Imbolc 2019 RECORDING

Imbolc 2019 RECORDING

Classes With Meagan Angus

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You are purchasing a DOWNLOAD of my live lecture for Imbolc 2019. You will receive an email confirming your purchase and a 2nd email with a code to a Dropbox folder that you can view or download.

Wheel of the Year Series 2019 – Imbolc: The Quickening

The 2019 cycle of the Wheel of the Year opens with Imbolc, also known as Candlemas in some traditions. This Greater Sabbat represents a light in the darkness of Winter. The lessons we can learn about perseverance and hope at this dark time can serve us throughout the year. And while we are still in the frozen grip of Winter, we are dreaming of what we could sprout in Spring.

Falling on February 2nd, Imbolc is the halfway mark between Winter and Spring. Purification, honoring the dead, and reconnecting to natural resources are all sacred acts. Also at this Sabbat, many Witches will rededicate themselves to their path, or dedicate themselves to a new skill, rekindling their passion for life after walking through the stillness of Winter.

In the eight-part Wheel of the Year series, educator Meagan Angus provides tools and guidance toward reconnecting with these natural rhythms and reclaiming our relationship to ourselves via the Pagan Sabbats. During the lively two-hour classes, students come away with a better understanding of the sabbats observed by Witches through lectures on the cosmic interplay that occurs during astrological, astronomical, and meteorological shifts, the effects these events have on us, and the common threads in traditional observances around the world, both modern and ancient.

  • There is no beginning nor end to The Wheel -- it spins eternally. By learning how to mark these eight cyclical celebrations along the rotation, we also mark our own life cycles as well as gain an empathetic view for each other. The Sabbats covered in the series are:
  • Imbolc/Candlemas, Ostara/Spring Equinox, Beltane/May Day, Litha/Summer Solstice, Lammas/Lughnasadh, Mabon/The Witch’s Thanksgiving, Samhain/Hallowe’en, and Yule/Winter Solstice. Students should feel free to jump in at any time. Each class includes a 12+ page booklet containing lecture points regarding the covered Sabbat, along with a seven-week calendar of concurrent international observances (Pagan and multi-denominational), recommended Tarot for meditation, advice on establishing the holiday in your own life, and a bibliography for further reading. Topics covered in the lecture, generally:
    • A look at the history of the holiday from a modern Pagan/Witch/Magickian standpoint
    • Comparison of concurrent holidays in other religions and traditions, with a heavy emphasis on myths, deities, archetypal themes, and symbolism
    • The significant astrology of the season, especially lunar
    • Astronomical and geological events concurrent with the season
    As well, we’ll discuss ways to bring this information into your personal spiritual practice, including:
    • Suggestions for creating an altar
    • Common and traditional forms and methods of observance
    • Meditations for ritual use
    • Correlating herbs, crystals, Tarot, colors, and more
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