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Celtic Art and Intuition

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I love art and endeavour to surround myself with colour and creativity as much as possible.

stained glass wheel of life Bealtaine Cottage 011

The artwork of the Celts holds a particular fascination for me, especially the use of colour and knotwork.

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I’m particularly fond of  Celtic artwork. 011

And even use it on the seed packs I post out all over the world… 003

and the cards I make! 036 008It’s everywhere in and around Bealtaine Cottage! 027


The spiral symbols represent eternal life, and the intricate knotwork, spiritual growth.

Bealtaine in June 2011 033The key patterns are a continuation of spirals and form complex labyrinths.

Flo and Celtic knotwork spread Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture 001This is one of my favourite throws as the design of the labyrinth represents the spiritual search for the Divine.

Flo sits watching over my sleeping mother!


This is a walk around the gardens of Bealtaine video that I have filmed today and posted for you to watch on YouTube…


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16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

5 thoughts on “Celtic Art and Intuition

  1. I look forward to having a reading sometime 🙂

    Loved the video. Sweet to see Missy cat exploring with you too.

    Blessings xx
    I love the serenity of the Celtic tarot, the swirls and interwoven lines are very contemplative…easy to lose oneself in the illustrations.
    Talking of Missy, she is acting in a very strident fashion at the moment and intimidating Sam and Che…very naughty!
    Blessings from all at Bealtaine Cottage

  2. Thanks for the heads up about this deck! I have many decks, but am always looking for ones that resonate. Since I have such a strong connection to Celtic symbolism and tradition, this looks like a wonderful addition to my collection.

  3. The Book of Kells & Durrow contain pages which are bordered with interlacing knotwork – it was used (it is thought) to protect the image or text on the page and was believed to have apotropiac properties-warding off evil. Another lovely post from your great blog. Thanks – always enjoying reading it and love your photos
    Thanks Katie…that’s interesting you should mention that as a friend of mine was just talking about similar aspects of celtic design and the symbolism…it is so very fascinating!
    Blessings from Bealtaine Cottage

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