Feast of the Setting Sun
A Solstice Dinner and Celebration
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Presenter to be announced
Sponsored by the Arc of Appalachia
$8.00 parking fee, Park closes at 10 pm
More details coming soon
Bring a blanket or folding chairs for dinner and to watch the setting sun.
Through the Eyes of the Ancients
In many ancient cultures around the world, people sought to align their daily earthly lives with the grand impersonal rhythms of the cosmos, as revealed in the night sky. The two celestial events that most closely align with the earth’s seasonal cycles are the summer solstice and the winter solstice – the summer solstice being the time of the year when the cold has the least power over our lives, and light reigns over darkness. Our universe has lost neither scale nor grandeur during the years of scientific inquiry that now separate us from the Serpent’s original architects. The summer solstice celebration at Serpent Mound is an opportunity to anchor our personal connection to the peoples of our past, and the infinity and majesty of our ever mysterious universe.