Awen and the Druids


(Copyright 1984, C.M. Joserlin, "Raven")

I have seen the sun at midnight, slain the bull at his command,
Used the power of the crystal, felt the force direct my hand,
Thricefold served the silver lady, sailed upon the darkest sea,
Counted corpses in the forest, chanted runes upon the tree;
I have spoken words of power, summoned Hiram from the grave,
Sung Eurydice to ransom, called 'Phrodite from the wave;
I've recited rhymes to order, chimes that echoed in the brain,
That incited love and joy -- or hate and sorrow, fear and pain;
I have built the greater temple and survived the tests inside,
I have stepped on earth and water and been pierced in feet and side,
I have danced around the fire, walked the circle semi-clad,
I have chased the beasts and shared the feasts of bread and wine we had;
I have travelled to the hidden centers, studied in their lore,
Listened to the quiet murmurs and looked deep into the core,
Bound strong servants to their duties, striven long within the craft,
Drawn the dirk and done the work while being warded fore and aft;
'Till the flower opened to me, and I learned the secret ways,
Found the stone and on me shone the black and white and ruddy rays,
Saw with many-colored vision and through many changes passed,
Let myself become myself, and reached my mastery at last.

MacColluch's Religion of the Ancient Celts

James Bonwick's Irish Druids And Old Irish Religions

Caesar's Gallic War Statement on Druids

Awen & Druids - the Journey to Tir na Nog

What Life Was Like: Among Druids and High Kings : Celtic Ireland Ad 400-1200
Animals in Celtic Life and Myth
, Amanda J. Green, Miranda Green
Animals in Celtic Life and Myth, Miranda Green
Awen, the Quest of the Celtic Mysteries, Mike Harris
The Bardic Source Book: Inspirational Legacy and Teachings of the Ancient Celts, John Matthews (Editor)
The Celtic Book of Living and Dying, Juliette Wood
Celtic Druids, Godfrey Higgins
The Druids: Celtic Priests of Nature, Jean Markale, Jon Graham (Translator)

A Brief History of the Druids, Peter Berresford Ellis

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