I WANT TO CONGRATULATE a wonderful student of mine from Brazil on completing the course on The Nine Elements of the Human Body, as part of the Druid Forest SchoolMystical Energy Work Course.
We study how the nine elements of our body connect to the Cosmos.
It’s the same as The Song Of Amergin.
Here is the Song Of Amergin sung so wonderfully by Fran Dempsey:
Amergin was the great Druid of the Milesians, who invaded Ireland and fought the Tuatha De Danaan and their Gods for possession of the Land. Amergin sings of the fact that each human is a microcosm of the macrocosm, that each human is the ‘Purusha‘ of Vedic Spirituality: the Sanskrit word for ‘Cosmic Man’.
At yet more warfare, The Tuatha despaired of being able to express their divine insight and their special skills, nor manifest the Divine Intention that the Gods created Ireland for.
And so the Tuatha De Danaan retreated to the hollow hills and fairy mounds to await the time when humanity was again able to receive their message…
The Nine Elements of the ancient Irish Druids (The Duile) are:
The Druid Forest School Mystical Energy Work Course also includes:
Working also with the three Cauldrons of Poesy
Imbas or ‘illumination’ ‘knowing’ or ‘Truth against the World’.
The true meaning of reality in ancient stories such as the Slaying of Miach.
Connections to wider dimensions of our consciousness to the Celtic Otherworlds:
and Connection to the land-Sea-Sky – and Earth Energies:
And other courses of the Druid Forest School are:
The Ogham, the Tree Alphabet of the Ancient Irish Druids
Meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Irish.
Working with Douglas Chamberlain, a musician and artist based in a Chicago Theatre, audio-visual resources are being developed to support your journey to meet: The Morrigan and The Dagda, as at present, with the Druid Forest School website soon being re-organised to include Journeys to Meet as well: Manannan, Lugh, Diancecht, Miach, Airmed, Danu, Brigid, Corra, Midir, Etain and Angus the God of Love.
W B Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree with Michael Conneely Sligo Coast Healing Centre and Air BnB
This reading of W B Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree is filmed at Loch Gill, County Sligo in the far West of Ireland. Michael Conneely and Maggie Pashley run a healing Centre on the Sligo Coast in the heart of W B Yeats Country on the Wild Atlantic Way. See: maggiepashley.com
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
W B Yeats The Hosting of the Sidhe with Michael Conneely Sligo Coast Healing Centre and Air BnB
This reading of The Hosting of the Sidhe is filmed at Loch Gill, County Sligo in the far West of Ireland. Michael Conneely and Maggie Pashley run a healing Centre on the Sligo Coast in the heart of W B Yeats Country on the Wild Atlantic Way. See: maggiepashley.com
“The Hosting of the Sidhe” by W. B. Yeats
The host is riding from Knocknarea
And over the grave of Clooth-na-Bare;
Caoilte tossing his burning hair,
And Niamh calling Away, come away:
Empty your heart of its mortal dream.
The winds awaken, the leaves whirl round,
Our cheeks are pale, our hair is unbound,
Our breasts are heaving, our eyes are agleam,
Our arms are waving, our lips are apart;
And if any gaze on our rushing band,
We come between him and the deed of his hand,
We come between him and the hope of his heart.
The host is rushing ‘twixt night and day,
And where is there hope or deed as fair?
Caoilte tossing his burning hair,
And Niamh calling Away, come away.
The Three Cauldrons Spiritual Vision Work of the Ancient Irish Druids
The Three Cauldrons Vision work, also known as the Cauldrons of Poesy, is a supreme and wonderful healing and empowerment meditation and ritual of the ancient Irish Druids. It was preserved in a later medieval surviving manuscript.
We envision The Three Cauldrons with our body: abdomen, heart and head. These were called the Cauldrons of Poesy.
We use The Three Cauldrons to develop our good physical health, the mature and creative use of our emotions (including our most difficult emotions) and above all our Wisdom.
And when we attain our own special sort of mastery in all three of The Three Cauldrons, in all three of these areas of our life, in this incarnation, only then can we express our own especial spark of creation: Fire in the Head.
The aim of this vision work ritual is to achieve full creative expression of our special reasons for being here this time.
Here are three Videos working with the Cauldrons of Poesy:
The Druid Forest School is based in the far West of Ireland near Ben Bulben, Knocknarea, Carrowmoor, Carrow Keel, the Caves of Kesh, Loch Arrow and the site of the Second Battle of Moytura. We share the deep wisdom of the many facets of the Druid mystical practice of the ancient Irish and their sacred heritage such as the Cauldron of Poesy, the Well of Segais and the Cup of Cormac.
This Worldwide Course aims to work with key practices aimed to develop transformative understanding into the path of the Ancient Irish Druids.
You are sent information sheets and an audio about each practice or topic of your choice.
You thus embark on a journey of healing and empowerment and vastly develop your insight into yourself and your life.
We look forward to hearing from you: www.druidforestschool.com/courses
Why Not View some more Videos from The Druid Forest School whilst you are here ?
The Druid Forest School - The Cauldrons of Poesy
A sign from Manannan - God of the Sea of the ancient Irish
The Mists of Manannan, God of the Sea for the ancient Irish
The Tides of Manannan : Work with the Druid Forest School
Journey to meet Manannan the ancient Irish God of the Sea
Learn the Druid Path of the Ancient Irish: Worldwide Course
Meet Brigid, the Great Goddess of the Ancient Irish
DFS Dagda Contact
Contacting The Morrigan with the Druid Forest School
Contacting the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish
The root spirituality of the ancient Irish Druids : Druid Forest School Course
Meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Irish : The Druid Forest School
For me, Summer Solstice celebration is delight in the light and heat of the Sun, and learning the lessons of that energy in our life.
We give thanks for the Sun.
Summer Solstice celebration is bonfire and shared eating round the fire. There’s leaping over the fire, especially by couples seeking the blessing and energy of fire. Dance can embody the Fire element.
It is a time for pleasure in the foliage of nature and the growing harvest which will yet be ready to reap.
We give thanks for the herbs that are burgeoning, and for their medicinal powers.
This climax of the light is the turning of the tide, the energy of the Sun sows the very seeds of the dark times to come as from this day, the days get shorter and the nights get longer, until the Winter Solstice on January 21st.
This can feel a vibrant time when the veils between the worlds are thin, as at Beltain and Samhane, to which two festivals Midsummer is equidistant. Spirits and energies of place can usefully be attuned to. The time can be used for divination.
The child of promise that was born at the Winter Solstice with the new tiny Sun has grown to be the Mabon (Child of Promise) and is now the radiant solar young male at the height of his beauty.
At such a time, it is good to make commitment that we will act as guardians of the land and its sacredness.
Study the Ogham today with Michael Conneely
The Ogham is magical and deeply felt. It is stunning and tantalising. The Ogham is very old. Its date of origin is unknown as nothing of the Druid wisdom system was made a note of. However the earliest inscriptions that have survived are nearly two thousand year old, and there is excellent evidence for the ogham possibly being several hundred years older than that, and undeniably Irish in its source and provenience.
Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the spirit and energy of a tree. But each Few is also a path that run across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, in some cases overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of the fountain of youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.
The Ogham’s consciousness is very non-lateral, mystical and attractive. It is very different from the energy of the Runes, which I also teach, which is more a will-based system. Both, however, significantly have their very different special power and home.
The courses are fully worldwide, and they are also based at our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland which is near so many ancient Irish sacred sites of the greatest beauty and powerful earth energies.
Here’s a video about a beautiful crannog lake village which is only five miles from our Healing Centre and airbnb:
This beautiful Crannog was a defensive site protecting the work of the Iron Age Smiths who discovered iron ore here which was upthrust to surface hills surrounding the lake in the creation of a rare Ice Age Pingo topography: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingo
Hear all about this very special feature in the video: (more…)