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IMBOLC/IMBOLG is the Old Irish name for an ancient Celtic festival occurring at the beginning of February. Imbolc was the second of the four great fire festivals of Celtic religion and under Christian influence was also known as Candlemas. From early times Imbolc was associated with the fire goddess Brighid, and celebrated the approach of spring and the promise of renewal.
The items needed for this ritual include: Six green candles for the altar; Enough candles to place at the perimeter of your circle; A white altar cloth (white is the predominant color to symbolize winter’s hold, with the green candles representing the promise of spring); A chalice with milk ...
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jenay Marontate, author of the new Tea Magic.
As the season of winter approaches, we honor the direction of north for all its cold and slender beauty of naked trees, frosty mornings, and frozen...