Sacred Seasons at the Songhouse
November 6 @ 10:00 am - November 7 @ 2:00 pm
Ancient Medicine for Modern Times: Samhain, Deep Ecology, Ceremony and more….
6th – 7th November 2021
With the turning of the seasons, we invite you to the Song House to participate in our Sacred Seasonal offering. As part of our Wheel of the Year series, we are hosting a special weekend, exploring the themes of Samhain, Deep and Sacred Ecology and the relevance of these for our modern times.
Samhain is a special season, the turning of the year towards rich depth. We will mark this shift with practices deeply rooted in Nature Connection, learning modules centred around Spiritual Ecology and Deep Ecology, and practices to explore resilience and restore relationship to place.
Our participation in and with this world matters. In a world that is rapidly shifting and changing, we will delve deeper into that living relationship. We will explore a world of seasons and cycles, of animas and mystery, a world that offers itself to us at every turn.
For those who know that a deeper way of living and being is not only possible, but indeed necessary – join us!
Traditionally, our ancestors marked the turning of each phase of the year. This marking of passages helps to ground us in the here and now, and offers a pause for us to gather and reflect. Samhain was considered the beginning of the yearly cycle, with its descent into the darker half of the year. The wisdom of our ancestors recognised that all life begins in the dark, and so this time was marked by rituals of celebration to welcome this potent time of year.
We invite you around the Song House fire as we collectively mark these times, and experience the power of community and tradition in celebrating life in all its realness.
We are delighted to be able to offer a blended approach to these celebrations, with residential places on offer for those who wish to avail of an experiential weekend of connective practices.
We will live stream our Spiritual and Deep Ecology learning modules, as well as our Ceremonial Community Celebrations. You can opt in for either or both of these remotely.
Whether you decide to join us physically or virtually around the Song House fire, all are welcome, regardless of age, background, ability or orientation.
Schedule to be announced soon. For expressions of interest, please email email@example.com.
This weekend is hosted by Jenny O’Hare. Jenny is a Deep Ecologist and facilitator, trained in the modalities of Eco-Therapy and Spiritual Ecology. She is passionate about re-igniting the connection between people and the rest of the living world. Guest contributors to be announced.
What to expect (including, but not limited to…)
-a Deep Dive into Deep Ecology principles and practices
-Circling and Community learning
-Experiential practices and embodied nature connection
-Ceremony and traditional seasonal celebrations
-4 delicious meals from food locally grown and sourced
We aim to equip you with a deeper understanding and knowledge of spiritual/deep ecology principles and issues along with the skills to apply these in your own life. We endeavour to nourish physically and beyond, through our locally sourced food and, of course, the replenishing nourishment of community and gathering in this way.
- Camping: €180
- Single room: €240
- Sharing/Pod: €200
- Non-Residential: €110(with all meals)
- Non-Residential: €85 (no meals)
- Online elements: Pay what you want- Pay what you want by clicking here
For those attending in person, please pay a non-returnable deposit of €150 , and return this form to info@thesonghouseireland in order to secure your place.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Jenny O’Hare is a deep ecologist, writer and facilitator. With a background in Natural Sciences, a weaving through worlds has brought her to the relationship between Humans and everything else. Jenny uses her trainings in Nature Resonance, Eco-therapy, and a fellowship in Spiritual Ecology (and beyond) to continue to explore and offer ways of allowing the very many forms of life to remind us all of our belonging.