Wonder sees beyond the physical world, with eyes beyond eyes.
Wonder makes us still and tremble in awe, we consider our lowliness and humility of heart.
Wonder is never small, never a dim light and never disappoints. it can be fleeting, momentary, even fragile, but it is never meaningless.
It is the sun rising above the horizon as the cool wind blows. It is a flock of birds making huge circles in the sky as they prepare to migrate. It is the friendly hand extended by a stranger when we stumble. It is a baby’s innocent smile, a lover’s kiss, a kindly word or deed. It is the knowing, empathetic, tearful glance when words fail. It is the unexpected: the daily synchronicities of the Creator we so often ignore in our busy-ness.
Wonder is the Creator’s gift to us to declare who He is, what He is doing, and how He loves us.
And, as we observe and so participate in wonder, it is His way of including us in His never-ending cosmic dance of creation.
I spend most of the time for Winchester Cathedral and Winchester’s Great Table, on last Wednesday. Wonderful. I will use other history, and poets etc, but only mention part of it today. But, it’s awesome history.
Celtic The first bit of Winchester is the appear of its the Iron Age, from about around 150BC, establishing by both a hill fort and also a trading settlement. Winchester was the exclusive home of the Celtic Belgae tribe.
Winchester Cathedral. The small of Winchester is for the early to the cathedral – the part of the stone – is about 4ft to 4ft (and about 2ft high) – is the amazed for 650AD. See the photo below.
Winchester appears in early Welsh literature was called as CairGuinntguic or Caerwynt. Over 800AD and again 1100AD was given as new names.
Alfred the Great (848/49 – 26 October 899) was King of the West Saxons and was King of Angel-Saxons from about 886 to 899. For those status from was from about from 200-250 year seen from above – see the above status, please.
(Original) Gif her ðegna hwelc ðyrelne kylle brohte to ðys burnan, bete hine georne, ðy læs he forsceade scirost wætra, oððe him lifes drync forloren weorðe.
(Today) (‘If any man has brought here a leaky pitcher to this stream, let him repair it speedily, so that he may avoid spilling the clearest of waters or losing the drink of life.’)
An administrator Alfred came from advocated, justice and order and established a code of laws and a reformed coinage. See the status at the beginning of the photo at the statue above – showing part of him on Alfred
If more was given to more new times – those 1150AA more so. See more below and below it.
The (Winchester) Great Hall The Great Hall is about 35ff long, and is 18ft wide, and it was beautiful from 1222 and 1235AD. The Round Table, though photo view by my, see the photo below, is said to be almost 800AD and 1200kg.
There King Arthur is at the top, and 24 knights are mention – Sir Galahad knight is number at number 1, Sir Lancalot are number two, as the the both liked numbers of part of like of part of number 1 for the clock.
Merlin was not added in this being added then, but there knights were addressed after King Arthur, such as:
King Arthurs seen as between the 24 Knights
Sir Galahad (Son of Sir Lancelot)
Sir Tristram de Lyones
Sir Lacotemale Taile
Sir Bors de Ganis
Sir Ector de Maris
Sir Brunor le Noir
Sir Lebius Desconneu
As mentioned, only a little was added about Winchester. But, I hope you liked it – Winchester is about 25 miles from the sea, and that is about half way between south and north, in the south of England.
Here is Lammas, Harvest, Lughnasadh or Gwyl Awst as in Wales, and one was mentioned by me some five years. It’s great to use the 1 August date over a few time of the beginning of the close liturgy or celebration for the day
East: Blessed are you, Storm-Bringer, who opens the doors of the sky. for the winds to blow, to scatter the seed.
South: Praise to you, Giver of Sunshine, whose mighty handiwork warms the soil; a discreet and holy womb for life to grow.
West: Blessed are you, Maker of Rain, who calls forth the refreshing waters to flow, to nurture life into green plenitude. Viriditas.
North: Praise to you, Source of Plenty. who blesses all the earth in many ways, and creates an abundance, for our daily bread.
Spirit. Spirit of All, we give you thanks. that you have blessed us with. gifts of the earth on this table, at this Lammastide. May we, like you, share our bread with others, that they may be blessed, too.
Have you ever sat a profound sound and its affected you? Has is closed our eyes? Has it affected you your words?
Perhaps, you know it is the Òran Mór?
It is by many ancient Scottish people, and by very much by the the Welsh and by of the local islands, here, too.
Some call this as the word or the Word of the creation reaction, or some called it a music, whilst others of a Celtic or Druidic persuasion call it.
Yes, the Òran Mór, is pronounced as ‘orr-ran mor’ or as ‘oh-rahn mohr’. The words differ, but the wonderfully W deep meaning persists. Òran Mór, the Great Song or Great Music, song of the universe, was (and is) the continual love song of the Source of All.
‘…while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy’. Job 38.7 The Book
If each of us vibrates into that mindful and spirituality (in all part of the Celtic, Druid, Christian and other faithful music and words), is ‘dancing’ us in energetic, as in the to the music of the Òran Mór.
If interested, I would encourage to you see my article called the ‘Encountering The Òran Mór’, from February of 2018 – linked
Sunday, 1 August is near. Indeed, the first harvest is close upon us (for though who live in the northern hemisphere), and it will be soon for the barley or corn, or similar.
where harvest is called different names, and
where bread can be use, and
‘Hymn By Harvest‘ song by Tadhg.
NAMES: Many called it as Lammas (as, ‘lamm-mass’), as ancient English Saxon’s and early English churches called it the festival of Hlaef-mass, meaning ‘loaf mass’.
In Welsh, it is called as Gwyl Awst, (as ‘gwil oust’), and it’s translated as ‘the feast of August’.
And others call is as Lughnasadh (as ‘Loo-nah-sah’), as the festival of the sun god Lugh, who is called the ‘Skilful Hand’.
BREAD(S): To use for the liturgy or celebration as the bread (from a good baker), as perhaps you might try Barmbrack which is lovely, or you might try Sourdough, or a small other amount for yourself.
My grandmother, a great one for making home-made food would, especially at this time, make bara brith – Welsh for ‘speckled bread’. It’s similar to the Irish loaf, barmbrack, which is also delicious.
Oh, bara brith was my favourite type of bread as a child. It’s a cross between bread and cake! The smell of baking bread over the hearth in her north Wales county cottage was heavenly, so inviting, and so scrumptious. I can still remember the smell of that baked bread wafting up my nostrils, and my stomach rumbling in anticipation.
If you use bread and use liturgy or celebration then you might to add words and poems, or water, juice or wine for a small event.
SONG: HYMN FOR HARVEST
Lord of the harvest we come to you, we thank you for the ripened grain. (for) the circle turning year by year.
Great provider of all humankind, we thank you for the sun and wind, the earth and all life-giving rain.
Surely, surely, you are good, The God of Green Hope, good to all. The Sacred Three, The Three in One.
Nature once in vernal green enrobed, gives up its bounty, gifts for all. (and) prepares to sleep as autumn comes.
On our table you supply our bread, We share with all, for all to be fed, And joy in our heart at what shall be.
Surely, surely, you are good, The God of Green Hope, good to all. The Sacred Three, The Three in One.
To get an idea of how the words above fit the Gaelic, traditional folk tune Siuil a Ruin, please click the link here. That recording plays a little preamble introduction and then after about 16 seconds two verses are played of that folk song, followed by a chorus, and the tune exactly fits the first two verses and chorus of the words above. Simple! I hope. Any queries, please contact me (and yes, I might even sing it for you).
Have you been to this (type of) ancient Celt way, have you been there over this place as I had three years or close.
Mam Tor, is called ‘the mother hill’.
Or, perhaps, even now, you can close your eyes, so that you can imagine this high hill. Yes, Mam Tor, ‘the mother hill’ calls to each person that knows spirituality of her to us, and of our life to her.
The hill is 517m (1,696ft) – a photo taken by me, seen above – and it’s near from Castleton, part of the High Peak at Derbyshire. Wonderful peaks. It is encircled by ancients who, knew it some 1200BC. Through many countries in the world some hills were showed to be breast-shaped hill – and this hill was known as a breast-shaped when called Mam Tor. My photo taken above.
Mam Tor, is called ‘the mother hill’.
Three years ago I wrote, ‘The wind picked up and it was if I could hear the voices of the Ancients, those Celts who had lived here, Druids who had performed their rituals and others calling out in affirmation.’
About three years ago, and for a few minutes I closed my eyes and asked Mam Tor to speak to me. I would ask you to do the same. Ask for Mam Tor to speak to us or perhaps for us to be quiet as Mam Tor is silent to us. Wherever you are, Mam Tor is wonderful. It can open you, if your wish so.
I would encourage you to give thankyou to Mam Tor, as you open your eyes.
How about finding of the eight wheel calendar and fun How about finding of the eight wheel calendar, found a little of Welsh words, and have it in a fun way, and find it more a way to know
Yes, it’s a way to do two things well – here is a way of having the words search as a good and fun way, but here is a way to find out the eight wheel, and the Celtic, Welsh people and ancient, and English people.
Word Search Puzzle #3: Eightfold Wheel: Celtic & Druid: English & Welsh Okay, here’s some word searches you need to find in the squares, and the words, below, add the Welsh here, and the English words.
The July new moon is due tomorrow, 10 July, and the full moon will be due on Saturday, 24 July, 2021. For Celtic, Druids, and other Faiths isn’t it awesome to think of the new or full moon, soon?
The full moon is always wondered to me (both the new moon finds wonderful, too), and a poem (or liturgy) for the full moon follows, now, tonight, and it affects both hemispheres, too.
The first verse is our July poem from ‘Moonemclature (sp)’ of 8 July, 2020, but other verses include other words..
TheJuly Full Moon
We celebrate midsummer, Oh Moon of Corn, that from darkness, you are now full-born. Around us mirth and joy is heard, You light the world by the Creator’s word.
Teach us to listen and observe. to nature’s wisdom, to love all, and all to serve.
We remember those who are loved ones of the Southern Hemisphere, who see also the Wolf Moon, or the Ice Moon, and the Ice Winter and the Old Moon. Yet it changes the world, and we all see the Creator’s word.
May we take the stormy clouds and cold weather, as we know the nature’s balance all around us.
In July’s full moon, it is so light, above us, and the sky is darkness beyond the cloud. And, yet it shows us that Arianrhod is divine light.
Arianrhod loves us, and may we love Arianrhod, and love each other.
Does the imaginal realm feel good at you at a forest, or when at you’re at home?
Do you have a special evening to open time to bring an important way forward?
Today I wanted to put forward an evening, an event?
Sometimes made me feel as though I was was of a forest, but I was at home, I was at home in my living room, on a coma, at when late at home, last evening. As I closed my eyes it felt that a spiritually, a time, was necessary. Sometimes the feel might be open slowly outline about me or someone else, but today the feel that there was a specific time set aside about me, and for a word of poetry was needed.
And the imaginal realm can be part of a animal, an elemental, a god or goddess, or another something that brings to me, or does that affect, yours.
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning”. Gloria Steinem
An imaginal realm can work in a different way. This was about three ways. There are different ways to use realms different, and here is one way that cards, or animal spirit cards, can change different ways. Sometimes cards for the realms might affect animals for seven ways, or five ways, or two etc. This was made for three animals.
In this way some might ask about what – see below:
(1) about the nourish of your soul and it’s activity
(2) see your jobs divine authenticity
(3) to be aware of your neutral observations.
And so, I spent some time on the soma, and with my eyes closed I asked for sometime that might affect the beginning of a poem to me.
I sat quietly, and closed my eyes. I waited slowly. I imaged I was at home, in living room. As I sat on the sofa, I imagined over a few minutes to beginning a poet.
“Children see magic because they look for it.” – Christopher Moore
After a few minutes, I opened by eyes, talked at the animal spirit cards, and took through the cards. I put the first card at the top, as it was to be the open first animal, and then after it I put the next second animal after it, and then the next third one. I closed my eyes.
My eyes were closed, I imagined myself on my living rooms sofa. In my words I wrote the needs.
I would like to need to start the beginning of a poem.
The need sometimes, affected me or someone else at previous times, but asking for at beginning of a time for my poem was important.
I looked at the living room. In my eyes I looked at my sofa, and I imagined at the rest of the room. Each looked everywhere when it looked around me, but I asked for a liminal forest – something that I usual like.
I saw a door at my living room, a new one. A half-opened door looked. As I walked slowly go to it, I could see a forest behind. I moved beyond the door, and I saw an opened forest, and I walked on. After a minute I saw something – a bench to sit on.
I opened my eyes just a few seconds, and wrote the first card, the one at the first at the top.
I looked at the cow spirit animal, and a few minutes later I closed my eyes.
I closed my eyes to cow spirit, loved the cows reverence, and liked asked it.
The cow spirit spoke: work like a cow feeding food do work effort without. Time can be added, slowly, in good action a with contentment.
Over the next minutes the wonderful cow spoke of how I should use be generous not to expand words.
As the cow spirit animal moved away, I sent some thanks, and waited for a second.
I opened my eyes just a few seconds, and wrote the second card, the one at the next at the top.
I opened my eyes at a noble lion spirit animal. I saw the card for a few seconds, and then closed my eyes.
I closed my eyes to lion spirit, loved in reverence, and asked it.
The lion spirit spoke: find wisdom that will add ‘nicely and practice’. A wondered and healthy is to be a benefit, to give partnership.
As the lion spirit animal moved away, I sent some thanks, and waited for a second.
I opened my eyes just a few seconds, and wrote the wrote card, the last at the next at the top.
Once again I opened my eyes at a graceful seahorse spirits animal. I saw the card for a few seconds, and then closed my eyes.
I closed my eyes to seahorse spirit, loved in its beautiful, and asked it.
The seahorse spirit animal spoke: you are to explore the next ways, and in each to see difference ways of turbulence that allow different word. A myriad ways of appear, always of what we see, but always see wisdom.
As the seahorse spirit animal moved away, I sent some thanks, and waited for a second.
In my mind I imagine that my walked my body, away from the forest, slowly back to the garden, and slowly moved as the sofa, the place where I started earlier. I sit at there quietly, and momentarily opened up my eyes.
Over the next half hour (or longer) I wrote about the ideas of the three animal spirits, and there views, and the words that seemed to opened me.
“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” – Kate Douglas Wiggin
Use this kind of spirituality, this liminal way, and the way of using a spiritual animal sometimes aways me. Certainly it will be for something else over the next days or more – and it is the beginning of a way to start a poem (in one way in important).
What about yourself? Do you liminal Forest ways, similarly? Do you use the use of spiritual animal ways forward? Do you use it for poems, for ways forward next, for other people etc.