click here for our gatherings leaflet for the coming year.
Beltane - Awakening the Elements (Compton Dundon) Friday 4th May - Bank Holiday Monday 7th May
Sahmain -The Celtic New Year (Minehead) Thursday 1st November - Sunday 4th November
The Summer Camp -
Sacred Space Visible And Invisible
Taking place from the 17th to 26th of August - you can download the flyer here
The creation and appreciation of sacred space and its uses is the theme of this years Oak Dragon camp.
In the heart of Somerset just south of Glastonbury, in the lea of Dundon Hill is the site where people of all ages will gather to learn and share the arts of Sacred Space.
With guides we will visit local sacred sites to see how the ancestors did it, what elements are present. Leys, standing stones, earth energies, wells, earthworks, churches, trees and the like, how they relate and why.
We camp in the round, relating to the cardinal points of the compass. We will cook and share food around the hearth. The camp itself becomes a sacred space and is used as such in ceremony and everyday terms.
In workshops we will study what makes sacred spaces tick; what elements speak to the individual. These can be made in a small way, on your window sill or in your garden.
They can be created internally, so the sacred space and all its benefits can be taken with us wherever we go. Through meditation we will see how this can be achieved.
So visiting a great abbey, standing under a hedgerow, or sitting in your tent, sacred space can be used to bring the spiritual aspect into your life.
There will be teachings, council, music, celebration, ceremony, fire, in a strong grounded community under the waxing moon and stars.
Feedback from the Summer Camp 2016
Arrival after long journey was like entering a calm and restful oasis - just to be welcomed before the camping field (where I would have raced around unloading, putting up tent etc.) by a wise man who sat me down and I took breath and gently chose my Druid card animal to accompany my next ten days. I had assumed that I would pick my name out of a hat and be told where to camp as in the last few camps, but as I had arrived later than most I found myself directed to a circle where my usual friends were elsewhere, which I accepted and enjoyed, but if I had known that by arriving earlier I could have chosen my circle I would have preferred that. All bookings, directions etc. were excellent, as was our familiar campsite - the hot showers, the fire pits, the loos - thank you to Ian and all the Crew!!!! I absolutely loved the themes and programme of this camp, a great sense of quietude and flow, the fact that all the workshops enabled me to bring my intuitive nature to come through - from the dowsing teachings - sacred space, and our stones, the morning labyrinthine dances with the new wisdom gained from our teachings, and the dream workshops, , the drumming and yoga, and not to forget the inspiration of speaking and listening during Pow wow, a gift. It really was all a reminder to me to listen to my souls song. For me personally, I loved the space we were given in the Wellbeing Dome - such a beautiful environment to enjoy doing our healing work. Both Trisha, Rachel and I all gained a real unity in working together, we had times of great elation!! so the energy was there for us all - thank you, thank you, such a gift. Please could we have a Wellbeing Dome next year? It was lovely to have the space between workshops, to cook and eat around the fire, talk to friends, the laughter, the joy at the evening music around the central fire - all of us gathering - called by the guitar - family…. And never to forget the wonderful Ronald Hutton and Anna and the amazing talent of our young ‘Actors” to give us that sense of wonder and amazement as they performed to us all. Then the delightful Hare Night for Gilli - her delight and joy at the surprise - the outrageous ‘strippers’, gifts and flowers given from us all with such love for her and Ian’s future hand fasting. A very big thank you to all of you with the imagination, enthusiasm and vision for a wonderful ten days, where I am so lucky to step away from my usual life and enter the world of love and magic. all blessings,
Elf crowned king of Oakdragon