Illumination, Inspiration, and Imbolc | Coby Michael Ward

  For years I considered Imbolc, just another extra holy day to be observed.  It didn’t hold a lot of personal resonance with me, and this can feel true for many individuals when it comes to the pagan holy days or witches’ Sabbats.  Simply reading about the day’s history and traditional observances, learning the myth … Continue reading Illumination, Inspiration, and Imbolc | Coby Michael Ward

Imbolc Lavender & Rosemary Seed Cake – Gather Victoria

Brigid was believed to be a teacher of ‘herbcraft” and so many plants and flowers sacred to her, such as sage, heather, violets, rosemary, angelica, and blackberry were often featured in Imbolc foods. Each came with their own magical purpose. Sun herbs, for example, brought their powers of purification, protection, and prosperity, which were ritual … Continue reading Imbolc Lavender & Rosemary Seed Cake – Gather Victoria

Discover the 2018 Imbolc Sabbat Box • At Winter’s End

• 2018 IMBOLC SABBAT BOX • AT WINTER'S END • BOX BREAKDOWN • Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends! Before you know it, the snow and ice and cold will once again give way to the green warmth of spring. The wheel of the year turns as always, the light beginning to lengthen our days since the … Continue reading Discover the 2018 Imbolc Sabbat Box • At Winter’s End

Imbolc in Dark, Cold Winter…

As the cycle of the year turns we are now at the half-way between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox at the point known as Imbolc, traditionally celebrated in the early days of February. You’ve heard of groundhogs day? The legend about the groundhog looking for her shadow on February 2, is a vestige of an … Continue reading Imbolc in Dark, Cold Winter…

Tea & Bourbon Barmbrack: A Recipe to Encourage the Returning Sun – gather

Celebrate the returning light with the ancient custom of baking a ceremonial cake. Source: Tea & Bourbon Barmbrack: A Recipe to Encourage the Returning Sun – gather

Imbolc: Traditional Celebrations for a Modern Time

This holiday is called many names including Imbolc, Oímealg, Lá Fhéile Bríde, Laa'l Breeshey, and Gwyl Mair Dechrau'r Gwanwyn and was originally celebrated when the ewes first began to lactate. Some older sources mention Imbolc being celebrated on February 13th, although now the date is fixed on February 2nd. This holiday is a celebration of … Continue reading Imbolc: Traditional Celebrations for a Modern Time

Imbolc Celebration..

This holiday is called many names including Imbolc, Oímealg, Lá Fhéile Bríde, Laa'l Breeshey, and Gwyl Mair Dechrau'r Gwanwyn and was originally celebrated when the ewes first began to lactate. Some older sources mention Imbolc being celebrated on February 13th, although now the date is fixed on February 2nd. This holiday is a celebration of … Continue reading Imbolc Celebration..