These gatherings take place before the 4 quarter & 4 cross quarter points of the Celtic calendar, traditionally called the Wheel of the Sun. This 8 spoked wheel takes us through the turning of the seasons which have been celebrated in this land by our ancestors, from pagan and druid tradition. It is a time to honour and celebrate the changes of energy which each turn brings to this earth and ourselves. The 4 main points or cross quarters are Samhain ( Nov) , Imbolg (Feb) , Bealtaine ( May) and Lughansadh (August). And the four lesser points or quarters are the Summer Solstice (June) , Winter Solstice (Dec) , spring equinox (Mar) and autumn exuinox ( Sept). Learn about the Celtic meaning of Samhain (Halloween), the Celtic New Year festival.
Originally our idea was to use these gatherings to make preparations for each festival to include ideas for things to do and make before the festival to bring a deeper connection to those developing energies and things to do on the actual day of the festival.
We now feel that maybe it is time to use these gatherings to celebrate the festivals together. Gathering with kindred-spirits, sharing and expressing ourselves, our thoughts and memories. Marking the occasion by following the path of the heart with respect for earth and the unseen spirits of our land. Visit our website for more details and dates, www.dphc.ie
We also host some other meetings, the Womens Full Moon Gathering, Reiki Courses, Homeopathy Courses, Shamanism Courses and Introduction to Holistic Health Care Courses.