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Ogham, The Iona Scribes Story

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 24th January, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Ogham, The Iona Scribes Story when the ghaels met the picts, and the scribes used their language. My first connection with Ogham symbols was during the 50s before I was a teen, and as a 60s teen dabbled with Ogham Divination as a 'toy. It was not until I met my stone mason boss on Iona, Attie McKechnie, during the 70s, that I learned a deeper story of the Ogham language and have been passionate about it since. Attie was a mason's apprentice during the 1930s when Iona Abbey was being restored. He was a very fluent Gàidhlig speaker and extremely passionate about the language and it's origins. Attie aslo had a huge passionate interest in the way early medieval scribes used and change the old Scottish language. Through him I learned the tree language connections and how that found a system of scribing. Quite amazi

Labyrinths & Labyrinthing

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 17th January, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Labyrinths & Labyrinthing including ancient labyrinth origins, labyrinth stories symbolism, and their use today Labyrinths have been created and used by humans for, it seems, at least 15,000 years. Ever since humans learned the craft of converting calibrations into maths and geometry. This seems to have a Babylonian origin. But why were humans motivated to create them? During this Sunday Session we will explore the wonder of these ancient labyrinths. This includes exploring the symbolism of the best known labyrinth, with the Minotaur in Knossos, Crete. Also included will be the origin of the Labyrinth names, which is something very different to those spiral of circles. I will also question why water and milk pouring on small stone labyrinths became tradition. Of course, I will introduce you to our Labyrinth Gardens h

Divination, with focus on hydromancy, divination through water

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 10th January, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Divination, with focus on hydromancy, divination through water Divination seems to be our attempts to gain clearer insight to the pathways created by our questions. A kind of trying to find 'the spoilers' to display where our life's story is going. Some diviners may say this 'craft' is actually our wise mapping out of our story unravelling. We usually use Divination as a tool for problem solving and decision making. It seems to be a popular thing many of us do through January alongside our dieting, operation transformations, habit controlling, getting our second garden seed order in, and assessing our garden and DIY tools.   So through this Sunday Session we will explore some stories of oracles and seers, omens and geomancy, astrology and tarot, throwing sticks, cards and dice to see how they land and

Introduction to Sunday Sessions 2021

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 3rd January, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Introduction to Sunday Sessions 2021, plus more Apple Wassailing celebration & Epiphany  Thank you for your support of Carrowcrory Sunday Sessions that went online March 2020 due to the current Coronavirus prevention practices. Our Sunday Sessions transferred to live streaming format until this virus faded away. I have decided that Carrowcrory Sunday Sessions will still continue at 2pm, Irish time every Sunday, even when the Covid fades away and we can resume having visitors here at Carrowcrory on Sundays. During today's Sunday Sessions, we will continue Apple Tree |Wassailing blessings, and other tree blessings for this time just before the new tree saps start to rise.  We will consider Epiphany way beyond the Christian setting of it. I also intend to include a live panel discussing affirmations for this time. Do v

First Footing & Wassailing into 2021

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 27th December, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) First Footing & Wassailing into 2021, a time of affirmations and community fellowship Through my personal experiences of first footing for several years on a Scottish island and Wassailing apple trees in Somerset and Ireland I notice similarities. There is a common bonding of wonderful and essential personal affirmations blended with simple connecting fellowship with our community of family and neighbours, even during Covid times. There is also a lovely slow down and re-connect with where we live, the landscape around us, and how it all provides for us, if we respect it. First Footin', a heart warming simple traditions of calling on local family and neighbours, and sharing local whisky, or tea, slices of black bun, a sort of rich fruit cake in pastry, and a bowl of soup or stew. Wassailing, a joyful shared bles

Yule Log Tales

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 20th December, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Yule Log Tales, for this time of turning darkness into light From a local tale of the mating of the Cailleach conceiving the new light to be birthed in Spring, to reverence for the Tree Of Life, and the slow burning of the Yule Log. The joy of the Green we bring into out homes to remind us of life and the green of Spring will soon be with us Our celebration of Yule with stories of the changing wheel of the year, the fallen rising again, plus some fun tasty traditional recipes for this time, especially with ginger which was once only allowed in bread, by law, at this time. Join us to share in the joy of this time. Please contribute your content to the show ... Please help out this 'Yule Log Tales, for this time of turning darkness into light'. Please contact me to serve a contribution of yULE poems and stories. Y

Osín. Elen, & Reindeer Folklore

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 13th December, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Osín. Elen, & Reindeer Folklore, exploring the ways and the bards of the deer Tales shared from Bard Osín, young fawn, born from deer mother Sadhbh, and mingled with the sidhe, the fairies, to Elen Of The Ways and that tell of the origin of what we call 'ley lines'. The challenge of wildland vs farmland, and that story goes back to ancient Babylonians. Remarkable ancient stories ripe for a winter December. Stories that are also of now, the decisions we are making, the preparation of affirmations, and the blessings we share and become joyful for over the Midwinter, Yule, and Christmas season.  Please contribute your content to the show ... Please help out this Osín. Elen, & Reindeer Folklore, exploring the ways and the bards of the deer, Please contact me to serve a contribution of reindeer poems and stories