As we approach the Winter Solstice, I wanted to share some wisdom about Sí an Bhrú (Newgrange) in Ireland, an incredible 5,200 year old sacred monument that aligns with the solstice sunrise. Womb-like in nature, this burial mound is steeped in archeological, astronomical, and mythological wisdom that provides a window into the ancient past.
During the season of Samhain as I sat in communion with my ancestors, the wound of emigration surfaced very strongly in my ancestral memory. I felt compelled to write about this and the ways in which we might heal the divide between Ireland & the diaspora through the acknowledgement of our ancestral stories.
On my recent pilgrimage to Ireland I visited Oweynegat, a cave in Co. Roscommon, known as the birthplace of Samhain. Here are my reflections on darkness, wisdom from the Otherworld, and meeting The Mórrígan.
On my recent pilgrimage to Ireland I spent three weeks wandering the wild places, connecting with the stories of the land, listening to the voices of Ireland's ancient goddesses, and more. Here are some of my heartfelt reflections on pilgrimage as a quest for the soul.
Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, known as Grianstad an tSamhraidh in Irish. Here are some of the traditions of St. John's Eve/Midsummer to inspire your sacred connection with this ancient festival.
As a wisdom keeper of the Irish traditions, I’m sometimes asked: “Is there a Celtic Moon Goddess?” While there is no singular "Celtic" goddess of the moon, here are my personal insights & reflections on 4 Irish goddesses who hold powerful lunar wisdom.
Learn what "Celtic" really means, why using it as a catch-all term is problematic, and how to come into right-relationship with these traditions.
Honor the energies of Lunar Bealtaine and the Full Moon Eclipse by creating your own smoke bundle and enacting your own purification ritual.
Bealtaine (also known as Beltane or May Day) is the Irish festival of early summer; a time of ritual, magic, fertility, purification & sexual expression. In this blog post I talk about some of the ancestral traditions of Bealtaine as an invitation for you to celebrate this sacred day.
Soulful reflections on weaving into the spirit of place, rooting ourselves into the land, and becoming re-enchanted with nature.