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Alban Arthan 2012 with the Circle of Coll

Join us during this darkest time of the year when we celebrate the return of the Divine Child, the Mabon, the rebirth of the golden solstice Sun, who will bring warmth, light and life back to Earth again. The Wheel of the Year revolves beyond death and towards new light and new life.

On this night, the Sun progressing across the Milky Way, or the Galactic Equator, resides exactly in the middle of
this cosmic line, in the middle of what the Mayans knew as the “Dark Road”. This means that the Earth, the sun and the center of our galaxy are currently in alignment and we are in direct benefit of these powerful energies, magnified
through this alignment.
The origin of all bodies in our galaxy is derived from the center of the disc-shaped Milky

Way, and the origin of bodies in our solar system is derived from the Sun. Since we are in direct alignment with these two centers of life and wisdom, we are empowered more than ever and stand with the vision of our futures in our hands.

In the Druidic tradition the name of this festival is "Alban Arthan", Welsh for "Light of Winter". According to an older and more poetic interpretation, the name is "Alban Arthuan", meaning "Light of Arthur". In this poetical image, Arthur is symbolized by the Sun. The Sun dies and is reborn, just as the mythical Arthur is sleeping deep inside a mountain and will wake up again when the people needs his help.

The ritual will be outside, so wear layers. Our Eisteddfod celebration will be inside.  Please bring your stories, poetry and songs to share; and a bit of food and beverages!

Alban Arthan, the Winter Solstice, takes place
every year on the 21st or 22nd of December (Northern Hemisphere). For more information, please visit


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  • Gail

    Truly wonderful outside ritual of Alban Arthun and the galactic alignment! Was great sharing this special time with each person. Thank you to the Planning Committee for all your help!

    1 · December 29, 2012

  • Melody

    Awesome... I had a wonderful time and felt healing energy and warmth and a blending of energies so powerful words can't explain.

    December 24, 2012

  • Moss

    Hooray for outdoor rituals!!

    December 23, 2012

  • Michele

    Awesome time! What a privilege to spend time with such gracious people. I'm still smiling,...

    December 21, 2012

  • Samantha H.

    Running a bit behind! We are still coming

    December 21, 2012

  • Gail

    Come join us when you can Michelle and MorningStar! Looking forward to seeing you.

    Nicole and Maurie, we will miss you! May blessings shower upon you this Alban Arthan!

    December 19, 2012

  • Bob

    Thank you Gail! Im looking forward to it.

    November 26, 2012

  • Gail

    Welcome and we look forward to meeting you Bob!

    To all, as the Wheel of this year revolves on this exceptional night, we stand in the direct alignment of the darkest time of the year, the return of the light and the Galactic Equator, residing in the middle of the cosmic line, in the middle of what Mayan’s refer to as the “Dark Road.” This cosmic line aligns our Earth, the sun and the center of our galaxy. Since we are in the center of the direct alignment, consider this extraordinary time and stand with the vision of our futures in our hands.

    November 26, 2012

  • Gail

    We'll miss you all Sarah, Patrick and Ellie! Have a wonderful winter holiday!

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sarah and I are going to Canada for the winter holiday

    November 12, 2012

  • Gail changed the location to Standing Stone Healing & Arts

    November 11, 2012

  • Gail changed the date and time to Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    November 11, 2012

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