Tomorrow’s a big day for the fae, in both worlds. It’s Midsummer, the Soltstice, Litha. In celebration, we have a great line up for you. Our movie is a modern riff on A Midsummer Night’s Dream called Were The World Mine–trailer incoming tomorrow on the usual schedule, of course. If you haven’t seen it, definitely check out the dropbox tomorrow, because it’s lovely. If you don’t have dropbox, signing up here will get you the link. It’s worth it for awareness month purposes–fae, vampire, monster, we use it for all and sundry.
Responsibly. Of course.
We’ll get Sam Kelly’s review of the wonderful 1968 Peter Hall Midsummer Night’s Dream to compare with it. That one, we couldn’t get for the dropbox–but Americans with Netflix can watch it streaming. I did on the 1st and it really is the best version I’ve ever seen. Sam will be better able to pinpoint why, of course, so be sure and come back for that.
And to top things off, we’ll have a great Litha post from Jodi Lee–and a bonus! She and her daughters have been working on a series of chapbooks called Creating New Pagan Family Traditions, and they’ve kindly given a pdf copy of the Litha book to Fae Awareness Month, so anyone can win it! It includes general information, a ritual sample, a menu, crafts, activities, and stories to help celebrate. Good for those who already observe Litha, for those who might like to, or for the merely interested. (And Jodi’s post tomorrow expands on the content, giving us a little insight into how we might please the fae on Litha, too. I don’t recommend irritating them, anyhow, that’s for sure.)
To win the chapbook, all you have to do is tweet, facebook, blog, or otherwise mention Fae Awareness Month to your friends on the net, and then let us know about it by commenting here with the link. Any aspect of Fae Awareness–your favorite review so far, the films, the Jonathan Strange… reading, the Litha posts throughout the day tomorrow. Everyone who does so in the next 24 hours and posts here will be entered to win. We’ll draw the winners at 10pm EST tomorrow… which is, of course, after sundown even on the longest day of the year, for most of the world. Alas that this blog is run from the East Coast of the US, so we lag a little. 😉
See you on the flip side!