Ronald ‘Chalky’ White

a celebration

Candlemas

This photo was taken at a Candlemas ceremony held in the early eighties at Ron White’s home in Shropshire. At the start of the ceremony the goddess statuette was draped in red; now she has been draped in white and decorated with white flowers, to symbolize her transformation from Mother to Maiden. White candles have been lit and placed before her.

Here is a closer view of the statuette. The object partly visible behind the candlestick in the middle is a silver cup.

This statuette, which was made by Chalky, was used at the Regency ceremonies for many years. Incense was often burned before it: hence the streak of brown on the white clay.

January 30, 2011 - Posted by | The Regency

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