Venues of celebrations and meditations held by Tara Celebrations. Although all of earth is sacred there are places that lend themselves to ceremonies more than…
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Loughcrew, Ireland. Nr Oldcastle, Co Meath, Ireland (N 585 775). Grid Reference: 53° 44' 37.77" N, 7° 6' 47.66" W. ￼￼ Loughcrew Complex: (Passage Mounds). The cairns at Loughcrew form the largest complex of passage graves in Ireland. The engravings are on-par with those at the Boyne Valley, and the orientations of the mounds shows a clearly associated with significant moments of the solar year. Loughcrew stands out from its surroundings through the three peaks, known as Cairnbane West, C
Solstice lasts for about 5 days... and over that period sunrise in Dublin area is around 4.57am and sunset 21.57 (9.57pm). On the June solstice, the sun reaches it's northernmost point and the Earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards it, at about 23.4 degrees. The light of the sun on the wheel of the year stands in the mid-point, before moving into the Darkening. This is the time of the longest day - full of light and shadow.
2019 - Light - Dalgan Park A lovely day yesterday in Dalgan Park for Beltane. The theme was Light. We gathered together at the carpark. Abundance, love, accepting, gratitude, peace, joy, fun, light, happy awareness, live, and keeping it simple, were some of the words shared yesterday as we walked in silent mediation, using the senses as we went into the woods.
Hi Everyone. Welcome to the Magic of the Land and some rare moments I'm sure you have all experienced at some stage of your life. It was sparked off for me when I saw a photo of a white rainbow taken over the Scottish moor 22nd of November 2016. Melvin Nicholson was out on the moor south of Glen Coe on Sunday when the unbelievably beautiful white rainbow appeared.
Acknowledgement Each place has a unique quality and energy and it will always be surrounded by local legends and folklore. Depending on our cultural background, on our own experience and whether we operate from our emotional, physical or mental body we have different ways of noticing the Sense of Space, Spirit of Place and / or Genus Loci.
At a Tara Celebrations get-together, or when we visit Tara on our own, one particular bird often shows up.... and appears to join in with us.... Quotes taken from our archives of pre 2018 celebrations Samhain 2008 - Tara. The black crows circled as we circled... and summer turned to winter in the season of samhain... Winter Solstice 2017 - Tara. Crow takes up a high vantage place on Patrick's head.
How is the genus loci recognised as our multi-sensory world awakens in the rebirth of the land at Springtime? In attentive observation, when walking and sitting, humans imagine the ephemeral qualities of place into more anthropomorphic forms. Understanding of energies, arises through story, poetry, and every rock, tree and spring gains an identifiable spirit, which can then be named and assigned a personality. In Ireland the 'feeling' or 'spirit' is transferred into the story of the place... Ire
In Commonly Asked Questions we refer to the genus loci or spirit of place and suggest before a ceremony we would ask if it would be willing to welcome us. Who do we mean by this? The Genus Loci is a Latin phrase originating in the old Roman belief that every place had a protective spirit or deity. This is an expression of the essence of the place. Yet, the understanding that every place has a guardian or energy / essence connected to it is not just Roman.