"I invoke the Moonstone
Students of Early Irish poetry will recognize this, uh, tribute(?) or is it a satire? I'm not really sure.
All thanks and apologies to the original author(s) and translators, my Ancestors of the Spirit (and of the Mind, and probably of the Body as well). I "published" a similiar version electronically on Compuserve, I think it was in 1993 or '94. -k
The first section I wrote, the middle is almost unchanged from the Carmina Gadelica, the last section in partially mine and partially back-engineered from a different Carmina prayer. At least I think that's how this happened. I put it together for someone who's not CR or GP, so the imagery is a little more general in places. I thought about changing it for the web, but after using it in a series of rather intense healing rituals and distributing it in hardcopy for this purpose, it exists outside of me in its own energy matrix now. So I decided to leave it as is.
The graphic was painstakingly redrawn from a plate in The Book of Durrow.
Again, from the title, the inspiration for this should be obvious. But the form was not filked this time. This came to me when I was reading Morgan Llywelyn's novel, Bard. I was inspired especially by Amergin's vision when he's in the woods with Sinnan, deeply experiencing the interconnectedness of all life: how spirit flows from one thing to another, endlessly weaving us all together. Though I was CR when I wrote this, parts of my ritual practice were still in transition, and I wrote it for a NeoPagan publication -- so there is still a bit of the "four element" model going on. It was originally published in Tides, Vol.1, No.4, Lughnasad/Fall Equinox, 1993.
I built the background (also used for the graphic above) in Photoshop, based upon a scan of the Pictish Hilton of Cadboll Stone, Ross-shire, as drawn by George Bain. -k
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