> U of Kentucky-Lexington entitled "Celtic Influences on Irish Christianity"
> The thesis-writer open the section on Druids: "Strabo divided the Gallic
> Celts into three intellectual classes: the Bards, the Vates and the
> Druids." Bards were the poets. Vates were the diviners and sacrificers.
> Druids were concerned with "natural, moral and theological philosophy."
> By the way, Lisa, de Vries talks about the sun-wheel (la roue solaire), also.
> But I wouldn't have made the connection with the Christian Cross. Thanks.
> Denise Inglis
Consider the following concept; The primal symbolism of the
Druidhacht [droy h aackt] or Seancreideamh [shawn-kra jah] (the old
religion of the Gaels. was impendant of five (5) cardinal elements. Each
was affliate to the five cardinal points of the compass. They also carried
five essential Sidh or Faerie Races attatched to said points.
Compass Element Elemental Greco Elemental Equiv.
North= Earth * Talimh Sidh Gnomes
East= Air Abhis Sidh Sylphs
South= Fire Corra-chagalte Salimanders
West= Water Maidean-Mhara Undynes
CentreEarth Spirit Beo-nan-chuil Ether
The temple or Riomball was Spoken not built of Stone or occasianially
amidst a grove of trees. Hence the Sign of the Cross engulfed by a circle,
and then depicting the five cardinal points was already the prime
religious symbol of the Gaels at the time of the Monastic Movenents.
Ie St. Pat.
By the time of the writtings of Blake, Crowley, and Yeats The symbols of
the Old Cross were revived . For instance Observe the Rosicrusian Order of
the Golden Dawn's traetment of the Cross.
> P. S. My thesis prof. told me that at 14 pages my thesis bib. is way to
> long for a master's thesis, but if anyone would like a copy I'd be
> happy to send it. I'm not saying it's totally comprehensive, but it
> includes books and journal article and it's short on theses and
> dissertations. (That's journal articleS, plural).
> Oh, and it's on the subject of Celtic Christian spirituality or
> Christianity in general in Britain.
Bye the Bye I'd love a copy of the "BIB" and would not object to a copy of
the thesis when it becomes open for public consumption :-)
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