Imbolc is a season of hope, of turning the dormancy of winter into the stirrings of spring. In antiquity rituals developed around that hope, blended with hearth fires, ritual foods, and omen watching. Our Ground Hog Day manifested in this tradition, the great Earth Crone sticking her head up from her underworld winter den in search of a sunny day to gather firewood.
If Imbolc was a sunny day it would be a gathering day for firewood thus foretelling of a longer winter. If however the winter day was dark and cold, the Earth Crone would choose to sleep. Without the additional firewood, spring would be around the corner! While Imbolc often looked externally to the earth and the coming agricultural season of planting, we shall look within to stirring the seeds of our inner hopes for a brighter future of our personal intentions. We will gather together to pray for our collective intentions, for support, healing, and for personal growth and understanding as well as praying for the health and bountiful spring of our Earth. Join us for this evening of hope!
Janet Piedilato is a transpersonal psychologist, a complementary health care consultant, and an ordained minister. She is a Guiding Voice for Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. She holds a doctorate in biology from New York University and a doctorate in transpersonal psychology from Saybrook University. She took her herbalist training at David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies and partook in studies on Ayurvedic medicine for health care professionals with the Maharishi Ayurvedic University, Fairfield Iowa. Janet holds the distinction of being the first woman practitioner to present shamanic ritual at the Harvard Divinity School Conference on Reinterpreting Shamanism. In private practice she creates complementary therapies incorporating psycho-spiritual techniques, offering relaxation therapy. Janet is the founder of Immaginal a company that grew from her practice of creating scent memory experiences during relaxation therapy protocols. Janet conducts spiritual services and workshop teachings and group support at her residence and retreat, Temenos, an environmental sanctuary and sacred trust, co-founded with her husband and soul mate, Iggy.
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