Cnuasaitheoirí Anam; Soul Gatherers

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Cnuasaitheoirí Anam is not a women’s group, rather a group of women who undertake in sacred guardianship the wellbeing of all the children of the Forest and Tribe.

The name of this guardianship as with all the arcane words used does not translate into English so black & white; it is like a picture that shows women in the evening light calling the children in from play and the men from toil before the darkness comes; it shows the women as knowing that their family must be home to be safe as if they have a sense of the shadows potential danger of stealing those they love.

The Warrior Women are called in the ancient songs of The Ocean, The Earth and the Forest, the songs of Bo (mother Cow), Muc Mother sow), Bearch (first woman), Gealach (moon), Màthair Ghuir (bee) and Mear Dao-ean Ghost mother); to be as the arms of Math Ireann Tathasg so as to be the gatherers of the souls of the kin and childer of our tribe.

Through the ancient ritual of Seal-Fathr, the Gatherers call the Sealgari (men) to hunt and divine the next steps for the community.

Induction Training Module (1 weekend)

The three primal mothers
The three totemic mothers
The 9 Stands of The Woman
Soul guarding
Seal-Fathr – trance song, trancing staff, Raven divination, tutelary possession
Gatherers Bowl
Daily Ritual
The mark of service