by Roxanne Bodsworth
Sunwyse celebrates the sacred Wheel of the Year – the annual seasonal shifts and changes – in Australia. Following the Wheel is a way of developing a greater awareness of the natural cycles that govern life on Earth, and having fun in the process. Drawing from many traditions, Sunwyse explores eight festivals associated with the Wheel: two equinoxes, two solstices, and four between these points, known as the cross-quarter festivals.
Each festival is explained and its theme is explored through mythology. Related holidays and events are listed and there are suggestions for ways of celebrating each festival. Sunwyse is about honouring all aspects of our multicultural heritage and celebrating them in a truly Australian context.