Bealtaine Meditation: Beltane/Bealtaine represents the beginning of Summer: It is a Fire Festival and bonfires would be lit to honour the Sun and its returning light. This simple practice with sounds of nature is joyful and calming; a chance in our mind's eye to witness the earth and the natural world bursting into life and light! Download Celtic Whispers and enjoy our Bealtaine Meditation today.
Plant a Butterfly Garden: Creating a butterfly garden is an exciting and rewarding endeavour. It’s easy to invite butterflies into your area by gardening with their needs in mind. These beautiful insects will add bright colours and entertaining antics to your garden display.
A Message from the Green Man: Consider Needs over Wants. The next time you’re about to click buy on Amazon or in a shop ask yourself is it just an impulse purchase or something of real value to your life? How many of us own too much stuff that we don’t actually need or value?
Recommended App: Seek by iNaturalist. Caring for the Earth begins with connecting with the Earth, and that’s something you can do even when you aren’t able to wander into the wild. With daily routines, sometimes you end up missing what’s right in front of you, the grandeur of an old oak on your block, the fragility of a tiger swallowtail butterfly. So, the next time you’re out for a walk, or just hanging out in your backyard, take Seek by iNaturalist with you. Using your device’s camera, the app identifies all manner of trees,
Recommended Book: Ever Ancient Ever New by Dolores Whelan. The Celtic spiritual and wisdom tradition is, paradoxically, very ancient and very new. It is a way of perceiving reality and a way of being in the world. The wisdom of this tradition is re-emerging, at this time, from centuries of marginalization. Much of the wisdom held within this tradition has similarities with that found in other primal cultures. The wisdom of the Celtic tradition will speak in a particular way to those having roots or links, however tentative, with the Celtic soul or consciousness.
The Reluctant Radical. In this documentary we follow activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken even breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfil what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations and to our home the Earth.
Team Profile: Mara Freeman, M.A., is an internationally recognised British author and teacher of Celtic wisdom and the Western Mystery Tradition, which she has taught for over thirty years. She is an initiate of the Western Mysteries and has also been very active in modern druid organisations. Her first book, Kindling the Celtic Spirit, (Harper SanFrancisco, 2001) has been hailed as the best modern introduction to Celtic spirituality and sacred traditions. Her most recent book, Grail Alchemy: Initiation in the Celtic Mystery Tradition (Inner Traditions, 2014) has been called " a Celtic literary temenos of our time". VIEW MOREVIEW MOREVIEW MORE
Celtic Living: The best way to reduce your reliance on processed food, and to minimise the impact that your food choices are having on the environment, is to learn to cook. Anyone who can learn to read can learn to cook simple, tasty, nutritious meals. Take a cookery class or search for recipes online. We recommend Neven McGuire’s “Home Economics for Life: The 50 recipes you need to learn”, one of the best primers that there is.
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If you like the artwork and style of Celtic Whisper’s we also offer our designs on physical products as well. We invite you to visit our shop and see if any of our Celtic Designs would look good on a t-shirt, mug or sticker.
Whatever the season of Bealtaine holds; be Calm and Mindful of your duty as a Celt to protect your family and your tribe, to honour the Elders and our home the Earth. We hope as modern Celts to play our part in fulfilling the Prophecy of the Rainbow and restore a symbiotic rather than a parasitic relationship with our wonderful Mother Earth. For to be a Celt is to be a Warrior of the Rainbow. Slán go Fóill!