Sunday, 13 September 2015

Tuesday 5th/Wednesday 6th November 2013m, visit 80

25 years ago on this day, on 5th November 1988, I went to Glastonbury for the first time. Little did I know then that 25 years later I would be going on average 2-3 times a year and what an impact this small town would have on my life and my Pagan spirituality. My pagan awakening happened on that first visit, when I felt the spirit of place and initially was drawn to Druidry (which I still am on my eclectic solo Avalonian path)

Going down for the day isn't enough now, I need to be there overnight to really immerse myself in the magic. So this time I went for an overnight stay and as a Companion of the Chalice Well, I like to stay at Little St. Michaels. I had Oak Room, the twin room at the back overlooking the side of Chalice Hill.

I arrived in Glastonbury about 1 O'Clock, I had some lunch and did some shopping, then checked in at the well about 3, and I didn't leave again till I checked out the following morning. I love to have a really long wander round the gardens, and instead of going to watch the sun set from the Tor I watched it from the meadow in the gardens. I love autumn sun, the low slanting gentle golden light. After the sun set I went back to my room for a while, then had two hour long walks round the gardens. When they are closed to the public it is only Little St. Michael's residents who will be in the gardens, and everyone seems to respect everyone else staying there, and that they might want to chat or they might want to be in silent contemplation like I do. Hoping maybe for a glimpse of a nature spirit.

Sadly on one of the evening walks this time my camera died. It was 4 years old and had been creaking a bit. But I decided not to get upset, and to have the second evening walk, just sitting and meditating and not worrying about catching orbs in photos.

In the morning I had a long walk round the gardens in the rain, I love rain anyway and they are magical on a wet day, in a different way. Then as it was still wet and my shopping heavy, I set off home about 10.30 and when I got back to Oxford I popped into Argos and got a new camera, a Canon Powershot bridge camera which I had had my eye on, and reduced to £139.00 as well.

With the lovely Linda Ravenscroft in her beautiful shop

I love the  Goddess Temple shop

View from my room


Just after this selfie my camera died :((

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