All Blog Posts Tagged 'tradition' (6)

A Fifth of the Soil

To fully experience the Celtic spirit, one must embrace not only the essence of a pilgrim, but also the land the pilgrim walks upon.

Places such as Galway's Brigit's Garden are sacred keepers of beloved earthly traditions. A calendar year in the form of gardens lovingly corralled by their keepers, the Garden…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 29, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Four Elements, Three Souls, Two Seasons, One Self

All Souls Night. A time of bonfires bursting to life beneath a cloudy sky. The grass wet from late Autumn mists that tumble haphazardly down the mountainsides as if driven by reckless celestial abandon. The soft moan of wind as it rushes through the caverns and craggy hills, meeting the water trickling into emerald…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 28, 2016 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

A Third of the Journey

There is poetry written into this land. Much like there is poetry written into the Irish soul. Poetry is not, as many think, a pretty art of whimsy and folly. Poetry, more oft than not, is the rawest and freest means of expression a person can have. I have always written poetry, but I began writing it…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 27, 2016 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

The Second Cycle



The ritual of cleansing oneself with water to begin anew is an old one.

From the seemingly simple act of taking a shower to the tradition of baptising a baby, water is seen as a nurturing source of life and a cyclical element. Its passage through the world, be it fresh or saltwater, is a constant variable…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 26, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The First Lesson

There is something deeply engrained in our makeup as a species to seek out our roots. To water them with knowledge and expressively branch out into the universe with greater understanding. To discover what makes us grow. We are constantly reaching for the stars, the skies, the freedom to be and encompass all we…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 25, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Saint Stephen's Day and the Wren Boys

Celtic myth had it that the robin that was suppose to represent the New Year killed the wren which represented the Old Year,  During this time Wren Boys blacken their faces and go from house to house asking for money to bury the wren. The money they collect is used to buy food and drink for the "wren dance" held…

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Added by Celtic Myth Podshow on December 3, 2013 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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