The great celebration and ancient practice of carrying the maypole into a hole dug within the Earth represents the masculine connecting with the feminine as the spirit connects with matter. The celebration is a colourful one with beloveds dressed in celebratory masks and costume showing reverence and festive love for the rituals that bring the spring into the full breath of life.
The festival is often commenced by a sacred marriage that occurs where the bride and groom represent the cosmic lovers uniting in the high heavens bridged upon the Earth. The pole is decorated with flowing ribbons, garlands of flowering greenery and often has specific carvings of ancient runes and sacred symbols. The dance around the maypole is a ceremonial dance and rite of spring that honors the ancient celebrations to ensure the fertility of the crops for the season, and seeding of the continuation to produce more offspring on the lands. ???
For many, the day of Beltane is a distant remembrance, that may be far removed from the innerstanding on one’s current reality. And yet, whether one is physically present or even aware of it, a celebration like this where thousands gather in purity and clear intent on a high holiday of glorious celebration for Planet Earth holds the potential to set the tone for the collective mind and heart.
Weaving the tapestry of conscious medicine and magic with the elements and elemental spirits is a powerful way to embody the sacred feminine fertility and masculine potency of the mind and body. Performing ritual on this day is powerful medicine to bring in love and abundance for all life.
The wisdom of the ages and the ways of the Great Goddess paved the path for the Monotheistic religions, their celebrations and rituals that are still practiced en masse to this day.
As we travel through the ages of consciousness by visiting the many cultures and soils by which the Earth that presently shares of her resources has been built upon, we see the faces of the ancestors, the Great Ones who shed their skins to birth the new lands and the plethora of souls that chose to walk upon the Earth to create a culture rich and plentiful for their grandchildren.