The Gates are complete and will be fitted this week in readyness for our re-opening on Saturday 5th April.
This beautiful design was drawn by the blacksmith, Phil Raynor. The gates are unusual in that they open along the curve of the three vesica pisces. The symbols are intended to reflect some of the energies we celebrate here at the White Spring and the living mythology of this land.
The top image depicts Brighde’s cross, in honour of the Celtic Goddess, a guardian of the White Spring. The image at the base is the triple flame, the fires of inspiration, transfomation, and the nurturing flame of the hearth. Also representative of the three drops of inspiration and the cauldron of the Dark Lady from the tale of the bard Taliesin and the three rays of Awen. The central image is inspired from an image we have been using for some time, a spiral within Glastonbury Tor to represent the otherworld and home of the King of the Realm of Fae, often experienced as Gwyn Ap Nudd. We have included the Tor and the tower in honour of Micheal. These are aspects of divinity we feel to be potent here.
I hope you will agree that these are exquisite gates that reflect the beauty of the inner sanctuary.
We would love to see you on Saturday, and if you cannot make it, please take a moment of your day to offer a prayer or loving thoughts to the water. Water holds memory and from here in the heart of Avalon our collective love of the sacred water places spreads out into the land.