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An Altar for Cailleach Bheur & guided journey to her great cauldron

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Altoid tin altar  

 

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She is the singer of storms

The whisperer of death...

It is she who utters the invitation to slow down and pay attention to the bones. 

For it is only here, in death, that the promise of rebirth is sown. 

 

Who were the priestesses of this old Hag? 

The attendants to her rock and bone shrines. 

Did they, like her, 

Raise their slachans and ritualize the great dying back to the roots? 

 

In this time of darkness gather those things that you are not sure of. 

Those lingering things that are tangled around you - 

bring them to the Bone Mother so she may strike them down.  

  

Click here for a guided journey and enter the swirling waters of her great cauldron....

(file is hosted on soundcloud)

 

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Bone Mother with the swirling waters of her cauldron - inspired by the Corryvrecken whirlpool 

  

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 Hag Stones - It is said you can see into the otherworld through their hole portals

  

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 Felted 'Daughter of the Cailleach' inspired by the river stones at the cailleach Shrine, Tigh na Cailleach, Scotland. Click here for shrine photo source

 

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 Bone Mother rock

 

 

You can learn more about the Cailleach with my online course - click here for more details 

 

 

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I am descended from a long line of wise women – for I too am a shapeshifter, a mythmaker, a woman who has always had one ear to the ground and a foot in the other world. I am a listener to old bones and a collector of stories that I gather from the shorelines, deep in forests or atop mountains. Sometimes my shadow shows my other selves sometimes crow sometimes bear, I am She Who Wears Antlers.

I am a radical doll maker, taking this tradition back to its roots and the hands of my foremothers. They remind us of our sacred connection to this world, the otherworld and our ancestors. I am a collector of stories, carrying old ones and those one who need retelling.

I am of the Bean Feasa tradition , a wise woman tradition that stretches back past pre-Celtic generations. People sought the wisdom of the wise woman in times of personal crisis and today this tradition can help us face this deepening global crisis.

I am a cultural activist working from the Bean Fesa tradition rooted in pre-patriarchy which honors imagination and creativity and provides us with tools that can help us overcome the psychological effects of patriarchy.

Visit my website for details of online courses, in-person workshops and our annual pilgrimage to the lands of the Ancestral Mothers of Scotland.

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