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How to make a flower crown for the Summer Solstice


June 18, 2021 By Britta Schmitz

Making a crown of flowers is easy – and it’s a beautiful way to celebrate the Summer Solstice.  The Summer Solstice, when the sun is at the height of its power and nature is bursting with life, has been marked throughout history. Even though a lot of the ancient traditions have been lost in the mysteries of time, we know that the … read more

Marking the Solstice – 21 June


June 16, 2021 By Britta Schmitz
Sunrise at Summer Solstice

The world is taking a pause… As we celebrate the Solstice on 21 June – Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and Winter in the South – the Wheel of Life seems almost to stand still. There are so many ways to mark this timeless moment with gratitude, before the Wheel resumes its journey of life. Celtic Festival of Lithia It feels as if … read more

Beltane and May Day – The Celtic Festival of Fertility


April 29, 2021 By Britta Schmitz
Maypole dancing on Erraid

Beltane – the Celtic Festival of Fertility How to celebrate Beltane and May Day? Create your own Celtic ritual. Beltane or Beltain is one of the better known celebrations of the Celtic Wheel of Life*. Maybe because some of its elements have been kept alive over the centuries in varying forms in the May Day celebrations. Or maybe … read more

Celebrating Spring Equinox


March 18, 2021 By Britta Schmitz
Spring Equinox flower arrangement

On 20 March we celebrate the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere – the Celtic festival of fertility and rebirth. Here’s how we honour this special turning point in the natural rhythms of the Earth, plus lots of ideas of how you can celebrate it wherever you are.  Happy Spring Equinox from Findhorn! In the Northern … read more

Sowing Summer


March 12, 2021 By Britta Schmitz
Hollyhocks on Erraid

Now is the time to sow seeds in the North of Scotland – in nature and in our lives. In a beautiful sowing meditation of hollyhock seeds, Britta Schmitz has linked Findhorn, Iona, Erraid and Glastonbury. What would you like to see growing in your lives, your communities and the world in the coming year? Last year on Erraid I fell in love … read more

Following the call of the Findhorn Angel


March 5, 2021 By Britta Schmitz
Treya house sign Pineridge

Unusual synchronicities are often behind people’s journeys to the Findhorn Foundation. Here is a typical story:  Moving to a new home revealed a series of mystical coincidences for Britta Schmitz. If you have ever been to Findhorn you might know that one of the most frequently asked questions around here is: ‘How did you come … read more