Bealtaine, part 2 - Aislings & The Green Man

discovering who we are within Nature ... next session Sunday 7th May 2023

about this afternoon session ...

Applying folklore to explore deep passions that inspire our poetry, writing, music, crafts, dancing, and drama.

This is very fringe folklore as it is not direct from ancient tales. Instead, this is imaginative interpretations from the Celtic Revival, and maybe from a short time before. That Celtic Rival time is also known as the Celtic Romance time. Both the images of Aislings and the Green Man  have been told of as being a profound source of deep passions that inspire our poetry, writing, music, crafts, dancing, and drama.

An 'aisling' has been described as a 'dream vision' poem experienced by men. Also the 'green man' and earlier mythologies, such as those of 'fairy lovers', have been the dream visions experienced by women. 

Earlier than the 'Aisling' has been the tradition of the 'Spéirbhean' in Ireland, the love spell enchantment woman, so I will present her too. 

Strangely, the 'Green Man', as we call him, has only been around since 1880, and I will explain why, then will present various enchanting characters of folklore that became that 1880 creation of the Green Man.

Do you happen to have any poems or stories about Aislings and The Green Man? Please offer to share your stories and poems as a guest. You can be live on the show or send me pre-recorded video or audio. Please message me with what you have to share. Thank you. 

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