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CELTIC TWIST
by A PAX

Friday, February 04, 2005
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CELTIC TWIST


Round the heart in Celtic knot
Raise the wings....and fan the plot
Vision quest by dragon's sight
Rouse the embers....spark the flight


Rolling, twisting, breathing, ring
Dreams near searing..sparking wing
Prophecies linked old and firm
Wisdom for desires yearned

Grá

A

 

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Dragons have always been associated with the Power of the Land. Even today, in many esoteric rituals, people believe that invoking the "Eye of the Dragon" will increase their personal power.

The ancient Druids believed the Earth itself was like the body of a dragon, and they built their sacred stone circles upon the "Power Nodes" of this body.

In ancient times, people believed dragons connected us with the Earth's magnetism and healing waters. Many of us have heard the mysteries of the "ley lines", especially in relation to the location of mystical sites such as Stonehenge and the site of many mysterious crop circles. What you may not know is that another way of saying "ley lines" is "Dragon lines".

In ancient Celtic Ireland, the "ley of the land" was not about the geographical, physical nature of one's surroundings. It had a much more powerful meaning than that. To the ancient Celts, the "ley of the land" was a term describing how the Cosmic forces flowed through and influenced the area, as well as how the area itself affected those Cosmic forces. Dragons were thought to have a tremendous influence on the "ley of the land", hence the term "Dragon lines".

But far from the terrifying creatures we see in films, Celtic dragons were more than fire-breathing beasts with the power to destroy.

The Anglo-Saxon word "dragon" is derived from the Greek word meaning "to see clearly". They believed dragons had the gift of vision, wisdom, and prophecy. Dragons were considered the guardians of all knowledge and wisdom.







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Celtic art often depicts Celtic dragons swallowing their tails in a never ending circle, symbolizing eternal life, much like the symbolism of knotwork and triskeles.

The Celtic dragons were revered like gods, believed to bring Earthly and Heavenly forces together. Celts believed dragons guarded the gate to both the Heavens and the Underworld.

As guardian spirits who protect the Earth and all living things, Celtic dragons are arguably the most powerful of all the Celtic symbols.

 

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Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 3/18/2005
Wonderful! I loved the poem and the information. Thank you. ;) Silver
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/2/2005
Way into my idea of poetry and music, being from Nova Scotia I love anything to do with our Celtic Heritage.

Felix
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 2/16/2005
Lady A,

Exceptional - the verse; the music; the images - Bravo!!


Best wishes,

Robert
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/14/2005
Who are the musicians playing? Do you feel and hear the heartbeat? I just love Celtic music, lore and literature. The Chinese also revere the Dragon. I am fascinated by the similarities of differant cultures. You can find relics of the Celtic culture all over the world, including Africa. The poem is hypnotic in its rhythm, maybe this is how deep meditation was induced??
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 2/6/2005
Oh, yes, Anita... I love this stuff! Your poem is very atmospheric, written with mind pictures galore. I do, indeed, love all things Irish Celtic and eagerly gobble up info on druids, etc. Though solidly a Catholic country, it's really fasinating how they approach faith, with much of their ancestral paganism blended with the Catholic tenets. I was there in 2002. A dream come true. Sigh.

Your graphics are wonderful! Thanks! katy xox.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/5/2005
Most excellent piece Woman!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 2/5/2005
Such a pretty little write Anita! : ) I want to write like you when I grow up! lol

Jack
Reviewed by Dale Clark 2/5/2005
This is a great lesson and I think
you make an excellent teach. ;)
I know a little bit about the Druids
and find it very interesting.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/5/2005
Love the poem, and all the marvelous historical info - love learning!
Reviewed by jude forese 2/4/2005
excellent poem ... you have eloquently desribed the symbolic essence of the dragon ...

by the way, that's why i have one tattooed on my shoulder ...
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 2/4/2005
Hey there, Lady A
Kundalini, which is on quality of energy running the Chakra circuit
is my relation to the Dragon, indeed, keeping us grounded to the earth as likely as it is to inspire us to Astral flight. I find that for anyone who'll entertain it the timelessness of the Dragon manifests readily Now. Excellent encouragement to the potential.
Vicky
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/4/2005
Thank you for this informative write. I love to learn as much as I can about such things.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/4/2005
The whole experience of this poetic creation speaks to my Celtic origins and to my soul. Thank you, Lady A. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/4/2005
Well, since I am "Frillie the Dragon," how could I not like this. ;-) And I love Celtic music too. Thank you for the delightful poetry and the added information, Anita.
Nordette is Frillie the Dragon
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/4/2005
Lady A you have outsone yourself with this beauty!
I did a poem on ley lines about a year ago. I'll have
to look it up, you reeminded me.;-)

Thanks for the great info!

etw
Reviewed by E. Richardson 2/4/2005
a beautiful piece of work...and informative as well...splendid job here, lady
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/4/2005
Good ole st George, yup the druids were belived to be shap shifters.
We have many fables legends,. Robin of the hood King Arthur, but like native americans, what a load of crap. but does bring in the gulible yanks etc..
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/4/2005
I do like the magical powers of a poem of this caliber and you did this one so well.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/4/2005
Lady A,

You spin a magic tale with this exquisite, magical write--well done!

(((HUGS))), love and continued prayer, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/4/2005
Could stay on your page alllll day with its so richly woven tapestry of mystique, words, picture and music. All like delicate fretwork which delights spirit and soul. Amazing that a friend in America can tell me so much about a subject, quite literally on my own doorstep and in my own blood, and which I am largely ignorant about. To my shame!!! But, you are sooo right.... now you come to mention all of this, I can FEEL it and it explains a LOT about the nature of the environment that I inhabit here in the rolling Celtic expanses of West Country England and Wales. TY for this key to my own treasure chest!! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Janet Parker 2/4/2005
Interesting piece of mythology.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 2/4/2005
Thanks for increasing my knowledge base. Great pic too
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/4/2005
interesting and insightful write, anita! very nice!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
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