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CIRCLE of the SUBLIME ELM [Witchvox Sponsor] announces...
What to Bring: Potluck! So, please bring something to share!
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Acct. Id: 373203
Event Id: 85435
BLESSED IMBOLC for 2013
When: Feb. 2nd. 2013
Where: Downtown ORLANDO, Florida
BLESSED IMBOLC for 2013
Event Details: Merry Meet to All!!!
The Sublime Elm is the fastest growing & most active Pagan Group in Central Florida; where All Paths Are Welcome!!!
Please check us out and join if you wish at: http://www.meetup.com/Circleofthe-SublimeElm/
It Was Always Burning: In Our Hearts and In Our Hearths
Gathering at 7:30pm with the ritual beginning at 8:00pm
hosted by: Megan
The name Imbolc refers to ewe’s milk. It was at this time of year that the sheep would begin lactating to feed the newly born lambs. This holiday is about birth. The earth is waking up from winter and flowers are starting to bloom as the snow melts. It is the beginning of the time of the goddess in her maiden form.
The main deity celebrated during Imbolc is the Celtic maiden goddess Brigid; also known as Brighid, Brigit, Bride, and Breed. Attributes of the goddess Brigid can be found in Saint Brigit of Ireland, whose feast day is February 1st.
In Irish mythology, Brigid is the daughter of The Dagda and a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann. She is the patroness of poetry, metalworking, and healing. These seemingly disparate activities caused he to be sometimes referenced as the Triple Brigid.
In Scottish lore, the Cailleach, an ancient Crone goddess, takes a sacred bath on Imbloc. As she bathes in the water the hideous Cailleach transforms the beautiful Maiden goddess: Bride.
Another legend named February 2nd as the day the Cailleach went to gather firewood. If the day was sunny, it meant that the Cailleach needed the light to gather plentiful firewood for the cold weeks ahead. If the day was cloudy, the Cailleach did not need the sunlight by which to see because the upcoming weather would be mild. It is from this story that the American holiday of Groundhog's Day may have originated.
The holiday is also know as Candlemas. As part of the festivities candles are lit to celebrate the sun's increasing power and spring's imminent return.
God: Sun King; Oak King; the Lover
Colors: White and Green
Associations: Light, Rebirth, and Transformation
Brighid of the Mantle, encompass us
Lady of the Lambs, protect us
Keeper of the Hearth, kindle us,
Beneath your mantle, gather us,
And restore us to memory.
Mothers of our mother,
Guide our hands in yours,
Remind us how,
To kindle the hearth,
To keep it bright,
To preserve the flame.
Your hands upon ours,
Our hands within yours,
To kindle the light,
Both day and night.
The Mantle of Brighid about us
The Memory of Brighid within us
The Protection of Brighid keeping us
From harm, from ignorance, from heartlessness.
This day and night
From dawn till dark
From dark till dawn.
- Caitlin Matthews
Our Feast is Potluck!!!
So, please remember to bring something to share
or a donation; to partake in the feast.
We encourage you to bring hand instruments drums, flutes, tambourines, claves, maracas, bells, noise makers, and such.
Please remember to always enter our Circle with an open mind and an open heart.
A caring & loving good deed from the Sublime Elms ;
to help out Joy with her Animal Rescue!
Please bring dog or cat food / items to donate.
Check it out at: http://www.wandsofavalon.com/12.html
Our Nadia came from Joy's Animal Rescue.
Event Location: Circle of the Sublime Elm in Downtown ORLANDO
Event TIME Details: Ritual begins at 8pm
Directions: Off Bumby on E. Livingston St.
Website II: http://www.meetup.com/Orlando-GayPagans-Meetup-Group/
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