We all seek a sense of belonging to
the world around us and to each other. We innately recognize
the interdependance of the earth and her children. The Celtic
tradition, rich in myth and magic, song and story is for many
of us a pull from our ancestral roots and our vital connection
to the land.
In our collective quest for independence
and individuality, we have lost our connection to the ancients,
our ancestors. We have lost the thread that links us to the
web of creation. Though this thread is never truly broken,
we are feeling disconnected from the natural rythms of the
world around us. Our primal,
natural state of being is magical. We are attuned to the spirit
that moves through all things.
Our Celtic ancestors, with their rituals
and folk-soul customs hold keys to a sense of belonging that
we crave. These ancestors hold the keys to the gateways between
the worlds where we commune with earth and sky and the Divine.
The legacy of the Celts has been preserved through myth, song
and poetry. Gods and Goddesses were teachers and initiators.
Cycles of birth, life and death were expressed through their
rituals, stories and in the knotwork they are so known for.
On September 6th, Cherie Lassiter will
explore the rituals, symbols and magical history of the Celts.
She will show us how to draw closer to the world of Faery
and to the Goddess.
As a Celtic Priestess, Cherie has been teaching and performing
rituals for over a decade. Her musical abilities as well as
gifts of healing and divination are hallmarks of Celtic tradition.
Of Scottish, Welsh and English heritage, Cherie feels that
call of the blood as well as that of cellular memory.
³I have walked this path in many
lifetimes and am only doing what comes natural to my soul.²
A present-day bard, Cherie currently re-released her CD, HeartShadows,
with several new tracks and has begun performing again locally.
She will include her music as part of the September program.
Cherie works at The Dancing Moon Bookstore
in Raleigh, gives readings and teaches classes in the Wiccan
tradition, divination and ritual working. She is a flamekeeper
for Ord Brighideach, the Order of Bridgid, which is an international
Order out of Kildare, Ireland. They are dedicated to keeping
the eternal flame of the Goddess alive and burning. Cherie
is also an ordained reverend and performs weddings in the
Celtic tradition for the N.C. Rennaisance Faire and throughout
the community. Her CD is available through Dancing Moon Bookstores.
For bookings or other information, contact Cherie at Cheriefaery@hotmail.com.