A Gift From the Cailleach

As we approach Winter Solstice there are many wonderful tales to tell. Tales that have been shared around fires for thousands of years.I have been working a lot creating prayer beads and this is a rather special limited edition set inspired by the Cailleach. They were made on the day of the full moon and now in the time of the waning moon as we approach the Winter Solstice the white moonstone holds that magic of the stillness and quiet this time of year can offer if we step away from the maddening crowds and take our inspiration from the landscape whose tres and plants have returned deep down to their roots.

There is only one set left of these limited edition beads and they come as a Winter Solstice Bundle with a set of Cailleach cards and a small bottle o water from Allt Caillich, the stream of the Cailleach which runs by Tigh na Bodach, the shrine of the Cailleach which is said could be thousands of years old.

The guided meditation (see below) tells a little of what the Cailleach is up to these days.

 


If you’d like to take a journey with the Cailleach you can now take the Cailleach course as a go at your own pace course – you’ll have access to the materials for the next couple of years so ample time to revisit. Click on the image to read more and to register.

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Come Journey with the Cailleach



As the days grow shorter and the nights longer maybe among the falling leaves, or in the air on a frosty morning you might hear the call of the old crone. She is old, far older than you can really contemplate. She’s older than the mountains, so old that she remembers when the very ocean was a forest covered with trees.

This five-session course overs:

Session 1 – Her Great Age

Theories covering a race of Cailleach’s

Session 2 – Pilgrimage

We will virtually visit some of her sacred sites in Ireland and some in Scotland

Session 3 – Her Changing Story

We’ll look at a range of stories and consider if her story has changed and contemplate why

Session 4 – Down to the Roots

In this session, we explore her folklore, follow it as far as we can to see if it gives us any hints on her origin.

Session 5 – Her Role For Our Time

As a figure who is connected to the Bean Feasa (the Wise Woman), we will consider her relevance to us today.

 

The course also offers guided meditations, a week by week opportunity to build a Cailleach altar and a community where you can share your ideas and insights.

Click here for full course details and booking

An Introduction to the Cailleach – an invitation

 

The great Hag extends a boney hand – an invitation to take a journey with the oldest figure of pre-Celtic myth.

In this course we will explore:

  • Her Great Age
  • Pilgrimage to 3 Irish and 4 Scottish of her sacred sites
  • Examine why her story has changed over time
  • Explore her folklore looking for clues of her origins
  • Consider her role for our times


Through the Eye of the Cailleach

With art, altar building (step by step each week), guided meditations and community to explore your insights, thoughts and inspiration….

Click below for more information & registration. Pre-registration is open with the first session starting 10/27. 

The Cailleach Course – Last call to sign up!

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The online Cailleach course, now in it’s second year launches this coming wednesday!

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The depths, the research, the heart, the soul, the honoring of Cailleach is formidable and powerful!   It feels you heaved a large boulder from this Great Goddess, She stood stretch her old bones and turned to grin at you for remembering and uncovering her wisdom. I thank you for remembering!  Your medicine is a gift to this world, this world that so needs to remember Cailleach!  In deepest gratitude!  Reda R

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The Cailleach – art doll

It’s not too late to sign up for the course – priced at just $38

Five sessions:

Explore her great age,

Her sacred sites,

Her changing story,

Explore the roots of her folklore and

Examine her role for our time.

Also

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Guided meditations

Story telling

Community Facebook Group

Links and resources

Creating a Cailleach Altar

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