Episode 1

Brigid: Rebirth of the Mother, a Story by Laura Murphy | S3 Ep1

Published on: 1st February, 2023

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Our Story

The goddess Brigid is known to be a daughter of Dagda, “the Good God.” But who was her mother?

Inspired by the mythology and her own intuitive imagination and imbas forosnai, Laura shares own story of Brigid’s birth at Newgrange at Brú na Bóinne in County Meath. The child comes from the Milky Way, and follows the way of her mother: the goddess Bóinn.

This story continues the tale of Bóinn that Laura shared with us in Season 2, Episode 7

Our Guest

Laura Murphy is an activist, healer and Poet in Residence for Herstory, the powerful movement in Ireland dedicated to the stories of modern, historic, and mythical women.

Laura is a passionate campaigner for Ireland’s Mother and Baby home survivors and other issues surrounding equality, environmental and social healing including the recent successful campaign to make Brigid’s Day a national public holiday in Ireland.

Laura’s work is centered around the ancient Irish poetic practice of imbas forosnai, which means “Inspiration that Illuminates.” Comparable to the Buddhist concept of Enlightenment or contemporary “flow-state,” imbas forosnai is said to be a gift of the Goddesses Bóinn and Brigid. It was a practice mastered by the ancient poets of Ireland to bring truth to power and healing to society.

Watch the “Is Mise” Lightshow, Brigid’s Day in Kildare 2022.

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Our Music

Music at the start of the show is by Beth Sweeney and Billy Hardy, a Celtic Fiddle and multi-instrumental duo based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The traditional Irish reel we play at the start of the show is called "The College Groves." billyandbeth.com

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KnotWork Storytelling
Myths Retold, from Ireland and Beyond
In each KnotWork Storytelling episode, we'll explore a different story from mythology, folklore, or history, particularly from Ireland and the Celtic World. Then, my guest and I dive deep into why these ideas and characters still resonate today.

Your host is Marisa Goudy, author of The Sovereignty Knot: A Woman’s Way to Freedom, Power, Love, and Magic. She is a Myth Worker, a Story Healer, a Writing Coach, and a has an MA in Irish literature from University College Dublin.

Join us as we wander through these ancient storylines as we set out on a quest to learn from the past, better understand the present, and craft a sustainable future.

Every episode reminds us that age-old stories are medicine for this modern moment.

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Marisa Goudy

Marisa Goudy is a story healer, a writing coach, and a word witch. Her book, The Sovereignty Knot: A Woman’s Way to Freedom, Power, Love, and Magic, was released in 2020.
Marisa nurtures writers and storytellers in her long-running online writing community, the Sovereign Writers’ Knot.
On this show, Marisa combines her passion for story with her love of Irish literature, culture, and folklore and her fascination with the Celtic world. She has a particular love of stories of heroines, goddess, and women whose tales were forgotten by history.