Well, it’s that time of year when people seem compelled to wish me a happy St. Patrick’s day. And that time of year when I have the opportunity to explain that I don’t celebrate either the day or the man.
He is mythic. And some argue that he is, in fact, a myth. But his presence and influence were devastating to the ancient mystic traditions of Ireland. And to those who held the cosmic wisdom. A wisdom we have now largely lost.
And then there’s the snake. Common narrative holds that he drove the snakes out of Ireland. However there had not been snakes in Ireland since the ice age. And the snake is an iconic image of the Divine Feminine. The symbolism is clear…he was sent to rid the Irish of their pagan past. He was enthusiastic and ruthless. And largely successful.
There are those who will hold parades and drink green beer and wear Leprechaun hats. And there are those who will strengthen their resolve to bring back the ancient wisdom. Me among them. For in this time we need all the wisdom we can claim…and re-claim.
Judith – firstname.lastname@example.org