Celtic Mysticism, the Goddess and Permaculture…

Autumn permaculture at bealtainecottage.com 017Perlagonium continues to flower.

The nights are drawing in.

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Autumn begins to harvest the land of leaves and green, as Winter waits in the wings…

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The culture of the West, and its reliance on centralized government, has lost its way regarding Nature, seeing her only as a resource!

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The madness of the policy of continued economic growth amid finite energy sources…and all to create more and more wealth for a very few, including themselves.

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This smallholding of 3 acres continues to give up her harvest.

It is incredible to think that gardening and growing food, as we know it today, has only been operative since World War One and the use of chemicals on the land.

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Rarely is Nature now regarded as sacred, valuable in itself and in any way seriously considered.

This has happened in less than three generations.

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The heart of the Celtic understanding of Nature is to regard the female, the Goddess and the Divine in all living things.

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The king, or ruler, is assumed to marry the land in the persona of the sovereign Goddess.

Thus they become partners.

Marriage was regarded in this culture as a joining of equals…

What would Earth look like today if we regarded the environment as our partner instead of our servant?

sustainable living at bealtainecottage.com 020Permaculture is about working hand in hand with Nature and recognizing her sovereignty in all that lives.

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For many, this brings a remarkable sense of the Divine and the sacred nature of Gaia.

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  1. Absolutely stunning post, thank you. “Autumn begins to harvest the land of leaves and green, as Winter waits in the wings…”
    I can feel the mist on my face as I take in your photos and experience the change of seasons in my bones.

  2. So true yet so sad that we have lost touch with the sacred. I do believe we are evolving though. More and more people are leaving the frantic fury of the rat race for a simpler, more grounded lifestyle that works in harmony with Mother Nature and not against her 🙂

  3. So very true, every word. Lets hope the next generation will do better. We can only pray those that don’t understand will die off like the dinosaurs that they are before it’s too late. .

  4. I spread the first load of home made compost on what will be one of our potager beds today,tomorrow I’ll plant Bealtaine Broccoli and Chard plants………….it’s a start ,albeit small.Thankyou for your inspiration and the seeds xx M

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