Guest Post: Kathy Nance on Imbolc

One of my favorite nicknames for the Pagan holiday of Imbolc is “the Quickening.” Spring stirs in the belly of the earth but is still weeks from emerging. Imbolc takes its name from the old Celtic imbolg “in the belly.” The term referred to the pregnant ewes. I can imagine the farmers looking at the [Read More…]

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Brighid Poetry Festival: This Fire Will Not Die

The 6th Annual Brighid Poetry Festival is an internet tradition to honor Brighid, Goddess of Smithcraft and Poetry. It is that time of year again, when bloggers around the world post a favorite poem in honor of Brigid, the Irish goddess and patron saint of smithcraft, poetry, and healing. Brigid’s feast day is February 1st, [Read More…]

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13 Songs for Imbolc

We’ve all had too much snow. There is unrest in many parts of the world, notably Egypt. Though Spring is merely teasing us and has no intention of moving in to stay for a few more weeks, we can feel the sap rising, the trees buzzing and the energy sweeping us off of our feet. [Read More…]

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Imbolc Blessings!

I’ve been trying to write something somewhat insightful all morning but it’s warm and sunny and springlike outside. I can’t concentrate. I just want to soak in the sun and smile. So here’s some music and may spring come to your house soon! [Read more…]

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