I am delighted to introduce a new podcast series, Celtic Conversations, inspired by my new book coming out on September 7th – The Soul's Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred – and my time living in Ireland. I am hosting a series of conversations with authors, artists, and guides about Celtic spirituality. So find a cozy space and pour yourself a cup of tea. (Also available at Soundcloud, Stitcher and iTunes).
In this first episode in the series, I am launching my book which is officially released this Friday and I share a bit about what inspired the series, some of what I love about the Celtic spiritual tradition, and the story of St. Kevin and the Blackbird, as well as the poem I wrote inspired by this story.
We have 12 episodes prepared for you which will be published each Monday:
Sept 3 – Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul's Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred
Sept 10 – Christine Sine, Rest in the Moment: Reflections for Godly Pauses
Sept 17 – Dara Molloy, The Globalisation of God: Celtic Christianity's Nemesis and Legends in the Landscape
Sept 24 – Mary Earle, author of Holy Companions: Spiritual Practices with the Celtic Saints and Celtic Christian Spirituality
Oct 1 – Simon De Voil, interspiritual minister and musician
Oct 8 – Sharon Blackie, author of If Women Rose Rooted and The Enchanted Life
Oct 15 – Carl McColman, author of An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom
Oct 22 – Jenny Beale, founder of Brigit's Gardens in Rosscahill, Ireland
Oct 29 – Pius Murray, local guide in the Burren, Ireland
Nov 5 – Kayce Hughlett, author of SoulStrolling: Experiencing the Weight, Whispers, and Wings of the World
Nov 12 – Edward Sellner, author of Wisdom of the Celtic Saints
Nov 19 – Deirdre Ni Chinneide, retreat guide and musician
*Opening music track is an excerpt from Simon DeVoil's song "Water" on his album Heart Medicine (used with kind permission)