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Sound Bathing with Women Of The Water

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 13th June, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Sound Bathing with Women Of The Water vibrations of sound to dissolve stress away This Nature Folklore session is intended to combine our essential intimacy with water with our intimacy with sound.  Sound therapy has become very popular over the past 10 years with many sound students forming exceptional sound therapy practices born out of their ongoing lifelong apprenticeships. Additionally water therapy practices are being born through more intimate understanding of water and increased gratitude for it. It seems wonderful and appropriate that sound therapy is often called 'Sound Bathing'.  During this Nature Folklore session our guests will include a return of Saraí Humble of All Is Well and Shannon Michaela Doree Smith of Women Of The Water. I will add an indication of what they will share with us when

Bloom Time, our garden sanctuaries

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 6th June, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Bloom Time our garden sanctuaries Before Covid arrived, at this time Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland, hosted the spectacular 'Bloom Festival', but that has not been possible last year, or this year. So, for this 'Nature Folklore' session let's indulge in our Garden Sanctuaries. Veggie gardens will now be growing sturdily here in the Northern Hemisphere, and beautiful bees and butterflies attracting flowers blooming too. Let's celebrate this! I am inviting guests to share their gardens with us on Sunday, including abundant gardens, gardens with lovely little projects happening, and humble but delightful new gardens of people starting out in gardening and find it comforting despite challenges and seemingly small yields yet. So please invite yourself to share and show us what is happening in y

Re-Wilding Within Us & Around Us

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 30th May, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Re-Wilding Within Us & Around Us restoration of natural free spirit within and surroundings With a ‘rewilding’ title we may first think about letting part of our gardens go back to nature, go back to being wild. The wonderful community of ‘We Are the Ark’ encouraged by Mary Reynolds has beautifully popularized this. If we live in gardenless apartments, then we may encourage our local councils to not be so manicuring on public green spaces and let the biodiversity there have it’s freedom. This ‘Nature Folklore’ session goes more intimately into changes we may need to accomplish within ourselves first. We may love the current ‘rewilding concepts’ but our inner culture and mindset remains on a ‘neat and tidy’ quest so any rewilding we do may be a sort of ‘test the waters’ approach. So through this ‘Nature Folkl

Water Folklore, visions from wells, pools, loughs, rivers and sea

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 23rd May, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Water Folklore visions from wells, pools, loughs, rivers and sea Through this Water Folklore session, I will introduce some of the goddess, sidhe. and Celticky fairy folklore  of sacred wells, loughs, rivers, sea, and clouds, and maybe a little introduction to the Water Divination. Some advice for exploring your local wells, natural springs, and pools too, and how you may look after them. This week we have lovely fascinating guests who are sacred well carers, but please still share your stories and poems connected to water, it's wonders, and miracles. Do contact me so we can share them on Sunday too? And there will be a questions and response session too.

Biodiversity, in the soil & our Natural Connection

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 16th May, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Biodiversity in the soil & our Natural Connection This is at the start of Bio-Diversity week in Ireland again this year. Like last year potential events are Covid restricted, so events are online and some of those also supply project resources for individuals and people who can group together under the current restrictions. During this Nature Folklore Session, live guests and I intend to invite and share ideas, experiences and wisdom for exploring and improving bio-diversity in landscapes you live within. This is intended to be encouragement for those of us who are keepers and stewards of landscapes, no matter how small, even just a small local community hedge. I trust the content shared today will include suggestions of what to look for and how we may easily attract more interaction of essential natural life.

Fairy Stories For May

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 9th May, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Fairy Stories For May The blossoming and fragrance of Hawthorn was, and still is, the most visual and sensory telling of the transition of Spring to Summer having arrived. Recognition of this needs no mathematics or calendar reading abilities. Hawthorn blossoming is a pure symbol of connection, and it is a wild one. I believe it would be wonderful for us to revive our connection to this again. Thanks largely to the storytelling of Eddie Lenihan, the links between Hawthorn, Whitethorn, trees and fairies has moved from being local fading culture around Ireland, and other Gaelic lands, to becoming popular worldwide romance and passion. I prefer to think of fairies as the 'sidhe' or 'sith' to create distinction from the human formed firefly glowing style tinkerbell fairy images. But it seems to be the &

Bealtaine Flowers & May Bush Folklore

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 2nd May, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Bealtaine Flowers & May Bush Folklore This Nature Folklore Sessions is an indulgence to me because my favourite colour is yellow. To me, yellow in nature is like a dog waiting for you at home. No matter what challenging and upsetting or stressed day we may have had, our dog is always so please to see us. Likewise I find that no matter how pissed off I am with something, I never fail to smile at yellow flowers.  A lot of people think of bluebells and violets at this time, and the enchanting wild purple orchids are about too, well before the midsummer blue ones ... but for me this time is about the yellow flowers. This is the time of abundance of primroses, cowslips, furze in best bloom, and dandelions before they change into cotton ball clocks. Join me to share the folklore of these yellow flowers of Bealtain