30 days of Devotion – Brighid – Day 15

15. Any mundane practices which are associated with this deity?

The only thing I can think of is smooring the fire was done in Brighid’s name but since I know very few people who need to smoor a fire nowadays, I guess the answer is no. Smooring by the way, was the practice of banking a fire so it could be relit in the morning and you didn’t have to start lighting the peat from scratch every morning to make your tea or breakfast.
Just in case you do smoor your fire nightly, here is the charm from Carmina Gadelica. I suspect at some point this had a tune to help its magic.
CAIRIDH mi an tula,
Mar a chaireadh Muire,
Claim Bhride ’s Mhuire,
Car an tula ’s car an lair,
’S car an ardraich uile.
Co iad air lian a muigh?
Micheal grian-gheal mo luin.
Co iad air meadhon lair?
Eoin, Peadail, agus Pail.
Co iad ri bial mo stoc?
Moire ghrian-gheal ’s a Mac.

Bial Dia dh’ orduich,
Aingheal Dia bhoinich,
Aingheal geal an car an tealla,
Gon tig la geal gu beola.
Aingheal geal an car an tealla,
Gon tig la geal gu beola.

SMOORING THE FIRE
I WILL build the hearth,
As Mary would build it.
The encompassment of Bride and of Mary,
Guarding the hearth, guarding the floor,
Guarding the household all.

Who are they on the lawn without?
Michael the sun-radiant of my trust.
Who are they on the middle of the floor?
John and Peter and Paul.
Who are they by the front of my bed?
Sun-bright Mary and her Son.

The mouth of God ordained,
The angel of God proclaimed,
An angel white in charge of the hearth
Till white day shall come to the embers.
An angel white in charge of the hearth
Till white day shall come to the embers.

One thought on “30 days of Devotion – Brighid – Day 15

  1. My thought for adept mundane .. today .. will have been * now * trimming your beard . The illuminaire of casting a quick review of Magic & Occult .. and the modern network of a kind of game oriented magic . . without the problem of ‘a kind of copy or recovery of the equivalent of tumult without Tea Party Mythic being uh disastrous . 🙂 Thanks and hooray to less pop culture approach to new popular Brighid . Peace Pot .

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