Celtic Spirituality and Wellness
The good folk at Failte Ireland say we have 5000 years of stories waiting for you and that is very true. We have been collecting stories since the iron age. Songs and poems too! However, what many people don’t consider is the power behind some of the old stories.
Dating from 2000BC are the stories about the ancient Gods and Goddesses worshipped by our ancestors. These stories are dark, raw and powerful. Like the time itself. And the stories have a power of their own. Carried from voice to voice over the millennia, they have grown in strength. As a result, today we still believe in faeries, we still tie a piece of cloth to a rag tree when passing by and eat Barm Brack with its hidden treasures at Halloween, and weave reeds into a cross at Imbolc or St Bridgets Day. The country abounds with old customs, the roots and reasons behind them may be lost in time, but they are still practised all the same.
When you wander into a House of Worship in this country, there is a deep sense of peace in the atmosphere. The reason for this is that the very old churches were built on old Druidic Worship sites. Many of the old ceremonial rights were adapted and integrated into the new religion that arrived with St Patrick.
For example, have you ever wondered what Easter Eggs have to do with the Crucifixion of Jesus? What if I told you about Ostara, the Spring Goddess of Fertility, who turned a chicken into a rabbit, for the enjoyment of some children. The poor rabbit/chicken continued laying eggs as it scampered through the forest, only these eggs were brightly coloured.
The Tuatha De Dunnan or in English the Tribe of the Goddess Danu, ruled Ireland from 1897 B.C. to 1700 B.C. The people were magical, civilised and beautiful. The Goddess of Battle Morrigan, Nuada with his splendid engraved silver arm, Lugh with his magnificent Sword of Light and the Dagda with his cauldron that never was empty of food.
Eventually, they were defeated and moved to the underground, becoming the faerie people we speak of today.
Their powers are still there, like Angels, they only need to be asked.
So this tour is something very different. We visit a place said to have inspired the Isle of Avalon in the stories of King Arthur and the Round Table.
You will hear the ancient stories of old, the Goddess who became the Banshee, how the great warrior Fionn lost his beloved Sibdh when she was transformed into a deer by a wicked druid and many more.
Combined with the grounding and empowerment exercises listed below, this day will allow you to really connect with the spirit of the land, and gain a deeper connection with Ireland than you ever thought possible
- An ancient mindfulness exercise weaving reeds with a sacred incantation that has been passed down through the generations.
- A special guided meditation, one that will allow you to heal and become empowered
You will also get to enjoy a rustic picnic of local fruits, cheese, fresh bread and cold meats along with some locally pressed fruit juice. and some time to walk or sit alone and take in the beauty of the land and the energies raised.
For One Person €300
Small Group €600
I advise a maximum of four people to prevent a dilution of the energy, however, if you are a group of 5 or 6 close friends that can be accommodated
This particular exercise is not suitable for larger groups. Please get in touch if you are interested in discovering alternative group activities
For more information on the details of this wonderful day out please get in touch. The day can be altered according to your needs, specific healing rituals can be included, for grief over a bereavement, divorce or any difficult journey.