Definitions

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  • proper n. A pastoral afterlife in Wicca and similar religions.

Etymologies

summer +‎ land (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • * On Books*: Paul Di Filippo All Summerland in a Day Lovers of fantasy, young and old, should all hail the appearance of Michael Chabon's _Summerland_ (Hyperion, hardcover, $22.95, 500 pages, ISBN 0-7868-0877-2).

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Thor Wignutt in Summerland has no formal diagnosis, but I immediately thought of "Aspie" kids when I read Michael Chabon's description of the character.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Summerland is imperfect, occasionally cliched, and contains the line "Even in the Summerlands certain laws held true, and she fell very fast, at a rate of thirty-two feet per second squared" (Yes, Virginia, even Pulitzer Prize-winners need editors.)

    May 24th, 2004

  • Millions of enfranchised souls pass from earth life and find the spirit world -- the "Summerland" -- a Heaven, and stay therein for vast lengths of time.

    Insights and Heresies Pertaining to the Evolution of the Soul

  • L.B. Graham’s first book, Beyond the Summerland, is a magnificent work.

    Book Review: Beyond the Summerland by L. B. Graham – Grasping for the Wind

  • For example, one week I was sent to cover a fire at an amusement center, known as Summerland, on the Isle of Man, in which fifty people had died because of chained exit doors and other lapses.

    American Sketches

  • Just finished Michael Chabon's juvenile fantasy novel Summerland, which is a novel of the myth of baseball owing something of course to Malamud's The Natural.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • I finished it, again with Mary's help, in California in Summerland, which is right near Santa Barbara.

    President Reagan: A Role of a Lifetime

  • In 2008 a proposed green burial site in eastern Macon, Ga., called Summerland Natural Cemetery was blocked when the county board of commissioners voted on a new ordinance that banned green cemeteries.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • While spiritualism evolved into a popular religion, complete with a heavenly "Summerland" where the dead lived free from care and sorrow, the intellectual elite of psychical researchers thought of their quest as a rigorously scientific inquiry.

    John Gray on humanity's quest for immortality

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