All welcome to share in celebrating Winter Solstice 2019. Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah celebrations are on the horizon and we can start planning, but for now enjoy the exquisite light in the dark mists and skeletal landscapes of late autumn.
Calendar of Ceremonies
No tickets or entry permits required. No charge for gatherings for the eight festivals.
Meditation meets & other activities usually have a small fee for expenses, room hire, etc.
2nd November 2019 at Fourknocks
2019 info will be posted early December
2 February 2019 at Bective Mill, Co. Meath
23 March 2019 at Bective Mill, Co. Meath
4th May 2019 at Dalgan Park, Co. Meath
23rd June at Bective Mill, Co. Meath
11th August 2019 at St. Ciaran's Well, Nr. Kells
22nd September 2019 at Loughcrew
Insight gained at Fourknocks Megalithic site in Co. Meath which we were visiting prior to a Celebration:
We do not seek to do what they did, we seek what they sought
And as Pat says in his Winter Solstice 2018 comments:
It has to be said that most of our celebrations are like this one: profound, simple occasions that fill a need in all of humankind for sharing and talking and thinking and getting close to nature and going without and going within.
Angel message for coming week:
Quote for the week:
"keep charging ahead, and don't take no for an answer, expect miraculous solutions to appear ".
Find a place you love to go that brings you peace of mind, healing for the body, mind and soul,
and remember who you truly are.
It's important to do this for the self, so you can lead the way for others.
Blessings, Bernadette Mac.
Based in Ireland, with connections all over the world, we are free, non-profit, open, inclusive and non-denominational, drawing on all spiritual philosophies and traditions.
We are an eclectic mix of peoples of all beliefs and traditions that celebrates the ancient pre-celtic festivals using ritual, ceremony and meditation.
We create a contemporary ritual for each of the eight festivals drawing from the ancient traditions, mythology and beliefs found predominantly in Ireland.
Some meets are more like social gatherings whilst others are formal and ceremonial /ritualistic depending on the prevalent energies of the time and place as interpreted by the day's host.
Celebrations are usually held outdoors and are open to all like minded people who feel drawn to be at the event.
Get-togethers can happen at any time of day or night.
Monday evening Meditation and Healing Circle is held at The Elements Holistic Centre, Oaktree Business Park, Trim, Co. Meath.
Who arranges the meditations and celebrations?
Regular attenders, who 'know the ropes' and evening's general format, will set up the meditations using their experience of what suits most people. Evenings are lead by different people each week and thus a wide range of styles, traditions and inspiration is shared.
Each Celebration event has a volunteer host, often aided and abetted by others, who calls the date, time and venue for the gathering and also the intention and focus, bringing to the fore the energies of the season.
The volunteer hosts over recent years include Vivia, Zoey, Jean, Martin, Marta, Dana, Anne, Tom, Bernadette Mac, Susan, Bernadette C, John M, Pat, Nora. Others who felt the call to tune in and plan each celebration have included Anne B, Des, Eileen, John A, Mary, Mary O, Theresa, Yamann and many others, who join in body or in spirit.
Why 'Tara Celebrations'?
In 2007 some of us who regularly celebrated the eight annual festivals wanted to share our experiences and knowledge and had to find a website name to do that, eventually deciding on Tara Celebrations. It is not the name of a specific organisation with a constitution or set of rules, there are no members or officials such as a Chairman or Secretary.
The website is now a collaboration between Michael in Canada (Clickopen.ca), Martin and Pat in Ireland, Nora in UK and with the help and input of many others.
We welcome any queries, insights or input. We may be contacted through email@TaraCelebrations.org