The esoteric meaning of the maypole

The maypole is often called a fertility symbol, and that’s why it’s a popular custom to dance around it at Beltane, the festival most associated with sex and fertility. But we may not know what the maypole’s dance with the red-and-white ribbons actually symbolises. It is a depiction in dance about how the alchemical marriage…

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Beltane, May Day and the story written in the stars that fall on the Summerlands

This year, we will miss the colour and gaiety and music that usually fills the streets of Glastonbury at Beltane on May Day. When we are in better times, folk come pouring into the Summerlands from far and wide to join the throngs following the red and white dragons as they are drummed through the…

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