Events > 2009 > February > Imbolc & the Feast of the Goddess & Saint Brigid

About this event:

Created by Mary Diggin, Ph.D.

River Spirit, Embudo, NM 87531

A slightly late Celebration this year…. On Saturday, February 7th, 5pm.

The Celtic Festival of Imbolc marks the entry to Spring in Celtic lands. Falling as all Celtic festivals do, at the inbetween time, halfway between Solstice and Equinox, at Moon Rise, rather than Sunrise, it is a time to visit the Otherworld, Innerworld and Brigid.

She who is the Goddess of Poetry, Smithcraft & Healing is celebrated both as Goddess & Saint, The white lady, the bringer of healing. Her feast day is February 1st.

Fire and purification are an important aspect of Brigid (also known as Brighid, Bríde, Brigit). Traditionally, at her altar at the Place of the Oak trees, (Kildare, Ireland) a flame burned constantly, attended by her maidens become nuns, until the convent was suppressed at the time of the Reformation. The Sisters of Solas Bhride renewed that flame in 1993 where once again, burns continuously. As both goddess and saint she is also associated with holy wells, sacred flames, and healing herbs. Her traditions are strong, feminine and renewing.

We will light fires & candles, play with words, touch iron and maybe make a traditional Brideog or Cross.

Come join us at 1858 HWY 68 for a time with Brigid.
Simple evening meal provided.
Email Mary if you are coming & for directions.