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Alban Eilir with Circle of Coll

The name for the festival of the Spring Equinox in Druidry is Alban Eilir, which means 'The Light of the Earth'. As the Sun grows warmer, so life begins to show through the soil. Small signs at first - the daffodils and crocuses - then more green as the bluebells and wood anemones spread through the woodland. Plants are seen by some as inanimate greenery with no actual feelings and life force. But Druids see life in all living things, from rocks and stones, to rivers and springs, plants and trees - all life is sacred. Have you ever thought about how you recognize the beginning of Spring? Is it the plant life? The weather? How does a plant know when it is time to grow? It cannot tell the time or see a calendar. Yet it knows. If it has senses, then it has consciousness, if it has consciousness then it is more than an inanimate life form. So it is the return of life to the Earth that is celebrated at Alban Eilir, the time of balance. Read more about Alban Eilir.

Join the Circle of Coll as we plant our own personal Seeds of Change in a ceremony of Spring, Balance, and Purification. Please bring with you a light and open heart, a favorite poem or song to share at the Eisteddfod, and a healthy snack to share. We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Gail

    Great spiritual balance for Alban Eilir and welcome those who are new!!! Thank you to Laura and the planning committee. The rite was truly inspiring, with poise, and enjoyed the Eisteddfod!

    March 25, 2013

  • Moss

    Thank you Sarah and Laura for making this great ritual happen! It was very inspiring!

    March 25, 2013

  • Ray

    It was so nice to join like minded travelers on the spirit path to celebrate the turn of the wheel. Thank you Laura and Moss for hosting such an open and welcoming event. Everyone was so great to meet, and I look forward to meeting you all again in reality and virtuality! (you know, Emails and event posts; that second word was of my own devising)

    March 23, 2013

  • Gary

    I quite enjoyed last night's event. Thank you to Laura for planning and organizing, and to everyone who took parts to make the ritual happen. I'm also thankful the multiple offerings during eisteddfod—and for our excellent snacks!

    March 23, 2013

  • HiDT

    I had an awesome time, and it was an amazing evening. It was great to meet you all. I hope to be down again for Summer Solstice.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to see everyone and meet new folks. Welcom@

    March 23, 2013

  • Ruth Ann O.

    The evening was beautiful and authentic. What a privilege to be there.

    March 22, 2013

  • Ruth Ann O.

    For those who wanted to know the herb mix: 1 part fresh dried organic lavender from a coworkers garden, 2 parts Sage smudge from East West with Sage, Sweetgrass, Copal Resin and Cedar, and 3 parts Blue Vervain from Zenith Supplies

    March 22, 2013

  • Cassandra B.

    Thank you for a memorable night. It was very eloquent and sublime. I took a lot of good feeling and energy away to sustain for the growing year. Can't wait for summer solstice!

    March 22, 2013

  • Gandlf the G.

    so sorry got side tracked will strive to make the next event,.

    March 22, 2013

  • Ray

    I appreciate all the Druids who organize events in the Puget Sound Area, Thank You! Gandlf, don't you organize some events down here in the South Sound/Olympia area at one time?

    March 21, 2013

    • Gandlf the G.

      I have worked with pagans in Olympia in the past. Currently I'm a high priest for Mystic star Tuatha and host open rituals for that group from Beltaine to Mabon on my Property here on the Kitsap penisula.

      March 22, 2013

    • Ray

      See you tonight then I hope. I'm searching for other Druids in Olympia.

      March 22, 2013

  • Gandlf the G.

    looking forward to meeting you all for real first time Alban Eilir hasn't conflicted with my work schedule or other group

    March 18, 2013

  • Ruth Ann O.

    Hi HiDT, I look forward to meeting you Friday. You can bring a healthy snack as we have a little potluck after. Also, we will have a time for everyone to share a poem, song, or story so please feel free to bring that. As far as clothing wear something comfortable and layers are good as we may be outside. Some of us who have been attending these for a while have robes, tabards, or other ceremonial clothing. However that is not necessary, and not even expected for newbies!

    March 16, 2013

  • Journey

    awe... i am just not going to be able to swing a trip into town. Really wanted to come... :-) My blessings and heart will be with you all...

    March 13, 2013

  • HiDT

    I'm getting very excited about this. This will be my first event ever. Can anyone tell me what I should bring/wear? I'm very much a newbie.

    March 12, 2013

  • Seann

    I hope to be able to attend and meet those new faces I have not met and welcome Alban Eilir of 2013.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Melody

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Stefanie

    I have two other commitments this night, but I'm hoping to stop in at Standing Stones on my way home!

    March 11, 2013

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