Author Susan M Kains Speaking on The European Bear Goddess Religion Lives On
Author Speaking: 12:30pm – 1:00 pm
Booksigning: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
In celebration of Imbolc season, join us at Barjon’s Books to meet Susan MacMillan Kains, author of The Bear Awakening: Bear As Sacred Symbol of the Divine Feminine, February 5th starting at noon. Ask the author questions about her journey that led to this amazing book, and take a signed copy home to enjoy!
Susan MacMillan Kains is a mother, conservation biologist, professor, science and environmental educator, and spiritual leader. She was honored as one of the top twenty environmental educators in Canada and awarded a trip to Costa Rica. She is well published in the area of environmental studies and worldview studies. She has taught sciences in K-12 as well as undergraduate and graduate levels at Columbia University, State University of New York at StonyBrook, Fordham University and Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada.
Susan has lived and worked with indigenous people since she was four. She speaks her ancestral language (Scots-Gaelic) and has been working on reclaiming her indigenous identity as a Scots and Irish-Gael for the last thirty-five years. Susan lives in Billings, Montana and leads people to reclaiming their Celtic heritage and Gaelic language, both in person and online.
Imbolc is a holy day for traditional Gaels (Scots and Irish) …the day of Brigid/Bride, Mother Goddess of the Gaels. Here is an incantation to bring her close by the hearth and home….
St. Bride’s Charm
The charm put by Bride the beneficent,
On her goats, on her sheep, on her kine,
On her horses, on her charges, on her herds,
Early and late going home, and from home.
To keep them from rocks and ridges,
From the heels and the horns of one another,
From the birds of the Red Rock,
And from Luath of the Feinne.
From the blue peregrine hawk of Creag Duilion,
From the brindled eagle of Ben-Ard,
From the swift hawk of Tordun,
From the surly raven of Bard’s Creag.
From the fox of the wiles,
From the wolf of the Mam,
From the foul-smelling fumart,
And from the restless great-hipped bear.
From every hoofed of four feet,
And from every hatched of two wings.