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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

Food Sovereignty ... or Food Security?

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 25th April, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Food Sovereignty ... or Food Security? Self restrictions and isolation due to Covid spread, from early 2020, and still regulated in Ireland, has created a new ‘Victory Garden’ generation that created the allotment network through the UK, at least, during and since World War 2. Supermarket panic buying at the start of Covid spread has moved onto Garden Centre panic buying. It seems millions of people have created new food gardens, especially using the 'no dig method', or people have expanded the food growing areas they already had. Apartment dwellers have actively cultivated very inventive balcony gardens and as 'communities' have converted public waste land into community food land. Food Sovereignty, what is it? It is a movement of  believing that people who produce, distribute, and consume food

Tree Sanctuary Uncurling

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 18th April, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Tree Sanctuary Uncurling our place to relax, refuel, recharge, and evolve. I strongly feel that a personal sanctuary space is essential as a place to relax, refuel, and recharge to become a fully connecting human again. A sanctuary is where we have peace without disturbances from phones, computers, television, radio, and generally the whole human made realm on this earth. During an earlier 'Tree Sanctuary' Sunday Session we focused on the creation and maintenance of an Outside Sanctuary, preferably a circle or some kind of surrounding of trees, but being among any chosen natural or garden environment will work for sanctuary. For some people, sanctuary may be a spot on a beach, for example. Through this Carrowcrory Sunday Session the focus is on using and benefiting from nature connections. If weather is a concer

Discovering The Sidhe, folklore based visualisation

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 11th April, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Discovering The Sidhe folklore based visualisation Through this Sunday Session we will explore some folklore stories that interpret the Sidhe and the Sidhe Realm, that some people fall the Fae Realm.  We will explore how people feel and what they describe when they experience the presence of the Sidhe today, and their interpretations of this connection and experiences. We will also contemplate some mindfulness practices that connect people to what they may vision as Sidhe presence and mentoring, and even divination. Later in the show also continuing a bit about the three enchanting strains of the bard, from last week, plus a presentation and interview with Irish harp maker craftsman Brian Callan. If you can offer sidhe themed poetry and stories, please be included in this Sunday Sessions. Please message me with them . Th

From Resurrection To The Three Trais

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 4th April, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) From Resurrection To The Three Trais a refreshed vision from the three enchantments Resurrection means different things to different people. This Carrowcrory Sunday Sessions is hosted on the Christian Easter Sunday, a time of Christian belief of the body of Jesus becoming alive again after being dead and then ascending to heaven.  With this Sunday Session I am considering what may be described as a fantasy concept of us being reborn from the injustices of politically manifested man made laws and the hypocrisy of the institution of churches, much like the stories of Jesus, at this time, tell. With this Sunday Sessions, I flow with Resurrection being us being reborn out of the environmental destruction orchestrated by politics, church, and their now corporate masters. I use the ancient folklore of the Three Trais of The Bar

Trees In Water Folklore

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Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 28th March, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Trees In Water Folklore the merging of sidhe, water and tree folklore through Spring Through this Sunday Session we will transition between the water folklore subjects of February, and the tree subjects of March, to include some of the sidhe and fae folklore of Spring before we move into the brighter April. We return to a reminder of the three pillars encouraged by Carrowcrory Sunday Sessions, these being 1) Create and use an outdoor tree sanctuary, preferably with trees. 2) Contemplate and be inspired through nature based folklore that is mainly focused on weather, water, tree, and sidhe folklore 3) Flow these inspirations through your poetry, writing, music, art, craft and problem solving. Our live guest will be Saraí Humble of 'All Is Well' and hopefully Seamus a programmer of the 'Fairy Council Of Irel