About this Course
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.
Jude Lally is an artist, writer and guide on the Ancestral Soul Path.
Jude gained her masters degree (MSc) in Human Ecology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland with her thesis "Fire in the Head, Heart and Hand: A Study of the Goddess Brigit as Goddess Archetype and her Relevance to Cultural Activists in Contemporary Scotland."
She is a radical doll maker taking the craft back to its roots of ritual and magic to the foremothers who created the Women of Willendorf.
She calls her spiritual path the Ancestral Soul Path which she is a guide for women who wish to gather in circle journey between the worlds, engage in shamanic arts to inspire and make sense and then to gather in circle where we all learn from one another.
Originally from Scotland (near Loch Lomond) She is currently living in Asheville, NC where she runs her Celtic Soul School offering a program of workshops, online courses as well as Ancestral Soul Path retreats to Scotland.