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The "King Arthur's Summer Solstice" Movie by Celestial Elf

A month ago I was contacted by Celestial Elf,
who is a
member of the Druids of the Second Realm
and a keen multimedia producer and supporter of our celtic culture.
In that occasion I posted the video of his "Beltaine Blessing" film.
These films are designed under a machinima environment.
Now I share with you his recent "King Arthur's Summer Solstice" Movie.
For more information please feel free to visit his page
About Machinima.
All rights reserved by the author and posted under his kind permission.




King Arthur Pendragon, crowned 'Raised Druid King of Britain' on 3 January 1998 on the ancient Coronation Stone by representatives from 5 Druid Orders, is also the Titular Head and Chosen Chief of The Loyal Arthurian Warband, a Pagan Priest, and Druid Swordbearer with an unshakeable belief in the Divine and his place in this system and most widely known for his role as an environmentalist, and Eco-warrior.

His battles with the British Government (in the form of English Heritage) and campaigns for the right of everybody to enter Stonehenge at the Solstices have earned him great respect among many. There is an interesting Interview with King Arthur Pendragon video regarding this campaign.

King Arthur has also written of his experiences in "The Trials of Arthur:The Life and Times of a Modern-Day King"

Druid members of LAW may be found at Avebury on the nearest Saturday to celebrations of the eight-fold wheel, in London on Primrose Hill on the nearest Sunday to each Solstice and Equinox and at Stonehenge on the dawn of the Solstices and Equinoxes, performing public Ritual and Ceremony (English Heritage & Wiltshire Constabulary permitting).
The Loyal Arthurian Warband is a vast network of people working together throughout the world towards a vision of Truth, Honour & Justice.

The Summer Solstice

The ancient Summer Solstice festivals are still widely celebrated in Britain, Cornwall, Ireland and parts of Northern Europe.
In the northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is when the sun reaches it farthest point north of the Celestial Equator. This day has the greatest amount of time between sunrise and sunset making it the longest day and shortest night of the year and falls around June 21st every year. In the southern hemisphere, the winter and summer solstices are reversed.

The Midsummer Solstice, also referred to by Neopagans as Litha, signifies the turning point of the Summer Season in the cycle of the year.
The Goddess is now at her most fertile as the seed planted earlier in her womb grows with the sun. Handfasting ceremonies and weddings at this time demonstrate enduring ties with the Druids' celebration of this day as the 'wedding of Heaven and Earth' resulting in the belief of a 'lucky wedding in June'.
The Sun King is also at His strongest now, bringing the promise of a great harvest which ensures the continuity of life in the face of the oncoming darkness of winter.

King Arthurs poems written and narrated by King Arthur Pendragon,
As King Arthur, Celestial Elf is member of the Druids of the Second Realm
(a seedgroup formed by members of the
RL Order of Bards,Ovates and Druids )
The Two Knights; Sethos Lionheart, Yichard Muni,
Druids; Yichard Muni, LaPiscean Liberty, Pesadilla Dionysus,
Druid Priestesess; Gilfalma Ashbourne, Dea Theas,
Cristian Monk; Patx Piaggio,
Hippies; Hotsprings Hawker, Josetta Peapod,
FAElf, Paix Chambers,
Pagans; Shaman Lightstone,

Grateful thanks to Laufey for providing authentic period Cauldron.
And to Mikki Miles for allowing use of Carnyx.

Filmed on location at;
Misty Mountains co Tymus Tenck
Gaia Rising/Anam Turnas co Enchatress Sao
Stonehenge c1500BC at Woods of Whimsy co The James Madison University, SecondLife ( http://www.jmu.edu/news/madisonscholar/SecondLife.shtml )
Gaia Rising/Anam Turnas co Enchatress Sao

Royalty Free Music via Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com;
( http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )
Licensed under Creative Commons;
( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )
Scissors, Numinous Shine, Calls from The Winter Ether, Earth Prelude, Enchanted Journey,

Also sound samples from freesound ( http://www.freesound.org/ )

Filmed on SecondLife via Snowglobe 1.4.2.
Made using Frapps, Serif MoviePlus X3 on Windows XP.
Conceived, Directed and Produced by Celestial Elf 2011.

A comment from Celestial Elf regarding King Arthur's outfit on the film:
King Arthur is not specifically a Templar in this film, but he does have the same cross on his chect, this is because as he states in his poem that he rads in the film, the cauldron and the cross unite/christian and pagan join our fight....so King Arthur has claimed a purpose of uniting these two which are sometimes considered mutually exclusive for the good of the people and the land. Other than the cross, I have used an outfit which looks very like the one he wear in real life. (Hereby a comparative picture provided by the author)

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