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Ogham, The Divination Story

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 29th November, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Ogham, The Divination Story, from tree symbols to prophesy One of  five Ogham subject sessions I now host each year, and perhaps divination with Ogham is the most popular and most mysterious, because there are no defined scripted ancient archives. All we have is a combination of speculation of ancient ways from fragments passed down combined with modern divination and oracle methods that bring in the ogham trees symbols instead of planets, constellations, mythological deities and totem animals and birds.  So through this Sunday Session we explore clues to how Trees and Ogham symbols could have been used as divination and prophecy tools from ancient time. Also we review the methods of divination using Ogham that have developed over about the past 200 years, and especially during the past 30 years. Please contribute your conten

Preparing For Winter, Folklore, Food & Foretelling

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 22nd November, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Preparing For Winter, Folklore, Food, & Foretelling There is a fourth time of celebration of Samhain, but barely observed now, and that was when Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters, an open star cluster in the north-west of the constellation Taurus, rose in the bright night sky of November. 1000s of years ago, this used to be close to the sidereal cross quarter point of Samhain, in this northern hemisphere. This was around 7th November. Due to the 'precession of the equinoxes', Pleiades now rises at sunset later in the month. This now happens on the night of 21st November, hence why it has lost favour as a Samhain celebration time.   Even so, this Sunday Sessions will cover November traditions not yet covered in previous Samhain tradition episodes this year. Among the sessions subjects will be brooms and bro

Introduction To Harps & Bardic Folklore

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 15th November, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Introduction To Harps & Bardic Folklore Harp lessons are generally about how to play tunes on a harp. This session is about how a 'novice'. anybody really, can obtain a harp and use it to accompany poems, songs, imagination in general. This is about learning to feel the harp, sense the harp, and not technically play it. Should be of interest to anyone interested in harps from absolute beginners to professionals who would like to loosen up a bit. I will commence this with a couple of stories of ancient harpers and how their harps became much of the stories and part of the human enchantment without a tutor or tutorial book present.  Includes a guided session by Claire Roche. Please contribute your content to the show ... Please help out this Harps & Bardic Folklore session, Please contact me to serve a contribu

Samhain Gathering & Traditions

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 8th November, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Samhain  Gathering & Traditions The old flame dowsed, and the new flame lit, so at least winter will be warm. How does this transition feel to you? Overall, this Sunday Session will tune in to how we revere ancestors, how we cross the veils, and how we settle debt, anger, revenge, grudges, and move into better feeling freedom. This Sunday Session will continue what we did not cover last week including stories and traditions from the Hill of Tara in Co. Meath, plus looking at the Scottish Guisers and other Scottish Samhain traditions, aa bit more about the English Bonfire Night and it's 'Guy' older than Guy Fawkes and, of course, 'Trick Or Treat' and the modern tradition of garden graveyards. Please contribute your content to the show ... Please help out this Samhain Gathering session, Please contact me t

Samhain Traditions

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 1st November, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Samhain Traditions How and where did the celebrations of Samhain, and later Halloween, originate? Overall, this Sunday Session will tune in to the whole root of this time, the celebration of harvest gathered, the sharing, and the preparing for quiet weaving winter time through winter into Imbolc and the spring awakening.  This Sunday Session will explore how we 'play' this time with stories and traditions from the Hill of Tlachtga and Hill of Tara in Co. Meath, Emin Macha in Armagh, plus looking at the Scottish Guisers and other Scottish Samhain traditions, English Bonfire Night and it's 'Guy' older than Guy Fawkes and, of course, 'Trick Or Treat' and the modern tradition of garden graveyards. Please contribute your content to the show ... Please help out this Samhain Traditions session, Please contact

Folklore Of Crows, Ravens, & Other Corvids

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 25th October, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Folklore Of Crows, Ravens, & Other Corvids Thoughts of Crows, Ravens, and Corvids can stir up a dirty, and even scary reputation. They are certainly topical of the end of October time of year.  This Sunday session explores the regeneration symbolism, wisdom symbolism,  team instincts of crows, and the free solo instinct of ravens. Also the reflection of these through the changing tide of winter when we ponder on our resolutions and affirmations more than other times of the year.   We ponder on concerns of conservation and nature care too. This is a session of preparing, even of hibernation, and includes a 'last leaves left' Tree Labyrinth session, weather allowing Please contribute your content to the show ... Please help out this Folklore Of Crows, Ravens, & Other Corvids session, Please contact me to serve a contr

Inspirational Journaling & Native Poetry

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click here to our Carrowcrory Community Woodland project! Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 11th October, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Inspirational Journaling & Native Poetry Guidance through ideas for tapping into fluid inspiration channels translated into a personal journal. This journal is then valuable content for later poems, stories, blogs, writing songs, personal card messages to people, storytelling, script writing, screenplays, and great ideas for living a colourful, adventurous, and happy life. Please contribute your content to the show ... Please help out this Inspirational Journaling & Native Poetry session, Please contact me to serve a contribution of your poetry and/or storytelling journaling. You can send me a pre-recorded video or audio file. I can arrange a pre-recorded interview with you. But best choice of all is for you to join in the show live from 2pm Sunday 11th October 2020?