Warriors of Light, Shamans of Shadow
Witches of the Winds, Waves, Earth and Fire
There are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of us
BORN AROUND THE WORLD
WAKING UP TO OUR ROLES
DISCOVERING THE DESTINY
But there are many more struggling
one foot still firmly stuck in the old paradigm
of division, dis-ease and dismay…..
Let’s cast spells this Solstice
to bring humanity back to the Way.
Solstice brings the peak of Self
a perfect moment to honour our place in the divine dream
to affirm all that we can be:
but do it ever so humbly….
enjoying who we are, the little self matters too, yet….
surrendering the ego to the greater Being….
we may see through the veils,
feel the souls at our side.
The growth spurt of Spring is over
it’s the season to step forth with pride
With kin, with clan, an army of lovers
empowered from the inside.
Cancer Sun receives us and challenges us
to balance all our emotions in the light of the summer rays,
then at Leo Sun and Lammas
is time to down tools and rejoice in the Way,
come Virgo Sun we get busy again
preparing for harvest and the seasons to come…
fuelled by the Fire element, Summer calls us to have some fun.
Science separates us into boxes and reduce us to molecules
And religion so often divides us and fuels the lies in the world.
Is it time to give the priests and men in white coats a taste of nature’s medicine
(psylocibin, lsd, ayahuasca, san pedro and good weed for starters):
let them become the subjects of their own experiments;
is it time ‘use the crucifixes as firewood,
send the stone buddhas back to the mountains,
disperse the gurus with a great laugh’*
and discover the path
we have always been on.
The answers are not in psychiatry and psychology
the answers are found in embracing mystery
The stars, sun, moon and planets
have been here a lot longer than us.
Our ancestors observed them and discovered the Way
And despite religion, despite science
despite despotism, despite capitalism
the Way can not be stropped, and the Way will have its Day.
Imagine the great wheel of the solar system
travelling majestically through space,
spinning all the time, generating glory, energy – consciousness,
all the planets and moons a single dance,
the zodiac the background to the story,
a story of gods and angels, animals and humans,
elementals and ancestors whispering in our ears
in the magic of the Solstice days –
they whisper to us to lose our fears
because WE ARE that consciousness
the Solar System’s space cadets
flying through the galaxy,
embodying the divine’s aspects
in these awesome, horny human forms
that are part of nature and filled with light:
GET OUT OF THE MIND
to GET OUT OF THE NIGHT
for the mind is there to question and analyse
we have in ourselves, places more deep and more wise.
Attune to the cycles and rhythms
Become conscious of the solar system’s synchronicities
YOU are the product of this dance
a PEAK of its experience, a unique achievement
DANCE in your hearts human children
Become an orchestra of many flutes playing
Solstice is here, it’s the season of Pan
GET OUT AND GET NAKED IN THE WOODS IF YOU CAN!
Be at One with Nature, Become the Cosmic Human.
*lines from a poem by Elsa Gidlow