Posts Tagged ‘ Brigid ’

The Goddess at Magh Tuireadh

Sep 20th, 2018 | By

The following is an essay I wrote regarding themes in the story of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh.  I found a lot of Goddess-related themes in the story, so I thought it would be appropriate to post here.  A version of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh can be found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/cmt/cmteng.htm. The story

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My Affirmations for May

May 12th, 2018 | By

From Beltane to June, I’m keeping the fires of the May Day festivities hot by repeating some affirmations that mean a great deal to me this year. I’m very focused on keeping good people close to me and showing them how much they’re appreciated, and I’m also learning more and more about the power and

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Brighid the Riveter: Is Brighid a Smith?

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

I am a little late on March’s submission because I ran into a scarcity of material that took my research in an interesting and unexpected direction. A Word on Gender Roles My anthropology background tells me that gender roles can vary widely from culture to culture, and even from subculture to subculture and family to

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Imbolc Awakening

Feb 6th, 2018 | By
Keli Tomlin, Imbolc Awakening

For many this time of Imbolc is all about one Lady; for me, it’s about two.   The first you will likely have heard of. She is a Goddess of triple aspects (or a Saint if you prefer) and her gift is transformation. She uses her skills and intent to affect change; whether that be

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Imbolc, Brigid and New Beginnings

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
Jenny Uzzell Imolc, Brigid and New Beginnings

  Many, if not all readers of this blog will know that many Pagans and Druids will associate the festival of Imbolc with the goddess and saint Brigid. The internet is awash with pictures and articles concerning this most popular and yet most elusive of deities and I will not add to it here, rather

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Imbolc: The cosmic conception

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
Tanja Flanjak Imbolc: The cosmic conception

  Imbolc marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. However, it is so much more than that. There was a frequency and or seed that what was released at the Winter Solstice (Capricorn season- entirely male event). It was a frequency that was encoded with our hopes, dreams, and wishes for

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Brigid’s Day

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

Brigid, who is also known as Persephone Rises like an epiphany From the womb of Winter’s death. Imbolc, celebrated at the start of February; roughly half way between winter solstice and spring equinox (in the Northern hemisphere anyway- in the southern hemisphere this would be around the start of August, around the time we are

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Brigid: Another Pledge

Jan 29th, 2018 | By

Every year, I celebrate Brigid instead of Imbolc. In Reclaiming, that’s what we do. It’s what we’ve done. And it’s what will continue on, I’m sure. And every year, I will step into a trance or guided meditation, reflect about what I’ve accomplished over the previous year and then start to form another pledge for

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Brigid and Brigid’s Cross

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By

One of the first things that I learnt to do when I moved to Ireland was to make a St Brigid’s cross. I hadn’t heard of them at all before I moved and had to be taught not only how to make it but also what to do with it when it was made. Describing

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Brigid and Me

Jan 21st, 2018 | By

The end of January marks my favourite of the Celtic festivals, Imbolc. I am well aware that most people reading this blog are at least slightly familiar with Imbolc, the return of spring and its association with the Goddess Brigid, so I won’t go into detail of the history or beliefs associated with Imbolc.  However

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