A Lughnasadgh Lament?

A Lughnasadgh Lament?

(or  In the  Time Before Lugh)

Oh Lughnasadgh – have you been canceled?

I remember a time before Lugh was born. This time of year was a time of great gatherings. Yet where is my great gathering? Where are my sisters, and mothers, my aunts and my grandmothers?

 

Where is Taliesker arriving in her great shadow of wings, turning the sky dark with her flocks of crows? Are the seas so poisoned and polluted that Se-al Kie is dead or harpooned and no longer navigates the sea currents to land ashore and step out of her sealskin?

I miss my sisters who follow the herds arriving with a great clicking of hooves as they step from their world into ours.

Thankfully I know these women as I was born between the worlds. I still hear their voices on the very edge – on the edge of twilight…on the edge of far-flung Scottish islands. I was also born into this world, born into a warring, patriarchial fucked up world.

But if you can take to the skies, with Taliesker and look down on the world at night. There are hundreds of small fires, hundreds of wise women and men gather. For the wise women still, meet. The witches still meet.

They still dance between the worlds. They still spin their magic that will bring this world down. Magic that will free the girl children from horrid stinking rooms of sex slavery. Magic that will empower every woman and child. Magic that will transcend all the lives tortured in intensive farming, magic that will replant the trees, clean the oceans and protect the herds.

In a world, whose temperatures are hotter than hell my harvest is scorched, strangled by the fingers of patriarchy. Patriarchy who is happily wielding it’s scythe and cutting us down.

She Who Brings Rebirth

Yet they have forgotten the essence of this age-old wheel story, the force of rebirth!

 

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9 thoughts on “A Lughnasadgh Lament?

  1. There is soooooo much to learn! Thankyou for this new insight / inroad. And thank you for voicing the muddle. I truly think the ability to think in circles and spirals is dashed from our brains at a young age in this country. One must re-train oneself to look at the world this way… it is more than just the interconnection of everything… so beautiful and so profound

    • Thanks for your kind comments. Taliesker is a wise women of sorts, she takes the form of birds. I’ve felt her in the land for many years but it was only on this visit home that I actually met her. She will form one of the wise women in my Wheel of the Year course which launches this Samhain. Jude x

  2. Powerful words, Jude. They need to be heard and added to the others of simllar lament I am hearing this Lughnasadgh. These fires are kindling in the souls and hearts of many of us the desire to work and be to change the course of the current trajectory of the planet. It is too easy to feel disempowered, but we have the gods, the ancestors and the spirits of the land on our side. They are waiting for us to gather. As we are our voices will become louder and our numbers larger. When they do then change will begin to happen. It is not too late, but that time is near. Thank you for speaking and joining the gathering of voices.

    • Thanks, I appreciate your words. I sat a long time thinking over what to write. Then the emotion swept in like a tide, everything I wanted to say…I felt completely rejuvenated afterwords!

    • Hi Deanne, Taliesker is a wise woman of sorts, she takes the form of birds. I’ve felt her in the land for many years but it was only on this visit home that I actually met her. It all clicked one evening – it was an evening of the lingering twilight. I was taking the dog a walk and from where I was you could look down on the town. There was a high cloud which had edges like the fingers of a wing – then I suddenly felt that I was ‘under her wing’ and then, I swear, I heard a name in the breeze – Taliesker! (I wasn’t so sure as I know there is a whisky from the Isle of Skye with a similar name – lol). Glad it wasn’t the whisky talking! She will form one of the wise women in my Wheel of the Year course which launches this Samhain. Jude x

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