aten we admire
Lugh’s abilities we hope to acquire,
Strengthen our souls with your Mighty Rays
Now with your power our eyes ablaze. 

  Each Solstice we remember thee
As you light again the World Tree,
The Worlds Here, Above and Below, Three
From your sky throne, all you see,
Up above you will always reign and be
Guard the worlds with your veiling key,
Purify our phantoms, cleanse we
Fill our loved ones with solar glee,
Set our lives, hate and chains free.
You, The inspiration of the first monotheists
The greatest of all among the polytheists,
The Star, The Father of the Earth
Watching over us since the World’s birth,
Let us see within your flame filled sphere
Hear our prayers with your all hearing ear,
As we celebrate with warmth and cheer
Great Aten’s Day the Summer Solstice,
A day of Rebirth, the dance, the mystery invocative,
As the circle turns once more, The Great Wheel of the Year,
Strengthen our souls with your Mighty Rays
Now with your power our eyes ablaze,
The Lord of the Longest of Days
Forever we obey your omnipotent gaze.
 
 
 
 
 
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