Imbolc 2011

Celebration of the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc
Saturday, January 29, 2011
10 AM - 7 PM
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Celebrate the Goddess Brigid, the Waxing Solar Year, and the Full Moon!

More about Imbolc:

Celebrating the Seasons: Imbolc


Imbolc Festival Schedule

9:30 am Open for Arrivals
10 am Welcome with Meet & Greet led by Truly & Vanessa
10:30 am Imbolc Creativity
  • Imbolc Candle Making with Florence
  • Brigid Cross Making with Georgette
  • Nature Walk to Brigid's Spring with Reed
Noon Midday Snacks
12:30 pm Imbolc Fire: Burning of the Yule Greens in Bonfire Circle
1 pm Reclaiming Pagan Roots with Brigit by Michael McDermott of Brigit's Rest and the Black Earth Institute.

Connecting with the Celtic Goddess Brigit and Goddess spirituality across cultures and time.

2:30 pm Brillance with Brigid: Enhancing Inspiration & Creativity by Selena Fox

Learn about ways of working with Brigid in Her aspect of Goddess of Inspiration. Explore ways to connect with Brigid through chanting, meditation, and rituals for enhancing creativity.

3:30 Break
4:00 Imbolc Ritual

This Community ritual includes invocations, meditations, music, and candlelighting for celebrating the Waxing Light and for attuning to Brigid for Inspiration, Healing, and Transformation

5:30 Brigid's Candlelight Imbolc Feast
7 pm Farewells
 

ITEMS TO BRING:

  • Wear something white or gold to the Brigid ritual.
  • Yule wreaths, sprigs, boughs for the Burning of the Yuletide greens at midday.
  • Drum or rattle, if you have one, to play in rituals
  • Brigid images & symbols (optional) to be energized on the altar for later use at your home.
  • White taper candle and a candle holder that can catch wax drippings for Brigid ritual
  • Symbol of one or more creative arts or endeavors to be blessed on the Brigid of Inspiration & Creativity altar during the Ritual and the Brigid of Inspiration workshop (optional)
  • Bread and snacks (crackers, cheese, veggies, dip, fruit) for midday snack (optional).
  • A contribution for potluck feast to feed two dozen people. Your dish should be already prepared, pre-sliced and ready to eat, since there will be no kitchen space available to do this. If your dish needs to be heated, please bring it in a crock pot. For details, please see our Potluck Guidelines.