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Winter Solstice And The Unconquered Sun And Son

December 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · home & garden, lifestyle, nature, spirituality

The first part of this piece I posted last year, on the 2008 winter solstice. The rest of it I added for 2009. Today is winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. In the days long before fossil fuels routinely lit our nights, winter solstice was celebrated as the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun. [...]

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Happy Birthday to the Unconquered Sun

December 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · sustainability

Today is winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. In the days before fossil fuels routinely lit our nights, winter solstice was celebrated as the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun. Imagine how vulnerable our long-ago human ancestors were as the days grew colder, darker and shorter. They struggled to protect themselves from the bitter [...]

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