Slí An Chroí Centre, Smithfield, Dublin 7.
The Slí An Chroí Centre is now in multiple locations in the Smithfield quarter having moved from The Distillers Building. We continue to offer community and training opportunities from suitable spaces. Ensure that you are aware of the address of the space advertised for the event(s) that appeal to you.
Recurring Events At The Centre:
Introduction To Shamanism 1 Day Workshop. For more information, click here.
Shamanic Practice Community Gatherings: For those who have completed the Introduction to Shamanism
Moon Mná Women's Celtic Circle Facilitators Online Course, For more information, click here
SUMMER SOLSTICE BLESSING and NEWSLETTER 2017
"faoi Grianstad an tSamhraidh
ta ár draíocht ag glioscarnach
faoi sholas na Gréine"
our magic sparkles
in the light of the Sun"
For us humans, Summer Solstice is a tremendously significant
moment, personally, collectively and cosmically. For a species
that refers to Spirit as Light, the peak of light in our natural
world is extremely poignant. For a species whose energy field
(LEM or Auric Field) is a combination of light and electro-magnetism,
a time of greatest light must energetically be a magnificent
charge as well as a time of identification and, of course, celebration.
It is a traditional time for weddings, fires, garlands of colourful
blossoms and dance rituals. Imbas is an ancient Irish word referring
to divine illumination and we still use this word for the profound
healing ritual of bringing light where there was once trom or
heaviness/density in the energy field of a patient. At Summer
Solstice, Imbas is a naturally occurring light bath in our cosmos
and it is important to make time and space to bathe in the sunlight,
(safely, of course). In our native mythology, significant episodes
began at Summer Solstice.
Summer Solstice is pointed as a day for those two aspects of ourselves to meet, not in an internal antagonistic battle, (we must remember that the most vital energy of the Tuatha De Danann in conflict was not their aggression or manoeuvres,) but their music, particularly of the harp. June 21st and the days following are days to allow Father Sun illuminate all aspects of ourselves, the parts we consider already illuminated and those in shadow. That sun bath is important, (see “Suggestions for Seasonal Rituals” below for more).
Fri-Sun June 23rd-25th: Body & Soul Festival,
Don't miss this unique weekend to bask in the
glory of your Sacred Feminine.
Sat, July 8th: Mála Masterclass #1
Mon. July 10th: Moon Mná Women's Circle: The Faerie Rites
9 - 9.30pm, Free Virtual Event.
Fri-Sun July 14th-16th: Edge of the Wild Ecopsychology Gathering,
Sat, July 22nd: Shamanic Practice Community Day, Slí An
Chroí Centre, Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Sun, July 23rd: One Day Introduction to Irish Shamanism, Slí An
Chroí Centre, Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Sat, July 29th: Mála Masterclass #2
Sun, July 30th: Mála Masterclass #3
A Seasonal Summer Solstice Ceremony
So what is a sun bath? Whether you are under a cloud filled or cloud less sky, you can partake in a sun bath. At its simplest, consider laying for a period of time under the light and heat of the sun during the 4-5 days of peak sunlight (21st-25th). In the awareness of your own energy field (or Light-Electro-Magnetic Field, LEM for short) and the sun offering peak illumination of you and the northern half of our planet, be immersed in light. Coach the inhalation of every breath to receive the sun into your LEM and every exhalation to spread the sun’s luminous energy into every fibre of your LEM. More ambitious among us may seek to do this three times over those days, at dawn (5AM approx), midday and sunset (10PM approx), thereby working with the full spectrum and time of light from the sun at its peak. A sun bath is also a ritual for inviting luminosity into those parts of you are in shadow. Resist the temptation for this to appear or become tense or stressful. While it is natural to be ill at ease with those parts of one’s self that are in shadow, allow the sun bath to simply be an opportunity for all parts of your being to receive rays of light, unconditionally.
Consider having your mála open for the
entire duration of sunlight, from dawn to dusk on a day between
June 21st and 25th. Allow the contents to be illuminated and warmed
arranging all in a circle on your wrapping cloth. This is also
a time to observe if your mála holds the energy of Father
Sun with a totem. Summer Solstice is a poignant time to cleanse
an existing one or to make or seek a new totem. Many practitioners
carry a gold disk in their mála which can be simply a coin
covered in gold foil or something more elaborate. Does your mála
hold the peak energies of Midsummer? Is the vibrancy and colour
of this seasonal time evident in your bundle? Look for blossoms,
etc, that fulfil this ritual. As our summer comes from the equator
in the South, Summer Solstice heralds the strongest South energies
and you may like to consider a South Fire as you learned on The
Medicine Spiral which has particular relevance to your three South
lia naofa and asks you to revisit the teachings of the South Direction.
Thank you for reviewing our Summer Solstice to Lughnasadh offerings.
Please contact us by e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01-670 4905 if you would like to book a place on any of the advertised events. Where required, Booking Forms can be downloaded from the website. Some of the trainings and gatherings can only accommodate those who have made a prior booking. We strongly advise you ensure your name is on our Booking List for an event, to avoid disappointment.
John and Karen.
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