Celtic Wheel

Location:  Ireland, England, USA
Length: 1 – 4 day workshop
Schedule:  TBA
Investment:  TBA

Traditionally called the ‘Wheel of the Sun‘, the Celtic 8-fold Wheel takes us through the turning of the year on specific points that have been celebrated on the land of Ireland from time immemorial. The Wheel allows us to become aware and integrate with the subtle changes happening within the earth. Each point upon the Wheel has its own focus and expression and is celebrated with fire and festival.

The four main points upon the Wheel are:

  1. Samhain – 31st October to 1st November; Day of the ancestors, honouring the darkness and time of rest. Seeds lying dormant. 31st October belongs to the ancestors and traditionally the 30th October was the last day of the year with the 1st November being the first day of the new year.
  2. Imbolc – 31st Jan to 1st February; A time of beginning, preparation for the seeds, the earth awakening.
  3. Bealtaine – 30th April to 1st May; A time of seeding, fertility and celebration of life.
  4. Lugnnasa/Lammas – 31st July to 1st August; A time of Harvest and gathering both grains and clans. Originally Tailtiu’s Day.

The lesser points are the Solstices, 21st June & 21st December and the Equinoxes – 21st March & 21st September.

In this one-day workshop we will follow the path of the wheel and the celebrations for each of the main points. We will also seek to understand how we can use this wheel to follow the path of our own growth and expression.
Following the path of the Celtic Pilgrim.

From the Document:

Celtic 8-fold Wheel

With Stories and Myths

Of Eiru

10:30 – 5pm Saturday      10:00 – 5pm Sunday

11th & 12th Feb. 2012   Faha, Killarney

In Eiru we have a wheel. Often called the ‘Wheel of the Sun’ this goes back through time immemorial and is often seen carved into our stones within the sacred sites.

This wheel is based upon the four Fire Ceremonies – showing the continued Faces of the Goddesses – as well as the solstices and equinoxes. Each province in Eire holds within the land places where these ceremonies were held; for example in Leinster we have New Grange for the winter solstice and here in Kerry, Munster, we have the Paps of Anu where Bealtaine is still celebrated.

We are rich in the heritage of our Ancient Goddesses of Eiru and they hold sacred the way for women, especially in the chaos today’s world. Each of the points upon the Wheel is held by a specific female deity and, using the archetype of Her being, we will awaken to the presence of the deep and powerful feminine with the myths and stories, with song, with movement and with imagery/remembering.

Awakening within us again:              “The Way of the Seabhean”

Throughout time as we recall it, there have always been women who have held sacred The Way. These were the light bringers, the keepers of the Lore and Land, the Holders of the Sacred Spiral Wheel, the wise old woman, the Cailleach – the Seabhean – the ‘YES’ womyn.

We are now on a path of re-membering, re-claiming and re-weaving  our heritage as women, as Seabheans.

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