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Imbolc Celebration

My students and friends are warmly invited to…

Druid Celebration of Imbolc – Online

Sunday 31st January – 17:00 – 18:30

We will greet (seeing how everyone is, saying hello!), then I will lead a short Ceremony (which will start at 17:15 – sundown) which everyone can participate in from the comfort of their homes. Then we will have a simple Eisteddfod

An Eisteddfod is a traditional Welsh gathering and is often quite competitive – where individuals take turns to present something that they have created or simply want to share with the others. Ours will not be competitive but it should be fun! Classically these sharings are read pieces of literature, poems, playing tunes, singing etc. They are lovely events which celebrate creative expression. Do not feel that to join in the Imbolc celebration, you must also have something to share, but feel free to do so, if it so moves you!

For the ceremony, please have a candle at the ready
Bring a little food and water
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in

Those following my courses, may like to read through the course unit about Imbolc before attending. I will update it again, in the days leading up to Imbolc.

Link for the Imbolc Celebration


The Druids Prayer

Grant, O God, O Goddess, O Great Spirit, thy protection;
And in protection, strength;
And in strength, understanding;
And in understanding, knowledge;
And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice;
And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it;
And in that love, the love of all existences;
And in the love of all existences, the love of God, Goddess, Great Spirit, and of all goodness.

We swear by peace and love to stand; Heart to heart and hand in hand. Mark O Spirit and hear us now. Confirming this, our sacred vow.

Imbolc Herb Walk – Thank you!

Just a quick post to say thank you to everyone who came out on this chilly afternoon, to join me on the Frankendael herb walk.  It was lovely to share some of my favourite herbs with  you and also to learn from you.  We looked in some detail at nine herbs which are currently available and also spotted a few others which will be available soon. The herb tea and chat in Merkelbach afterwards also went down a treat!

Links to previous posts about a few of the herbs we looked at today:
Elder, Elderflower tea
Sweet cicely
Birch oil – how to make cold infused oils
Wild rocket
Rosehip syrup recipes

I will be organising another urban herb walk in March and also a lotions and potions workshop sometime soon. More details to follow…