Through my weekly radio show, I strive to create a medium for pagan, and spiritually progressive voices. Mainstream media has neglected these bards, great thinkers, and earth spiritualists. Yet their ideas, stories and songs can help us better understand the connections between earth as sacred entity and living sustainably amongst ourselves and our environment. I hope you enjoy listening to these ideas, philosophies, songs and stories as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.
Goddess and The Greenman(goddessandgreenman.co.uk):
traditionally the great festival and honouring of Brigid (Brighid, Bride,
Brigit), so loved as a pagan Goddess that her worship was woven into the
Christian church as St Bridget. She is a Goddess of healing, poetry and
smithcraft. She is a Goddess of Fire, of the Sun and of the Hearth. She brings
fertility to the land and its people and is closely connected to midwives and
new-born babies. She is the Triple Goddess, but at Imbolc she is in her Maiden
Imbolc,it is the
promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force
stirring. Here is hope. We welcome the growth of the returning light and
witness Life's insatiable appetite for rebirth. It is time to let go of the past and to look to
the future, clearing out the old, making both outer and inner space for new
Beautiful picture above from the Druids of the Order of Aspen. (May be an OBOD seed group?) Imbolc reminds us that the desire to burn away the cold and depression of winter and of disappointments is always just under the surface and ready to burst like new life that triumphs over the slow death of a cynical viewpoint on the world. Connecting with the spirit of Imbolc helps us to become more than a pale shadow of our former selves. Instead, we can be an embodiment of all our best aspects of courage, character and inspiration, we can become an active participant in our world.
Happy Imbolc! (February 2)