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SSP’s Cross-Quarter Celtic Holiday Ceremonies
February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MSTo
Join SSP Board Member Dr. Karen Ward and John Cantwell of Ireland for our new Cross-Quarter Celtic Holidays Ceremonies, starting with Imbolg February 1st, 2023 at 3 PM Mountain Time.
Imbolg (also Imbolc) is the the Celtic Festival of Spring and like all Irish indigenous celebrations is a transition, an initiation, a gateway and a celebration. Traditionally, January 31st – February 1st is chosen to gather in community to embrace the energies of Imbolg, although this year a new national holiday to honour Brigid, Goddess and Matron Saint of Ireland on Monday, January 6th ushers in a celebratory week. The word Imbolg translates as ‘in the belly’ inspired by the swollen bellies of our pregnant animals at this time of the year. Bríde, Brigid in Irish Gaelic, is the great divine female archetype of Spring. From her, shamans with Celtic soul will draw the inspiration to live as caretaker, of self, of community and of the land. Fires in her honour are lit and Wells in her name are visited, cleaned and tasted. In 2023 the time of Imbolg and Bríd is accompanied by a Full Moon (on February 5th), amplifying the natural energies of the festival enormously.
This is a deeply special time to awaken potential and prepare for graceful and full expression of what has been gestating in the belly of your soul through the dark Winter months. We are delighted to offer you a unique opportunity to join us live online from your home for ceremony to lift you into harmony with the rising sap of Spring with some of the many wonderful rituals associated with Bríd, Imbolg and the arrival of Springtime.
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