Date(s) - 31/03/2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Geoffrey Ashe wrote the following in the late 60s/early 70s underground newspaper, Gandalf’s Garden: “Britain will begin to be reborn when Glastonbury is. The Giant Albion will begin to awake when his sons and daughters gather inside the enchanted boundary, and summon him with the right words, the right actions, a different life.” This is our plan: to re-awaken the sleeping giant who is the Spirit of Albion, to call upon the goddess Britannia too, to re-instate our spiritual links with our great Mother Earth through the heartbeat of the World Drum, which is the heartbeat of the world.
The World Drum has been heard in public ritual in many lands around the world. At 11.30am on March 31st, we will bring the Drum to the summit of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, which some say is Avalon, the heart of Britain’s spiritual realm, with its distinctive outline and significance for many faiths. We ask drummers and others to come and join us in this rite, bringing your own spiritual power, focussed on bringing peace and healing to our world through the heartbeat of the Drum and the strength of our combined spirits.
The World Drum Project was founded in Norway in October 2006 to promote world peace and environmentalism. The World Drum itself was created from a spiritual vision and is a shaman drum made in traditional Sami (indigenous people of Norway) style. The Drum is a symbol of the circle of life and that we all are connected, and is meant as a wake-up call to humanity. The vision is to bring people together across race, religion, borders, cultures, ethnicity, colours or political conviction in a common struggle for humanity and Mother Earth. As the World Drum travels from country to country, people to people and hand to hand, its heartbeat grows stronger each day. It is a call to reinstate our spiritual relationship to Mother Earth. For the last six years, the Drum has been played in ceremony around the world and by people of many cultures. For more information, visit the World Drum website at http://www.theworlddrum.com