Gobnait's House, a women centred approach to insight and resilience for transitioning to the new epoch.

Brigid, a resilient Celtic crone, is both a pagan goddess and Christian saint who stands on multiple thresholds. Brigid's threshold wisdom is offered in a blog. Join the conversation and poetry court.

 The authors of Brigid's Mantle provide both aspects of the ancient archetype in workshops organized by www.stbrigid.org  What I gleaned is in this blog.

Threshold Shadows.

Looking back at an epoch of suffering, and looking forward to Artificial Intelligence, brain hacking and social dilemmas, how do we retrieve our mind and regain resilience in new spaces? Experience resilient activities here  

Brigids Mantle

The Authors Lilly Weichberger and Kenneth McIntoch share their experiences of the Goddess Brigid from a Pagan perspective and a Christian Celtic perspective in a three part workshop at St. Brigit’s Episcopal Church, Frederick, CO.      See blog for more.

Brigid flung out her mantle over the world. Beneath its shelter, the Earth and its people could find healing, insight, and growth. This legend, shared by both Celtic Pagans and Celtic Christians, makes the point that a mantle isn’t a rigid container meant to keep some things inside while excluding others. A mantle is wide, flexible and inclusive.

See connections with world peace, where no child is hungry or cold...

Our Blog

We would like to extend an invitation to our blog as we record the lessons from Brigid's Mantle. It will be accessible from this page.

Blog: The Goddess Brigid  7/2/21

Brigid of the Sidhe was one of the Tuatha De Dannan and is the keeper of the flame. She tends the sacred fire within, in the hearth, the forge, and is an agriculturalist, beekeeper, herbalist and healer of people and farm animals. She symbolises unlimited possibilities, abundance in the endless stretching out of her mantle over the land. She has many names in Gaelic, Greek and Sanskrit; bringer of light, life and happiness, wisdom, foster-mothering, and midwife (for Mary).

Wise eco woman Brigid is celebrated mid-way in the transition from winter solstice to spring equinox and Imbolc, the movement of spring pushing up flowers and crops, earth warming and waking, softening, swelling and smelling ready for life.

 

Brigid is goddess with sacred elemental energy, helper in liminal spaces, protector in transitionary situations, offering fecundity, fertility, creativity, birthing poetry and a black-smith hammering shape into red hot metal on the anvil. Imbolc means in the belly of. Brigid is about wisdom new beginnings; deal for epoch transitions.

Spiritaulity

The book cover shows a flame in her palm, like the small clay oil pot, or deya, used globally for the main Hindu festival on the darkest night of the year, Devali. Deys’s like icons, are made from (solid) earth with a cotton (plant) wick elevating oil (liquid mineral) to a fire that burns it (gas):  A microcosim of light over darkness. 

The Mantle or cloak, that covers, protects from cold, a blanket to wrap round and sleep in, place a baby inside. With a druid's cowl for deep undisturbed meditation. In the Muslim marriage prayer, the couple are asked to be garments for each other, to cover the vulnerabilities and protect the dignity of the other.  

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Meditation

To bring in Brigid’s presence and energy, interact with her imaginal, seek her resiliance as muse, mantle, crone, alchemist

Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for 15 minutes, light a candle, and take a few deep relaxing breath…….then click here [ipod can be uploaded...i will send]

Other Resources

St Brigid’s Day Mummers from Co. Mayo 

Presidents Address on Brigid

Epoch of traumatic suffering

Trauma results from experiences that are – or feel – life-threatening, and when there is no escape. The stress is such that the normal fight or flight response of the stress system ‘overheats’ and is thus unable to function. Instead, a freeze and numbing response takes over.’  Julia Vaughan Smith – Coaching and Trauma

Ireland is leaving such a traumatic period currently. This epoch of traumatic suffering, has lasted for centuries. It has seen horrors such as the Great Hunger, the Civil War and the Mother and Baby homes along with many others. But as this epoch passes it leaves us with the possibility for growth and reflection in this healing period. But a steady path is needed in order to escape such trauma. This path is provided here.

Ireland is leaving such a traumatic period currently. This epoch of traumatic suffering, has lasted for centuries. It has seen horrors such as the Great Hunger, the Civil War and the Mother and Baby homes along with many others. But as this epoch passes it leaves us with the possibility for growth and reflection in this healing period. But a steady path is needed in order to escape such trauma. This path is provided here.

Gospel of Mary Magdalene

An ancient text dating from the 2nd centaury A.D. this gospel details of the struggle between Mary Magdalene and the apostles after the death of Christ. It shows how despite the potential import of the lessons conveyed to Mary by Christ, based upon the true nature of soul and spirit, it is disregarded by Peter for the simple fact that Mary is a woman. It mi now surprise then that the church fathers (of the church created by St. Peter the Fisherman) also buried this this manuscript and the knowledge that it contained. But recently this gospel has come to light and we would like to share with you that knowledge that it contains.

Insight from films

We spend a lot of time on computers and social media. How does it change the workings of our mind?

 

The Social Dilemma. 

The Great Hack.

 

These two films set out to make the invisible workings, visible. To show the goings on inside social
media and inside human thinking patterns. Fascinating narrative of manipulation, data harvesting,
marketing influences that we are unaware of. Those who write the algorithms, do not allow their
children to use social media. They know how personalities are profiled and targeted, altering
perception in small incremental shifts to influence decisions we think are ours.
There is a way to observe our mind at work and we explain it in this project/section/workshop
called Insight into Human Understanding.
The Social Dilemma
The Great Hack

Epoch Tresholds

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