Beltania Festival 2014

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What a pleasure it was celebrating the festival of the twin fires of the Celtic God Bile - the Sacred Tree - with the Pagan community here in the Rocky Mountains. 

As for the two years previous that I have attended, it was a wonderful way to connect with community, the season and the sacred Colorado landscape. 

All of the music was good, and I especially enjoyed listening to Orpheus Pagan Choir out in their natural element! If you didn’t have a chance to hear them, then go to their website and get your tickets for their concert this Saturday, 31 May 2014. If you love a chamber choir, you won’t be sorry. 

The highlight of the Festival for me was meeting with more women who are bringing Celtic practices and Celtic Goddesses into their own spiritual path. Having the opportunity for this third year in a row to teach the Introduction to the Celtic Path for Women workshop was so enriching. Not only did I have the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over these last eight years but the new insights I’ve gained on the material that I’ve shared in the past, and, even more than that, I had the pleasure of hearing from the participants their own stories and insights on this amazing path of power and mystery. 

For anyone who didn’t attend I’d like to share a wonderful resource, and, for those who did attend, I want to remind you of this amazing work being put together by Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody: Story Archaeology. If you are an Irish mythology geek, you will be delighted. 

The only drawback to the weekend was that the Druid Maidens Tree Walk was cancelled due to the ferocious 2014 Mother’s Day storm. However, I have all of the materials at the ready and I’m looking for ways to share this with the daughters of our community. Please contact me through this site if you are interested in having your daughter particpate. 

Happy Beltaine! 

© Paulie Rainbow 2013