Beltane

29 Apr 2018 7:00pm

Comet Stone, Near the Ring of Brodgar

Join Spiritual Orkney in a celebration of Beltane.

On Sunday 29th April 2018 at 7pm there will be a celebration of Beltaine at the Comet Stone, very near to the Ring of Brodgar. Our ritual is based on those provided by the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, but the wording is inclusive and designed to be accessible for people of all religions / beliefs and none.

Our Beltaine ceremony is a celebration of the fertility of spring and the sacred gift of life – everywhere is greening and all of nature is answering the call to summer. The days are noticeably longer now and we are usually Blessed with glorious weather.

In the Celtic calendar, this ritual is a fire festival and we focus upon the light of creation. We acknowledge this status in the natural world around us and as it is symbolised in our lives.

We welcome everyone who wishes to attend. Please read out attendance guidelines at http://www.spiritualorkney.co.uk/attendance-guidelines.

There is no charge and we ask only that you bring your open mind and warm heart. We meet at the Comet Stone, very near to the Ring of Brodgar, and we are quite obvious! As a Bardic ritual, we invite participants to join in, perhaps by taking a speaking part, or bringing a reading or piece of music to share. Join in as much as you are comfortable with – if you only wish to observe, please be equally welcomed. We usually conclude by sharing ale and honey-cake ... and then we regroup at a local hotel for a social.

Please feel free to contact Helen or Mark Woodsford-Dean for further information, email us at info@spiritualorkney.co.uk

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ATTENDANCE AT OUR OPEN RITUALS AND PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES OFFERED IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN CHOICE AND RISK. WE DON'T DO ANYTHING THAT WE CONSIDER TO BE DANGEROUS BUT WE ACCEPT NO LIABILITY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER. WE OFFER THESE RITUALS PURELY ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BRING A LARGE GROUP TO ONE OF OUR RITUALS PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE BRING ENOUGH ALE AND HONEY CAKE (DONATIONS APPRECIATED).

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