Each of the eight seasonal festivals that the Druids observe relates to a phase in human development: Imbolc: birth and infancy; Spring Equinox: childhood; Beltane: adolescence; Summer Solstice: early adulthood; Lughnasadh: mature adulthood and parenting; Autumn Equinox: ‘Golden Years’; Samhain: old age and death; the Winter Solstice: conception. A viewer of this tea session commented: “the period of time between Samhain and the Winter Solstice you suggested was the time between death and conception (symbolically). This is the time Buddhists say we spend in Bardo between incarnations.”
In this tea we explore these ideas of the connection between the Wheel of the Year and the Wheel of Life, and journey with a meditation from the book ‘The Children’s Forest’. More on the book here.