Summer Solstice Celebration and Course – with the Irish Druid Path

For me, Summer Solstice celebration is delight in the light and heat of the Sun, and learning the lessons of that energy in our life.
We give thanks for the Sun.

Summer Solstice celebration is bonfire and shared eating round the fire. There’s leaping over the fire, especially by couples seeking the blessing and energy of fire.  Dance can embody the Fire element.
It is a time for pleasure in the foliage of nature and the growing harvest which will yet be ready to reap.
We give thanks for the herbs that are burgeoning, and for their medicinal powers.
This climax of the light is the turning of the tide, the energy of the Sun sows the very seeds of the dark times to come as from this day, the days get shorter and the nights get longer, until the Winter Solstice on January 21st.
This can feel a vibrant time when the veils between the worlds are thin, as at Beltain and Samhane, to which two festivals Midsummer is equidistant. Spirits and energies of place can usefully be attuned to. The time can be used for divination.

The child of promise that was born at the Winter Solstice with the new tiny Sun has grown to be the Mabon (Child of Promise) and is now the radiant solar young male at the height of his beauty.
At such a time, it is good to make commitment that we will act as guardians of the land and its sacredness.

 

 

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Crannog Lake Village and Druid Forest School Courses

Michael ConneelyCrannog Lake Village and Druid Forest School Courses

Learn about the spiritual insight of the ancient Irish with the Druid Forest School worldwide courses,

Courses include: Visionary contact with the Goddesses and Gods of the ancient Irish, The Ogham, Celebration of the eight great Festivals.

Study the Ogham today with Michael Conneely
The Ogham is magical and deeply felt. It is stunning and tantalising. The Ogham is very old. Its date of origin is unknown as nothing of the Druid wisdom system was made a note of. However the earliest inscriptions that have survived are nearly two thousand year old, and there is excellent evidence for the ogham possibly being several hundred years older than that, and undeniably Irish in its source and provenience.
Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the spirit and energy of a tree. But each Few is also a path that run across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, in some cases overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of the fountain of youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.
The Ogham’s consciousness is very non-lateral, mystical and attractive. It is very different from the energy of the Runes, which I also teach, which is more a will-based system. Both, however, significantly have their very different special power and home.

The courses are fully worldwide, and they are also based at our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland which is near so many ancient Irish sacred sites of the greatest beauty and powerful earth energies.

See the full range of Earth Spirituality courses at:
www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html

Here’s a video about a beautiful crannog lake village which is only five miles from our Healing Centre and airbnb:
This beautiful Crannog was a defensive site protecting the work of the Iron Age Smiths who discovered iron ore here which was upthrust to surface hills surrounding the lake in the creation of a rare Ice Age Pingo topography: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingo
Hear all about this very special feature in the video:

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Learn the Ogham The Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids

The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding.

I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.

The Ogham also introduces you to a genuine and powerful cosmology of the Celtic Otherworlds that interpenetrate this realm: Middle Earth. Your mind explores and encompasses its vast range of consciousness-states.

In its essence, the Ogham is the alphabet of ancient Druid Ireland. There is evidence it may have grown out of ancient tally systems and secret ancient druid hand-signalling. Its deep layers of meaning have been amplified by a number of ancient correspondences systems and frameworks.

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Moytura Battle: The Morrigan and The Dagda

Moytura Battle: The Morrigan and The Dagda

Please bear with the occasional wind noise during the group’s working in late January at the battlefield of the Second Battle of Moytura. The earth energies and the vision of the ancient Irish Gods makes the whole event so powerful, beautiful and special.

The group was left with such a sense of the true nature of The Morrigan, the Ethical Defender of our Sovereignty, and also of The Dagda, the giving, sexual, warrior, regenerative Good God. And it is their relationship that perpetuated the sacred people of the Tuatha de Danaan.

It was their mating at Samhain, and every Samhain, that assured the Tuatha de Danaan victory. It is this relationship of sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine that is the true nature of these two great beings, and their true gift to modern people.

The Dagda was horribly caricaturised by the medieval monks who wrote the manuscripts as a grotesque bloated buffoon. The Morrigan is so often caricaturised as a blood-curdling reactive harridan in the modern groups. So now is the time to see and benefit from their dignity, their beauty and their gift to us.

They are the Gods of the Sacred Land, and they renew it and give it power at their annual mating astride the River Unshin which flows from Loch Arrow to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean next to Carrowmore.

See the main video about the battlefield:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-coaAJOnqk

Lough Arrow and the battlefield is only 35 miles from the Healing Centre and airbnb in Foxford, Co Mayo that Maggie Pashley and I run in Foxford in beautiful County Mayo in the stupendously beautiful far West of Ireland, where we offer holidays, holidays with healings, retreats and Sacred Ireland Tours.
Please visit www.foxfordairbnb.com

See the detail of my wonderful courses: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Discover Earth Spirituality Courses in my secure online shop

I look forward to working with you
Michael

Moytura Battle and Lough Arrow

Please bear with the occasional wind noise during the group’s working in late January 2017 at the battlefield of the Second Battle of Moytura. The earth energies and the vision of the ancient Irish Gods makes the whole event so powerful, beautiful and special.

After the Labby Stone, this is the second stop on the way up: the pristine beauty of Lough Arrow, and beyond that, the sacred tombs of Carrowkeel.

See the main video about the battlefield:

Lough Arrow and the battlefield is only 35 miles from the Healing Centre and airbnb that Maggie Pashley and I run in Foxford in beautiful County Mayo in the stupendously beautiful far West of Ireland, where we offer holidays, holidays with healings, retreats and Sacred Ireland Tours.
See: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/

See the detail of my wonderful courses: http://www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html

I look forward to working with you
Michael Conneely

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Moytura Battle The Message of the Tuatha de Danaan

Please bare with the occasional wind noise during the group’s working in late January at the battlefield of the Second Battle of Moytura. The earth energies and the vision of the ancient Irish Gods makes the whole event so powerful, beautiful and special.

And with W B Yeats and Lady Gregory, the Celtic Revival began, and now more and more people are able to see the special art and greatness, the magic and the special spark of the great Tuatha Danaan Gods, Goddess and people – and so this group came to vision quest the earth energies in this high place, to meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan in vision, to sing their heart song self.

See the main video about the battlefield:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-coaAJOnqk

Lough Arrow and the battlefield is only 35 miles from the Healing Centre and airbnb that Maggie Pashley and I run in Foxford in beautiful County Mayo in the stupendously beautiful far West of Ireland, where we offer holidays, holidays with healings, retreats and Sacred Ireland Tours.
Visit: /www.foxfordairbnb.com

See the detail of my wonderful courses: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

I look forward to working with you
Michael

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