There is the idea of the Bardic Journey. Bards in the Celtic/Druidic sense are the keepers and at the same time, seekers of wisdom. this wisdom is believed to come from the spirit of inspiration, sometimes called the Awen, and in many cases is believed to involve Shamanic journeying. A conscious choice to meditate, or "fly on the wings of spirit" into what many indigenous beliefs would call The Dreaming. The Dreaming is a place of symbolic language, Universal and Mythic Archetypes, or perhaps, from the ascensionist or new age perspective, a different reality made up of different frequencies, or vibrations of thought and light. Music is also made up of vibrations in space created by voice or instruments, and carried across the wind, or through the air and into our range of hearing. Its quite a tradition for Medicine Men, Shamans, Bards and Musicians to be the people among us who can perceive the energies of the universe as a song or perhaps a harmonic tone (or tones ) flowing through everything. they are the ones who are believed to be able to hear the song of the plants invoking them to heal, or they are the ones who can ride the waves of music into other realities for wisdom and guidance (shamanic journeys), or perceive the song of the land and couple it with the stories, legends and recurring cultural themes of its people into the forms of poetry or song.
Inspired by some of the work of Shakti Gawain, and Yvonne Owens (especially the book: Journey of the Bard) I've been exploring that these past few weeks on Wheel of Wonder, through music and most recently the story of the Journey of Ayve (A bard character of my own devising) into the realms of kay-gant (Ceugant, in its welsh spelling) or the land of the stars and spiritual ascension, the upper branches of the great tree of life. This week we'll continue that journey. Doing my part to inspire expansive thinking, and introduce amazing ideas, this week on Wheel of Wonder.
The picture above is called Stonhenge at night and I found it on an interesting blog
For a Love of Winter
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