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Sacred Art-Celebrating the First Harvest-Celtic Lughnasadh
August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$25.00
At a time when we are all very disconnected from the sources of our food it is important to remember and re engage. This class will be less ‘class’ and more celebration. Lughnasadh is the first of the Celtic harvest festivals. The myths tells us that it was the Sun God Lugh who created this festival in honor of his foster mother Tailtiu, daughter of Mag Mor, the land itself.
We will discuss the myths, do a short meditation inviting Lugh and Tailiu into our lives and space, eat and drink traditional irish nosh and create with the harvest plants. We will be making a sacred oil and weaving with both wools and herbs. Creating our own tiny irish landscapes, just as Tailiu did.
Michelle VanderHouwen is the owner of Oak and Hawthorn and provides the plant babies for Ritualcravt’s annual plant sale.
Throughout all her years, she has studied art as a window into Spirit and the psyche, and Nature has been her church. Michelle believes that our hands are magnificent communicators. When we let them dig, sculpt, draw, scrape, tie and sew, we are sending messages to and from Heart Center. Our hands, full of sensation but devoid of reasoning, can create pure, honest prayer. In Michelle’s classes she teaches, with a variety of tools, different ways of accessing Spirit using our hands and hearts. Her goal is to help us all access the knowing we had at birth. Michelle is deeply knowledgeable about the spiritual wisdom of nature, studied Shamanic Herbalism with Darcey Blue, and walks with the soul of a Witch. Discover her creations at www.etsy.com/shop/OakandHawthorn and connect with Michelle via Instagram @oakandhawthorn