Tuesday, 5 February 2013

An Imbolc celebration at Galgael on Thursday night 31st of January

Issy will plant this snowdrop in her neighbourhood or garden
Last Thursday night in GalGael was dedicated to Imbolc, the celtic cross quater festival, which marks the first signs of Spring. We started the celebration with a Celtic story: "The Earth Shapers", conveying how Brighid heard the earth sing because she has dreamt about beauty, and how the Chaos-Earth has then been re-shaped by the De Danaan, and blessed with the 3 waves of Mananan. All very much pertaining to the Galgael one would think?.Anneruth told the story, while fascinated eyes watched and open hearts and ears listened. Laryna accompanied the story with sounds from cimbal, singing bowl, recorder and drum. 

Afterwards we enjoyed and shared a delicious dinner, listened to poetry, and song
 and shared what we know and heard about Imbolc and this time of the year. A few folks created a couple of Brigid's crosses. Others took the instructions and reeds home to have a go later. 
round and round and round the weaving goes
Gehan distributed snow drops for people to take home to plant with their intent (inmost wellbeing wish) for this coming season, the slow Scottish Spring.
taking bulbs and soil home
Please, check out the picasa album for some more impressions of that night in GalGael and enjoy!
Brigid's cross, made from reeds.
Brighid figure with ewe, and lamb, felted from wool.

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