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To a recent visitor re Celtic conlangs   Leave a comment

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 […]

Omens, Signs, Friends Visiting   Leave a comment

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   Leave a comment

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   Leave a comment

[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   Leave a comment

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   3 comments

[ 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   Leave a comment

[Part Two] 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 in another tongue, kindred to those you once heard from ancestors of spirit. Wisdom in words, wrought for ready use. […]

Learning from the Ancestors, Part 1   Leave a comment

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   Leave a comment

[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   2 comments

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   2 comments

[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   3 comments

[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?   Leave a comment

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. On the off-chance you’re still with me, let me explain.  In “Talking Old”  I tried to convey my delight in […]

Talking Old   Leave a comment

Sometimes when I grow weary of one particular voice, my own, the one chattering in my head, I “talk old.”  For me that means to use words from Proto-Indo-European, the reconstructed mother tongue of a hundred languages, ranging from Irish in the West to Hindi in the East.  It means to play, to sing, to […]

PIE for Breakfast   Leave a comment

This post is self-indulgent, so if you’re not feeling mellow enough to tolerate such things, best move on and come back another time.  OK, you’ve been warned. Beside me as I write this lies a thick paperback copy of J. P. Mallory’s cumbersomely titled The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World.  Since it’s […]