Exploring the cycle through the seasons of the year and how they are a metaphor for our own lives. Sharing the experiences of a group in Ireland, who have come into an understanding of the land and of themselves.
Local residents in Meath, Ireland, and many others who join with us in body or in spirit...
What are we celebrating?
It is certain that whatever else happened at ancient sites around the world they were and are still used for traditional customs and rituals at particular times of the year. There are many different cycles and calendars and these have been handed down since pre-history, changing as the needs of the individual and community changed. In our rituals and ceremonies we do not seek to do what they did, we seek what they sought.
The cycle we use marks the four seasons of Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh with the four cardinal days of winter and summer solstice, spring and autumn equinox. The seasons are an expression of what is happening on the land and also in our own lives.