Patrick was the first major figure to reject slavery. His genius was bringing together the old pagan traditions and the new religion together in harmony in Ireland in the 5th century.
In Celtic Spiritual tradition, it is believed that the soul radiates all about the physical body, what some refer to as an aura. When you connect with another person and become completely open and trusting with that individual, your two souls begin to flow together. Should such a deep bond be formed, it is said you have found your Anam Cara or soul friend.
When most Americans think about Easter, they think about the Great Easter Bunny, distributing toys, candy and gifts to the little ones, while others think of it as the Day that Christ was resurrected and eventually re-ascended to Heaven. Yet the history and lore of Easter is far richer than either of these two paradigms.