Brigid, saint and goddess

Saint Brigid of Kildare was born in the 5th century, a time when Ireland was transitioning from a country that practised ancient earth-based religion, to becoming a Christian one.
This transition between the two faith paths is written out in the traditions surrounding Brigid.
Before Brigid, there was a Celtic goddess with the same name. Part of the tribe of gods Tuath Dé, linked to the Celtic mother goddess Danu.
The two Brigids have become intertwined is because both their stories were mostly recorded by Christian monks. Let’s look at some of the similarities.

about Male-Female Duality

The world of humanity has two wings — one is women and the other men.
Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing
remain weak, flight is impossible. Not until the world of women becomes equal
to the world of men in the acquisition of virtues and perfections, can success
and prosperity be attained as they ought to be.
Do you agree?

Altars across religions and time

One of the things that is similar across many religions and spiritual movements is the use of altars. Altars have been used since very early times. Especially in earlier polytheistic societies such as Mesopotamia, over 2000 deities could have an altar dedicated to them in urban areas. In early Judaism, altars made of carved rock…

About Heaven

“I lifted up my eyes to see the Heaven. I saw it not. I closed my eyes to feel the Heaven. I felt it not. I thought of God. To my widest surprise, God said that I am not only the Heaven but His Heaven.” ~ Sri Chinmoy Heaven, Nirvana, Walhalla, Utopia, Samsara, Shamayim, Jannah,…

Survival strategies for the ‘Festive’ season

Too early to talk about surviving the ‘Festive’ season? Not for those of us who have felt fear from the moment the first decorations hit the high street.
Here are some survival strategies in case you need them. You’ve got this!

How do you become ‘Interfaith’?

Interfaith is not a religion. It does not have specific scripture or a prophet to follow. It doesn’t have congregations that gather every week in a temple of sorts. There is no baptism or ‘conversion’ to Interfaith. In fact, most ministers find being an Interfaith minister a very individual journey.
So how does one become ‘Interfaith’?

10 of my favourite spiritual poems

I have a great love for poetry. I therefore love the Sufi tradition of using poetry to express our relation to the divine.
In this post I share 10 of my favourity spiritual themed poems. I would love to hear about your favourite poem!

Walking Meditation

Meditating is great, it relaxes the mind and the body, eases stress, allows us to live in the moment. There are many ways of meditating. From sitting on the curb drinking a cup of tea, watching the world go by to lying in bed listening to a guided meditation. None is better than another. The…

Do we not have enough religion to love each other?

“We have enough religion to hate, but not enough to love one another” This Jonathan Swift quote is often used to make the point that religion is no good, as it is just spreading fear and because of that fear: hatred. Another a quote by Jonathan Swift: “If a man would register all his opinions…

Are you a Villain?

This blog is about villains. We all love to hate them.
From very early days, and in nearly all religions and spiritual movements there is good and evil.