The sense of renewal we celebrate is based on the observation that from this time onwards in the solar cycle, daylight increases again from its lowest point.
That's what makes its appeal universal, not the fact that Christian religious festivals have arranged themselves around it, nor the lack of the darling buds of May. Many years ago, when I began the lifetime process of cutting my mind free from the self imposed thickets of obscurantist bullshit, I found this book of great value. I recommend it to you.
Modified by PatD at Sun, Jan 01, 2017, 18:33:04