Mari Lwyd doll by Jude Lally
Horses mean many things to us from power & freedom to wildness, independence, healing, travel and communication as well as many more. We have honored these wondrous beings since our eyes first saw them, part of us runs free when we watch them galloping with mane and tail streaming in the wind.
This workshop explores the shamanic energies of horse as we contemplating her magic, mystery and medicine. A day to share stories about mythical horses, to explore the shamanic essence of horse and create your own piece of sacred art inspired by horse.
The pre-Celtic and the Celtic worlds offer rich ancient myths of horses from the ancient White Horse of Uffingdon, tales of Kelpies to the ancient figure of the Mari Lwyd. We will also share tales of goddesses associated with horses from the Roman Epona to the Welsh Rhiannon as well as considering the priestesses of these early horse cults.
Mari Lwyd. Image use by permission of Mari Lwyd Larcher
Journeying with the Drum Horse
A guided meditation will gently suggest the right frame of mind before live drumming as we ride with the horse between worlds on a shamanic journey.
In the afternoon we will create needle felted art piece inspired by symbols, shapes, colors and messages that horse gave to us on our journey. While all art materials are provided I encourage you to bring any personal items you may wish to incorporate into your hanging.
Mari Lwyd Film
Watch this wonderful little firm (by clicking of the mage above) Inspired by a large supermarket development in Cardigan, this little film ‘Re-Tolled’ draws on imagery of the Mari Lwyd and other folk ritual in an attempt to manifest the ‘spirit’ of the land. As trees are felled and the landscape altered, the reverberations are felt deep in the earth, awakening creatures that are now only remembered in folk memory who offer a wonderful inspiration. They offer a sustainable spirituality whose roots weave and tangle down to the very bedrock of the planet.
Extending the early booking discount $79 – available until 2 days before workshop
Full price booking $85