Beltane – The Celtic sommer beginn on 1st of May

Beltane, Keltic summer, Yog Temple, Yoga School and Healing Centre in India, Austria

  Names Beltane, Beltaine, Walpurgis Night, High Maien, Lady Day, Cetsamhain Meaning in the annual cycle Beginn of sommer, Beginn of growth and maturation Symbols Fire, Flowers, Sun, Birch, Whitethorn, Symbols of Sexuality Colours White, Red, bright colours Stones Heliodore, Fire opal, red coral Keywords Fertility, union, sexuality, dance, courtship, wild time   Why are […]

What is a power animal?

power animal, Yog Temple, Yoga School and Healing Centre, Goa India Austria

Power animals, or spirit animals, spirits or totem animals, support and accompany the shaman in his work. According to shamanic traditions, every person has one or more guardians who protect him. Often there are parallels between the person and his power animal. For example, the character and the personality are similar. A power animal can […]

Ostara – The Celtic spring festival on 23rd of March

Ostara, Celtic Spring festival, Shamanism, Yog Temple

  Names Ostarûn, Eostre, Eostra, Eostar, Eostrae, Estre, Eastre, Osteria, Ostar, Easter, Spring equinox Meaning in the annual cycle Beginn of spring, Beginn of growth Symbols Egg, Rabbit, Lady bird, Birch Colours All colours, but in pastel Stones Fluorite, Agate, Jade Keywords Growth, New beginning, Fertility, Prosperity   The origin of Ostara     The first written […]

Imbolc- Celtic Festival of Light on February 2nd

Imbolc - Celtic festival of light - Shamanismcourse in Austria - Shamanism - Yoga in Austria

  Names Imbolc / Bridig / Oilmelc / Festival of Candels Meaning in the annual cycle Beginning of the growing season Symbols Straw dolls, straw cross (Brigid’s cross), candle, milk Colours white, bright-yellow, bright-green, bright-pink ones Amethyst, Turquoise Keywords Awakening, Renewal, Cleaning, Making Plans   Why do we celebrate Imbolc? The sun rises earlier and […]

Celtic wheel of the year

Celtic Wheel of the Year

Shamanism was and is practiced worldwide. Its roots can be found in many traditions and peoples around the globe. I was born in Austria and therefore I feel connected to the traditions of Celtic shamanism. My family and I celebrate the festivals of the Celtic wheel of the year and also the Hindu holidays (My […]