Archive | January 22, 2015

Flameshift a little late

Every day and every night that I say the geneology of Brighid
I shall not be killed
I shall not be harmed
I shall not be put into a cell
I shall not be wounded

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me
No lake, no water, no sea shall drown me.

For I am the child of Poetry,
Poetry, child of Reflection,
Reflection, child of Meditation,
Meditation, child of Lore,
Lore, child of Research,
Research, child of Great Knowledge,
Great Knowledge, child of Intelligence,
Intelligence, child of Comprehension,
Comprehension, child of Wisdom,
Wisdom, child of Brighid.
Carmina Gaedelica edited by Lunea Weatherstone

May my words be as considered as poetry,
May I reflect on all I do or say,
May I meditate on those things important spiritually
May I seek to know more of the lore
May I research what I am curious about and what will enable me to grow
May I seek to know great knowledge,
May I acknowledge the intelligence of others
May I comprehend what I seek to learn and apply those lessons
May I know that seeking wisdom is not the same as being wise.
May I be a child of Brighid.

SelfBlessing is by me

Brighid, bean-oirdheirc
Lasrach grad
Fetaim lasrach soillse
Thoir cuireadh sinne
ris a’ bheatha
mhaireannach`

Brighid, Sublime Woman
Quick flame
Long may you burn bright!
You give us the invitation
to life everlasting
Trans MB Robb

Brighid is not a Maiden, Mother, Crone Goddess

Reblogging myself again

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

From last Lath Fheill Bride

I’ve been reading a lot of pagan blogs this week and there are too damn many of them that refer to Brighid, Brigit, Bride or Brigde as a maiden, mother or crone goddess. It just isn’t true. In ancient writings from oral traditions she is usually referred to as the Great Mother or the midwife. And in the writings of her as St Brigit she is never ever referred to that way either. Not even the Women’s Book of Myths and Secrets (otherwise known in our coven as the “Doorstop”) which has a good share of the Celtic stuff wrong refers to her as Maiden, Mother or Crone. This is a fiction that some well-meaning person but illiterate of the culture.

You would think if the Church was going to consume her and make her one of their own she would have retained that aspect…

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Brighid’s kiss lyrics

Brighid’s Kiss Lyrics

Trinití

Gabbaim molta Bríde (I praise Brighid)

Ionmhain í le hÉirinn (Beloved of Ireland)

Ionhain le gach tír í (Beloved of all lands)

Molaímis go léir i (Let us all praise her)

Lóchrann geal na Laighneach

(The bright torch of Linster)

A’ soilsiú feadh na tíre (Shining throughout the land)

Cean ar óghaibh Éireann (The pride of all Irish women)

Ceann na mban ar míne

(The pride of women for gentleness)

Tig an geimhreadh dian dubh (Comes the hard dark winter)

A’ gearradh lena ghéire (Cutting with it’s severity)

Ach ar Lá ‘le Bríde (But on St. Brighids Day)

Gar dúinn earrach Éireann (The Irish spring is near to us)

Brighid of the sunrise

Rising in the morning

Rising with the springtime

Greening all the land

See you in the soft cloud

See you in the raindrop

See you in the winds of change

Blowing through the land

You the red eared white cow

Nourishing the people

Nourish now the hunger

Souls longing in our land

Bird that is unfolding

Now the time’s upon us

Only have we eyes to see

Your Epiphany

Gabbaim molta Bríde (I praise Brighid)

Ionmhain í le hÉirinn (Beloved of Ireland)

Ionhain le gach tír í (Beloved of all lands)

Molaímis go léir i (Let us all praise her)

Still looking for survey respondents

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PZKPFHL

This survey is for my Pagan Studies Paper and is open to Pagans who are dealing with diseases or conditions that have terminal outcomes. Things like cancer, ALS, MS, Crohn’s disease and other illnesses. I’m interested in how your diagnosis has changed your spiritual focus and practice. All the books and things I’ve seen deal with how do you deal with grief of a person that dies and there is nothing about how we LIVE with the diagnosis. How do we as pagans face the dark?

I’m interested because I have people I love who have dealt with this and who are currently dealing with this and because I am currently staring down the barrel of such a diagnosis. In other words, I have a vested interest.

Please pass asap if you can to some one who might be interested in participating.

Thanks!