GreenSpirit Annual Gathering 2016

The 2016 GreenSpirit Annual Gathering was held at EarthSpirit near Glastonbury on the weekend of 21st – 23rd October.

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Our speaker was Philip Carr-Gomm, Chief of the Order of the Bards, Ovates and Druids. He spoke about Druidry and it’s history. There are 3 schools of Druids: Fraternal, Cultural and Spiritual. Philip is part of the Spiritual Druid tradition which is light on theology and dogma and surrenders to the mystery of the universe. He said that at the heart of everything is love and spirit. With these and other insights, we found that there was much in common between Druidry and our form of green spirituality.

Here is Philip giving his talk:

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We had lots of activities during the weekend – a walk, circle dancing, photographing nature workshop, creating a mandala, meditations, a singing workshop, a talk on the medicinal value of nettles, our self-created evening entertainment, a session on sharing our passions the AGM and a closing ritual.
Here is Chris who led the walk on the Saturday afternoon:

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Deborah is holding up the Glastonbury Tor:

20161022_145456Here is a detail from the photo:

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This mandala was created on the Saturday afternoon:

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At the AGM, the chair – June Raymond – reported on the good year that we – GreenSpirit – have had. By the end of the weekend, there were lots of connections made and we look forward to next year’s annual gathering at Holland House (near Worcester) on the 13th – 15th October 2017.