A Look at Wiccan Summer Solstice Rituals
Those silly Wiccans are at it again!
Raised from the dead and freshly powdered with pixie dust, Wiccan summer solstice rituals are about to explode onto the scene. Wiccans, or modern witches, can be male or female. They comprise a loosely knit, misguided segment of global society which places great value on resurrecting cherry-picked bits and pieces of diverse pagan ceremonies from unrelated historic and prehistoric cultures. The entertaining rituals performed by modern witches are rooted in a worship of climate and meteorological phenomena cyclically brought about by the interaction and the celestial mechanics of the Earth-Sun system.
It has been demonstrated in numerous international demographic studies that these modern witches usually do not have the benefit of a higher education. They are easily susceptible to the charismatic storylines of fringe authors who prey upon the undereducated for their livelihoods by promoting the illusion that the reader can exercise special, supernatural influences upon the physical world and receive similarly special favors from nature.
Wiccan summer solstice rituals are not usually well planned and change from year to year. In public settings, they are equally uncoordinated. There are as many varieties of any one Wiccan ritual as there are modern witches, and violent conflict frequently erupts between Wiccan groups for dominance of presence at public archaeological sites during the summer solstice.
Modern witches tend to make use of rocks, dried plant materials, herbs and candles during their ritualistic machinations. They place much importance on the placement of their props in accordance with the prime compass points and other two-dimensional geometric shapes while they alternately chant separately, then communally.
Special clothes are not usually required in order to perform Wiccan rituals. For those who do choose to wear ritualistic costumes during public summer solstice ceremonies, they do so merely to enhance the party or festival atmosphere of the day. Once one sees a public Wiccan summer solstice ritual, it will be obvious that they take great care in the details of what they wear. Most witches fabricate their own costumes and do exquisite work.
Food and drink always accompany any authentic Wiccan ritual. The participants believe that they are demonstrating their appreciation of life and the natural world for its bounty by openly showing their enjoyment of food and intoxicating beverage.
Many first-time Wiccan participants report a feeling of substantial disappointment after attending public summer solstice festivals. They become disheartened after they witness the bickering and loud arguing among rival covens over dominance of the ritual. In fact, it is not uncommon to hear the phrase "cat fight" used to describe the vocal altercations between competing High Priestesses.