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Della Ratcliffe

Celebrating women’s wisdom and spirituality as a Hedgewitch, Bean Gealach, shamanic practitioner, writer, teacher, mentor, coach, artist, healer, advanced PSYCH-K® and certified Moon Mná Women's Celtic Circle Facilitator and, yes, a Badass Crone! I travel with you on this journey, holding the light for you.

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About this course

Explore the season from Samhain, traditionally celebrated on November 1st, through to Winter Solstice on December  21st.  

Samhain marks a new year in the Celtic Wheel of the Year, born from the darkness of Winter, from the womb of Mama Earth. It is a time of visioning and dreaming and co-creating our world as it spirals toward a new year,  when you may turn your thoughts to healing, renewing and co-creating in perhaps a different way.  

What would it mean to you to step into a place of co-creating with Spirit (Sky), the Ancestors (Sea) and the deities/energies of the Land — and your Self?  What new dream will YOU co-create for the coming year?

We will explore Samhain (Old Irish for "Summer's End", modern Irish for the month of November, pronounced "sow-wen") origins,  lore and traditions in the Celtic world. We will explore the season up to Samhain using the framework of the Celtic cosmology of Land, Sea and Sky — which exists in both the physical and spiritual realms — including practices, rituals, craft, deities, animal allies, such as:

  • Land (Talam), Middle World: Land holds the magic of our physical world and its energetic counterpart, our Self and all those who inhabit the Earth such as plants, trees herbs and crystals, animals of all kinds. In Land, explore Winter correspondences such as Earth and North, and our animal allies, and create a Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual
  • Sea (Muir), Under World: Sea is our magical connections with the Sídhe (the Faerie realms) and others who reside in this realm including ancestors and other spirits. It is a place for journeys (aka imramma), rituals, exploring deities associated with water and the underworld, including the archetypes of the Dark Goddesses and Sorceress.  We will also work with goddesses from other pantheons associated with this time, such as Hekate. 
  • Sky (Nem), Upper World: Sky holds the medicine of the Sun, Moon and Stars; lunar/solar events, divination, sacred crafts of Air, and deities and allies of the Sky realm, and our connection to Spirit.  Explore the energies of An Cailleach as she emerges for  Winter — and her connection to Brighid — and more.

A new favourite element — Resources for your Practice — is also included in this course. 

NEW! We are also offering a scheduled ZOOM webinar during the course, when we will sit in Circle together, virtually and energetically, as we share ritual and a guided journey.

Initial course content will be available on October 24th, with additional lessons and activities scheduled throughout October and November. Follow at your own pace.

Join us any time during  Samhain Season!

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