About Eibhlean

Eíbhlean has been active the Old Religion for decades and has studied and developed her path work under Bhardic/Druidic, Eclectic, Gnostic and Earth Steward paths of study. She enjoys playing the harp for various functions and is a volunteer in retirement communities and for pain relieving therapy in hospice and hospital work. She has a deep love and affinity for trees and enjoy giving workshops and doing workings incorporating their timeless lessons. She has a BBA in Software Engineering from Georgia State. She has two beautiful and talented children; Rachel and Matt. She currently lives in Conyers Georgia with her wife and a herd of attack cats.

GryphonSong Clan – Feast of Harvest Ritual

During the Grove’s Choice at the Feast of Harvest ritual, GryphonSong Clan constructed a small cairn from black river rocks inside a beautiful dragon mazor (made by Sweetwater pottery). We directed energy into the repository for positive growth of Keltrian Druidism and the Keltrian collective. Our offerings to the fire focused upon the vitality and longevity of the Keltrian teachings and practices.

Photo of a Keltrian Druid Altar.

Keltrian Druid Altar: Feast of Harvest - GryphonSong 2017 - Photo by Govannan

 

From the Groves: GryphonSong Clan

Dragonflies and Lightning

Ruby (Red) Johnson Widner – a formidable and loved Elder Mother and Friend – has taken on her final adventure in her transition to the Summerlands.  A woman who stepped out fearlessly and walked a spiritual path that called to her heart and led her to travel to many places and to touch many lives, she loved her children, both physical and spiritual, with a deep reverence.  She lost one son far too soon and held her surviving son, daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren as the most precious parts of her long and fascinating life.

Ruby's Shrine on Summer Solstice

Ruby's Shrine on Summer Solstice

She often spoke of her love of dragonflies and how they always seemed to gravitate to her. Storms gave her thrill and joy to watch rolling in and she actually experienced having lightning strike her vehicle; she remembered with awe watching the blue light dance over and around her. The smell of freshly mowed lemongrass always reminded her of Kentucky.  She loved fresh tomatoes and annually did battle with Georgia’s ever-present hornworms to protect her plants. She loved roses and surrounded herself with them in art and various richly colored rose bushes in her yard.

Ruby's Solstice Fire

Ruby's Solstice Fire

She was fierce, strong and sometimes seemed impossible to the people in her lives. But she lived her life and walked her Walk as authentically as she could. She brought knowledge, grace and a sense of family to those who heard the call and sought her out as a craft wisewoman for more than 70 years. We were blessed with the gift of knowing her.

May starshine light your path ,dear Mother. That which is remembered, lives.

With Love and Reverence,

GryphonSong Clan

Secretary’s Report: July 2016

Written before the Gathering.
The Gathering of the Keltrian Tribes is just around the corner!  We look forward to greeting and celebrating again with our Henge brothers and sisters who could make the journey.  Know that all who are absent will be held in our minds and hearts with much love and appreciation for the energy everyone brings to keeping our Tradition strong and growing.   Membership activity overall has been light -- but we are happy to see that several new members have recently joined the Henge list. Please do respond with a warm welcome when they introduce themselves online.
 
Thank you all for the privilege of giving service as Secretary these last four years.
 
Walk with Wisdom, Strength and Gratitude
 
Eibhlean/Ulchabhan
Ulchabhan

Ulchabhan

GROVE REPORT – GryphonSong Clan

Originally published in Henge Happenings - Beltaine 2014

Our clan members are enjoying the first signs of Spring in Georgia and we enjoyed a beautiful evening under the stars for our Feast of Flowing/Equinox Rite. The weather in our part of the U.S. is a little unpredictable this time of year but usually settles down by our Feast of Flowering in May.   We focus our energy to stir and lift with the life emerging all around us. It is sheer joy to be able to bring our Tree Selves together under the canopy of massive Ash, Oak, Beech, Hickory and Sweet Gum that embrace our much loved Nemeton. The tree frogs are singing, Cranes fly through our vision to the healthy wetlands just over the crest of our Northern hill. Soon we’ll have the gorgeous fire flies making the tree tops sparkle with their flickering brilliance.

We wish all of our Henge Kin a blessed, positively abundant and deeply contented Spring and Summer. Welcome back the Life and Vibrancy of the Land!

Walk with Wisdom, Strength and Gratitude
Eíbhlean/Ulchabhán


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GryphonSong Clan – Feast of Awakening (Imbolc 2014)

Photo of GryphonSong's Keltrian Druid Altar
GryphonSong Altar

Our group is moving toward preparations for The Feast of Awakening in our area.  We will be enacting the sevenfold blessing of stepping through Brid's Girdle (the Crois Bhrighde ).  Healing and Protecting Mantles (Bhrighde Bhrat) will be hanging in the branches all around our Clan's Nemeton.  Our clan family and guests will be told to take them home but leave them outside all night to fully impart the Blessings of Breo-Saighit...our much loved Fiery Arrow.

"A Brighid,
scars os mo chionn
Do bhrat fionn dom anacal?

[Trans: "O Brighid,
 spread over my head
your bright mantle 
to guard me?]

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me,
No lake, no water, nor sea shall drown me,
No arrow of fairy, nor dart of fay shall wound me.

May the blessings of Brid of the Many Names
be with all of our Keltrian family as we collectively
join our Tree selves in the Great Work of awakening the Earth!
As was shared by our Matron

...

I put songs and music on the wind
before ever the bells of the chapels were
rung in the West 
or heard in the East.

I am Brighid-nam-Bratta (Brighid of the Mantle),
but I am also Brighid-Muirghin-na-tuinne (Brighid of the conception of the waves),
and Brighid-sluagh (Brighid of the immortal host),

Brighid-nan-sitheach seang (Brighid of the slim faery folk),
Brighid-Binne-Bheullbuchd-nan-trusganan-uaine
(Brighid of sweet songs and melodious mouth),
and I am older than Aona (Friday) 
and am as old as Luan (Monday).

And in Tir-na-h'oige (Land of the Ever Young)
my name is Suibhal-bheann (Mountain traveler);
in Tir-fo-thuinn (Country of the Waves)  
it is Cu gorm (Grey Hound);
and in Tir-nah'oise  (Country of Ancient Years)
 it is Sireadh-thall (Seek-beyond).

And I have been a breath in your heart.

And the day has its feet to it that will see me
coming into the hearts of men and women
like a flame upon dry grass,
like a flame of wind in a great wood...

May your hearts open with hope and joy like the first peeking flowers of the coming Spring!

Walk with Wisdom,
Eibhlean and GryphonSong Clan

DUIR – URA – Druid Cord

DUIR – URA – Druid Cord

by Eibhlean/Owl GryphonSong Clan

Photo of Secretary Eíbhlean

Eíbhlean

Cord work is widely adaptable. One very basic use is for protection. A cord can be made with the intent to protect the wearer from harm. Then, when worn, the cord protects from specific types of harm as the need arises. One caution: these protective cords should only be used when needed, not casually worn day in and day out. They work well when sleeping in an unfamiliar place, or visiting somewhere the wearer is uncertain about.

The truly wonderful thing about the Druid’s Cords is that they are completely Continue reading

From the Secretary – Lughnasadh 2013

by Eibhlean

Lughnasadh 2013

Photo of Secretary Eíbhlean

Secretary Eíbhlean

Employing MailChimp as our Henge Membership Database and Media Campaign management system is a success. We continue to document and refine our processes ensuring consistency and solid follow-up on all membership related tasks.

The Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe and Annual Meeting was a wonderful event! Much gratitude to Stewart of the Woods and Firefly for all the imagination and work they put into making this gathering in Colorado Rockies a reality.

Please let us hear from you!  The beauty of our spirituality lies in our amazing diversity of talents.  Don’t hesitate to offer stories, ideas, music, rituals and research to share.  We all grow and are enriched by everyone’s unique expression of Life.

Walk with Wisdom, Strength and Gratitude,

Eibhlean/Owl
Secretary, Henge of Keltria

From the Secretary – Beltaine 2013

by Eibhlean

Photo of Secretary Eíbhlean

Secretary Eíbhlean

Beltaine 2013

Keltrians around the world are feeling the expansive spring and pre-summer energy energy. We celebrate in many new and innovative ways, so let’s share our joy of learning and growing as a tribe.

Our 2013 Gathering is coming together beautifully and we encourage everyone to join us in Colorado for what we anticipate will be a great and empowering Gathering....

We continue to look for innovative ways to reach out and engage our collective and the greater community.  Please share your stories and insights regarding honoring our Ancestors, our joy at sharing this amazing world with the Nature Spirits and our devotion and service to the Gods.  Keltrian Druids appreciate the many unique perspectives that intelligent and thoughtful minds bring to the tapestry of our shared understanding.  We stand together in sadness and joy.  We continue to strive every day of our lives to Walk with Wisdom.

With gratitude,
Eíbhlean/Owl
Secretary – Henge of Keltria