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     Personal Stories: The Call

    Personal StoriesStardanya writes:  

    When I first met Brigit in journey work, it was with my Druid group, Cedar Light Grove, several years ago.  Morrighan was there also, but it was Brigit who placed a tunic over me that had many symbols on it.  I didn't understand its meaning then.


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     Personal Stories: A Journey with the Flame

    Personal StoriesCharlotteElaine writes:  

     I began my journey about 10 minutes before sundown. This was to be my first flame tending, and I was very excited. Something about it seemed so ancient, so powerful, and so familiar. I am very new to Brighid, well, new in my awareness of her, somehow I feel she's been with me for much longer. I walked outside with my lantern to the circle of stones built to honor my ancestors, I placed the lantern in the center. I sat for a minute, with my mother, as we watched the sun go down. I said my oath, the genealogy of Brighid, and lit the flame. I felt honored, and blessed to be keeping her ancient flame. 


    Posted by admin on Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 15:38:11 CDT(4246 reads)
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     Personal Stories: First Flametending

    Personal StoriesGowaduv writes:  

    Greetings all!

    This is my first official flametending, though I am a hobbyist blacksmith and my smithy has been dedicated to Brigid almost since I first worked hot metal with a hammer in 2002. A friend brought her to my attention about a year after I started smithing and it felt very natural to invite Brigid to join me my work. I considered every lighting of the forge to be a tending of her flame, and I even used a candle contagioned with the Kildare flame to light the burner a few times.
    I'm currently in graduate school studying public history (I feel it's her influence as a giver of words) and the job I left to pursue my advanced degree was in the medical billing field. I also find myself in the frequently uncomfortable space of impromptu counselor for people who feel the need to vent. I consider every minute of both of those to be a sacrifice to her healer aspect-- I really didn't enjoy appealing insurance denials, and it's awkward at best to have perfect strangers just start rattling off their problems as if I have answers. But I genuinely feel it was the tradeoff for the gifts she'd given me.

    Posted by admin on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 12:58:13 CST(4823 reads)
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     Personal Stories: The Flame

    Personal StoriesElfKat writes:  

     I was born as I flew from the flint down through the air into the straw in a bowl many hundreds of years ago. The bowl was carried by a woman to a lamp and I have been tended by women ever since, a constant parade of ever changing and ever the same women, always 19 at a time. 


    Posted by admin on Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 19:46:41 CST(2092 reads)
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     Personal Stories: The Flame

    Personal StoriesElfKat writes:  
    I was born as I flew from the flint down through the air into the straw in a bowl many hundreds of years ago. The bowl was carried by a woman to a lamp and I have been tended by women ever since, a constant parade of ever changing and ever the same women, always 19 at a time. 

    Posted by admin on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 20:18:26 CDT(2317 reads)
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     Personal Stories: Avalion

    Personal StoriesKathleen writes:  

    Hi everyone!

     I just wanted to be witnessed as to how i got here and the gratitude I have toward a woman whom I dont know who she is...

    Posted by admin on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 23:28:57 CDT(2836 reads)
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     Personal Stories: My first flametending!!

    Personal StoriesBeibhinn writes:  

    Saturday night at sundown, I joined in the long line of flamekeepers in honor of our Lady Brighid, 10th shift . I vowed that with the flame I lit, I would keep and honor her memory.


    Blessed Brighid, as your flame burns I am reminded of your everlasting essence, the fire of life itself.  I thank you for choosing me to help carry on your tradition.



    Posted by admin on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 23:19:38 CDT(1875 reads)
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     Personal Stories: A brief account of my path towards Brighid

    Personal StoriesRiordan writes:  

    Some of my first memories are of books that I read. And those books were the European graphic novels about Asterix the Gaul. Or, Asterix the Celt. It must have started then.

    Then, when I entered university as a student, I read The Mists of Avalon. I was hooked. Celts and Goddesses… But I knew. A work of fiction, several sources, loosely interpreted…


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     Personal Stories: Fire as Hierophany of Brighid: Personal Experience

    Personal StoriesRiordan writes:  

    An hierophany in its most basic definition is a manifestation of the sacred.
    A more extreme form is when a Divinity manifests itself in something. But it is more than that. Not only that something is imbued with the Divinity, the Divinity incorporates itself, embodies itself, expresses itself, becomes that thing.
    And so it is with Fire and Brighid. Fire is an Hierophany of Brighid.
    Let me tell you how I came to that conclusion.

    Posted by moderator on Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 15:10:12 CST(2308 reads)
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     Personal Stories: My first flametending

    Personal StoriesRiordan writes:  

    It is my first flametending.

    I have feel drawn to Brighid from as long as I knew of her.
    have devoted myself to her greatly if not totaly.
    i have dedicated the most dear and significant parts of my life to her.

    but this is my first time as part of a group of people
    with similar devotion and dedication

    Posted by moderator on Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 19:37:31 CST(2331 reads)
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