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Christmas SPECIAL Promotion

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PROMOTION – Get 20% off StarWheel Astrology products at Michael Conneely’s online shop from 24th November 2017 at 00:00 (GMT) until Christmas Eve 2017 at 24:00 (GMT) with code BFCM17

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Astrology Courses: Peerless individually-taught expert Astrology Courses: A special feature of my
work is that in my astrology courses worldwide, I combine both Western Astrology (which is
psychodynamic in its focus) and Vedic Astrology (which is founded on a peerless offering of its
statement of your incarnational life purpose and destiny, your karmas and the special spark you
incarnated to achieve in this lifetime.
I always find myself combining both western and Vedic Astrology in my course teaching and
readings, because you need the vast declaration offered by Vedic Astrology, but you also need the
psychological dimensions of western astrology.
Even western Evolutionary Astrology which describes the effect of your past lives in this lifetime
does so in psychological terms.
And you absolutely must include in your astrological awareness the energetic impacts in your life of
the Outer Planets: The Gods of Change: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – and crucially, of Chiron the
Wounded Healer: depiction of your existential wound in the healing of which you become the Healer
of others.
So, take advantage of this Black Friday Discount (BFCM17) running until Christmas Eve 2017 at midnight, to enroll on my Vedic
Astrology Foundation Course:  More details at this site www.mastervedicastrology.com,
My Vedic Astrology Nakshatras Course where you gain deep study of the wonderful 27-sign Vedic
Lunar Zodiac in your life: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com,
Or my various advanced Vedic Astrology courses detailed in:
www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com
Please note that the very special and unusual features of my astrology courses are that they are
genuine and authentic because the focus of the teaching is always two charts: yours and mine;
there’s always Vedic Astrology-Western Astrology crossover if you wish for that. And, crucially, the
great astrological perception that is generated is never left at the formulaic: No! It is ALWAYS linked
to Healing and Empowerment possibilities.
And I also teach a Western Psychodynamic Astrology Course at
www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com

DEEPLY LEARNED ASTROLOGY READINGS WITH TAROT AND HEALING:

I offer three grades of magnificent Astrology Readings: 1hr, 90 mins or 2 hrs, with or without my famed extensive and
erudite immensely perceptive reports. You can enroll for one of these, now inclusive of Black Friday
discount until Christmas, at more details on this site regarding Astrology Readings: www.starwheelastrology.com.
And, again: in my readings note that Western and Vedic Astrology are always combined. And there’s
deep intuitive directions added from my use of Tarot.

SHAMANIC HEALING: Heal Yourself and Heal Others: also coming within the Black Friday offer, is
my wonderful and very long-standing course on how to be a Shamanic Healer.
You are sent audios to journey to in the various Shamanic Healer modalities, and in undergoing this
Self-Healing you are then equipped to become the Healer of others. The Course is Certificated and
includes: Shamanic journeying, soul retrieval and Life-script, curse or thought-form unravelling,
whether from this life or ancestral, and more:
https://www.earthstarweb.com/shamanic-healer.html
RUNES COURSE. and an OGHAM COURSE: For over twenty-three years now I have specialised in the
worldwide teaching of ancient alphabets: visionary teachings which are linked to spiritual
perception, healing and empowerment, and these, also, are offered within the Black Friday
Discount:
www.rune-path.com
www.druidforestschool.com/ogham

DRUID FOREST SCHOOL:
And last but not least, living here in our Healing Centre on the Atlantic
Coast of County Sligo in the far west of Ireland, I teach the spiritual path of the ancient Irish Druids. I
teach how to make vision contact of personal healing and empowerment with the wonderful Gods
and Goddesses of the ancient Irish, such as The Morrigan, their War Goddess; The Dagda, the
generous ‘good God’; Llugh the God of the special talent, Manannan the oceanic shape-shifting God
of the Sea, and many more.

NEW COURSE AND NEW HEALINGS:
VARGA CHARTS COURSE:

There’s a new course taught by me, Michael Conneely, that my wonderful Web Master has
not yet had the time to add to my website yet. But you can get details from me now and enroll
within the Black Friday offers. This new course is:

The Varga Charts of Vedic Astrology: the wonderful powerful sixteen Divisional Charts, each of which
makes sure and accurate declaration about some special area of your life, for example D7 chart your
children and creativity areas, D10 Chart your Career and standing in the world issues and the D12
chart: your parental and ancestral issues.

And here’s a wonderful new Healing Approach from Maggie: Symphony of Possibilities – SPECIAL

OFFER FROM MAGGIE PASHLEY TILL END OF 2017
I’m very excited to offer 30-minute sessions of the amazing Symphony of Possibilities for the
KNOCKDOWN price of only €35 right up to the end of 2017. This is available in-person from my centre
in Ballymeeny in Co Sligo or via zoom or Skype

In the session you get to choose what area of your life you wish to transform right now and my job is
to help you align and become congruent with what you are asking to change. We will begin by doing
some verbal processing, namely asking questions which open you up to going beyond your current
situation to align with your intention. You then lie down on a massage couch while I do the SOP
session, which involves clearing energy blocks and inviting you into a much more empowered space.
It can feel like a dance of energies.
If you are on-line we simply speak via video or audio link and then you find a comfortable place to lie
down and receive. At the end of the session we will check in and you can tell me how that was for
you.
So, if you feel like some extra help unloosening one of those stuck places (and we all have them!)
then get in touch either via my email (maggiepashley@gmail.com) or my landline +353 9647675.
Again, this course is new and not yet added to Maggie’s website, but you can see her website at:
www.maggiepashley.com.

And also, our big news is that we moved two months ago, to our new Healing Centre on the
beautiful Atlantic coast of County Sligo in the far West of Ireland. It’s at Ballymeeny between Ballina
and Sligo, and I am busy getting two new AirBnB units for guests to stay in. It’s wonderful here. The
air’s so pure. There’s perfect silence at night. We are next to three world-class surfing beaches as
well as round the corner from Ireland’s most ancient sacred monuments such as Carrowmore,
Knocknarae and Carrowkeel, and we’re right in the beautiful deeply spiritual W B Yeats Country!
So: I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you

Michael

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W B Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Michael Conneely

W B Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree with Michael Conneely Sligo Coast Healing Centre and Air BnB

This reading of W B Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree is filmed at Loch Gill, County Sligo in the far West of Ireland. Michael Conneely and Maggie Pashley run a healing Centre on the Sligo Coast in the heart of W B Yeats Country on the Wild Atlantic Way. See: maggiepashley.com

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

You can email Maggie Pashley for details of the Sligo Coast Healing Centre and AirBnB which is between Easkey and Dromore West on the Wild Atlantic Way. Email: maggiepashley@gmail.com.
Maggie’s website is: https://maggiepashley.com/
Michael Conneely studied W B Yeats for his MA at Oxford University, and Michael teaches his worldwide Druid Forest School Course about the ancient Irish Druid path at
https://www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html
and Michel also teaches an Ogham course: The Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids at:
https://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

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The Duile, The Nine Elements of the Ancient Irish Druids

Michael Conneely

The Duile

The Duile are the nine elements system and body energy work spiritual practice of the ancient Irish Druids. Fortunately for later humanity, it preserved in a later surviving manuscript (like another mystical energy work practice of the ancient Irish Druids: The Cauldrons of Poesy), where our own body is healed, strengthened and vastly empowered and so our sense of our body becomes ever more strongly a beautiful powerful microcosm of the macrocosm: The Cosmic Man/Woman. ‘As above, so below’.

You can work with the Three Cauldrons and the Nine Elements of the ancient Irish Druids in my Druid Forest School Course. See:
www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Like all Irish Druid spirituality the practices, beliefs and histories were originally orally-preserved, and just a few of them survived to come down to us because they were written up in medieval manuscripts by often unsympathetic medieval Irish monks, who of course were blind to the spiritual wealth that they were handling – often at the request of rich patrons who wanted the old magic, the old stories! The Manuscript presenting this ancient Irish Druid visionary mystical body energy work is attributed to Amergin, the ancient Irish bard and poet of the Milesians, who invaded Ireland after the Tuatha de Danaan. The poem was re-written in the 7th Century and later copied into a 16th Century Manuscript (Legal codex H.3.18, Trinity College, Dublin). So: so very thankfully: the wisdom has survived!

Please watch this Video explaining more:

So, what are the nine elements of the ancient Irish Druids? Well, first of all, here’s a list of the nine elements that the ancient Irish Druids worked with, and just a tiny but beautiful and magical selectin from the many indicators for each that the Druids used:

Element Magical Tools/Correspondences

1. Bones Stone of Destiny
2. Flesh Nemeton: The Sacred grove
3. Hair Plant Life, Ogham and Herbs
4. Blood Sea, West, Cauldron
5. Breath Wind, The Sword of Nuada
6. Mind The Well of Segais
7. Face Sun, The Spear of Lugh
8. Brain Imbas (Inspiration)
9. Head Heaven, The Torque

Next, here’s a brief selection of wonderful realisations that the very inspired and able students working with the Druid Forest School have come to: just in their work with the first element: The Bones: their bones!

1. Bones as Protective framework
2. Bones as Cage/ladder for our energy system
3. Bones as Solidity of our Self
4. Bones as Magical intention storage place
5. Stronger sense of our bones gives us stronger realisation that we are part of and connected to and one with the universe. This strengthens both our sense of our self and it also strengthens our sense of the nature of the universe.

Doing the exercise helps us really appreciate our skeleton and its structure, the way it protects all our vital organs, and acts as a frame and even shock-absorber for our journey through life. The more you contemplate it, the more amazing it becomes! We are held upright and strong by this scaffolding for our wonderful flesh.

Our bones can act as a storehouse for our personal power and magical spiritual intentions. This ties in with Healing Techniques that deal with the holding of energies in the body: both harmful energies implanted there that need to be healed, but also magical, inspiriting energies too. See: http://maggiepashley.com/

On the question of holding magical intention in our Bones, Maggie advises: ‘I think it all depends on intention. I think storing energy in the bones sounds like a great idea. In Metamorphic Technique we always said that the bones represented energy and power and life itself. The Taoists have a practice called bone breathing to strengthen Kidney Qi.
I think it is important to follow our own guidance rather and inner knowing rather than being over influenced by what others say.’

I mentioned above the sense of our unity with the Cosmos, the concept of Cosmic Man/Woman, what in the Vedic Indian tradition is known as Purusha. Another expression of this oh-so-valuable concept is the Song of Amergin:

The Song of Amergin

Here is an extract of The Song of Amergin was composed by Amergin, son of Mile, Ollamh or Chief Druid of the invading Milesians. Amergin composed this poem when the Milesians landed in the West of Ireland, intent on defeating the wonderful god-like Tuatha de Danaan. This poem clearly shows the oneness of the man with the whole of nature, and it shows the power of our ability to shape-shift:

I am Wind on Sea,
I am Ocean-wave,
I am Roar of Sea,
I am Bull of Seven Fights,
I am Vulture on Cliff,
I am Dewdrop,
I am Fairest of Flowers,
I am Boar of Boldness,
I am Salmon in Pool,
I am Lake on Plain…
I am Word of Skill,
I am the Point of the Weapon of combats,
I am God who fashioned Fire for a Head…….

So, get in touch with me. Enroll on one of my Druid Forest School Courses.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Michael

 

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Cosmic Man, Cosmic Woman & the Ancient Irish Druids

Michael Conneely

Cosmic Man, Cosmic Woman and the Ancient Irish Druids

The energy work that has come down to us from the ancient Irish Druids is very powerful. It includes the concept of Cosmic Man/Cosmic Woman, where the strengthened sense of our Self is one with the Cosmos, and the same concept exists in the ancient Vedic spirituality: The Purusha. Work to strengthen your Self with the Druid mystical energy work courses of the Druid Forest School.

This Blog is about my Druid Forest School Mystical Energy Work of the Ancient Irish Druids.

If you look at my Druid Forest School Courses page:
www.druidforestschool.com/courses
You will see that I offer two courses where you develop the power and solidity of your body and also see how your body connects to Land, Sea and Sky, is a reflection of the Cosmos: as above, so below.

The body is of course complete with Consciousness. And the prime aim of the ancient Irish Druids was to develop the Fire in the Head: The special spark of creativity that we incarnated to achieve this time: in this life-time.
There is such strength and power in developing our sense of our Self, where the stronger sense of body gives a stronger foundation for our Consciousness – and also this develops our sense of its Oneness with all Creation.

These two courses are the ‘Three Cauldrons’ exercise of the ancient Irish Druids and also their ‘Nine Elements or ‘Duile’.

Have a look at this video which starts us off on genuine physical and spiritual understanding of what it is to be Cosmic Man or Cosmic Woman:

In fact the Vedic spiritual path of ancient India also had this sense that we are in fact ‘Cosmic Man’ or ‘Cosmic Woman’, and they called this: the Purusha.

This Druid Forest School course invites you to look into the concept of the cosmic man/woman. You do the powerful exercises, and you let me know what you find, and how you react to it.

It is significant that Ireland and India have the same concept. This is of course because they are both developments from the same Indo-European source. This is the reason for the big similarities in their languages which are both off-shoot branches from the Indo-European language family tree, originating from the same source language. Also within the Indi-European family tree of languages are Ancient Norse, Latin, Greek, Anglo-Saxon, Modern English, French, German, Spanish, etc.

So, as you strengthen your work with the exercises using the Three Cauldrons or the Nine Elements (The Duile) you look into the concept of Indo-European heritage, the spread of the Indo-Europeans from the single source area, maybe study cognate heritages from the source say with the Norse for example. It’s a fascinating study. See what you make of it.

I was taught Indo-European sound changes: how the Indo-European languages evolved and changed from their common source. This was at Oxford in the late Sixties when I was taught by JRR Tolkien’s son. My home base then was a spiritual community in Glastonbury when I was supported by Geoffrey Ashe and Gareth Knight, and I still love re-reading their books.

I feel that this work which stems from the Druid Path of the pre-Christian Irish, ties in to the sense of the ‘Cosmic Man’: This is the sense that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm; the sense that we are actually one with the land, the heavens, the planets.

So, for example, I work with you to build up your exercise with the first of the nine elements: the exercise for bones (and then flesh/hair, with the intention of developing your sense of being the Cosmic Man (Woman). Aim to develop a sense of your physical interpenetrating one-ness with the rest of the cosmos. See what happens. A lot can. We get a stronger physical presence. We get a stronger sense of the vastness and of destiny/fates. We become healed. We become more powerful.
Get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you
Michael

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Celebrate the Festival of Lughnasadh

Michael Conneely

Michael ConneelyThe Festival of Lughnasadh

The Festival of Lughnasadh is the festival of Harvest, celebrated around 1st August. Share in the preparation of all the Festivals of the ancient Irish with the Druid Forest School worldwide courses: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Take stock: What talents have you harvested so far this year???

Honour your harvest. Honour those who support you: your Tribe. Honour the Land that supports you: your home and the sacred earth.

The Festival of Lughnasadh is the celebration of the harvest of our individual and our joint Tribal efforts in the year, so far.

The Festival of Lughnasadh is also overshadowed by the approach of winter. The Tribe has to prepare for winter as it celebrates the Harvest. The powers of Darkness must be defeated. You need your Harvest to weather any hard times in the future.

The main theme of the Festival of Llughnasadh was feast celebrating the successful reaping of benefits from the Land by the Tribe, the communal enjoyment of first fruits was the high point of the day’s ritual.

Lughnasadh combines key cosmic sacred themes of the Land and the Tribe. And for the ancient Irish, it was the transition from the culture of the Land (The Formorians) to the spirit of the Tribe (The Tuatha de Danaan), that underlies the Book of Invasions, and this was the difference between the two sides at the Second Battle of Moytura (Maigh Tuireadh), fought near our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland, in the Irish Iron Age.

At Llughnasadh, we hear the call of the new god, Llugh, that was the catalyst for the members and the gods of the Tuatha de Danaan, to value the manifestation of the special and individual skills of each of them, and thus be able to use individual and very special crafts and skills to defeat the more cloddish, vicious and less civilised lower-consciousness Formorians.

We each incarnate to burn negative karmas, and also to develop and manifest our own special unique special skills. Llugh is the catalyst for this. He thus calls us to bring in the harvest of our talents at Lughnasadh.

And so at Lughnasadh, a key theme of any celebration is recounting the call of Llugh for each member of the Tuatha to name and bring in his own special talents, as at the Second Battle of Moytura that the Tuatha fought against the dark Formorians above Loch Arrow, near here.

The issue is also our personal sovereignty. For the Tuatha de Danaan, their victory at the Second Battle of Moytura was yearly sealed by the annual mating of the War Goddess the Morrigan and the Good God, The Dagda, both standing astride the River Unshin where it flows from the Loch, to wend its way to its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean near Carrowmoor. Thus the sovereignty of the Tribe and its Land was sealed.

The issue is also about reverencing and relying upon the Goddess of the Land, she who provides, she who now rules as Queen of the Harvest.

And the Festival of Lughnasadh also calls us to value skills of communication, creative thought and breakthrough, just as Llugh used eloquent oratory to call each member of the Tuatha de Danaan to value themselves and their individual special skills. And thus the Celts linked Llugh to Mercury, but of course, there is also a lightning, revolutionary, fore-front creative Uranian dimension to him too!

And it is these words that inspire the people, win the Goddess for the Tuatha are the people of the Goddess Danu and the actions the words inspire that defeat the cruel blinding heat of the Sun, that defeat Balor: Balor of the evil Eye.

So, have a look at my Druid Forest School Courses and get in touch: www.druidforestschool.com

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

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The Three Cauldrons Spiritual Vision Work

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely & The Three CauldronsThe Three Cauldrons Spiritual Vision Work of the Ancient Irish Druids

The Three Cauldrons Vision work, also known as the Cauldrons of Poesy, is a supreme and wonderful healing and empowerment meditation and ritual of the ancient Irish Druids. It was preserved in a later medieval surviving manuscript.

We envision The Three Cauldrons with our body: abdomen, heart and head. These were called the Cauldrons of Poesy.

We use The Three Cauldrons to develop our good physical health, the mature and creative use of our emotions (including our most difficult emotions) and above all our Wisdom.

And when we attain our own special sort of mastery in all three of The Three Cauldrons, in all three of these areas of our life, in this incarnation, only then can we express our own especial spark of creation: Fire in the Head.

The aim of this vision work ritual is to achieve full creative expression of our special reasons for being here this time.

Here are three Videos working with the Cauldrons of Poesy:



The Druid Forest School is based in the far West of Ireland near Ben Bulben, Knocknarea, Carrowmoor, Carrow Keel, the Caves of Kesh, Loch Arrow and the site of the Second Battle of Moytura. We share the deep wisdom of the many facets of the Druid mystical practice of the ancient Irish and their sacred heritage such as the Cauldron of Poesy, the Well of Segais and the Cup of Cormac.

This Worldwide Course aims to work with key practices aimed to develop transformative understanding into the path of the Ancient Irish Druids.
You are sent information sheets and an audio about each practice or topic of your choice.
You  thus embark on a journey of healing and empowerment and vastly develop your insight into yourself and your life.
We look forward to hearing from you: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Why Not View some more Videos from The Druid Forest School whilst you are here ?

 

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Fehu the Rune of Value

Michael Conneely

Michael ConneelyA Post about Fehu the Rune of Value

The Runes, the magical spiritual Alphabet of the ancient Norse and the Germanic peoples, was seized by the great warrior magician god Odin as he hung upside down in the world tree Yggdrasil trancing and journeying for nine days. And he saw in the twigs and branches the shapes of the letters of the rune alphabet.

My heredity on my father’s side is from the Baltic and Yakut tribesman from the North polar shore. My heredity on my mother’s side is for thousands of years from Connemara in County Galway Ireland. All of this has been discovered through the site 23 and Me with Advanced DNA analysis techniques

In the celebration of the Spring Equinox I combine the two inheritances, but starting with a journey where we learn about the issue of value in our life. What is our sense of value? What is our sense of worth.

The issue of our self-worth was seen by Odin as the first step in our journey of life. It is the meaning of the first rune Fehu. As stated Fehu is the Rune of Value.

At Spring Equinox, we are called to rise in our power and expression, aligning to the growing power and brightness of the Sun.

To do that, we may fail unless we increase our sense of self-worth.

For example, when you are working with the first rune, Fehu, if you discovered you find wealth a challenge, and if you realised you wanted to change your relationship with it, it would help you if you felt willing to define in an email back to me what the nature of the challenge is, what vision you have of how you would relate to it after this work, what clearing and what shift occurred during the rune journey, during the rune stance and Galdr. This experience is exceptional and wonderful.

See my video of my Fehu rune journey at Spring Equinox to heal the issue of value in our lives with Fehu:

See my Worldwide Rune Course at: www.rune-path.com
See my Worldwide Druid Forest School Course 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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Ogham Alder Intuition and Defence

Michael Conneely

Michael ConneelyOgham Alder

In this celebration of the Spring Equinox I combine my two inheritances: My heredity on my father’s side is from the Baltic and Yakut tribesman from the North polar shore. My heredity on my mother’s side is for thousands of years from Connemara in County Galway Ireland. And in this Spring Equinox Ritual, I included a rune Journey for us to work on the issue of our self-value and self-worth, and I also included an ogham alder Journey to contact use of intuition.
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We need both these qualities of self-value and self-worth to be healed and active if, at Spring Equinox, we can indeed rise in our power and expression, aligning to the growing power and brightness of the Sun, which is what the spring Equinox is all about.

We may fail unless we increase our sense of self-worth.
We may fail if we can’t use and trust our intuition, and defend ourself if needed on the basis of our intuition.

The ogham is the mystical alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids, where the principal correspondences for each of the letters of the Ogham Alphabet are the very different energies of the trees.

See the video of my entering the Celtic Otherworlds of intuition at a celebration of the Spring Equinox by calling on the intuitive energy of ogham alder, and by seeing how to use this for defence, just as in the iron Age, shields were often made of Alder.

And see my Worldwide Druid Forest School Course, with its worldwide course on the ogham at: www.druidforestschool.com

Our Healing Centre and linked Airbnb in the West of Ireland is at: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/
I look forward to working with you,
Michael

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Crannog Lake Village and Druid Forest School Courses

Michael Conneely

Michael ConneelyCrannog Lake Village and Druid Forest School Courses

Learn about the spiritual insight of the ancient Irish with the Druid Forest School worldwide courses,

Courses include: Visionary contact with the Goddesses and Gods of the ancient Irish, The Ogham, Celebration of the eight great Festivals.

Study the Ogham today with Michael Conneely
The Ogham is magical and deeply felt. It is stunning and tantalising. The Ogham is very old. Its date of origin is unknown as nothing of the Druid wisdom system was made a note of. However the earliest inscriptions that have survived are nearly two thousand year old, and there is excellent evidence for the ogham possibly being several hundred years older than that, and undeniably Irish in its source and provenience.
Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the spirit and energy of a tree. But each Few is also a path that run across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, in some cases overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of the fountain of youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.
The Ogham’s consciousness is very non-lateral, mystical and attractive. It is very different from the energy of the Runes, which I also teach, which is more a will-based system. Both, however, significantly have their very different special power and home.

The courses are fully worldwide, and they are also based at our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland which is near so many ancient Irish sacred sites of the greatest beauty and powerful earth energies.

See the full range of Earth Spirituality courses at:
www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html

Here’s a video about a beautiful crannog lake village which is only five miles from our Healing Centre and airbnb:
This beautiful Crannog was a defensive site protecting the work of the Iron Age Smiths who discovered iron ore here which was upthrust to surface hills surrounding the lake in the creation of a rare Ice Age Pingo topography: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingo
Hear all about this very special feature in the video:

We would like to thank Christy Lawless for his archaeological work on the Crannog:
www.rathcroghanconference.com/christy-lawless
And also for his championing of discovery of how Iron Age Irish cooking pits or Fulachta Fiadh were actually used:
www.castlebar.ie/mayo_historical_and_archaeological_society/Ancient_Cooking_Places_In_Castlebar

Find out about The Morrigan, The Dagda and the other Irish Gods. Feel the sacred energies placed in the sacred sites of the Tuatha de Danaan. See the full range of courses at: http://www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html

We look forward to hearing from you,

Michael

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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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