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Imbolc - Midwinter
ABOUT IMBOLC | RITUAL | FOODS ABOUT IMBOLC Imbolg/Imbolc is pronounced EM-Bowl-ig or ic, it also known as Midwinter, Candlemass, Oimelc, Lupercus, Lupecal, Disting, Brigatia (Brigid's Day), Lady Day and Groundhog Day. Imbolg translates, according to McCoy, to...
Holidays >> Imbolg
Brigid - The Goddess of Imbolc and Celtic Europe
Celtic Myth | Ireland | Britain | Christianity | A Myth The Pagan goddess Brigid is perhaps one of the oldest goddesses of Celtic Europe still recognized and worshipped. In fact, until the mid-twentieth century in Scotland, she was still welcomed in at Imbolc...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Sacred Wheel: The Sabbats
The Wheel of the Year honors the never ending cycle of life, death, and rebirth. It expresses the belief which Pagan religions hold that time is circular, not linear. The Sabbats are derived from the rich traditions of seasonal festivals as celebrated by...
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Imbolg Sabbat Ritual
A festival of lights to herald the coming of spring. A popular Imbolc activity is to prepare seed for spring planting. Lay out the altar with your regular altar tools and add these extras: a bowl of earth with a seed of some sort, as many white tapers on the...
Holidays >> Imbolg
Festival Cycles, Christian Feasts and the Sabbats
A Miscellany of Festivals : Christian Equivalents for the "Sabbats" There's a number of reasons why the "Wiccan" wheel of the year and the Christian Calendar don't match. The most important is all too often overlooked. The Christian...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Feasts of the Times
"There are rituals of the elements and feasts of the times." - AL II,36 The Tropical Zodiac, while not shifting with the precession of the Earth like the Sidereal Zodiac, has the charming...
Magick >> Thelema
Samhain - October 31st
The Celtic year is divided into halves, marked by the two great Fire Festivals of Samhain and Beltaine. The period from Samhain to Beltaine is called "an Ghrian beag" or the "lessor Sun", and the period from Beltaine to Samhain is called &q...
Holidays >> Samhain

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ADF Texas Imbolc Retreat 2016
Last weekend was my third time to be a part of the ADF Texas Imbolc Retreat. It's held annually at U Bar U Ranch, a Unitarian Universalist retreat center in the Texas Hill Country.
Imbolc 2016: Facts, Dates, Traditions And Rituals To Know
Imbolc falls on the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Although it is attributed to the ancient Celts, ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and indigenous groups are also believed to have celebrated an equivalent holiday.
Pagans Celebrate Coming of Spring with Imbolc Festival
The ancient Celtics, pagans and including the neopagans of today honor and celebrate the four different seasonal transitions.
Imbolc 2016: Facts, Traditions And Foods To Celebrate The Pagan Holiday
For pagans, who are also commonly referred to as Wiccans, Imbolc (pronounced "EE-molk") is held during the coldest and darkest days of the year, when people long for warmer temperatures felt in spring and summer. The festival is meant to symbolically ...
Remembering the Light: Celebrating Imbolc
Winter doesn't generally happen in Texas. It almost figures that the very week it finally becomes cold enough to bundle up under a few layers, it's the time my university's Pagan Student Alliance decides to hold ritual for Imbolc.

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