In Episode #1 Mindie Burgoyne discusses the definition of “thin places” and explains why travel to Ireland is so often associated with mystical and spiritual travel. The guest for this episode is Ruth O’Hagan, from County Clare, Ireland.
Mindie tries to define Thin Places and tells the story of St. Gobnait
What are thin places? places where the veil between this world and the otherworld is thin.
Are places made thin by us or are they inherently thin?
How do identify a thin place? What caused the ancients to choose certain places that still vibrate today?
Why Ireland – why are there so many thin places there?
In an effort to further explain the qualities of thin places, Mindie shares the story of The Journey of St. Gobnait and “places of resurrection”
Links to posts about St. Gobnait and places of resurrection:
- Inis Oirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands – County Galway, Ireland.
- Ballyvourney in West Cork
- St. Gobnait Patron Saint of Bee Keepers
- St. Gobnait’s monastic site
- St. Gobnait’s holy well
Guest Interview – Ruth O’Hagan
Ruth O’Hagan is from County Clare. She is a teacher and a healer and very much in tune with the spiritual landscape of Ireland. Ruth discusses travel to thin places, how to prepare yourself and also talks about embracing the “wounded healer” and a bit about the Irish perspective on the mystical landscape.
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