Above is a video of the first enactment of this ancient Egyptian ceremony for around 2000 years, celebrated in California.
Like any solstice ceremony, you can adapt the ancient symbolism and the universal principles to create your own solstice ritual, whether its something you do alone such as being present for the event in your own home, or participating in a ritual with others.
I’ve created the winter solstice ceremony as a template to use or adapt as circumstances require.
Start by Reading the Step-by-Step Guide
Before getting into the ritual itself, the best place to start is reading A Guide to Celebrating the Solstice and Equinox to get a background to creating your own celebration and sacred space, with a deeper understanding of what these times of year mean.
This ceremony is very similar to ones which were practiced in ancient times.
It symbolizes the central processes contained in the birth of the spiritual Son, which is symbolized by the rising sun of the winter solstice.
The ceremony relives how at the dawn of existence, the female (the chaos, the seedbed of life) is in the continuous movement of creation, initiated by the male, and in the womb of the Mother the neutral force, the spiritual Son is born.
To understand the meaning behind this ceremony read The Spiritual Meaning of the Winter Solstice
The mantras used in the ritual can be found here
Note: This ceremony was created using knowledge of esoteric principles. A little later I discovered that there is an account by ancient Greeks of an ancient Egyptian winter solstice ceremony that closely resembles this one.
The instructions for this winter solstice ritual can be found in the free eBook The Path of the Spiritual Sun.