Share light and love during the Yule ritual
During the Summer Edition of Castlefest, the Wicker man symbolised the Pathfinder: the light that shines upon your path. During the darkening days, we look back at the past year. What will you take with you on your path forwards?
The 21st of December is the shortest day of the year. It is the day we celebrate the return of the light. After a long period of time in which the days only got shorter and darker and where all nature died, Yule brings back the light. The return of days which will slowly get longer and longer, the return of growth from the earth into the new year. The reign of the holly king will switch to the light in which the oak king rules. We would like to celebrate this return of the light with all of you at the Castlefest Winter Edition.
Taloch of The Dolmen, accompanied by his beautiful songs, will set light to the Yule log, whereupon everybody will be able to light their lights to take home with them. Together we share the fire to create light in the world where darkness rules and where anger wins from love. Let’s overcome the darkness and focus on a brighter and more positive future. By creating love in ourself, we are able to share it with the world: we are the light that the world needs. Together we will create a more beautiful new year.
Want to participate? Bring your own candle to share the light. The ritual takes place on Saturday.