About this course
Join us to celebrate Samhain Season and explore the energies, lore and transitions from Samhain to the Winter Solstice.
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 Sky such as Hekate and An Cailleach — and your Self?
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.
- from "For a New Beginning" by John O'Donohue
Step into this new year, this new journey to "unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning".
What new dream will YOU co-create for the coming year?
We will explore the winter energies Samhain (Old Irish for "Summer's End", modern Irish for the month of November, pronounced "sow-wen") then and now including origins, lore and traditions, the thinning of the veils, guided journeys, and the goddesses of the season. We will further explore the season using the framework of the Celtic cosmology of Land, Sea and Sky — which exists in both the physical and spiritual realms — including journeys, rituals, card layouts, practices, rituals, craft, and more, including:
- 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. We will work with mugwort and take a guided journey to An Cailleach's cave.
- 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, and take a journey with her to receive a key to wisdom..
- 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. We introduce a practice that begins mid-Samhain season and leads us to Winter Solstice.
Resources for your Practice are also included in this course, such as how to create a sigil and use it in a magic spell or blessing.
Course content will be available upon registration.
Join us any time during Samhain Season!
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