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Metaphysical Dictionary

The dictionary posted here is a sampling of an over 4,700 word compilation of many years research about metaphysical terms from Pagan, Wiccan, Druid, Occult and other related terms.

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Definition of Imbolg

(1) Also known as Imbolc, Oimelc, and Candlemas. It is observed on February 2, and is a day which honors the Virgin, Goddess as the youthful bride of the returning Sun God. (2) Celtic fire festival beginning the second quarter of the year (or spring); starts at sunset on February 3rd and is also known as Candlemas, St. Bridget’s Day, Bride’s Day, Lady Day, etc. Celebrated by most Neopagans as a major religious holiday. (3) Also known as Candlemass, A fire festival celebrated on February 1st or 2nd marking the start of spring and celebrating the Goddess of Fertility and her consort, the Great Horned God. (4) The third of the four ancient Celtic Fire Festivals. It marks the successful passing of winter and he beginning of the agricultural year. (5) The February 2 festival. A Gaelic word, pronounced *immOL'g* and meaning *in the belly*-the first stirrings of Spring in the womb of Mother Earth. (6) Celtic name for Candlemas. (7) A Wiccan festival celebrated on February 2nd, also known as Candlemas, Feast of Pan and many other names. Imbolc celebrates the first stirrings of spring and recovery of the Goddess from giving birth to the Sun (the God) at Yule. (8) A Wiccan festival celebrated on February 2, also known as Candlemas, Lupercalia, Feast of Pan, Feast of Torches, Feast of the Waxing Light, Oimelc, Brigit's Day and many other names. Imbolc celebrates the first stirrings of spring and the recovery of the Goddess from gioving birth to the Sun (the God) at Yule. (9) One of the Sabbats, celebrated on February 2, relating to the coming of spring and the recovery of the Goddess. Oimelc, Brigid. Also called: Candlemas, Lupercalia, Feast of Pan, Feast of Torches, Feast of Waxing Light, Oimelc, Brigit's Day, Snowdrop Festival, among others. Often a traditional time for self dedication or initiation. (10) This is a Pagan celebration which runs from the sunset of January 31st, until the sunset of February 1st. This marks the transition between Winter and Spring. (11) also called Oimelc, Brigid (see Candlemas). The festival celebrated Feb. 2nd marking the first stirrings of Spring as the Goddess recovers from giving birth to the God. Also called: Candlemas, Lupercalia, Feast of Pan, Feast of Torches, Feast of Waxing Light, Oimelc, Brigit's Day, Snowdrop Festival, among others. Often a traditional time for self dedication or initiation. Pronounced: IM bulk. (12) A Wiccan festival celebrated on February 2nd. Imbolc marks the first stirrings of spring and is a traditional time to practice magic. (13) Was one of the four main Celtic festivals of Insular tradition.

 

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