Thresholds at Imbolc


Those who walked the old ways knew that our lives and our wellbeing
are intimately tied up with that of the land.‘ Roselle Angwin


‘Cannot recommend this too highly…changed my life!’ (JT, January 2019)

2021: I see that I’ve now led this course, in one form or another, for 29 years!

For 25 years I offered THRESHOLDS as a group experience in the shape of an annual day course. Many people have repeated this course with me, often over and over. The same goes for the PDF, as below.

I’m delighted to announce that it is now available as a 12-page download for a personal one-day intensive retreat.

Explicitly designed for Imbolc, 1st-2nd February, the contents are relevant in the northern hemisphere up until the vernal equinox in March, so you can choose a day to suit yourself.

The comprehensive material covers Imbolc and its place in the mythology and calendar of the Celtic Wheel of the Year; a story relevant to this emergence towards spring; some practical suggestions for this season; and many questions designed to guide you in a psychospiritual journey towards restoring a sense of balance, wholeness and joy in your life as we come towards spring in the outer world.

At this renewing time of Imbolc – snowdrops, lambs, the re-emergence of the spring goddess, and the cracking-open of the earth towards the new cycle – this is an opportunity to take some time to reflect on your last year and on what you would like to invite in to the forthcoming year; to notice the gap between how you would like to live and how you actually live, and to consider how you might address this. Here’s the blurb:

Using writing as a tool, here’s an opportunity for you to look at your last year: its joys and losses, the things that worked, the things you’d like to change, what you need to let go of. I shall be prompting you to question the balance in your inner and outer lives; how much you nurture the different aspects of being: work, relaxation, friends, family, solo time; and attention given to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

What kind of year would you like to create for yourself in our strange and unsettling times?

This has been carefully designed by a very experienced and supportive facilitator, but happens in your own quiet space. The download costs £15 sterling per person.

Please note that you are buying this for your sole use; if you lead workshops yourself also please respect that the material here is copyright and cannot be shared. It’s how I make my always-precarious living.

You can contact me via the form below for ways to pay.


‘I wanted to tell you how how blest I was by your Thresholds Retreat, which I spent a day over. I’d been looking for some way to reconnect with the seasons’ rhythms and also battling with some personal issues…and this was the perfect thing. It spoke volumes to my heart and soul and fed my mind too…thank you xxx’
(J, February 14th 2018)

‘“Those who walked the old ways knew our lives and our wellbeing are intimately tied up with that of the land.” Thanks, Roselle Angwin, for your “Thresholds at Imbolc” retreat. A chance to reflect on one’s journey through the year and through life.’ (HN, Februrary 2021)

‘Your Imbolc workshop has become a treasured point in my turning year. I’m looking forward to finding a few solitary hours to do it, I think for the fourth time, as soon as possible.’ (SA, February 2021)

Because it’s intense, one word of warning: if (for instance) you’re especially vulnerable, say recently bereaved, you might want to think about asking a friend to accompany you on this journey, or leave it till next year.
Below: Imbolc shrine/Candlemas altar 2021 by repeating participant Hilary Norton