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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.
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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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The Power of Western Astrology and Vedic Astrology Combined

Michael Conneely

I do feel certain, myself, that both Vedic and Western astrology are needed for the fullest accuracy and perception.

Vedic astrology uses the sidereal zodiac (anchored to the ‘fixed’ stars) and is orientated to statement of incarnational life purpose: the circumstances we attract at birth to create the destiny our soul chose for this incarnation, and the unfoldment circumstances.

Western astrology (derived from the position of the Sun at the Vernal Equinox) uses the tropical zodiac and being Sun-sign based is orientated to our egoic psychological experience, and crucially, western astrology includes in an essential and totally valid way: our experience of the Outer Planets.

I cannot stress the latter enough. For example, when my current Uranus transit conjunct natal Moon and opposition Sun transit happened, my life was indeed subject to Revolution.

I have given readings for years that combine both western and Vedic Astrology.

I have many students who, while their course will primarily be in one of either Vedic or Western astrology, do learn to cross-refer.

I think part of the reason they succeed in this task, is that I do aim to be very caring and supportive.

I give very individual depth attention.

So, it would be a really great experience of learning and perception, healing and empowerment, if you wished to do one of my courses, e.g. http://www.mastervedicastrology.com/

– or if you enrolled on one of my Mini-Courses, e.g:  http://www.mastervedicastrology.com/mini-courses.html

Or have one of my expert astrology readings:   http://www.starwheelastrology.com/

Or you could have one of my intense-focus depth Mini-Readings: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/mini-readings.html 

I am caring and dedicated and I have five university degrees including an Oxford University MA and counselling and teaching qualifications.

I have also completed a five year social anthropological field study of spiritual forms new to the West. My study areas were Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism and utopian communities.

My aim is to offer you the accurate and penetrating perception which can lead you to enlightened consciousness and living.

I include evolutionary astrology and incarnational life purpose. This is deeply spiritual astrology.

As a key principle, my astrology is always linked to healing and empowerment. I run a Healing Centre in the West of Ireland with my partner Maggie Pashley. See: http://maggiepashley.com/  and  http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/

I do look forward to working with you,

Sincerely

Michael

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Celebrate the Eight Great Festivals – The Druid Forest School Worldwide Course

Michael Conneely

Celebrate the Festivals of the ancient Irish with The Druid Forest School.

in this worldwide caring course, you are helped to prepare for the Festivals, and we share and discuss how your celebration of the Festival went: what vision, healing and power was achieved!

These Festivals are immensely powerful representations and gateways into the natural rhythms – and connection to our ideal self.

If we celebrate them authentically and creatively in the way that is right for us each as an individual, they contribute greatly to our lives with power, healing and fulfillment of who we were born to become.

To Enrol, go to: http://www.druidforestschool.com/cour…

From at least as early as the Bronze Age, our ancestors felt great significance in the turning of the seasons, their link to the fertility of the land and the connection of the rhythm of the Earth to the astronomical dates. They put stupendous effort into constructing monuments with exact astronomical alignments. They felt it was of crucial importance to be one with the great cycles of energy of the stars, the Sun and the Moon.

The modern West has received the practice of the Eight Great Festivals of the Year. And of course, there are also important local alignments as well such as The Bohea Stone and Croagh Patrick Mountain, and also the winter solstice alignment to that Mountain from Kill Dangan.

Make your own personal, honest and authentic understanding of the festivals. You can study them through either, or both of the course modules:
Module 5: The Fire Festivals and/or
Module 6: The Solstice and Equinox Festivals.

Develop your own genuine personal and enriching understanding and practice.

Enable their true flame to grow in our hearts and minds so we can express and speak our vision and truth.

How deeply you study the material is up to you. You may want to ‘keep it simple’ or you may wish to pursue great learning. What really matters is that your life is enriched and made more vital and connected, successful and loving and inspired.
Let’s share connection to the great cycles of the Earth and the Heavens.

We share the deep wisdom of the many facets of the Druid mystical practice of the ancient Irish and their sacred heritage.

We share visionary connection to the Goddesses and Gods of the ancient Irish.

And we share genuine and powerful visionary and energetic connection to the sacred energies of the Land, the waters, the rocks and the trees, and ancient sacred energies held in place there – energies which can so help humanity.

When you have completed a piece of work, you email me how you got on. I then reply to you and we hold discussion.
Maggie and I also run a Healing Centre in the West of Ireland with linked airbnb, so you can come to this sacred land in person as well:
http://maggiepashley.com/
http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/

The Festivals course is divided into two modules: the first is The Fire Festivals and the second is Solstices and Equinoxes.
To Enroll, go to: http://www.druidforestschool.com/cour…

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Celebrate The Festival of Imbolc with the Worldwide Druid Forest School

Michael Conneely

Celebrate The Festival of Imbolc with the Druid Forest School.

Join our worldwide course on the Eight Great Festivals of the Ancient Irish Druids.

Imbolc is the festival of the time when the energy of the new year’s ascent to Summer is shooting through strongly due to the rise in the power of the Sun.

So there is a key theme of fire, and how fire manifests as it flares in different parts of creation, in different realms of existence.

But there is also a sense of the beauty of the earth at this fragile time of Spring, and so we see the beauty of snowdrops and fragile shoots against the outcrops of the limestone.

And there is also a sense of pregnancy, of cows and sheep being pregnant and giving birth and feeding their young.

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In terms of presiding deity, Imbolc is the Festival of Brigid, great Goddess of the Tuatha de Danaan, who cares for the fire of forge in smithcraft, the fire of inspiration that leads to poetry, the fire of the hearth and the fire of Healing.

Brigid is thus patron of smiths, poets, healing, and of the hearth and home. And Brigid is not only associated with the element of fire, but the element of water as well. And because her festival is celebrated at the time of animals growing in the womb and the start of lactation in ewes, she is also patron of childbirth – and of women: women’s’ mysteries.

A first step before starting ritual is to attune the place where the ritual is being held.
A second step is often to build an altar. I have beautiful memories of Imbolc altars: bulbs, snowdrops in the earth, bowls of clear water and limestone ricks and pure white candles. Maybe a white cloth and essential oils,

And what might the ritual include? You could consider the following:
Attunement to the land and the trees.
Recognition and reverence at the Death of Winter.
Worship of the flare of fire and all that it can create.
Reverence for the giving of birth and the feeding of the newborn.
Meditation on how we can bring in the fire of the new in all its beauty.
Opening ourselves to Healing.
Use of the flame of inspiration for Channelling and divination and prophecy, and asking for insight into principles of healing and care for our home and family.
Reverence to Brigid, and developing our sense of her ‘clear appearance so that we may call on her more easily and quickly and powerfully on future occasions.
Meditation on the fire of the Smith who makes sacred weapons, the fire of the Hearth which preserves life and home.
Reverence for the Fire in the Head: the fire of inspiration that creates poetry, a poem can be recited.
Asking for blessing for our selves and others.
insights from yoru western and Vedic Astrology, both natal and predictive are shared as part of the course.
Maggie and I run a Healing Centre in the far west of Ireland with linked airbnb:
http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/
http://www.maggiepashley.com/
To find out more about the beauty of Imbolc and all the Festivals and Gods of the ancient Irish, enroll at:  The Druid Forest School.

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