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Chaudron

Mabon 2016: sous le signe de la corne d'abondance

Par Le 22/09/2016

L'équinoxe d'automne est toujours un moment très spécial pour moi. En franchissant ce seuil, on entre dans la période de l'année que je préfère, celle qui mène vers la saison sombre et vers l'hiver.

Le Manteau de Brighid

Brighid's Mantle (original Imbolc spread)

Par Le 10/02/2016

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Along with Brighid's Cross, Brighid's Mantle is one of the main symbols used at Imbolc and just like the Cross, it is part of the rituals and celebrations. While the Cross refers to the Irish goddess, Brighid's Mantle alludes to Saint Brighid (of Kildare), who is no other than a Christian form of the ancient goddess.

La Croix de Brighid

Brighid's Cross (original Imbolc spread)

Par Le 04/02/2016

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Imbolc honors Irish goddess Brighid (also Brigid, Brigit, Brigantia, etc.), the goddess of poetry, smithcraft and crafts, and of healing. She is also the goddess of fire: the flame she carries and protects is the fire of creativity. She is known as the goddess of fertility, and is said to lean over every cradle, thus bringing protection and good health to newborn children. Last but not least, she also embodies wisdom, especially when it is gained through inspiration.

Chaudron

Mabon: l'heure des bilans!

Par Le 23/09/2015

Mabon est la fête de la Deuxième Récolte. On l'appelle aussi le « Thanksgiving des Sorcières », car c'est le moment propice aux bilans, à l'introspection et à la gratitude envers ce que la vie nous a apporté. On prend un moment pour regarder l'année qui vient de s'écouler et visualiser ses accomplissements, sans oublier de se montrer reconnaissant envers ce qui nous arrive, car toute expérience constitue une expérience enrichissante. C'est également le moment des remerciements destinés aux personnes qui ont rendu cette évolution possible.

La Lanterne de Samhain

A Lantern for Samhain (original Samhain/Halloween spread)

Par Le 09/11/2014

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For Samhain/Halloween, one of the traditions consists in making a lantern in a pumpkin – or any other cucurbit – in which a scary face and smile are carved. This tradition comes from the Irish legend of Stingy Jack, which tells how this character was denied the access to both Heaven and Hell after cheating the Devil several times. As a matter of fact, God did not want to welcome such a crook in Heaven while the Devil was still upset with Jack, who had been a better liar than him. The Devil thus condemned Jack to endlessly roam the Earth at night with a piece of burning charcoal as hi only guide. So he would not burn his hands, Jack placed the charcoal in a big turnip, which he had first hollowed out.

La Prison de Mabon

Mabon's Prison (original Mabon spread)

Par Le 24/09/2014

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It's only recently that the sabbat corresponding to the autumn equinox was given the name of Mabon, son of Modron, who is a god belonging to Welsh mythology. Presented as the oldest man in the world, he is among other things the god of eternal youth and is associated with the sun gods known in other Celtic traditions.