Monday, 16 November 2009

The Lion's Head


The Lion's Head is where one may drink from the Red Spring in Chalice Well Garden. It is essentially a spout which pours a steady stream of water over a couple of millstones in a small pool. (Note the heavy iron oxide build-up -- a reminder not to drink TOO much of this sacred water!) Our priestess and tour leader, Mara Freeman, led us in a beautiful ceremony at the Lion's Head. Each of us filled a pewter chalice to the brim with sacred water, thought of what we wanted to release from our lives and then poured the water back into the pool. Filling the chalice again, we thought of what we wanted the Goddess to bring into our lives and then we drank that water. Be it so!


Near the end of our stay at Chalice Garden, the Lion's Head acquired a stick-on diamond bindi on his Third Eye chakra! See it in the above photo? I suspect it was a gift from a hippy family that was in the Garden the previous afternoon. I thought it was a wonderful way to honour the Guardian of the Sacred Water!

8 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Oh my. You met Mara Freeman. She is one of my idols. Tell me about her.
Mary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Mary -- If you click on Mara's name in this post, it is hyperlinked to the post I wrote about her in September. Mara is wonderful and ethereal and just a fount of knowledge and information! We all love her!

Rue said...

I love this fountain - and your last post about this red spring. It must have been such a lovely place energetically too! Your ceremony sounds very cleansing!

Renee said...

Wonderful story of the garden Debra.

Thank you.

Renee xoxo

Kelly said...

What a beautiful ritual. Perfect.
I love to visit the Hudson River and leave her small offerings. I wouldn't drink the water though... since this is a tidal river I think it would be wonderful to do a similar 'gifts to the world' ritual there.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

great story, great photo and wish i was there.

staceyjwarner said...

I love spending time in this garden with you...it is so relaxhing.

much love

Jeanne said...

Thank you for sharing. Reading about your visit to this mystical garden had been a real treat.