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In ancient times the spiritual science that was practices included the disciplines we call Astronomy, Astrology and psychology today. The last two disciplines, that Western man has separated, were then combined into what I refer to as Astro-psychology.
In this tradition there were four major Holy Days, now called holidays, that corresponded with the changing nature of the earth, the universe (one verse) and us beings. First let us enjoy the visual meditation of the lights of the season from around the world, then we will talk more about the holiday.
This is a short Cultural Literacy lesson regarding the origin of this end of year beginning of the new year holiday season.
The time when the Sun Stands Still (Winter Solstice) has marked the end of the year and the beginning of the new year since the beginning of recorded history starting with Classical African Civilization, Kemet (Ancient Egypt) Kemet influenced the ancient civilized world in much the same way as America influences the modern civilized world. So we find variations of this early African Standing Sun practice in the later cultures of the Greeks, Romans and around the world.
Cultural Literacy Minute: This is a most serious, rewarding and joyful time for those of us that still practice some of the ancient Kemetic rituals of the end of the year beginning of the new, like students of the School of Ausar or Shrine of Path. This is also true for the modern/ancient practice of Kwanzaa (first fruits festival).
While the historicity associated with the traditions have been erased from the minds of most men it is still remarkable that the spirit of Standing Sun still remains in the earth.
Peace and Blessings enjoy and learn from the Standing Sun Holy Days