The Gathering for Life on Earth is a four-day earth-based spiritual retreat hosted by the Greater Vancouver Pagan community in the forested wilds of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This year’s theme is “Irish Gods and Heroes – Tuatha De Danann”, and Morpheus will be assisting in the rituals of the Gathering as well as offering a workshop and book-signing.
Fire of the Badb: the Hero’s Light and the Bird of Valor
Celtic tales tell of warriors possessed by battle ardor, and a towering, fiery light that shines over them. This Hero’s Light is also called the Bird of Valor and emerges in the form of a shining black bird accompanying the warrior in battle. We recognize it as the indwelling presence of the battle Goddess when She possesses the warrior in the peak of battle. How do we call upon this divine power? How can we balance its potential for destruction and glory? In this workshop and ritual we will learn how to cultivate the Hero’s Light through devotional and ritual practices and and experience a glimpse of its transformative power.
Times for the rituals, workshop, and book-signing will be updated when the event schedule is finalized.