Category Archives: Imbolc

It All Begins with Brigid!

The seed of this blog began with Brigid (Exalted One). Brigid is the Celtic triple goddess of fire, poetry, metalwork, and medicine among other things. Brigid is also associated with the element of water and has a number of sacred … Continue reading

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Brigid Discernment Ritual

This was the closing ritual for one of Welcoming Circle’s Imbolc celebrations. It can be adapted for solitary practitioners. Images are from the Builders of the Adytum Tarot. I thought you might like to see it as we prepare for … Continue reading

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Imbolc: Becoming Rooted in Good Soil

At an Imbolc celebration I attended, one of the priestesses talked about paying attention to the season we’re in. During the month of February, it may not look like much is happening in the natural world around us. However, underneath … Continue reading

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Time Keeps On Ticking

People mark time in different ways. Some of us carry a physical calendar with us to keep track of events and appointments. Others use a virtual one on our cell phones. Some have four seasons and all the delightful changes … Continue reading

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Song to Brigid

I learned this chant at a public celebration of Imbolc. I scored it so it could be shared with a wider audience. If anyone knows who wrote it, please let me know. So far, I’ve been unsuccessful in tracking it … Continue reading

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Brigid, Gold-Red Woman

At last year’s celebration of Imbolc, we sang the following chant. I quickly caught the tune on my smart phone and scored the melody. I write quite a bit of music so I made a small change to the melody … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Brigid

I wish everyone a blessed Imbolc. May Brigid’s Divine flame burn brightly in your life!

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Gathering, Word, Meal, Sending

I must confess that I was both excited and a little bit nervous when I attended a local public Imbolc celebration.  My nervousness was dispelled almost immediately as I encountered a worship service whose form is nearly identical to mine!  … Continue reading

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