Becoming a Wise Woman
Terri Conroy B.A (Hons) H.Dip (Ed) M. Phil, Dip AK
Becoming a Wise Woman is every woman’s destiny, if she chooses it. To step onto the initiatory path that is Wise Woman Training – is to make the decision to reconnect to the Goddess, the Divine Feminine and to the Goddess within.
The Plant Wisdom – Wise Woman Training is a very special, one year course which runs from Samhain to Samhain. One can join at any time as the Wheel of the Year is cyclical. The training aims to foster a deep relationship between the plant world, the Goddess and yourself, the apprentice. Journeying around the Celtic Wheel of the Year we will find Plant Allies and meet the Goddess in her various forms. We will celebrate the four fire festivals – Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine, and Lughnasadh, – weaving myth and reality in this world and other worlds, rekindling a love for and a relationship with our land and with the Earth. We will mark the Winter and Summer Solstices as well as the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes
To deepen our connection we will recall our Celtic heritage through folklore, story and music whilst we craft our sacred tools, remembering how our ancestors respected the Goddess. We will come to understand how everything is alive and filled with Spirit. If you choose to physically attend we will spend time in Nature here in Connemara, at Danu’s Irish Herb Garden, walking the land, wandering the sea shore and communing with the plants. The land of Connemara is imbued with an unseen presence that can be felt when walking with gratitude for the Beauty of Nature. Alternatively, you can stay at home. connecting to your own land and environment in the same way with guided tuition if you decide to opt for the digital version of this course.
As we craft our magical tools, (beginning with our Crane Bag) at each of the fire festivals you will learn how to journey with the Drum and with Dance. We will practice ritual and ceremony as you prepare for a Vision Quest at the end of the Wheel.
At every step the plants will be with us, forging our connection to Mother Earth. As we journey with the plants to the Goddess we will undergo personal transformation remembering that everything is alive and Love is all there is.
Crafting will include,
- how to build an altar
- how to make sacred, magical tools
- how to journey to other realms
- how to make plant remedies and flower essences
- making ritual and ceremony
- preparation for a Vision Quest
as well as recalling our folklore and music.
It is my belief that to save our planet, (or rather to save humankind), we must follow a path that leads us to the Goddess via the plant world. If we can inculcate a relationship with Nature and with the plants then we will become a force that will work with the planet. To reforge that connection with the Goddess and Divine Feminine, energy will ripple out from each individual and bring about the change we need to see, a change from exploitation of Earth’s resources that harms all, to collaboration and appreciation.
The plants have been here for 700 million years whereas humans have only been around in our present state for about 200,000 years. Is it possible that plants have something to teach us? YES!!!! Plants are eager to share their wisdom with us and Plant Wisdom – Wise Woman Training is a vehicle for them to do so.
Each of the eight festivals and (Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine , Lughnasadh Winter and Summer Solstice, Spring and Autumn Equinoxes), will take place on the Saturday nearest to the festival date and costs €90 per person. This includes an organic, vegetarian lunch and teas. Participants are encouraged to bring food to share so that we all nourish and support each other. if you prefer to follow the digital version of the course, each festival costs €30 which includes one to one tuition during each festival period.
Dates for 2020/2021 are as follows:
- Imbolc 1st February 2020
- Spring Equinox 21st March 2020
- Bealtaine 2nd May 2020
- Summer Solstice 20th June 2020
- Lughnasadh 1st August 2020
- Autumn Equinox 19th September 2020
- Samhain 7th November 2020
- Winter Solstice 19th December 2020
- Date to be decided for personal Vision Quest – This takes place in the Centre of the Wheel.
So tune into your wild side, the side that is aching with loss, the side that wants to remember the Divine Feminine and join us on the path of becoming a Wise Woman. This course is open to all and can also be taken alone, as a lone retreat. Contact me for more details. If you have any queries about anything, just call. Please note dates may be subject to variation.
My path in life is to heal and teach working holistically to bring balance and harmony to mind, body and soul and to tread softly on this Earth.