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The Return Of The Light

Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice
Paperback Book
November, 2005
$16.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This lovely gift book—an alternative idea for Christmas giving—collects 12 stories from around the world that celebrate the Winter Solstice, the day the “sun stands still,” the longest night and shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Celebrating the moment of the sun’s return at midwinter, on December 21st, is a nearly universal human urge, one that dates back millennia and has been identified in a wide variety of cultures. It certainly appears that Christ’s “rising” just days after the ancient pagan “return of the light” is no accident. The annual solstic celebration at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine attracts more than ten thousand people each year, and is one of National Public Radio’s most listened-to broadcasts of the year.

The Return of the Light makes an ideal companion for all who carry on this tradition, no matter what their faith. Twelve stories—from North America, China, Scandinavia, India, Africa, South America, Europe, and Polynesia—honor this moment, helping to renew our wonder at the miracle of rebirth and the Mystery of Light in the Darkness.

“A rich collection of stories from around the world... a true treasure-trove for generations to come.” —Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance

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