8 episodes

Mythic wisdom, lore, and ritual surrounding the in-spirited natural world and beyond.

Animisma - All Things In-Spirited Heather L. Porter

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Mythic wisdom, lore, and ritual surrounding the in-spirited natural world and beyond.

    The Winter Solstice

    The Winter Solstice

    The Winter Solstice. Together, let's take a slow walk through a sacred, mythical forest in the Celtic otherworld to connect with the beautiful trees that are celebrated and venerated at this time.

    • 32 min
    Samhain

    Samhain

    Welcome to Samhain, beloveds. Welcome to the ending and beginning of The Wheel Of The Year, the end of summer and the beginning of winter celebrated at this special threshold. At Samhain, the veil between the seen and unseen worlds is thinned. A time ruled by the gods and goddesses of the underworld, this is a sacred and holy festival. May the spirits of transformation and rebirth guide you as we descend into the liminal, let go of the past, honor our ancestors, and prepare for the inward turn of the wheel.

    • 39 min
    The Autumnal Equinox - Mabon

    The Autumnal Equinox - Mabon

    Welcome dear ones, dear hearts, welcome to the seventh festival - the Autumnal equinox. In this episode, I offer you a little respite from the world. A moment just for yourself where you can reflect upon and honor this most beautiful of festivals. This is the second of the three harvest festivals, preceded by Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain. This is the festival of the horn of plenty, the cornucopia, where we are invited to gather and connect and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

    • 30 min
    Lughnasadh

    Lughnasadh

    Welcome dear ones to the Sixth Festival of the year that is Lughnasadh - the first of the three harvest festivals and the festival of high summer heat. While the days are long and warm, while the flowers blossom and the trees bear their fruit, let’s unite in our deepest appreciation for all that we have on this resplendent, green, beautiful Earth and fill our hearts and our cups to the brim. May you and all you hold dear be blessed by the radiance of the Sun, the Season, of the Ancient Ones honored by this festival, Lugh and Tailtiu. I wish you a beautiful, sacred, and health-filled high summer festival of Lughnasadh!

    • 28 min
    Beltane

    Beltane

    Welcome, dear ones, welcome to the beloved, ancient fire festival of Beltane! This sun-fire festival is a full half-year turn of the wheel from Samhain when the ancestral veil is thinnest. I dedicate this Beltane podcast to celebrating on your own. There are so many ways to lovingly celebrate at this time and the Earth in all her ripening splendor is so very deserving of our attention! As part of my offering, and in service of this month of May, I offer you some rituals and pathways to connect with the flame of the Belfire, the sacred waters of the Beltane morning dew and the wildness within us all.

    • 31 min
    Ostara

    Ostara

    Blessings on this Spring Equinox, dear ones. For the Celtic wheel of the year, this celebration is sometimes referred to as Ostara. And in context for those that are listening from the future, we are currently experiencing a rather large tensing of the social fabric of our culture. As part of my offering into the cauldron of change and transformation we are experiencing, and in service of this Spring Equinox where the balance of light and dark is upon us, I offer you some pathways to your own inner resiliency via some visualizations and meditations.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Dr.Burke ,

Exactly what I was looking for…

Wanted to listen to something spiritually informative about the Autumnal Equinox. Excellent podcast

mypreciousssss ,

Breathtakingly Beautiful

I stumbled across this podcast while searching for insight into a Celtic festival. What a treasure trove of wisdom, insight, encouragement, beauty and inspiration. I could listen to these gems again and again. Thank you for this offering, you do beautiful work.

StephHalligan ,

Magic in each episode

I’m so grateful that a show like this exists. What a beautiful way to honor the wheel of the year and learn about such ancient, magical ways. The care, the research, the sweet and loving invocations... it makes me want to curl up with a blanket, light a candle and drift away into the world where goddesses and magic rule

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