Girl God Books
Songs of Solstice

"Not everyone is Christian. Many of us, who prefer a Nature-centered, Goddess-based spirituality, rooted in our own *EIK (European Indigenous Knowledge), have found deep meaning in the Solstice, Equinox and Sabbat celebrations (Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain), and enjoy singing songs that are based upon these sacred days/times of the year.

We, at Girl God Books, decided to create this special songbook with re-imagined Christmas carols and songs (only those in the public domain were used) to honor the original intent of late December, the Longest Night of the Year, known as the Winter Solstice.

So, decorate that evergreen, set the Yule log ablaze, put on the Wassail, light the candles, and lift your voices in celebration." -Sharon Smith from her Introduction to Songs of Solstice.

This Songbook celebrates the cycles of Nature—Birth, Life, and Death—through the changing Seasons (the Turning of the Wheel) from Autumn's abundance, for which we give thanks, to Winter's "Dead Time," when even the warmth of the Sun leaves us, and the world goes dark and cold. It is a celebration of both the Light and the Dark, since both are Sacred and both are needed for new Life to grow and flourish.

Get a list of songs here.

This Song Book is also filled with glorious artwork, Solstice poetry, and writings on the Solstice from Glenys Livingstone, PhD., Kat Shaw, and Sharon Smith. Songs of Solstice also includes an essay by Laura Shannon on the original Goddess origins of the word “Hallelujah.”

View the complete Table of Contents here.

Scheduled for December 2022.

Join us on December 4th for our Solstice Sing-Along!

Praise for Songs of Solstice

"The MidWinter holidays are a significant honoring of the Solstice as one of the great Hinges in the Wheel of the Seasons. This little book is full of the joy and delight of those holidays – few things are more delightful than joining our voices in song, in celebration.

Many of these tunes and indeed some of these words honor the familiar (and often familial) holidays while wrapping us gently but firmly in the world of the Goddess. Get this book. In fact, get several, and invite friends to join you for warm punch and beautiful song!" -Byron Ballard, Witch, Priestess, Author....

 "This book of beautiful, hopeful, earth-based Solstice carols and gorgeous illustrations is a joy. Through them we are able to feel the true meaning of Winter Solstice, with all of the hope it brings for reflowering and new growth for all." -Miriam Robbins Dexter, Author of Whence the goddesses: A Source Book and Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia

 "This magical collection of songs, art, essays and poems fills my heart and soul with joy. Growing up, I sang so many of the songs included in this book. I loved the melodies, even while the words did not necessarily resonate with me. It is a great gift to receive these songs reimagined in praise of the Divine Mother and the sacredness of all life, and to be able to share them with my own family." -Liz Childs Kelly, Host of the Home to Her podcast and Author of Home to Her: Walking the Transformative Path of the Sacred Feminine

Discount for multiple books

Listen to Shellee Layne at our Solstice Sing-along in 2021
Click on the pictures
O Holy Night - re-written by Trista Hendren and Anders Løberg. Joy to the World - re-written by Alissa DeLaFuente
It Came Upon a Solstice Morn - re-written by Carol P. Christ
Sung by Shellee Layne / Recitation by Rebekah Myers.
The Darkest Night Enfolds Us Here
(Sung to O Come, O Come, Immanuel )
- re-written by Rebekah Myers
The Legend of Frau Perchta, Witch of Twelfth Night - Kat Shaw and Trista Hendren  

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