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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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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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Meet the Gods of the ancient Irish

Michael Conneely

Meet the Gods of the ancient Irish – discount retreat sessions for Foxford airbnb guests

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Develop Vision Contact with the Goddesses and Gods of the ancient Irish:

Develop true relationship and true vision contact with the Gods and the Goddesses of the ancient Irish, for example:

The Morrigan, The Dagda, Llugh, Brighid and Manannan.

This is a very special offering to guests at our Foxford Healing Centre with its linked airbnb: A session at a specially discounted retreat rate from our Worldwide distance learning Foundation Course to meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Irish, offered by The Druid Forest School.

You are given information about each God or Goddess whom you seek to approach. You learn to develop clear appearance of that God or Goddess. You develop a relationship with him or her and thus embark on a journey of healing and empowerment and vastly develop your insight into yourself and your life.
These are great and wonderful beings.

Come to our Healing and Retreat Centre and linked airbnb in Foxford Co Mayo for a relaxing holiday amid the utterly beautiful beaches, mountains and forests of Mayo in the West of Ireland and treat yourself to discount Healing Sessions and readings  – all at discount prices specially offered for our airbnb guests.

The towns around are homely, and the music and culture is special beyond imagining.

Your Hosts are Maggie Pashley who has worked for over twenty years as a gifted intuitive healer skilled in many healings methods, and also Michael Conneely who has worked for over twenty years too, as a worldwide astrologer, Druid path teacher and shamanic healer. You are guaranteed a kind and warm welcome.
There’s so much to do. Mayo is the adventure capital of Ireland.

Book your Guest Session at our Foxford AirBnB website Retreats Page: 
www.foxfordairbnb.com/retreats

And see Michael’s main website for his Irish Druid Courses is: 
www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Please do not forget that all this weekend we have a special offer of an additional 10% off all products at the Starwheel Astrology shop using code SWABF10

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Meet the Morrigan: Worldwide Course – and events in Ireland

Michael Conneely

Meet the Morrigan: Worldwide Course – and events in Ireland

dfs-cave-of-cats-roscommonThis Samhain, 2016, we went into the cave one by one to meet The Morrigan.

She is the terrible War Goddess of the ancient Irish. The cave is an ancient initiation place where iron Age Irish warriors transitioned from boys to men meeting The Morrigan. Here is a brief glimpse of Her cave:

Men, women and children gathered round the mouth of the cave. People were left to decide when (or even if) they would enter the mouth of the cave.

Three, or maybe four people went in before me. Each descent into the cave took maybe fifteen, twenty minutes. No one knew what to expect.

Yet, each time someone went down there, yes: we all heard a scream. But of course I told myself that when I went down: I would not scream ….

It’s the unexpected that makes us scream. And facing the ferocious ethical might of the War Goddess, can you be sure what She will decide you will need to find when you are in there? ….. She who is Great Queen of the Sidhe?

As I said, I told myself I would not scream, not like those who went down before me …..

Well, I should not have been so glib.

Yes. When it happened, I too screamed (only briefly of course). I was caught so unawares.

As I turned to go, She told me not to let on what she does there.

So, where is this cave? The cave where She dwells is the cave of Oweynagat. It lurks primordially below the Royal Mound at Rathcroghan, the place called Cruachan, the seat of the ancient Kings and Queens of Connaught, a great kingdom in the West of Ireland from the Iron Age.

The Rathcroghan mound stands tall. You can see Croagh Patrick from its summit. You can see for miles around. But it is the cave below the mound where the real power of the ancient sacred site lies. And, as has always been known, the cave is the dwelling place of The Morrigan. And the Morrigan is the terrible War Goddess of the ancient Irish.

Ancient stories tell how on Samhain every year, terrible beings who also dwell there, issue from the mouth of the cave and wreak winter on the surrounding landscape.

Samhain has ancient been a time of death when the veils between the world are thin, when transformations that have been held back or blocked burst upon us. Farmers round here in Ireland take their cows inside for the winter on November 1st. In the Iron Age and Middle Ages, cattle were brought in and those for whom there was not space or food were culled at this time. The traditional sense of the energies of this time are ancient: The Second Battle of Moytura associated with the coming of the great and wonderful Tuatha de Danaan to Ireland was at Samhain, and victory was promised to them following the sacred mating of The Dagda and The Morrigan astride the River Unshin near Rathcroghan, close to the ancient stone age sacred places of Carrowmoor and Carrowkeel.

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

I teach a worldwide distance learning course on Meeting The Morrigan. Learning from The Morrigan can greatly help, heal and empower us. There is such strength and wisdom in learning Her teaching.

Regular practice, working with The Morrigan makes us strong. She teaches us about our need for sovereignty. She teaches us about how to manage our minds in unfair situations. She teaches us about the ethics of defending who you are, of defending what you came here to do this time.

There’s also loads of information handed out in my course as well as journeying exercises. It’s a worldwide course. The tuition is completely individual, caring and empowering.

What we learn is that She is never to be taken lightly. She is never to be misrepresented. But she rewards us when we become our Warrior.

The course is extensive. The spiritual practices are clear but powerful. The tutor support is always totally caring.
For a limited time this course is reduced from £125 to £100

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There is not only the worldwide distance learning course to meet The Morrigan. There are additionally events in Her sacred places in Ireland available too. Maggie Pashley and I run healing retreats and we offer healings and readings in our Healing Centre in Foxford in County Mayo in the far West of Ireland, not far from Rathcroghan and the cave of Oweynagat. I offer visionary contact with the gods and goddesses of the ancient Irish, including with The Morrigan.

In addition, I also offer Sacred Ireland tours to the many deeply ancient sacred sites that are within an hour of travel from here; ancient places of sacred earth energies such as Carrowmoor, Carrowkeel and Rathcroghan; such as the site of the Battle of Moytura and also such as Croagh Patrick Mountain where we seek to restore Corra to the summit from which Saint Patrick banished her. The forests, lakes, mountains and beaches around here are more beautiful than you can ever imagine … far more beautiful.

So: enrol on my worldwide distance learning course: Meet The Morrigan.

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The Course is part of the Druid Forest school whose other courses support you to meet the other Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish as well.

Within the Druid Forest School, you can learn about the Irish Druid Path. You can also learn the Ogham the wonderful visionary other-world gateway of the sacred tree alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids.

So, learn how to meet The Morrigan with the Druid Forest School. Be supported by my caring and very experienced teaching. Please visit www.druidforestschool.com for even more information.

And there’s also a fascinating lovely website for our Healing Centre in Foxford in County Mayo and for our linked Airbnb at www.foxfordairbnb.com  It’s in the West of Ireland in County Mayo near Rathcroghan, Carrowmoor, Carrowkeel, the site of the Battle of Moytura and Croagh Patrick Mountain. It’s surrounded by the most breathtakingly beautiful land and traditional culture in Ireland.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing together our Journey to Meet the Morrigan.

Michael Conneely

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