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To a recent visitor re Celtic conlangs

Brian (?) — You sent me an email to the adruidway AT yahoo DOT com address and Yahoo  Mail promptly ate it before I could read all of it or begin to reply.  Your message was dated around Jan. 25th.  (I only check the account about once a week or so.) You asked about Celtic […]

Creativity’s Messy 3: Gods

I’ve written before about Thecu [ 1 (1 Jul ’17) | 2 (10 July ’17)| 3 (11 July ’17)| 4 (18 Feb. ’18)| 5 (2 Aug. ’18) | 6 (16 Aug. ’18)], sometimes rather obliquely, recording the few details I’ve learned about this goddess. I had to look up the dates of the posts — […]

Creativity’s Messy–1: The Druid’s Prayer

In previous posts [A Celtic Conlang |Invoke for a Tongue 1 – 2 | Druid Ritual Language 1–2–3 ] I’ve written about the inspiration and the rudiments of creating a ritual Celtic language. And one of the first obvious places to try it out is with the Druid’s Prayer. (As a small offering, this is […]

Omens, Signs, Friends Visiting

I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I practice two distinct spiritual paths. One of the teachings on the other path concerns waking dreams. “A waking dream is something that happens in the outer, everyday life that has spiritual significance”, writes one of my guides on that path. And the crucial point, for me, is […]

Oddments and Evenments

A 4:34 video of the recent Gulf Coast Gathering by M. Fowler: C. S Lewis titles a chapter in his book Mere Christianity “Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe”, and there are many such clues. Much of spirituality consists in looking and listening long enough to perceive them. Rather […]

I Invoke You for a Tongue, Part 2

[Part One] This post on creating a usable Celtic ritual language continues a number of previous posts on the subject. Why do such a thing — create a new Celtic ritual language, rather than master an existing Celtic tongue, when all of them struggle to survive and need all the support they can get? Better […]

July Interval

Holy Ones I know, you grasp the thread of my life. Sometimes I feel your fingers drawing me tight against the soundboard. Can I sing for all of us, or does the song come for me alone? We don’t always want another to sing for us any more, though it was once a chief pleasure […]

Thirty Days of Druidry 6: Call and Response

[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30] A (dreamily): If you call, they will respond … B (annoyed): Who are “they” […]

O Bríd and Oghma, I Invoke You for a Tongue

[Updated 26 July 2020] [A Celtic Conlang |Invoke for a Tongue 1 – 2 | Druid Ritual Language 1–2–3 ]   For the gift of speech already, I thank you. For the gift of a Celtic tongue I will make, let my request be also my gift to you in return: the sound of awen […]

Learning from the Ancestors, Part 1

I’ve mentioned my obsession with Indo-European (IE) in previous posts, and given samples of a conlang I derived from IE and use in ritual. One of the many fascinations of this reconstructed language that’s the ancestral tongue of 3 billion people — half the people on the planet alive today — is the glimpses into the culture […]

Kuklunomes — Let’s (Un)form the Circle: Part 2

[Part 1 here] Vikuklunomes!* So it goes, so we go: Uncircle! and the Elements flash and dance, mingle, spin and dissolve, three, a dozen, scores, just one, an alchemy gods conceive, humans guess at — join, sometimes — give birth to, even: waterfall of fire, tower of wind, burn of dust that is our bones […]

Posted 28 May 2014 by adruidway in Druidry, poetry

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Steve Hansen and Galathach

Steve, thanks for visiting and for your comment.  I’d actually visited the site of your worthy Celtic conlang, Galathach, prior to writing my posts on “A Druid Ritual Language.”  I would have included Galathach as well, but then along with other deserving candidates I might have mentioned, the post would have gone MUCH longer. I know […]

DRL — A Druid Ritual Language, Part 3

[Part 1 | Part 2] A Whole Ritual Language So you still want not just a few phrases but a complete language dedicated to your rituals?! And you’re crazy enough not just to think about this but to actually plan to pull it off!  In spite of all the alternatives I mentioned in the previous post, like simply using a small […]

DRL — A Druid Ritual Language, Part 2

[Part 1 | Part 3] I’ll be covering a fair bit of ground in this post, and supplying a larger than usual number of links (distractions?), since so many of you, my readers, come from such diverse perspectives and experiences. Thus it is that while some of what I say here will be sure to irritate, […]

Ieth Gelteg — a Celtic Language?

[Updated 26 July 2020] [A Celtic Conlang |Invoke for a Tongue 1 – 2 | Druid Ritual Language 1–2–3 ] I’m sitting here in nerd rapture with an interlibrary loan copy of Ranko Matasovic’s Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic.  There — I may just possibly have driven away 99% of my readership with a single sentence. […]