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

 

IMBOLG - SPRING 2018

Imbolg (sometimes 'Imbolc') is the door into Springtime and announces herself with nature blessings of increasing sunlight, rising temperatures, the sightings of early blossoms and hibernating animals now awake. This is the festival synonymous with the energies of the goddess archetype of Bríd or Brigid. In the coming days red cloths in her honour will be laid on the land to gather the healing power of the Imbolg dew. On February 3rd at 9.12pm, the precise moment of cross-quarter time between Winter Solstice (Dec. 21st) and Spring Equinox (Mar. 21st) will occur. This is Imbolg.

 

Traditionally, January 31st – February 1st is chosen to gather in community to embrace the energies of Imbolg, which this year will coincide with a Super Blue Blood Moon, the first in over 100 years. Our Ancestors regard such an advent into Spring as immensely potent and to be embraced with open hearts and minds. A “super blue blood moon” is the result of a blue moon - the second full moon in a calendar month - occurring at the same time as a super moon, when the moon is at perigee and about 14 per cent brighter than usual, and a so-called blood moon - the moment during a lunar eclipse when the moon, in the Earth’s shadow, will take on a reddish tint.

 

Like all our indigenous festivals, Imbolg is a transition, an initiation and a celebration. The word Imbolg translates as “in the belly” inspired by the swollen bellies of our pregnant animals at this time of the year. Being the time of Féile Bríd, the festival of Brigid, the Irish shaman will draw the inspiration to live as caretaker, of self, of community and of the land. Fires and wells named in her honour are lit and visited. Those animals who have woken from Winter sleep are now given to feeding, building and breeding. Their well formed hunger is no barrier to finding these strong primal energies for personal sustenance and progressing their species. May we all be inspired to tap those energies within, so that we emerge visibly to ourselves and the world in synchronicity with imbolg and Spring..

 

What's Happening At Slí An Chroí - Imbolg to Spring Equinox 2018

JANUARY

 

31st: A Special Moon Mná Women's Circle Event on Imbolg Eve in Kildare at Brigid's Wells & Fire Temple to honour the sacred feminine within. This event is booked out but there will be more events like this later in the year.

 

FEBRUARY

 

1st Feb. Brigid`s Dublin Pilgrimage - an opportunity to celebrate Brigid's Day in our capital city. Walking from Smithfield via the Phoenix Park & the picturesque Grand Canal to her beautiful lesser known Well in Clondalkin starting at 10am. All welcome. Details HERE and you can join HERE.

 

1st Feb. Imbolg On Line Ceremony _ Karen will offer a Brigid's Fire Blessing to all who join our 'live' Facebook celebration from 20.00 - 20.25pm . Simply log onto the Sli An Chroi FACEBOOK PAGE


8th: Trinity University Arts Week: John and Karen are once again delighted to be invited for the 3rd year to bring the spirit of the shaman to this student Arts Festival at local university Trinity College. More information HERE

 

9th - 11th: Medicine Spiral "South Direction" - 2017/2018 training, ICSS, Dunderry Park, Co. Meath

 

23rd - 25th: Healers Spiral "South Direction" - 2017/2018 training, Slí An Chroí Community Space, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

MARCH

 

2nd: Moon Mná On Line Maiden Rites of Grainne _ Karen will offer these sacred women's Rites of Passage at a 'live' Facebook from 21.00 - 21.30pm . Simply log onto the Moon Mná Facebook Page. Women only.

 

4th: "One Day Introduction to Shamanism", Slí An Chroí Community Space, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Click HERE for Booking Form.

 

11th: "Archetypes: Power In A Sacred Universe" (Day #1 of continuous course), Slí An Chroí Community Space, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Click HERE to express interest.

 

24th: Shamanic Practice Community Day #1 (2018), Slí An Chroí Community Space, Smithfield, Dublin 7. A day of healing sanctuary and progressive shamanic practice. Developed for those who have taken the One Day Introduction in the past and open to all practitioners. Click HERE to express interest.

Upcoming Events Later in 2018

 

21st Mar: Cónocht an tEarrach - Spring Equinox and the next Slí An Chroí Newsletter and Facebook 'live' Journey to the energies of this Celtic Festival.

 

31st Mar: Moon Mná On Line Blue Moon Journey _ Karen will offer an Immram (Gaelic for "Journey") at a 'live' Facebook from 21.00 - 21.30pm . Simply log onto the Moon Mná Facebook Page. Women only.

 

On-going: Moon Mná Women's Celtic Circle Facilitators Course _ This 13 month long international Course teaches women how to gift the Celtic Rites of Passage and host their own Moon Circles. Join the Moon Mná Facebook page to receive details on how to sign up.

 

15th - 17th Sept: The first weekend of the 2018/2019 Medicine Spiral.

 

A Seasonal Imbolg-Spring Ceremony

 

Imbolg is a profound time to orientate our lives so that dormant energies within us are woken and our potential celebrated. It is deeply advantageous to our holistic health that we give ourselves permission to be infused with the life forces of Imbolg and Spring. You can read this suggestion for personal ritual encouraging oneness with Imbolg and Spring.

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Mála Naofa Imbolg Ritual

 

Mála carriers, mindful that our traditional Saturday night ritual of opening our mála to join the collective dreaming of shamans’ bundles throughout the world will next take place on a very special Saturday, February 3rd, the evening of "true Imbolg". To bring your mála into alignment with the unique cosmic energies of Imbolg 2018, your mála may be open on the night of Jan. 31st also, to absorb the "super blue blood moon". Click HERE for more information on Imbolg/Spring mála ritual.

 

Thank you for reviewing our Imbolg-Spring offerings.

 

Please contact us by e mail johnandkaren@slianchroi.ie 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.


Le brí na taise,
with the energy of compassion,

 

John and Karen.

   

 

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