Today was the day to walk out of the labyrinth, after being held safely within the Glastonbury Tor we walked the ceremonial way dedicated to the ancient British Goddess. Walking the land is an experience in mindfulness and an opportunity to dwell on and resolve deep issues as one walks the labyrinth pathways it brings us close and connected to the sacred. We spent 6 hours walking out of the labyrinth honouring all the elements of earth, fire, air and water. We started where we ended one week ago for the conference at the sacred egg stone, leaving behind our offering of honey, rose petals and flowers.
|Walking on from the Egg Stone|
The myths associated with Glastonbury Tor are extraordinary. It has been called a magic mountain, a faeries' glass hill, a spiral castle, a Grail castle, the Land of the Dead, Hades, a Druid initiation centre, an Arthurian hill-fort, a magnetic power-point, a crossroads of leys and a place of Goddess fertility rituals and celebrations.
|Showing the layers of the Tor|
|The remaining tower of the church on top of the Tor|
|Views of Glastonbury|
|Carvings on the tower walls|
|The grove of three trees had such special energy|
|Entering the Apple Orchid for lunch|
My messages from the Tor are simply and yet life changing. I leave and walk out the final gate back towards the township of Glastonbury feeling quietly tired, quietly changed but in simple yet very big ways and quietly resigned to the fact that the conference is now over. I will hold the experiences and the friendships close to my heart as I continue my journey through the UK then combined it all in Crete as I walk the ancient pathways there.