Tir na nOg

In the Druid tradition, each of the great “rites of passage” is marked in the calendar by one of the fire-festivals: death, or Parting, is marked by Samhuinn, 31 October to 2 November, when the old Celtic year ends and there are three days of No-Time before the new year begins. Birth, and consequently Naming, is marked by Imbolc on 1/2 February—the time when the snowdrops appear and we can sense the first stirrings of spring. Mating, the Great Rite of making love, is marked by Bealteinne on 1 May, when the forces of spring are in full flood. Marriage, the formal recognition of having found a long term partner after the explorations of the spring time of one's life, is marked by Lughnasadh on 1 August. This forum is for discussing the ceremonies and customs associated with each festival and for all of the rites of passage in our lives.
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Tir na nOg

Postby Aengus » 04 Aug 2011, 06:47

So I was just wondering, is there a difference between The Summerlands and Tir na nOg as a resting place after death?

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Re: Tir na nOg

Postby Huathe » 04 Aug 2011, 15:34

In my opinion, the Summerlands are a pagan view of their higher astral plane or Otherworld. Upperworld may be more correctly used. Tir Na nOG is similar. Christians, Jews and Muslims have their heaven and I think Hindus have a belief in heaven too. I believe the majority of religions have a belief in a higher astral plane, it is just called by different names.
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Re: Tir na nOg

Postby Aengus » 04 Aug 2011, 17:06

In my opinion, the Summerlands are a pagan view of their higher astral plane or Otherworld. Upperworld may be more correctly used. Tir Na nOG is similar. Christians, Jews and Muslims have their heaven and I think Hindus have a belief in heaven too. I believe the majority of religions have a belief in a higher astral plane, it is just called by different names.
Different name, but the same? That's what I was thinking. Thanks Howthorn_Ent :D :shake:
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Re: Tir na nOg

Postby Huathe » 05 Aug 2011, 05:02

Your welcome, Aengus. :tiphat:
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Re: Tir na nOg

Postby Tripple26 » 11 Apr 2015, 06:56

My fiancée and I are looking for a seasoned Bard, Ovate or Druid in the southeastern Georgia, US area to preform a marriage ceremony in June of 2012. We are college students, so the least cost the best for us, we will feed you for the night if that's any help :grin:

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Re: Tir na nOg

Postby DaRC » 13 Apr 2015, 13:00

Hi Tripple26 - have you checked here... http://www.druidry.org/community/celebrants the USA Celebrants is near the bottom.
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