Giordano Bruno

I have been reading much of late…in particular, two books by James Lovelock, setting out the case for Gaia and the ensuing extreme weather generated by a change in our climate, among other things, some would argue!  This is not a blog about Climate Change or, even, extreme weather…enduring it is quite enough! This is about […]

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Like Children

For the 99 percent of the time we’ve been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world.  Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the […]

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Game of Thrones

Western skies move slowly, as clouds bank up from the Atlantic Ocean. Warm air merges with rain sodden earth and the mist rises, wisping it’s way over mountains, that sweep down to bog and lough on the western shores of Europe. Ireland moves inexorably towards Midsummer and Solstice. The settlements dotting the landscape are timeless, […]

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Follow Your Bliss and the Universe Will Open Doors

Making a decision is always the most difficult part of moving forward. In deciding, one simply puts it out there, for the Universe to pick up. That is what I have done here at Bealtaine Cottage…the next move comes from that energy. The sale may, or may not happen…but the planting of trees will move […]

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Happy Bealtaine, the 1st Day of Summer in the Celtic Calendar.

The Celtic Festival of Bealtaine, also spelt as Beltane, Beltain, Beltainne and Beltaine is a Cross Quarter Day. This means,  that it is half way between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Of course, as nothing is static in the Universe,  the actual astronomical date is a number of days later.   This year, 2013, […]

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The Great Turning

We are at a transformational moment in human history. This is the Great Turning. This is a whole mindset of understanding that we are part of a living planet. In contrast to the Industrial Revolution, we are understanding that the sustainability of the Earth has been brought to the brink of utter destruction by our […]

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As We Awaken…

The weekend lies ahead. My Connemara visitors have left…sad to wave off such great folks! Missy and Che are both fed and pampered. The Tea cups are washed and stacked on the draining board and the last of the muffins packed away into the freezer…for if not I would surely eat them…well, I may share […]

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A Sense of Purpose

This is a month of many visitors to Bealtaine. It is also the month of midsummer. The ascent towards the solstice is happening. It is actually visible in the growth all around me at Bealtaine Cottage. Grass has grown tall and is seeding. Nettles are almost past their prime, for once the flower heads appear […]

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