collapse

* "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" Problem Logging In?

If you get an "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" error when you try to log in, you need to be sure you are accessing the board with a url that starts with "https://ecauldron.com".  If it starts with https://www.ecauldron.com" (or "http://www.ecauldron.com") you will get this error because "www.ecauldron.com" is not technically the same website as "ecauldron.com". Moving to the more secure "https" means it is more picky about such things.

Author Topic: Blessings from Argyle, Scotland  (Read 550 times)

Alasdair MacEalair

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2019
  • Location: Alba
  • Posts: 3
  • Country: scotland
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Gàidheal
Blessings from Argyle, Scotland
« on: October 16, 2019, 02:04:18 pm »
A chàirdean chòire,

I recently came across the "Pagan Carmina Gadelica" and was very interested by it.  Although it appears to work from the English translation and does not penetrate the Gaelic original, I was quite impressed nonetheless with it and very much admire the dedication of working through the entire thing.

I am currently extracting everything I can find in the original Gaelic texts that relates to pre-Christian belief, and in doing so, there has been quite a plenty that ties in much more effectively with the manner in which we Gaels communicate with nature and express ourselves through the language, in the sense that the paternalistic "father" of Middle-Eastern monotheism is removed, letting the feminine through once again.

I am one of very few fluent Gaels pursuing this path, and therefore would like to share some of what I find that would be otherwise impenetrable to the non-Gael.  I wonder is there a topic on the subject of the Pagan Carmina Gadelica that I could contribute to?

Myself and family are a good few steps down the road here in Scotland, having re-instituted coming-of-age and welcome ceremonies at revitalised sacred sites in Argyle after years of wild meditation and focussed research into the lore of our people.  We have received visiting groups from both the Maori and Mohawk peoples to our shores as well as many other journeyers from all walks of life.  The road is long yet, but it has risen up to meet us so far.

Thank you for having me.

Ciad mìle taing 's na beannachdan uile leibh!
Feart Féinne dhuibh

-
Alasdair

PerditaPickle

  • Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2015
  • Location: UK
  • Posts: 849
  • Country: england
  • Total likes: 173
  • I'm sorry, I can't - I have plans with my cats...
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Druidry-leaning learner
  • Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Re: Blessings from Argyle, Scotland
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 02:37:08 pm »
A chàirdean chòire

Hi, and welcome to TC.  Good to have another fellow UK Pagan on board - once you get a bit more familiar with navigating around the site and all, do go have a little look at the UK Cauldronites SIG (Special Interest Group) - you'll need to set up a sign in for that part of the site, colloquially known as 'SIG-side'.  Meantime there's plenty here in the forums, and archived forums, to be browsing around.

I wonder is there a topic on the subject of the Pagan Carmina Gadelica that I could contribute to?

Have a search, first off (there's a function for it, which is best used starting from the Forum Index if you want it to search the whole message board, or within a particular sub-forum if you want to restrict your search a bit). If there isn't one already (or if any thread you find appears to be very old), please do feel free to create one - I'd suggest probably the Celtic Paganism section (you could opt for the Books and Other Resources section, but I feel as though the former would perhaps attract a bit more 'traffic').

Blessings to you, too.
"Everything's made up of elements, right? Earth, Water, Air, Fire and... sunnink. Well-known fact. Everything's got 'em all mixed up just right."
Character Nobby Nobbs in the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel The Truth

Alasdair MacEalair

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2019
  • Location: Alba
  • Posts: 3
  • Country: scotland
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Gàidheal
Re: Blessings from Argyle, Scotland
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 10:48:51 am »
Taing mhór dhuibh for the welcome and advice.  I’ll follow that and see how I get on!

Hi, and welcome to TC.  Good to have another fellow UK Pagan on board - once you get a bit more familiar with navigating around the site and all, do go have a little look at the UK Cauldronites SIG (Special Interest Group) - you'll need to set up a sign in for that part of the site, colloquially known as 'SIG-side'.  Meantime there's plenty here in the forums, and archived forums, to be browsing around.

Have a search, first off (there's a function for it, which is best used starting from the Forum Index if you want it to search the whole message board, or within a particular sub-forum if you want to restrict your search a bit). If there isn't one already (or if any thread you find appears to be very old), please do feel free to create one - I'd suggest probably the Celtic Paganism section (you could opt for the Books and Other Resources section, but I feel as though the former would perhaps attract a bit more 'traffic').

Blessings to you, too.
Feart Féinne dhuibh

-
Alasdair

Altair

  • Adept Member
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: New York, New York
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2934
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 324
  • Fly high and make the world follow
    • View Profile
    • Songs of the Metamythos
  • Religion: tree-hugging pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Re: Blessings from Argyle, Scotland
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 10:00:57 pm »
I am currently extracting everything I can find in the original Gaelic texts that relates to pre-Christian belief, and in doing so, there has been quite a plenty that ties in much more effectively with the manner in which we Gaels communicate with nature and express ourselves through the language, in the sense that the paternalistic "father" of Middle-Eastern monotheism is removed, letting the feminine through once again.

I am one of very few fluent Gaels pursuing this path, and therefore would like to share some of what I find that would be otherwise impenetrable to the non-Gael.  I wonder is there a topic on the subject of the Pagan Carmina Gadelica that I could contribute to?

Myself and family are a good few steps down the road here in Scotland, having re-instituted coming-of-age and welcome ceremonies at revitalised sacred sites in Argyle after years of wild meditation and focussed research into the lore of our people.  We have received visiting groups from both the Maori and Mohawk peoples to our shores as well as many other journeyers from all walks of life.  The road is long yet, but it has risen up to meet us so far.

Thank you for having me.

Ciad mìle taing 's na beannachdan uile leibh!

This sounds fascinating. Forgive my ignorance, but are there many fluent Gaels in Scotland?

(I should know--I actually took a short course in Scots Gaelic back in my university days, just out of curiosity, but I've forgotten all of what little I learned. It sounded beautiful from a fluent speaker's lips.)
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

Voren

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Location: ND
  • Posts: 256
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 32
    • View Profile
  • Religion: spiritual
  • Preferred Pronouns: Xe/Xir/Xes
Re: Blessings from Argyle, Scotland
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 10:08:49 pm »
A chàirdean chòire,

I recently came across the "Pagan Carmina Gadelica" and was very interested by it.  Although it appears to work from the English translation and does not penetrate the Gaelic original, I was quite impressed nonetheless with it and very much admire the dedication of working through the entire thing.

I am currently extracting everything I can find in the original Gaelic texts that relates to pre-Christian belief, and in doing so, there has been quite a plenty that ties in much more effectively with the manner in which we Gaels communicate with nature and express ourselves through the language, in the sense that the paternalistic "father" of Middle-Eastern monotheism is removed, letting the feminine through once again.

I am one of very few fluent Gaels pursuing this path, and therefore would like to share some of what I find that would be otherwise impenetrable to the non-Gael.  I wonder is there a topic on the subject of the Pagan Carmina Gadelica that I could contribute to?

Myself and family are a good few steps down the road here in Scotland, having re-instituted coming-of-age and welcome ceremonies at revitalised sacred sites in Argyle after years of wild meditation and focussed research into the lore of our people.  We have received visiting groups from both the Maori and Mohawk peoples to our shores as well as many other journeyers from all walks of life.  The road is long yet, but it has risen up to meet us so far.

Thank you for having me.

Ciad mìle taing 's na beannachdan uile leibh!

Hello and welcome
-Voren
(aka Sou\'r-Ghi\'den)

The Singularity

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
21 Replies
10513 Views
Last post October 02, 2011, 03:28:51 pm
by Firaza
8 Replies
673 Views
Last post November 28, 2011, 05:24:18 pm
by Miluna
9 Replies
408 Views
Last post June 15, 2013, 08:50:32 am
by Sophia C
10 Replies
454 Views
Last post December 12, 2013, 11:22:48 am
by beith
0 Replies
448 Views
Last post May 30, 2014, 04:30:02 pm
by Sarah

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 31
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff

Host:
Sunflower

Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:
Darkhawk

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Senior Staff:
Aisling, Jenett, Sefiru

Staff:
Allaya, Chatelaine, EclecticWheel, HarpingHawke, Kylara, PerditaPickle, rocquelaire

Discord Chat Staff
Chat Coordinator:
Morag

Cauldron Council:
Bob, Catja, Emma-Eldritch, Fausta, Jubes, Kelly, LyricFox, Phouka, Sperran, Star, Steve, Tana

Site Administrator:
Randall