Fire dancer Alyssa Kluver led the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community in a celebration of the summer solstice. The south Minneapolis community gathered last week to mark the longest day of the year with a service honoring the "divine masculine," including song, dance, a drum circle and a symbolic baptism of fire. The solstice began at 6:28 a.m. Monday.
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