Courses 5 and 6 with The Druid Forest School: Learn about and Celebrate the Festivals of the Ancient Irish
The two Festivals Modules are:
Module 5: The Fire Festivals: Samhain, Imbolc, Beltain and Lughnasadh.
Module 6: The Cross Quarter Festivals: Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox.
The aim of this exercise is to share important principles and information concerning study and celebration of the festivals of the ancient Irish.
Especially and of over-riding importance, there is the need for such celebration to be personally authentic.
So the aim of this course is to allow you to personally prepare for and then celebrate and then evaluate the next up-coming festival, and then each festival of your year ahead, in a way that:
A. Is informed as to the history and nature of the festival
B. Connects you to and honours your own personal life-cycle: where you truly are in life now, and where you hope to move to in your life.
C. Connects you to and honours the cycles and rhythms of the earth and the stars.
These Festivals were of varying importance and some were celebrated on varying dates, but they are immensely powerful representations and gateways into the natural rhythms, and it is possible to go into immense detail to understand all their ramifications and implications and their contributions to our lives, physical and emotional well-being and consciousness.
From at least as early as the Bronze Age, our ancestors felt great significance in the turning of the seasons, their link to the fertility of the land and the connection of the rhythm of the Earth to the astronomical dates. They put stupendous effort into constructing monuments with exact astronomical alignments. They felt it was of crucial importance to be one with the great cycles of energy of the stars, the Sun and the Moon. And of course there were also important local alignments as well such as The Bohea Stone and Croagh Patrick Mountain.
The aim of these modules of this course is to enable you to make an honest and authentic personal understanding of the nature and energy of each of the festivals. You can study themIf you are interested in seeing more of Michael Conneely 's excellent work then please refer to the sites below: ASTROLOGY READINGS RUNE COURSE GENERAL ASTROLOGY COURSE AND ASTROLOGY READING INFORMATION VEDIC ASTROLOGY COURSE ASTROLOGY COURSE ADVANCED VEDIC ASTROLOGY COURSE NAKSHATRAS ADVANCED VEDIC COURSE OGHAM FEWL COURSE MICHAEL CONNEELY'S WRITINGS AND NOVELS ASTROLOGY ON YOUTUBE MUNAY KI RITES DRUID FOREST SCHOOL SHAMANIC HEALING COURSE http://blog.starwheelastrology.com/2016/01/22/druid-festivals-worldwide-course/