Mythic and Imaginal Musings

A little defense of St. Patrick!

Apart from the scant details Patrick himself provides in his Confessio, we really know very little about the historical figure…..
The mythic, imaginative figure is far more detailed and interesting in many ways: But not because these accounts tell us about Patrick himself but because they tell us about the times they were written in and the desires of the people who wrote them.

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Imbolc, 2018

We have once more reached the first day of Spring in the Celtic Calendar. Imbolc or as it became in Christian times, the Feast of St. Brigid. The Feast of Imbolc is one of the 4 cross-quarter days in the Celtic Calendar. The cross-quarter days, which set to be the...

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Lughnasadh

It is the time of Lughnasadh, (or Lúnasa), the Irish Harvest Festival that occurs around the end of July and the beginning of August. In modern Ireland, it has undergone a revival and is often celebrated over the August bank holiday weekend, the first full weekend in...

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Bealtaine

Happy May Day... Bealtaine. In the Celtic tradition, it is the day of the Bright Fire, the beginning of the six months of the summer season, Samhraidh. Today is a day to prepare yourself for the season. Bring summer into the house today by gathering a May...

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Myth

Myth, Mythos and Mythic Musings I received my Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology, from Pacifica Graduate institute. Myth and all things mythic have long been a love of mine, ever since I was child. Nurtured by my year at the Mount...

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