Hi to all,
tomorrow when the Sun is setting we will celebrate Celtic New Year. The above pic and our timing for our Celtic New Year is explained in our newsletter at this link.
In this moonths newsletter we invite you to join us for our Full Moon celebrations and we explain how we time our ceremony for our Celtic New Year, Samhain. You can read the articel and subscribe to receive them directly into your inbox at the following link:
We hope you enjoy the read,
Con agus Niamh
If you were to walk a path beside a stream that leads to a river that feeds a great ocean - then let that Path be Gaelic, let the stream be Celtic and let the river be Galactic and let the ocean be the Cosmic Tradition and may you enjoy every step of the dance of life.
As you follow your chosen path keep your senses open to the other paths around you and where these other paths complement and enrich your own path use them too, but always maintaining clear sight of the path you have chosen. This world has become very small; we must preserve and protect our unique Gaelic Culture and Celtic Heritage as our rich inheritance. We must love life, honour the gods, do no evil, practice bravery, seek wisdom and as we walk our path we must always have tolerance for others.
You must always remain vigilant, be prepared to face your demons and discover your own truth. When you do this: you uphold Truth in a world of dishonesty and trickery. There is a lot more to the Gaelic Path such as our language, music, song and dance, traditional story telling and crafts etc but the greatest beauty of it all is the individual essence that you can bring into flower as you openly express your freedom to be happy as a Gaelic Pagan.
A definition for a Gaelic Druid.
Gaelic Druidism is the oldest spiritual tradition of Pagan Celtic Ireland. It roots lie in the oldest temples in this island where Druids still honour the Sun and Moon cycles. Many temples predate the Gaels where they honoured the Old Gods. The Gaelic Druid tradition works with the Three Realms of Sky, Sea and Land - with Fire Ceremonies and Sweat Houses for transformation. Principles such as Truth, Integrity and Respect, are central to Druidism. Our Groves are when a gathering of like-minded people meet together in Circle to share and celebrate and heal. Our Pagan Festivals are the Eightfolds of the Sun Year and the Full and Dark Moons. Our temples are all the sacred sites, holy wells and ceremonial enclosures on this Island. Everything, every place and everyone is sacred because all is filled with the spirit of creation.
Gaelic Druids seek to awaken our Celtic Spirit and preserve and protect our unique Gaelic Culture and Celtic Heritage - our native language, music, song and dance, traditional story telling, crafts and skills, and to nurture interest in and respect for trees and animals in the natural world. We must love life, honour the gods, do no evil, practice bravery, seek wisdom and as a Gaelic Druid walking our path we must always have tolerance for others.
Gaelic Druidism is Pagan Earth Based Spirituality and not a religion or church in that the is no worship or hierarchy or book of dogma. The ancient spiritual tradition of the Pagan Gaelic Celtic Druid is where Men and Women practice equally and many teach and offer healing and guidance. Some Gaelic Druids hold ceremony to honour the 'rights of passage' with a simple blessing and an attendant air of dignity. Some are Solitaries.
Celtic Druidism shows you how to make your own connection to the eternally creative consciousness of the God and Goddess. A Gaelic Druid walks beside a Celtic stream that joins the Galactic river that flows into the Great Ocean of the Cosmic Tradition. This path is the spiritual alchemy of self-transformation.
We honour the idea of Gods and Goddesses as the Source of all Creation. We celebrate the Gaelic Pagan Festivals on the cycles of the Sun and Moon. We acknowledge the inherent lifeforce in all things.
Love, light and laughter.
This moonth's newsletter is now live. In the newsletter there is an invitation to join us at our Full Moon ceremony on the 29th of September. We also talk about how you can reclaim your connection to true time by honoring Corra in the night skies. Corra is one of the three Totem creatures of Manannan Nac Lir, the other two being the white horse and the salmon. Con has also announced the details of his Ogamnua teacher training course. Read about this and more here.
Become a champion with this new and exciting course that offers one-to-one training for you to become a qualified OgamNua Teacher. Successful participants of this course will receive a Certificate of Qualification from Ireland’s Druidschool as an official signed and laminated document that proves that you have trained and qualified to teach OgamNua. Then on qualification and if you wish it - your contact details will be entered into our Online Register of approved OgamNua Teachers so students from your area can easily find you and buy the OgamNua book directly from you. Your OgamNua Certificate of Qualification with your listing on our Online Register and your Celtic Druid Temple membership identity card showing you as OgamNua Teacher will set you apart from all the bandits who teach false church Ogham, fake Ogham tree calendars/zodiacs etc. You can buy the course here
In this moonths newlsetter we invite you to celebrate the Full Moon with us on Thursday the 31st of August as well as updating you on the progress of Tuath Mór na nGael which had two great meetings during the last month and many new households were welcomed to the Mother Clann aswell as details about Con's new online course designed to teach you how to teach OgamNua! Read all this and more here
We're hosting a gathering this weekend of like minded people dedicated to reviving our shared heritage. This is an open invitation to all with an interest and desire to celebrate our culture. There's no fee. We ask that you email us first to book your place. Our newsletter is now live and it contains all the times and contact links for this weekend as well as an invitation to our full moon ceremony taking place on Tuesday the 1st of August at 8pm. Read more here..mailchi.mp/dde5a9046816/gaelicculture-20271070
The Druí of Celtic Druid Temple will celebrate the Full Moon at 8pm on Monday the 3rd of July. Its one ceremony at three different locations. If you’d like to attend please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read more about our Full Moon ceremonies and the different locations where they take place on our website here. We also wish to extend a very special invitation to you to join us on our unique Lughnasa Crom Pilgrimage on the 30th of July where we bring our blessed Crom head replica to a viewing point that looks over the great plains of north Roscommon, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim. Also in this newsletter there is an invitation to join Tuath Mór na nGael and a personal announcement from Ard Druí Con. Full newsletter in the link below:
If you are on Tallaght Hill for the Sunrise tomorrow, you will see the Sun rise over a dormant volcano called Lambay Island. For the shortest day - the Sun will rise over the same dormant volcano called Lambay Island and this is seen from Newgrange!
On the 20th the daylength is 17h00m09s, on the 21st it is 17h00m13s and on the 22nd it is 17h00m10s and this means that the 21st is the longest day by a mere 3 or 4 seconds longer than the day before / after! This graphic was created based on info from https://www.timeanddate.com - use it and adjust it to your location to connect with true time.
Where to look on the horizon for the rising Sun, setting Sun and how to be sure you connect with true time by watching your shadow point due north at high noon - source https://www.suncalc.org you can set this to your location but it is pretty much the same for everywhere in Ireland.
From Tara with the Sun glare removed - you cannot see the stars and planets as the Sun rises but it helps to know where they are...
High Noon is at nearly 1:30pm... the graphic has had the glare of the Sun removed so you can see and connect with the combined incoming energies. Never look at the Sun.
At close of day and entry into night... It does not get fully dark at the longest day as the dusk and dawn twilights meet! Our ancestors measured new days begining at the setting of the Sun.
The great magic of knowing where to look and which god to call on really works if you are in the right place at the correct time and you are calling on connection with the intended hero / god / goddess. Aonbharr is the White Mare of Manannan that can run on water and on land and brings Oisin and Niamh to and from Tir na nÓg - just say her name 'Aonbharr Abú'
We have a private solstice ceremony here tomorrow for members only at high noon - contact us if you wish to be invited. Happy Summer Solstice to everyone!