Course Title: Weaving the Protection of Brighid – A Goddess Activation Course
Format: Self Study released over 7 days
Guides/Instructors: Jude Lally
Registration: register online
Length: 7 days but this course is self-paced
This week long Goddess Activation course introduces several traditional ways of invoking Brighid’s protection, from creating a Brighid’s Wheels to casting the Caim. You will explore each of the six aspects, learning the history and then adapting and integrating them into your daily life. Each lesson is a journey in building and deepening your relationship with the Goddess Brighid through study, altars, guided meditation and personal rituals.
First we look at Brighid’s wheel (or cross). We explore its history and the different types of wheel. There are suggestions on what materials to use in the making of your own cross and some journal prompts to explore your relationship to the wheel.
Our second lesson explores ‘smooring the fire’ prayers spoken softly as the fire was banked, keeping coal alive for the morning kindling. You’ll find suggestions in writing your own smooring and ways to fit it into your evening routine by crating a ceremony.
Next we’ll look at the Caim a protective prayer and outline how to cast the Caim, which then becomes a prayer/blessings.
Here we explore Charms and how they were used by the Wise Women. Prompts encourage you to write your own.
A guided meditation takes you back to the ancient grandmothers, the ones we are all related to. This begins with a”weave of the cave” ritual and then some drumming to send you out on your journey.
Here we explore the different types of Augury and in particular a type of Augury associated with Brighid.
We cover clooties (often called Celtic prayer flags) how they are used and where they occur. You will learn a little history about the priestess of the well and ideas on creating your own clootie tree which you could incorporate into personal ritual.