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On Winter Solstice

Dec 21st, 2018 | By

Happy Winter Solstice!  In honor of this beautiful day, I offer you a short reverie on the beauty and power of the shortest day of the year: It is the darkness that brings light.  Even on the darkest night of the year, the longest, we have the stars to cast their brightness on this earth,

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A Winter Solstice Signs and Omens Drive

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By

Winter Solstice didn’t go quite as I expected this year. I had intended to watch the live link from Newgrange and then take some time to sit in the stillness to reflect on what I was ready to let go of. I then wanted to make a Despacho, a form of prayer bundle, before lighting

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Winter Solstice Video Link from Newgrange

Dec 18th, 2017 | By

Although I live in Ireland I am sadly the other end of the country from the Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange where hundreds gather for the sunrise of Winter Solstice. Those few lucky people enough to be able to enter the tomb gather in the darkness to await the rays of the sun which light up

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The Holiday Tree

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

This might look like a Christmas tree and most people who call to us would say that’s what it is but if they look closely they will see that it really isn’t. Ok, we have lights, a few baubles and the odd Santa but almost all of the decorations on our tree have been brought

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Delight in the Darkness

Dec 21st, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage I see many memes on my social media feed at this time of year, mostly along the lines of ‘The days will be getting longer soon’, ‘Praise the return of the light’ and ‘The Oak king will triumph’. The Winter Solstice is, for many, the end of the dive into darkness; the

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