About the Glastonbury Unity Candle
In its familiar lantern, the Glastonbury Unity Candle is taken out onto the land in ceremonies of all kinds, attends churches, temples and other sacred venues, weddings, anniversaries, baby-namings, christenings, funerals, talks, workshops, conferences, festivals and concerts. It stands on the Town Council table every month, leads civic parades and lights up business and planning meetings.
Each host lights the candle in a way that is appropriate to them so they are personally and energetically engaged in the physical process of igniting the light...and their own light within. Being pro-actively involved in the journey of the Glastonbury Unity Candle, and the bringing the flame to life, reminds us that our individual thoughts and deeds are a vital and integral part of the whole.
There is a deep spiritual significance to the colour blue and is believed by many to represent faith, devotion, peace, inner knowledge, love, tranquility and harmony. In many cultures and beliefs, blue is considered a sacred colour and so it has been chosen here to represent Glastonbury and its special qualities.
Exclusively made for Glastonbury Pilgrim Reception Centre, in the heart of Glastonbury, by Starchild. Each candle is infused with the nature of Glastonbury flowers, herbs and trees, including the world-famous Holy Thorn. These are gathered in and around Glastonbury during the cycles of the moon.