Lammas 2007 - Glastonbury

Updated: 14 Apr 2013 with four montages and five BBC videos from the 2007 Goddess Conference.

Lammas at the Goddess Temple (31 Jul 2007)

Entering the courtyard of the Glastonbury Experience on the evening of Tuesday 31 July

Lammas at the Goddess Temple gets underway

Lammas at the Goddess Temple gets underway

Lammas at the Goddess Temple gets underway

Lammas at the Goddess Temple gets underway

Sally Pullinger starts to beat the drum

Songs and words at the Goddess Temple

Lammas at the Goddess Temple

Songs and words at the Goddess Temple

Songs and words at the Goddess Temple

Songs and words at the Goddess Temple

Lisa Isaksson spots the cameraman on the balcony and Georgina Sirett-Hardie takes centre stage

The Western Order of Druids on Glastonbury Tor (1 Aug 2007)

Glastonbury Tor on the morning of Wednesday 1 August

Waiting for sunrise

Waiting for sunrise

Waiting for sunrise

First signs of the sun

Now well on the way up

With the Western Order Of Druids

With the Western Order Of Druids

The sun now fully exposed

Lammas at Chalice Well (1 Aug 2007)

At Chalice Well for the midday event

Nicholas Mann placed this impressive loaf on top of the Wellhead

The group meditation led by Nicholas Mann

Nicholas, Michelle and Natasha attempt to break the sturdy Lammas loaf!

Michelle steadies the chalice as it receives Chalice Well's own apple juice from Jenny

The chalice is passed around the group to help wash down the bread

Heidi Couture savours her time with the apple juice

The remains of the broken bread were placed back on the wellhead

The remains of the broken bread were placed back on the wellhead

The remains of the broken bread were placed back on the wellhead

The Goddess Conference (1-5 Aug 2007)

Goddess Conference 2007 - Sunday 5 August. Montage by Matthew. All photos by mikesey

Goddess Conference 2007 - Sunday 5 August. Montage by Matthew. All photos by mikesey

Goddess Conference 2007 - Sunday 5 August. Montage by Matthew. All photos by mikesey

Goddess Conference 2007 - Sunday 5 August. Montage by Matthew. All photos by mikesey


BBC Heaven & Earth Show coverage of the Goddess Conference 2007 1/5


BBC Heaven & Earth Show coverage of the Goddess Conference 2007 2/5


BBC Heaven & Earth Show coverage of the Goddess Conference 2007 3/5


BBC Heaven & Earth Show coverage of the Goddess Conference 2007 4/5


BBC Heaven & Earth Show coverage of the Goddess Conference 2007 5/5


I posted this report to the Chalice Well Yahoo! Group on 1 August 2007:

It's been a busy Lammas 2007. The celebrations got underway the night
before in front of the Goddess Temple at the Glastonbury Experience in
the High Street. Arriving as the event was starting I was dismayed to
be nearly out on the street. Fortunately the group soon shuffled up
and some of us were able to get up on to the balcony, allowing some
great photographs to be taken. Many of the people present were to be
attending the word famous Goddess Conference, which was starting the
following morning. A combination of talks, song and poetry made for an
excellent evening and I enjoyed joining in the songs on my Bodhran
drum. A collection was held for the Temple, which is badly in need of
new premises.

The next morning I climbed the Tor at 04:45 and joined the Western
Order Of Druids for the sunrise celebration. It was only a small
gathering this time because of the various festivals running at the
same time and it being the holiday season. We waited for the sun to
start rising and then we carried out the standard ritual. I was the
bard for this event and read out my new 10-verse Lammas poetry. This
was followed with mead and cakes for all. The sun was completely
visible by the time we were finishing off the ritual. A few other
people were on the Tor watching the sunrise and another guy `treated'
us to an expletive-laden lecture on the problems of the world! A lady
arrived for the ritual as we were packing up and later I met a man
outside the White Spring who was intending to climb the Tor for the
ritual, but by this time he was an hour late! His excuse was that he'd
only been to bed at 04:30! I only needed to collect 20 litres of water
on this visit as all my other containers had been filled the previous
weekend.

At midday it was off to Chalice Well for their Lammas event. A crowd
began to form around the wellhead, which was lined with flowers.
Nicholas Mann entered the circle to place a Lammas loaf on top of the
well. This had been specially baked by the local Burns The Bread shop
and it looked far too impressive to cut up! Natasha Wardle got things
underway with some words and a song everyone was invited to contribute
to. She then handed over to Nicholas who took us through some thoughts
on the season and a meditation. Natasha got us to connect visually
with the person next to us and then it was time to break the amazing
Burns loaf. Michelle steadied the platter whilst Nicholas and Natasha
wrestled with the sturdy beast. The loaf was broken into several
smaller pieces and these were passed around the group. We broke off a
piece for our partner, dedicated it and then handed them the loaf for
them to reciprocate. While this was going on I read out the Lammas
poetry I had debuted on the Tor earlier that day. Once the bread had
been passed around, Michelle held the large Chalice whilst Jenny
filled it with two bottles of Chalice Well's own pressed apple juice.
We then took it in turns to drink the juice and dedicate the drink to
something important to us. Natasha then led us in a special chant and
I accompanied with a gentle beat on the Bodhran. With that the event
was over and everyone was thanked for attending. Overall an excellent
time was had by all and it was a great way to round off my Lammas
celebrations.

31 pictures from the three events are included on the link below:

http://www.handswithenergy.co.uk/events/lammas2007


Training | Treatment | About Reiki | About Matthew | Practitioner Info | Get in Touch | Shop | Event Photos | Home

Page last updated: 14 Apr 2013