Glastonbury Pagan Moot

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Thanks to all who came to share a wonderful circle of Imbolc celebration, especially those of you who performed music and poetry inside the circle we cast in honour of Brigid, the Maiden Goddess of the Season. It was wonderful to have so many new faces around the table, and we hope to keep on seeing you all in the coming months.

The songs and poems we shared together were:

  • Mother of Winter, by Gee Ashdown of Small & Gold;
  • Treasure, by Sandra Tena Cole;
  • The Rose, by Amanda McBroom
  • Brighid, by Damh the Bard;
  • Castleford Ladies, by Jake Thackeray;
  • Brigid's Mantle, from the Carmina Gadelica, compiled by A. Carmichael;
  • The Lady of the Grail Knight, a traditional folk song.

(Special thanks to Richard Seccombe for bringing his beautiful handmade Bowed Psaltery to play for us!)

This coming Tuesday, 19th, there will be a meeting in the Lords of the Wildwood Community Tea Rooms, in the Assembly Rooms building, at 8pm, for everyone who wants to be involved in this year's Beltane celebrations on May 1st. Especially if you are a couple who would like to put your names forward to become this year's May King and Queen! It's a wonderful event to be part of and we greatly encourage you to do so if you're able.

And on March 2nd we have a stall at Glastonbury Mind Body Spirit Fair in the Town Hall, along with a large number of other stallholders. There will also be workshops through the day, and it's free entry!

Our next Moot meeting will be on Wednesday, March 6th, at 7pm. Local astrologer Janetta Morton will be sharing her knowledge with us about birth charts, a subject of which I am looking forward to learning more. We will be staying in the snug at the Mitre Inn on Benedict Street for now, although we are looking at other venue possibilities for the future. We'll keep you posted.

If any moot members and regulars have ideas for coming talks and workshops, do please let us know. We live in such a talented town that we hardly ever need to call in any visiting speakers, we just share our knowledge with one another!

Bright blessings,

Sandra and Stephen