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Tairis is down (for now)
I’ve already posted about this on my blogspot, but seeing as I’ve been getting some concerned messages from folks about the Tairis site here, I might as well do an announcement here too…
Unfortunately Tairis is currently offline while it’s undergoing some essential maintenance. It’s a bit of a pain, but I’m hoping that it won’t be offline for too long. In the meantime you can access it via The Wayback Machine at archive.org.
Seeing as Lùnastal is almost upon us (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), you can find the articles on it here:
For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you may be interested in:
5000-year-old Cochno Stone carving may be revealed - The Scotsman
A SET of mysterious, 5,000-year-old rock carvings could see the light of day again, after being buried 50 years ago to protect them from vandals.
The Cochno Stone in West Dunbartonshire bears what is considered to be the finest example of Bronze Age “cup and ring” carvings in Europe.
The stone, which measures 42ft by 26ft, was discovered by the Rev James Harvey in 1887 on farmland near what is now the Faifley housing estate on the edge of Clydebank.
Frustrations with Celtic Reconstructionism | Tír na nOuray
Go to the source.
This has been my philosophy on all things spiritual for many years. It is an impulse that lead me to Celtic Reconstructionism in the first place. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the Pagan Celts, from as many sources as I could. Don’t get me wrong, a thorough study of Celtic lore is invaluable, and there is plenty out there to learn. But I want a heartfelt, passionate education not just an academic one.
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“A libation of some of the thick new milk given by a cow after calving, if poured on the ground, more especially in the interior of a rath or fort, is supposed to appease the anger of the offended fairies. Before drinking, a peasant will in many cases, spill a small portion of the draught on the earth, as a complimentary libation to the good people.”
Excerpt From: Wood-Martin, W. G. (William Gregory), 1847-1917. “Traces of the elder faiths of Ireland; a folklore sketch; a handbook of Irish pre-Christian traditions.” (via spiritualbrainstorms)
(Source: charlottesarahscrivener, via sachairimaccaba)