Songs of the Seasons with Brigid’s Bard

Beginning on the Autumn Equinox 2020, we will spiral through the coming year, grounding ourselves in the respective energy of each of the seasons and their festivals, and working with chants that were specifically written for the occasion.

We will be guided on this journey by Brigid in her many seasonal appearances, from the playful maiden, the open-hearted lover, the nourishing mother and the wise crone to her elemental presence in earth, air, fire and water.

This will happen on a hidden Facebook group, where I will publish videos with meditations and chants on each of the festival days. It will also serve for us all to share our seasonal experiences, musings, challenges, gifts and insights. I will give you regular impulses and ideas for connecting with Brigid, the quality of the seasons, and your own beautiful vocal instrument. You can make your own process as interactive or private as you wish. Of course you will have access to this group even after the cycle ends, which will be before the Autumn Equinox 2021.

This spiral will be donation-based. I am aware that money is a difficult issue for many in this time of the coronavirus crisis, therefore I suggest a donation of 60 €/£/$ or more (for the whole year!), but nobody will be turned away if they cannot afford this! If you are able to donate more than 100 €/£/$, you will receive a download link for each seasonal song video, to keep and cherish on your own computer.

Come over to Facebook, follow my “Brigid’s Bard” page, drop me a message, and let’s go on a wonderful journey together! The group is open already, so we can get to know each other before we begin. 🙂

Soul Care in the time of coronavirus

As of now, I will be offering half-hour Soul Care sessions on Whereby.com (in English and German). Do you feel overwhelmed, worn out, challenged, or simply bemused by these troubled times? I offer you a safe place to talk, cry, laugh, or just be – held in prayer, protected under Brigid’s Green Mantle.

Do not worry if you come from a different faith tradition, or none. It is my firm belief that the mystical core of all faiths, religions and spiritualities has but one name, which is LOVE.

Please note that this is not therapy. You remain fully responsible for yourself; I shall not be liable for any damages or claims.

I am aware that many people are already financially stretched to their limits during this crisis; therefore there will be no set fee. If you wish to make a donation, just let me know.

Appointments are made in the order of their arrival and according to my available capacities. Contact me at brigidsbard ‘at’ gmail.com and let me know your request. I will get in touch with you and send you the link to my room in Whereby. You do not need to register.

Dear friends, I have a gift for you …

EDIT: The cards are all gone! 🙂

Having received so much positive feedback for my “Remain” poem and photo, I decided to have it made into a postcard.

And I would love to send it to you.

Either one card, which will be sent directly as a postcard, or ten cards in an envelope, which you can share with your to your friends, distribute them in your town, leave them behind in your favourite café, or even send them to your MP. 😉

This offer applies worldwide!

Of course printing and postage won’t come cheap, but I don’t want to set a fixed price because I am aware that for many of you money is absolutely tight already. Therefore I ask those of you who can afford it to make a contribution to the costs, via PayPal (I’ll send you the details).

Any surplus will go directly into the savings I am currently making for the production of my CD of Brigid chants and songs, which I hope to be able to record soon.

If you want to receive my newsletter, which will notify you about this and other activities, please let me know!

If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to brigidsbard “at” gmail.com and let me know the following:

– Name and address:
– One card or 10 cards?
– Donation? yes/no
– Newsletter? yes/no
(please provide an e-mail address for the newsletter)

Of course you may revoke your consent given to the use of your data for these purposes at any time via e-mail to me (brigidsbard “at” gmail.com).

And don’t worry if you cannot contribute financially but still want to have the postcard. I WANT you to have it! The situation in England is becoming increasingly dire and I hope you are aware that you are NOT alone! Apart from me, there are many people all over the world who love the British Isles dearly and wish they could do something to help you cancel Brexit and enable you to keep all the opportunities you have enjoyed for so long as citizens of Europe.

Whatever happens, you can rely on our continuous support, even if – as in this case – it is merely poetic.

In love and solidarity
Karan


Brigid’s Bard at the Goddess Conference in Glastonbury

It is a great joy for me to offer a daily “vocal bliss” morning ritual at this year’s Goddess Conference in Glastonbury (July 30 – August 4th, 2019). I look forward to beginning each day of this fabulous convention with those who want to give their vocal chords a gentle wake-up call, explore vocal toning, and sing the Sun Lover’s praise together.

Of course there will be chants written by yours truly especially for the occasion!