Sabbats Imbolc

Imbolc is one of the Greater Sabbats in the Celtic Wheel. Goddess Brigid, who is known as a Triple Goddess, meaning she represents all stages of the cycle from maiden to mother to crone, can be called upon and welcomed into homes at this time.

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The theme of Imbolc is Mother Earth coming back to life after the dark winter months. The God was reborn at Yule and the sun is now a young man. Traditionally Imbolc is celebrated as a fire festival, representing the light returning to the world. Imbolc, meaning ‘milk of the ewes’, is a return to abundance and life after the long dark winter months. Lambs are born in the fields and animals emerge from their winter dwellings.

At this time Goddess Brigid is welcomed into homes by making a corn dolly of her from the harvest sheafs cut down the previous year. The dolly is dressed in white by the ladies and decorated with ribbons and jewels. A bed is prepared for her near the fire and the dolly is placed in it beside a wand representing the male fallus of the young god (the sun) who represents fertility and prosperity.

Offerings would be placed around the bed to invite Brigid to stay the night. The ashes of the fire the next day were examined to see any signs from Brigid. Also Brigid crosses would be made known in Ireland as Bride’s cross and were to encourage the sun to increase aiding an abundant harvest.

Central to this Sabbat is the lighting of the fires and nowadays the lighting of candles is central to this Sabbat. This symbolises the light penetrating through the darkness of winter allowing plants to regrow, one of the first being the snowdrop which is a simple of this Sabbat.

In the past all light would be extinguished so all the villages would be in darkness, then the fire of Brigid would be light and a piece of kindling taken home to light the fires and candles in the homes to celebrate the return of light and life to the land.

In the 5th century Brigid and her sabbat were adopted by the Catholic Church and this day is known by Catholics as Candlemas. Goddess Brigid became Saint Brigid and in Ireland where she was particularly revered the town of Kildare erected a shrine in her honour and a continual flame burned. She also has a sacred well just outside Kildare in Ireland and is often known as Brigid of Kildare.

You can have a look at the different Sabbat Workshops which Alphedia has run in the Shop.


This Months and Upcoming Workshops



“Be the Change; Follow your Inner Light"

“earth.moon”

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

7.00pm – 9.30pm BST

Glenholm Spiritual Centre

ML12 6JF Scotland

Live Video Link and/or Files Download After Event

£45 Rest of World, UK £54inc Vat

Book Workshop


Releasing What No Longer Serves - Anka Dragon Skull Healing

siron

Sunday 17th October 2021

9:00 – 10.00pm BST

Glenholm Spiritual Centre

Scotland ML12 6JF

Healing Transmission £12 UK inc Vat; £10 Rest of World

(There is no video or recording of this distant healing session)

Book Transmission


“Deepening Communication with the Dragon Realms Workshop"

“dragon”

Saturday 16th of October 2021

3:30pm – 5.00pm BST

Glenholm Spiritual Centre

ML12 6JF Scotland

Recording

£25 Rest of World, UK £30inc Vat

Book Workshop


“Pleiadian DNA Helix Healing New Moon"

“passage”

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

7:00pm – 9.00pm BST

Glenholm Spiritual Centre

ML12 6JF Scotland

Recording

£40 Rest of World, UK £48inc Vat

Book Workshop


Metatrons Monthly Report October 2021

metatron

Free to Listen


“Lemurian Diamond Light Returns Retreat"

“sunrise”

Saturday 18th of September 2021

Until Saturday 25th September 2021

Recording

Glenholm Spiritual Centre

and Roslin Glen

Live Video Link and/or Files Download After Event

£150 Rest of World, UK £180inc Vat

Book Retreat


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