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Weaving the stories of the Ancestral Mothers of Scotland from folk magic and the wise women who honored them.

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Jude Lally

Jude Lally

 Jude Lally is an artist and writer whose role and work focuses on reclaiming the ancient stories of wise women ways and of women’s mysteries. She offers creative ways to approach our ancestors and offers opportunities for women to share their inspiration and visions fostering ways to root such wisdom into our lives and communities for the good of each other, all webs of life and the planet herself.

She grew up a few miles from Loch Lomond, where the river Leven meets the mighty River Clyde, on the West Coast of Scotland.   She gained her master's degree in Human Ecology at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) with her thesis ‘Fire in the Head, Heart and Hand. A Study of the Goddess Brigit as Goddess Archetype and her Relevance to Cultural Activists in Contemporary Scotland.    
She moved to Asheville, NC in 2009 where she runs 'Sisterhood of the Antlers' a free online community which follows the Wheel of the Year. She leads an annual pilgrimage to Scotland - the Ancestral Mothers of Scotland Retreat.

Visist her website www.celticsoulcraft.com for more details of in-person workshops, online courses, her retreat and SIsterhood of the Antlers community.

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The Ancestral Mothers Wheel of the Year

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                                Orca with the Isle of Eigg in the background and the peaks of Rum in the distance.                                                        Click photo for source - Wilderness Scotland

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  • Rod Thorn
    Rod Thorn says #
    Thanks for the info!

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  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ says #
    Beautifully written, made cry for poor Tahlequah and all mothers who struggle to raise their children in a world where so much is

Tahlequah

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A Lughnasadgh Lament?

(or  In the  Time Before Lugh)

 

I remember a time before Lugh was born. This time of year was a time of great gatherings. Yet where is my great gathering? Where are my sisters, and mothers, my aunts and my grandmothers?

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Snakestones, Hagstones and a Witch Burning

 

Holey stones are part of a long magical curative tradition in the UK. Different regions of the UK used the stones for different uses, throughout the country holey stones are known as hagstones, witch stones, snake stones, Druids stones and mare stones to name a few. These stones were used to curing eye issues curing diseases in cattle, protecting horses from night-hags and preventing nightmares and to help children through teething (which in the 1700-1800's in Glasgow, Scotland was the cause of a considerable infant mortality).

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This part one in a series of blog posts as I head home to Scotland for the Ancestral Mothers of Scotland Retreat. I'll be spending time on a Hebridean island whose name means Isle of the Big Women, heading in search of hag stones and a visit to the Cairngorm reindeer herd.

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