Imbolc Ritual 2015

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Imbolc offers many reasons to celebrate. This year my coven is using it to bless new candles for our Temple space and to celebrate the return of the light. We also use it as an opportunity to once again welcome the goddess Brighid to our rites and to her rightful place in our hearts and sacred space. [Read more...]

The Right and Wrong of Imbolc

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February 2 is a busy day on the calendar. Many Modern Pagans celebrate it as Imbolc, and in the Catholic Church it’s traditionally known as Candlemas. Throughout the United States millions see it as Groundhog Day. That these holidays are all celebrated on February 2 is no coincidence, though that does not mean they are necessarily related. [Read more...]

Reasons For Celebrating Imbolc

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Imbolc has never been my favorite holiday, but it’s always been an important mile-marker on the Wheel of the Year. It lacks the sexiness of Samhain or Beltane, but it offers a whole host of reasons for celebration and reflection. No matter your geographical and/or life circumstances Imbolc can still have meaning. [Read more...]

Imbolc Ritual 2014

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Like the rain, the Lady cleanses and renews us. Like the earth, the Lord purifies and prepares us for the Springtime yet to come. Gather the coven and celebrate, Imbolc is nearly upon us! [Read more...]

Imbolc Ritual 2013

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This was the first public ritual (outside of festival) that I wrote and presented for public consumption out here in Northern California. Be warned, this is not an Imbolc Ritual for the Midwest, but it might work in the Southeast or other places that are green and rainy this time of year. [Read more...]

The Confusion of Imbolc

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(This post originally appeared on Agora back in February of 2012; it was my first post on Patheos. I always liked this particular piece and felt as if I had abandoned it by not moving it over to RtH. It’s not exactly the same post, I did some editing and added a few things, but [Read More...]


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