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Spring Equinox Sacred Weapons and Alphabets

Michael Conneely

Michael ConneelySpring Equinox Sacred Weapons and Alphabets with the Druid Forest School

I want to share with you the power of the Spring Equinox Festival, and how its celebration can grow in power and richness with use of sacred weapons, ancient magical sacred alphabets and alignment to the growing brightness of the Sun.

Following Spring Equinox ritual, you can set an intention of day by day checking out: ‘am I aligning with the day by day growing power of the Sun between now and the Summer Solstice?’

To connect with the Sun is a good and healing and sacred and empowering thing to do. I look out at the Sun rising above the mountain every morning and connect with the beauties of the earth sky and sea around here.
And the point is, the ancient Irish were sharing in the growing power of the Sun from the Spring Equinox five thousand years ago too.

We celebrated Spring Equinox not only with ritual and visionary journeying, but also with a Group visiting the three great related temple/burial mounds of the ancient Irish:
Knowth which is aligned to both Equinoxes
New Grange which is aligned to the birth of the new Sun at the Winter Solstice Sunrise
Dowth Winter which is aligned to the birth of the new Sun at Solstice Sunset.

You, yourself, can now align to the ever-growing light and power of the Sun. That is the key theme of Spring Equinox.

You can establish a benchmark intention of your expression of your self expanding and getting more comfortable and central as the Sun himself grows day by every day up to Summer Solstice.

You can check out if you are keeping to your intention. You can check out if you are keeping on course.

And see the wonderful worldwide courses with the Druid Forest School at: www.druidforestschool.com

Our Healing Centre and linked Airbnb in the West of Ireland is at: www.foxfordairbnb.com

I look forward to working with you
Michael

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Moytura Battle The Message of the Tuatha de Danaan

Michael Conneely

Please bare with the occasional wind noise during the group’s working in late January at the battlefield of the Second Battle of Moytura. The earth energies and the vision of the ancient Irish Gods makes the whole event so powerful, beautiful and special.

And with W B Yeats and Lady Gregory, the Celtic Revival began, and now more and more people are able to see the special art and greatness, the magic and the special spark of the great Tuatha Danaan Gods, Goddess and people – and so this group came to vision quest the earth energies in this high place, to meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan in vision, to sing their heart song self.

See the main video about the battlefield:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-coaAJOnqk

Lough Arrow and the battlefield is only 35 miles from the Healing Centre and airbnb that Maggie Pashley and I run in Foxford in beautiful County Mayo in the stupendously beautiful far West of Ireland, where we offer holidays, holidays with healings, retreats and Sacred Ireland Tours.
Visit: /www.foxfordairbnb.com

See the detail of my wonderful courses: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

I look forward to working with you
Michael

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The Battle of Moytura and Return of the Ancient Irish Gods

Michael Conneely

At the Iron Age Irish Second Battle of Moytura, the Tuatha de Danaan, the People of Skill, the people of the Goddess Danu, overthrew the Forces of Darkness: the brutish Formorians. A group with the Druid Forest School Courses to meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Irish set out to find the site of the great battle. Enroll on the Course.

This January, the group of us climbed to the exalted mountain top where the second Moytura battle was fought, high above Loch Arrow.

The earth energies are stupendous. The rocks austere and black. You look across the loch to the late stone age tombs of Carrowkeel. You look the other way to the sacred earth energies of Carrowmoor, Knocknarea, Ben Bulben and the Atlantic Ocean. See: www.foxfordairbnb.com

Such powerful and healing earth energies are in the rocks of the sacred places round here.

The site of the Battle is only 35 miles from the Healing Centre and airbnb that Maggie Pashley and I run in Foxford in beautiful County Mayo in the stupendously beautiful far West of Ireland, where we offer holidays, holidays with healings, retreats and Sacred Ireland Tours.
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The Book of Invasions was written down in the Middle Ages and records the oral Druid Teaching that had been passed on from the Iron Age. The Book records how the Tuatha de Danaan were pushed out of Ireland where they had their home in the Iron Age.  Although a people of commanding gifts, talents and skills, the Tuatha de Danaan were oppressed by the piratical, dark and earthy Formorians who lived on this land and its seas from even more ancient times. And so, the Tuatha could stand the oppression no longer and they departed and they spent years sailing the seas learning great skills and magical arts.

The Book of Invasions records how they then decided to return and reclaim their homeland.

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Modern DNA studies of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age burials round here reveal from how far ancient peoples came from to make their home in Ireland – even from as far as Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans and the southern Russian steppes. Peoples travelled great distances before modern times, and the Tuatha were no exception.
When they first returned, they fought a people called the Fir Bolg for their living space on the land of Ireland. This was the First Battle of Moytura near Cong, and the Tuatha won. However, unfortunately they found themselves more and more subject to the Formorians after their return. They were an exalted people. As with the Greeks’ Iliad and the Vedas of the Arian Indians, this was a time when ‘Gods walked the earth’. As in the Iliad, heroes had energies of divine descent. As in Tibetan Buddhism, humans were emanations of divine beings. As in the Vedas, the great God Vishnu sends Avatar after Avatar to save the Earth.

And yet the Formorians cared nothing for the divine skills, gifts and arts of the godly Tuatha de Danaan. And so, it came to pass that even the Tuatha’s great god: the magnificent generous Dagda with his cauldron of plenty, was reduced to doing manual work. The Formorians cared nothing for The Dagda’s cauldron of plenty and rebirth, nor for his harp the playing of which turns the seasons in their proper time, nor for his club one end of which dealt death, and the other end of which created life. All the Tuatha’s skills and magic and art were pearls before swine, when it came to the Formorians.

Eventually, the Tuatha de Danaan were roused to rebel and to stand up for themselves against the oppression of the Formorians.

An emanation, or incarnation, or Avatar of a new God appeared among them: Llugh. Llugh is Lord of Harvest. He is Lord of the Harvest of our Talents. He raised war against the Formorians. He asked each of the people what was his or her special talent that they would bring to the battle against darkness and ignorance, the gross Formorians. Each answered Llugh in turn, and so the battle was joined, on this high mountain plateau.

And before it was joined the great Morrigan gave assurance of victory. Standing each foot astride the river Unshin that flows from Loch Arrow to the Atlantic Ocean beside Carrowmore, she mated with the Dagda, the Good God, as she does every Samhain, and so the people were assured victory by the union of Sacred feminine and Sacred Masculine.
The Battle took place. Llugh slew the evil Balor the leader of the Formorians, and the Tuatha had their place on the face of the Earth.

However, their reign was not to last long. A race called The Milesians arrived from Spain. The Tuatha decided that their special gifts were not to be appreciated by humans. And so, the Tuath went inside the fairy mounds and barrows, there to wait.

And with W B Yeats and Lady Gregory, the Celtic Revival began, and now more and more people are able to see the special art and greatness, the magic and the special spark of the great Tuatha Danaan Gods, Goddess and people – and so this group came to vision quest the earth energies in this high place, to meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan in vision, to sing their heart song self.

My worldwide Druid Forest School courses use vision work to learn about and contact the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan.
See: www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html
There’s also a worldwide course on the Ogham, the Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids. See: www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html
My Druid Forest School Courses offer worldwide support in crafting celebration of the great Festivals of the sacred year of the ancient Irish. And like this group, you can journey to the most ancient of the sacred sites of the ancient Irish that throng all within an hour of here.

Join us in becoming the special spark of a man or a woman you were born to be. Through vision work, become your hero, your Heart Song Self.

I look forward to working with you,
Michael

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Celebrate the Eight Great Festivals Worldwide Course and Ireland Events

Michael Conneely

Celebrate the Festivals: Samhain, Imbolc, Beltain and Lughnasadh; Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox – Worldwide Course and West of Ireland Events.

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These Festivals are immensely powerful gateways into the natural rhythms of Earth, Sea and Sky – and also connection to our ideal self.

If we celebrate them authentically and creatively in the way that is right for us each as an individual, these festivals contribute to our lives with power and healing – and fulfillment of who we were born to be!

​Our ancestors felt great significance in the turning of the seasons, their link to the fertility of the land. They put stupendous effort into constructing monuments with exact astronomical alignments. See my Video:

 

They felt it was of crucial importance to be one with the great cycles of energy of the stars, the Sun and the Moon.

And of course, here, around us in the West of Ireland, there were also important local alignments as well such as The Bohea Stone and Croagh Patrick Mountain.

Make your own personal, true, beautiful and honest – and authentic understanding of the festivals.

Study them with Michael Conneely and The Druid Forest School.

Enable their true flame to grow in your heart and mind so you can express and speak your true and beautiful vision, your Heart Song and your truth.

Share connection to the great cycles of the Earth and the Heavens.

Do ritual, vision work and make deep connection to the Goddesses and the Gods of the ancient Irish.

I will be honoured to share this in-depth journey of healing and empowerment with you.

Together we work through the ritual year.

We make a journey of connection to Earth, the Sea and the Sky, and to the sacred weapons of the tuatha de Danaan and to the Goddess and Gods of the ancient Irish

And, as with all my courses, I share with you your personal western and Vedic Astrology: natal and predictive. This offers us much food for thought and guidance. A very special bonus.

Deepen your connection with the spiritual heritage of the ancient Irish.
Connect to their festivals.
Create community around this task.
Each of us flowers as a human being, with his or her own special divine spark, in the celebration of this practice.

As a separate possibility, we offer sacred tours to the many sacred sites all with an hour of our Healing Centre with linked airbnb. These places of sacred Earth Energies include: Carrowmoor, Carrowkeel, Rathcroghan, the site of the Second Battle of Moytura and Croagh Patrick mountain: see: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/

I look forward to working with you,

Michael

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Druid Retreats, Courses and Holidays in the West of Ireland

Michael Conneely

Druid Retreats, Courses and Holidays in the West of Ireland

Foxford AccomodationHave a Druid Retreat in our Healing Centre in the far west of Ireland. You can study our Druid Forest School course as a worldwide online course, or you can come to our holiday retreat centre facing the western sea of Ireland surrounded by the most beautiful mountains, beaches, lakes, woods and the oldest sacred sites of the ancient Irish.

You book your stay through our Irish accommodation website . You spend your days in beautiful County Mayo landscape, towns and sacred sites, sampling the local music art and culture – and you book a number of Druid course sessions that you can have as a part of your day.

We can accommodate the single spiritual seeker or a group of up to either persons. Our two two-bed air bnb units can accommodate up to four persons, and we can link you to overflow accommodation in the village.

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

You can choose from such Druid Course options as visionary contact with the Gods of the ancient Irish (for example, The Morrigan, The Dagda, Llugh, Ogma, Brighid or Manannan. There’s a Morrigan intensive course with sacred warrior work, and a Dagdha intensive course with men’s work.
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These courses grew out of my Novel Druid by Michael Conneely: all about how Saint Patrick did a forty days’ retreat on the top of nearby Croagh Patrick Mountain, visible from just up the road here. During the retreat, he fought Corra the Goddess and spirt of the local land, and he consigned her to the lough below the mountain – or so he thought: Lough na Corra. And we can indeed go to see the Rolling Sun phenomenon which occurs twice a year there and we can restore Goddess Corra to her sacred Land.
Other Druid Course options include: The Four Sacred Weapons of the Tuatha Dé Danann, Irish Druid Mystical Energy Work such as: such as the Cauldron of Poesy, the Well of Segais and the Cup of Cormac. There is the healing and empowerment meditation and ritual of the ancient Irish Druids: The Three Cauldrons where we envision three cauldrons with our body: abdomen, heart and head. These were called the Cauldrons of Poesy. The Nine ‘Elements of the Self’ (Duile) – and their levels of correspondences, there’s work with the sacred energies of place: Connection to the Land-Sea-Sky, and Earth Energies. And of course, the Eight Great Festivals: The Fire Festivals: Samhain, Imbolc, Beltain and Lughnasadh; and the Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox.
And of course you can come on tours to the very ancient Irish Sacred Sites within an hours’ of here: Carrowmoor, Carrowkeel, the site of the Battle of Moytura and Rathcroghan.
Get in touch to arrange your stay.
You book the accommodation through the airbnb website. And you use the shopify buttons for the Healer sessions. The charges for the Druid Retreat sessions are (GB£): One person £45, Two people £25 each, Three people or more £20 each. And you can contact us to book Sacred tours.

See: www.foxfordairbnb.com/
and: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

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