December 2014

Yule Gratitude

Friends!

I offer my deep (if slightly belated) thanks to all who participated in our Winter Solstice Rite last week. I was moved by the strong communal spirit engendered as we searched for Lugus, the Child of Light with Epona leading the way. The messages we received at the Three Gates of Fire, Well and Tree promised blessings of magic, healing, fertility grounded in the Earth with guidance from the Ancestors—I would be grateful to any and all who would share their impressions of the omen and the work of the rite!

Yule Rite Outline

Greetings!

I've uploaded the outline for our Yule rite to the media section of this site. I'm also pasting it below.

Hope to see many of you there!

Blissings,

Carraig

INIS ÚLL – APPLE ISLE GROVE, ADF RITUAL OUTLINE

Yule 2014

 Deuoriuos Riuri: Epona’s Search for the Child of Light

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 16th Floor, Room 16i

Sunday, December 21st, 5p.m.

 

PREPARING THE CONGREGATION

 

Yule High Day Rite: Sunday, 12/21, 5pm. Please Join Us!

Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Ave
16th Floor, Room 16i
New York, NY 10018
United States

In many parts of the Celtic world—as well as among some of its neighbors—the sacred time around the Winter Solstice includes a procession involving the effigy of a horse traveling house to house, searching… This is the Great Horse Goddess, whose role as fertile Earth Mother has been challenged by the cold and dark. The Goddess—Epona, in our working—has given birth to the Child of Light—Lugus—who will grow and establish a new time of warmth and bright days. Yet this newborn has been lost or stolen or hidden. The Mother would find and protect her child; she searches, searches…