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Introduction to Nature Folklore Sessions 2022

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 2nd January at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Introduction to Nature Folklore Sessions 2022 plus share affirmations and maybe about some ancient manifestations from faith.   Thank you for your support of Nature Folklore that went online as Sunday Sessions March 2020 due to coronavirus prevention practices. Our previous social Sunday Sessions transferred to live streaming format until we understood this virus more and the later controls upon us fade away. During this broadcast, I would like to talk about my intentions for Nature Folklore broadcasts and side videos through 2022, and ask for your suggestions about changes.  Also I would love to talk about some your own affirmations that you may like to share, especially in relation to your nature connection activities such as with your local woodlands, water wells, water sources, waterways, sea shores, bog

Yule Season, part four - First Footing & Wassailing into 2022

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 26th December, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Yule Season, part four - First Footing & Wassailing into 2022 a time of affirmations and community fellowship   Through my personal experiences of first footing for several years on a Scottish island and Wassailing apple trees in Somerset and Ireland I notice similarities. There is a common bonding of wonderful and essential personal affirmations blended with simple connecting fellowship with our community of family and neighbours, even during Covid times. There is also a lovely slow down and re-connect with where we live, the landscape around us, and how it all provides for us, if we respect it. First Footin', a heart warming simple traditions of calling on local family and neighbours, and sharing local whisky, or tea, slices of black bun, a sort of rich fruit cake in pastry, and a bowl of soup or

Yule Season, part three - Yule Goat & Yule Log Tales

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 19th December, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Yule Season, part three - Yule Goat & Yule Log Tales for this time of turning darkness into light   Some tales and folklore of the slow burning Yule Log. A local tale of the mating of the Cailleach conceiving the new light to be birthed in Spring. Reverence for the Tree Of Life. The joy of the Green we bring into out homes to remind us of life and the green of Spring will soon be with us. And some lovely guests to share their interpretations of this time. The Yule Goat Folklore Tales and Traditions goes back 100s of years but fragments of them still exist in Scandinavia today, and in Alaska too. I will present quite a short version of the evolving Yule Goat tradition, as I believe this will surprisingly reveal and tie together several loose ends of fragmented Samhain, Yule and Christmas traditions that we

Yule Season, part two - Reindeer Folklore

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 12th December, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Yule Season, part two - Reindeer Folklore exploring the bardic tales of the deer   I will include tales from Bard Osín, as a young fawn, born from deer mother Sadhbh, and mingled with the sidhe, the fairies. Also Elen Of The Ways and that story includes telling of the origin of what we now call 'ley lines'. I will also talk of the challenge of wildland vs farmland, and that story goes back to ancient Babylonians. A Nature Folklore session to share remarkable ancient stories ripe for a winter December. Ancient myth stories that are also of now, the decisions we are making, the preparation of affirmations, and the blessings we share and become joyful for over the Midwinter, Yule, and Christmas season.  Please share your thoughts, poems, and stories, of deer folklore through December. Message me, through

Yule Season, part one - Mischief & Mystery

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 5th December, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Yule Season, part one - Mischief & Mystery with trees, songs & folk drama      Through December, and Christmas, we may put up the Christmas decorations, buy and decorate a tree, or get out the artificial tree from the attic or shed, and decorate that too. We do our Christmas shopping for food treats, and items to give as gifts to people. Much of this tradition that we do every December seems to be expressed out of habits and routine, We feel an obligation to do all of this, despite not being able to afford it and maxing out our credit to make all of this 'fun' happen. So, during this Nature Folklore session we visit a few nature based and human fellowship traditions, to share through December. Some of these we may have forgotten, never heard of, or we still celebrate today but in ways that are