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Study and Live-In Week
at Ireland's Druidschool
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Becoming a Celtic Druid
You can awaken and connect with your Celtic Spirit with our guidance and support in our safe dedicated venue here in the west of Ireland 21 - 26 July 2013.
You can now live with us at Druidschool as you awaken your Celtic Spirit at our exclusive west of Ireland retreat. We are offering a one-week stay with us where you can immerse yourself and enjoy the Celtic Path with experienced guides and practitioners of the Celtic Path. You can begin to walk Slí an Druí, (the Path of the Celtic Lightworker) by taking part in and using Irish words for Ceremony and with deep immersion in specialized classes on the Three Realms, Three Cauldrons and Natural Time that give us the framework for the Path.
The north gate to Rath Niamh - our medieval fort
We will explain and share a way of atunement to the 3 Cauldrons within, the 3 Realms in the outer world and Sacred Time as a basis for connecting to the Celtic Druid Path. You will take 3 Celtic Dream Journeys - Imramma, Eachtra and Imbass connecting to the magic of the three realms using Holy Water, the Spirit in Quartz and Bog Oak Incense. You will learn divining skills with brass 'L' shaped rods and with a Quartz pendulum that you make and use with our guidance. You will get to know the basis for sustainability and an ecological lifestyle with our Permaculture set up as you develop your spiritual awareness. You will be able to live, eat, speak, work, dream, divine and walk as a modern day Celtic Druí.
Quartz Magic and our Ancestors
Living at Ireland’s Druidschool
A typical day with us starts with a nourishing healthy breakfast at 9am. We energize our Lightbodies with the Celtic Druid’s Cross of Light, Blessings to the Three Realms and Filling the Druid’s Egg. These three energetic practices are done in our Ceremonial Enclosure (Torc) and our Hemp Hall and our Temple and repeated every day building capacity to hold the Light thereby deepening your connection to the Light.
Next, your tasks for the morning are allotted to you; this may be a series of small jobs or outdoor work such as tidying / fencing / dog walking / tree planting / turf and wood / painting and cleaning and whatever other ‘jobs’ need to be done and this may include refurbishing the 200 year old cow shed in to a new Pagan Temple. You will be given guidance i.e. shown how to do the jobs and shown the safe use of tools. You wont be given a job that you are not able for or are uncomfortable with. We work together to build and maintain the school campus buildings, garden etc. We stop in the middle of the day for a full and hearty lunch, and then we go into Energy Training.
For the first three afternoons we practice divining subtle energy from underground streams, grey water and electricity cables using divining rods. Safe techniques for turning this magic skill on and off are shown and are to be repeated every time we ‘divine’. You will learn how to divine subtle energy currents with brass ‘L’ shaped divining rods (we provide these rods for you to keep) and with this skill you will learn the secrets of the design and layout of the ancient temples of Ireland. Practice makes perfect and each day various challenges and double checks are set for students. Detailed technical explanations of the process become obvious as you interact with the invisible realms in a conscious way. This ‘divining’ stops around 4pm allowing everyone to have a break. We enter an informal session where students may present questions or seek clarity on any issue of the training.
On the 4th and 5th afternoons we make a Quartz Pendulum. Now we learn advanced techniques for divining the subtle energy currents we have experienced with the 'L' shaped rods. A special technique for checking your own natural harmonic is easily learned and it is expected that you will use this for 'self-checking' before you do any specialised 'workings'. The Quartz you will use in your pendulum will have been collected by you from the farm - our land is over a Quartz base and small and golf ball sized pieces of Quartz are easy to collect - these will have never been touched by a human before you...
During the mornings - you will work with the land and be guided to greater understanding of the interactions within Nature. In the afternoon you will be learning and practicing Divining Skills. Each evening there is a specialized two-hour+ class that includes the 'Dreaming' on the knowledge, skills and practices of the modern Druí.
Each day begins with the practice of The Celtic Druid’s Cross of Light and the Blessing to the Three Realms and Filling the Druid's Egg.
During your stay you will receive the teachings on the 3 Realms of Sky, Land and Sea and 3 Cauldrons of Warming, Vocation and Knowledge and the Irish Pagan Calendar, Natural Time and the main Celtic Gods of the Eightfold year.
Many of these teachings will be in the Torc, our ceremonial enclosure, our Hemp Hall, our Rath, the Temple - see image of our Torc below.
You will be involved in a Full Moon fire ritual here at the Torc, our private ceremonial enclosure.
You will partake in 3 Celtic Aislings (aka dream journeys) - Imramma, Eachtra and Imbass connecting to the magic of the 3 Realms - on each you will collect an Ogham symbol, all 3 Ogham symbols will be carved on to a natural vege-tan leather key fob for you by Con.
Each of the 3 symbols (one for for each realm) will have special significance for you - this is explained as your personal message for this stage of your Pathworking.
You will also learn how to divine subtle energy currents with brass ‘L’ shaped divining rods (we provide the rods) and with this skill you will learn the secrets of the design and layout of the ancient temples of Ireland.
You will make and use a Quartz Pendulum and begin to access deeper awareness of the subtle energy worlds around us.
During your stay - greetings, phrases and words used ceremony will be given to you as Gaeilge (in Irish) and their meaning explained in English.
You will begin to practice speaking ‘as Gaeilge’ in our native Celtic language – learning some Irish words is part of connecting to the Celtic way.
The above list is subject to change without notice and is of course weather permitting. The gates to our purpose built ceremonial enclosure are now open to everyone. The Tribann shows the left, middle and right hand paths - choose wisely.
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The Torc at Ireland's Druidschool
Detailed participation requirements
Mobile phones and Internet - you will transfer all IT equipment to us for safekeeping until you leave, there is no TV here, this is to assist you to make full contact with your intuition and ultimately with your higher self.
Food, drink and drugs - there will be no chocolate or sugar / substitutes, no alcoholic drink and no mind altering drugs. You are required to notify us of any special diet needs and if you take prescription medication – you must tell us.
This is a week of mental detox and body re hydration; so if you are chronically dehydrated do not apply to join us. To hydrate - stop sugar intake and increase your water consumption to minimum of 4 pints per day. Note - tea, coffee, beer, fizzy drinks do not count as drinking water as they all require your body to supply water to soften their effects. Four pints of water a day will flush out toxins and prepare your physical body to get your Lightbody nice and shiny for ever.
Arrival and departure - you will arrive at Druidschool, Candlefield, Trien, Castlerea, Co Roscommon before 2pm on the first day. There are taxis from the train station for E10 approx or if driving click how to get here
You will leave Druidschool before 2 pm on the last day.
Accommodation is in the two bunks (i.e. 4 beds) dormitory sharing washroom facilities.
Journal - you are required to bring and keep a paper journal. In this written work you are to list your hopes and wishes for your stay. Each evening before bed you will write up a report of your experiences and their value to you.
An Nealadoir (Skywatcher)
If the sky is clear we may gather outside and practice as An Nealadoir (Skywatcher) this is part of connecting to Natural Time. We will use our eyes and our 5inch reflector scope to study the Stars Moon and Planets above.
Full Moon, Dark Moon and Solar Ceremony – on these days / evenings we may be joined by other Druí as we celebrate the cycles of Natural Time.
Reality check - Warning
If you are not in good health and fit for outdoor work do not apply to join us on this programme, you must bring work gloves and sturdy boots. Any participants who are unable for whatever reasons to perform / assist in various activities or outdoor work will be sent away – there can be no refund. This Study and Live-In at Ireland’s Druidschool is not a rest holiday – it is focused training that involves active participation in the running and maintenance of a teaching facility with its outbuildings and farmland. There may be more than one student staying with us at any time, men and women share the same dormitory and all students must be over 18 years of age. You are required to read and agree with the concepts in our membership declaration and become a subscribed member before arrival - see here
The gates are open to study and live the Celtic Druid Path
Study and Live-In week E540 Book here
Sunday 21 at 2pm to Friday 26 July at 2pm 2013
This one week course is limited to 4 students.