Inis Ull Lughnasadh: Harvesting Our Own Paths

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Date(s) - 07/23/2017
14:00 - 16:00

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For this Lughnasadh, we will be working with the Welsh myth of Lleu and the tynghedau of Arianrhod, and with one of the proposed etymologies of Lleu’s name, that of oath, or law. In the myth, Gwydion presents a young, a yet nameless, Lleu to his mother Arianrhod. Arianrhod is angered by this because Lleu is a reminder of her loss of virginity. She declares that only she can give her son a name, only she can give him weapons, and that he will never have a human wife. With Gwydion’s help, Lleu is able to overcome all three of these statements of tynged, or fate.

We’ll look at this myth through the lens of how others and society try to determine our paths for us, and remind ourselves that we alone are masters of our fate. Through a guided meditation, we will examine the goals we’ve set ourselves this past year, and, since Lughnasadh is a harvest festival, determine which of these goals are ready for harvesting.

**** If you bring offerings that are alcoholic, please put them into a non-descript, inconspicuous container ****

ALSO AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE: We’ll be collecting non-perishable items for Westside Campaign Against Hunger.

And for Grove members: Carolyn will be collecting dues ($9-$36) for 2017.

Harvesting Our Accomplishments

Sunday, July 23, 2:00 pm

Great Hill, Central Park (Oak tree Northeast side of the Hill)

(enter West side of the Park at 103rd St., 106th St. or 110th St., walk up to the Hill)

NOTE: in the event of bad weather, we will meet at Park West Café & Deli at W. 108th St. and CPW

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