Having learned from Belsebuub of the spiritual significance of the solstices and equinoxes, a few years ago a small group of friends and I organized a get-together for several days around the time of the Winter Solstice. The place we stayed was a very beautiful and quite isolated house overlooking a lake.
The days and evenings were spent doing a number of spiritual practices that we had learned when we took courses by Belsebuub, but our main purpose was to perform an ancient ritual related to the Winter Solstice. During this particular day we had all spent a reasonable amount of time setting out an area for our ceremony, to be held at sunrise the following morning, in which I was to play one of two primary roles.
After dinner that evening I took myself outside to look at the stars. I stood on the edge of the verandah looking up to the sky. Due to the quite isolated location and lack of competing light, the sky was very clear, black and scattered with stars. There was not a cloud in sight.
As I stood enjoying the solitude, I noticed a huge, unusual cloud formation starting to appear overhead and within a couple of minutes it had fully formed. It was directly over the spot we had prepared for the ceremony the following morning. The cloud shape was a very clear, very large white circle with a separate white dot right in the centre – a symbol of the Sun and of the Absolute, the source of the all.
Interestingly, the person who was to perform the other primary role in the following morning’s ceremony came and joined me on the verandah. He was also very surprised to see this large, clear, symbol floating in the otherwise cloudless sky.
We called the rest of our friends out to join us and we all stood watching in awe at the amazing symbol that had appeared. The cloud formation remained for about 15 minutes or so and then dissipated just as quickly as it had appeared. There remained no other cloud in the sky that night.
This seemed to us all to be a truly awe inspiring and magical acknowledgement of the ceremony we were to perform at sunrise the following morning.