I do consider Samhain to be the beginning of my spiritual year, but I also cannot deny the status quo in regards to modern society. Generations have looked to the point between December and January as the threshold to a new year and the continual existence of all. I can’t deny the power associated withContinue reading “Looking Forward to the New Year”
My husband and I went to Muin Mound last night to celebrate Imbolc with the grove. The ritual was held outside in negative three degrees weather! Now I feel like a hardcore Pagan! Last year we did a lot of rituals inside because of the snow/cold and then a surplus of water and mosquitos inContinue reading
Heehee. I’m amused by the number of people who have told me about the bright full moon tonight. I’m worried people think I don’t read the news or look out my window! That said, I had been thinking the full moon would be on the night of Jan 30th, not the eve of the date.Continue reading “Full Moon”
Skip sent this wonderful video to Muin Mound members. It shows a traditional Imbolc celebration held every year in Donegal. Listen to the bilingualism! I love seeing how the whole community gathers to honor Brighid – saint or Goddess. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9007101&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Cros Bhríde from Paula Geraghty on Vimeo.
I’m not finished with it yet, but here is a photo of the Brighid cross project I’m working on. The pattern on the brown/gold fabric may not be the best for the project but I’m determined to see it through and perhaps add some embroider to embellish it. I usually don’t do things like thisContinue reading “Prepping for Imbolc: Part 2”
Imbolc is on its way and I need to get ready! When I first came to Paganism five or six years ago, I was involved in Wicca and Imbolc wasn’t very special to me. I remember knowing that it had something to do with a Goddess named “Bride” or “Brighid” (one of those strange CelticContinue reading “Prepping for Imbolc”
Imbolc is a celebration of the Celtic Goddess Brighid. For this reason, the holiday was always a strange one for me before coming to Druidry. When I first started out on the path of Paganism, I considered myself Wiccan and tried my best to form relationships with Greek and Egyptian deities. I was reluctant to delve into CelticContinue reading “Imbolc”