Category Imbolc/Early Spring

Beginning Again

I have often felt the Season of Lammas as a beginning: perhaps it is all the black fabric and ribbons I use for decoration and expressing the celebration of the waxing dark. Black offers such a fresh start, a total dissolving, all slips away and new formation is possible: a merciful immersion. This poem below […]

Lammas/Imbolc Earth Moment

In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the Season of the waxing dark … we are transitioning to the cross-quarter moment between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox: it is the time to celebrate and nurture the new dark, and our native allurement to the Dark whence we come and to whom we return. At my place […]

Making Sacred: Space for the Not-Yet

It seems timely … as well as Seasonal (for both Hemispheres): as published in Goddess Pages issue 6. As the Wheel turns into Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the Seasonal Moment of Lammas in the Southern Hemisphere. For those in the planet’s South, Earth’s tilt is delivering the post-Summer Solstice welcoming of the new Dark, the […]

No Eye but Hers

 From all eternity the Beloved unveiled Her beauty in the solitude of the unseen; She held up the mirror to Her own face, She displayed Her loveliness to Herself. She was both the spectator and the spectacle; no eye but Hers had surveyed the Universe. Jami 1414 C.E.   … no eye but Hers … […]

Imbolc thoughts

Imbolc/Early Spring ceremony is essentially about affirming the Original flame of being in you – this Native, wild self: this is the Flame that Great Goddess Brigid of early Celtic peoples traditionally tends. This is who She is … and it is why She is “Virgin”, as She and all Goddesses always are; and as […]

Brigid-ine Dedications @ Imbolc

Our Brigid-ine commitments/dedications in Imbolc/Early Spring ceremony at PaGaian Cosmology’s MoonCourt  go like this in general … though each may choose to express it differently, these words are offered: I commit myself to my particular small self, understanding that I am She – Gaia – She who is All. I am connected to Her as the […]

Poetry for Imbolc

Great Goddess Brigid was Matron of smithcraft, healing and Poetry – all three were apparently perceived by the ancients of Her “British Isles” and larger jurisdiction, as essential to existence. Hmmm, this is worth thinking about – the Poetry bit … is there enough of that? do we take what we speak seriously enough – […]

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