On this magical winter afternoon, we will invoke the presence of the goddess Brigid. Brigid is a pre-Christian Celtic goddess. She is a solar (versus lunar) goddess, an active, fiery creatrix who is a keeper of the flame and a guardian of the sacred waters, among other magical attributes.
We will ask Brigid to fuel and inspire us as we deepen our relationship to the beauty and power of our sexual selves and our creativity.
We will drum, create intentions, meditate, and use the shamanic journey technique to nourish the seeds of our feminine sexual-soul-force energy, our courage, creativity and passion.
PREREQUISITE: You must have previous shamanic journey experience to attend this workshop. This means that you have a working relationship with a power animal, a departure point in nature and an understanding of the lower, middle and upper worlds. To fulfill this prerequisite you can take Luisa’s Introduction to Shamanic Journeying online audio course. If you choose this option, please complete the audio course PRIOR to the Brigid workshop. Let Luisa know you are taking the audio course to fulfill the prerequisite for the Brigid ceremony.
WHAT TO BRING:
• a drum/rattle, if you have one (there will be extras)
• a sleeping bag/blanket for lying on the floor during journeys
• journal and pen
• eye cover
• water bottle and a snack for break time(s)
• medicine objects for the altar (please remember to take these home with you)
• beautiful (and comfortable) ceremonial clothing encouraged
THE FOLLOWING WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE WORKSHOP:
• light snacks
• back jacks & chairs
• drums and rattles
• eye covers
• ritual materials
The doors will open at 12:30 PM. Please arrive by 12:45 p.m. Doors will close at 1 p.m. We will finish at 6 p.m.
Painting “Brigid’s Fire” by Susan Falcon-Hargraves
By permission of the artist