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Whitethorn Tree Medicine Ceremony-Saturday July 24th
July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm€10.00
The Irish School of Shamanic Studies proudly presents “Seach gheal” A whitethorn tea, heart healing ceremony taking place on Saturday 24th July @8pm. One of the sacred Ogham trees of Ireland, Hawthorn/Whitethorn or huath in Irish, represents the healing and expansion of the heart. It also represents the feminine, fertility, protection and abundance. Hawthorn / whitethorn, is easily identifiable during the time of her creamy blossoms, brightening hedgerows, stone walls, fields and sacred sites. Our ancient traditions here in Ireland tells us that the medicine we need grows right at our back door and Whitethorn, with her powerful presence, is a testament to that and contrary to the more modern dismissive religious lore associated with this tree. The picking of the leaves and flowers is done through sacred ritual, permission and gentleness. The whitethorn is a fairy tree and very much works along side the fairy folk / Sidhe. Her leaves and flowers, her thorns, stems and haws, all provide healing to the body and the spirit. Whitethorn / Hawthorn is a member of the rose family and offers generously to nourish and protect the heart. She strengthens the heart tissue, eases angina and palpitations due to anxiety or hormonal response. Whitethorn warms the heart and softens anger and anxiety. The ceremony consists of drinking the tea produced from the flowers, leaves, thorns and stems with an associated meditation. On the night there will be drumming, Shamanic journeying, song and laughter. This ceremony takes place at the ancient Moher Oakwood, Westport, Co Mayo. Please Call 086 3750 250 to book your place. Limited space available. Cost €10, payment on booking. The fee goes towards the land rental, insurance and firewood. Facilitated by Shamanic practitioner and teacher Aldo Jordan