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The World Drum at Avalon and the Sleeping Giant of Albion

The World Drum being played in ceremony on Dragon Hill, May, 2006.

At 11.30am on March 31st, we'll be bringing the World Drum to Glastonbury Tor to create a ceremony to strengthen humanity's spiritual relationship with our great Mother Earth. We shall call upon the two great spirits of our own land, the goddess Britannia and the giant, Albion, who some say sleeps beneath the Tor, awaiting our time of greatest need. Glastonbury resident, Geoffrey Ashe, says in Camelot and the Vision of Albion, (Panther, 1975):
“As the Eternal Man prior to all history and Creation itself as we know it, Albion is both human and divine, both male and female, enjoying complete balance and harmony. He is perfectly wise and perfectly innocent. … Albion's waking cannot mean simply a social upheaval or national liberation, though such events might well follow. It implies the return of human beings to full human stature and integrity; their becoming what they were always meant to be. That is the first step towards any true revolution....Somehow, human beings must recapture the lost glory in themselves, must transcend their present state, if they are to change the world. The way up is through Eden....or Avalon....The relevance of all this to Blake's idea of human regeneration is, first, that the heightened vision is needed....[quoting Blake]: If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.... Thanks partly to the Celts and their bardic tradition ... the ancient presences still hover around us. The ancient quests can still be renewed.”
Geoffrey Ashe also 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.”
Come and join us if you can, bringing love, peace, energy, enthusiasm, spiritual power, and a drum if you have one, to join with the heartbeat of Mother Earth and awaken the sleeping giant.

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