Imbolc

4 Feb 2018 2:00pm

Standing Stones of Stenness

Join Spiritual Orkney in a celebration of Imbolc.

On Sunday 4th February 2018 at 2pm there will be a celebration of Imbolc at the Standing Stones of Stenness. Our ritual is based on those provided by the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, but the wording is inclusive and designed to be accessible for people of all religions / beliefs and none.

The Imbolc ceremony marks the point in the year when we celebrate the first signs of spring becoming visible – although still cold, the light is clearly returning and some early flowers, such as snowdrops, will be out.

The focus is on the return of the light and the sun and what we hope to achieve this coming summer; we acknowledge this status in the natural world around us and as it is symbolised in our lives.

We welcome everyone who wishes to attend. Please read out attendance guidelines at http://www.spiritualorkney.co.uk/attendance-guidelines.

There is no charge and we ask only that you bring your open mind and warm heart. We meet at the central hearth of the Standing Stones of Stenness and we are quite obvious! As a Bardic ritual, we invite participants to join in, perhaps by taking a speaking part, or bringing a reading or piece of music to share. Join in as much as you are comfortable with – if you only wish to observe, please be equally welcomed. We usually conclude by sharing ale and honey-cake ... and then we regroup at a local hotel for a social.

Please feel free to contact Helen or Mark Woodsford-Dean for further information, email us at info@spiritualorkney.co.uk

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ATTENDANCE AT OUR OPEN RITUALS AND PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES OFFERED IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN CHOICE AND RISK. WE DON'T DO ANYTHING THAT WE CONSIDER TO BE DANGEROUS BUT WE ACCEPT NO LIABILITY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER. WE OFFER THESE RITUALS PURELY ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BRING A LARGE GROUP TO ONE OF OUR RITUALS PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE BRING ENOUGH ALE AND HONEY CAKE (DONATIONS APPRECIATED).

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