Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Imbolc: Return of the Light

In just a few days, on February 2nd, we celebrate the annual return of the light, with the holiday known variously as Imbolc in the Celtic tradition, Candlemas in the Christian tradition, or Groundhog Day, which carries little lore compared with the other two yet is unfortunately best known in mainstream culture.

Visit author Mara Freeman's excellent Wheel of the Year page on Imbolc and the Mystery School tradition.

I also highly recommend the book Brigid's Charge by Cynthia Lamb, a beautifully researched autobiographical novel that illustrates what life was like for woman healers and mystics in colonial America.

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