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,…

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!

Mother Teresa (26 aug 2010 – 5 sep 1997)

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere…

Truth is…

I have always been out there searching for the truth. More recently I have been pondering about what ‘truth’ means. There are a lot of people, preaching that they know ‘the truth’. But what is that, what is ‘truth’? There are a few things I know about truth. First, each of us knows their own…

Celebrant or Minister what’s the difference?

Nowadays there are many courses in Ireland that will teach you how to become a celebrant. Some of them even give you the right to perform legal ceremonies. So, what is the difference between becoming a celebrant and becoming an interfaith minister? In this blog, I will try and explain the main differences from my…

Cogito Ergo Sum

Cogito Ergo Sum, Descartes said it, I can only be sure that I exists within my own thinking reality. There is no proof anything else exists. From that perspective, atheists definitely have a point. Being an avid philosopher and having a keen interest in psychology, my starting point towards my own spirituality will always be…