In this final episode of the thread about those that have lived on the islands of Ireland since humans first came here, I sum up the themes explored. The common thread is adaptation and integration with the changing landscape and ecology and human migrations. This is something that we must continue today to face ourContinue reading “Ancestors 8”
In the ancestors thread, I am not looking to replicate the vast work by scholars of Ireland, who know a great deal more than me about the many peoples that came to our shores over millenia. I do lean on snippets of their knowledge, as I try to imagine the lived experience of our predecessorsContinue reading “Ancestors 7”
First fruits – time of harvest’s beginings: for me, it helps to tune in to what our ancestors knew through the same patterns of seasonal activities on this land. I explore more about lughnasa and some of the wild celebrations that came about during the life or death harvest season when the community would knowContinue reading “Ancestors 6”
When we think of the images associated with our past, the colours of the landscape weave through the people, their dwellings and their clothes. In this episode, I explore why that is, through the lens of fibre. The fibres that come from plants and animals, how they led to traditions of spinning and weaving inContinue reading “Ancestors 5”
If our beliefs arise from the how the world is structured, how might that influence not only our views today, but our views of the past? In this episode, I talk about some of the revisions archeologists and historians are beginning to make about the gender of ancient remains, now that from this vantage point,Continue reading “Ancestors 4”
As this podcast uses the Celtic cycle as core pattern for releases of each batch of 8, this episode delves deeper into that pattern. It examines how our relationship with the land and nature brings with it a connection to our ancesters’ seasonal wisdom.
When exploring ancestors on this land the remnants in language of older cultures are like threads in a tapestry that has become unwoven and if you pull it may come apart altogether. I try to make a new tapestry using what I can from my own experiences, travel, and encounters with people from indigenous cultures.Continue reading “From this land 2, Crioch Fuinidh”
I have lived in Ériu-Ireland, Crioch Fuinidh (a remote far off place a land on the edge) almost all my life with only a few other years added up in other countries. I hope to share a sense of place and like a personal identity delve into my understanding of an ever fusing culture butContinue reading “From this land, Crioch Fuinidh”