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Author Topic: Divine symbolism in everyday life  (Read 4496 times)

Donal

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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2013, 10:27:31 pm »
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That's the one! :)

It was a dream come true. :D
The Irish system is quite different from the American one from what I understand. :)
I'm actually not unfortunately, our schooling system is very bad at teaching Irish- we're taught to memorize grammar and phrases but not to speak it in everyday situations. :( And we do it as a subject for about 14 or so years so that's pretty bad that most people come out barely able to string a sentence together :(
I'm hoping to learn myself though!
Next year I'll be studying Old Irish :) It should be.... interesting XD


Sounds Great! Keep me apprised of your progress. I'd like to know how it goes.

I am considering a Master's in History for myself, but finances are not currently up to it.

I am interested in Irish, British, Welsh pre-history, and also Norman-Welsh and Norman-Irish history.

(I must warn you that I am of Norman descent on my Father's side, but am the product of heavy Irish inter-marriage on both sides, with just a bit of German thrown in for good measure).

Another History interest is History of Science, and Science and Society, etc.

I have never been to Ireland or Britain, but would very much like to visit them sometime in the future. Maybe I can live vicariously a bit through those who actually live there.

Anyway, Good Luck in your life and your studies!

Donal
« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 10:30:41 pm by Donal »
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2013, 06:19:58 am »
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Sounds Great! Keep me apprised of your progress. I'd like to know how it goes.

I am considering a Master's in History for myself, but finances are not currently up to it.

I am interested in Irish, British, Welsh pre-history, and also Norman-Welsh and Norman-Irish history.

(I must warn you that I am of Norman descent on my Father's side, but am the product of heavy Irish inter-marriage on both sides, with just a bit of German thrown in for good measure).

Another History interest is History of Science, and Science and Society, etc.

I have never been to Ireland or Britain, but would very much like to visit them sometime in the future. Maybe I can live vicariously a bit through those who actually live there.

Anyway, Good Luck in your life and your studies!

Donal

 
I'd like to do a Masters myself in Celtic Civilisation and go on to do a PhD but the finances are stopping me from going straight on after next year too for the moment. :ange:
Have you thought about coming to Ireland to do your degree? The reason I say is that as far as I know even with fees and accommodation included it is cheaper here to go to college than in the US. I know Americans who have come here to do their degrees. :)
Plus the first few things you mentioned are covered heavily in my course. :)
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2013, 06:07:01 pm »
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I'd like to do a Masters myself in Celtic Civilisation and go on to do a PhD but the finances are stopping me from going straight on after next year too for the moment. :ange:
Have you thought about coming to Ireland to do your degree? The reason I say is that as far as I know even with fees and accommodation included it is cheaper here to go to college than in the US. I know Americans who have come here to do their degrees. :)
Plus the first few things you mentioned are covered heavily in my course. :)


I am a creature of the State University System here in New York (known as SUNY: the State University of New York).

SUNY has many colleges and universities, and I have attended two of the University Centers (SUNY-Albany and SUNY-Stony Brook). They are pretty good schools (the other two centers are SUNY-Buffalo and SUNY-Binghamton).

Being a Public University is no bar to excellence in the U.S. Stony Brook, for example, has an international reputation for its Science and Engineering programs. Albany is known for its Social Sciences programs, amongst others.

Since the Schools are State Universities, the tuition is partly subsidized by New York State taxes, and so the Schools are fairly affordable, especially relative to comparable Private Universities.

If I get my Master's Degree, it will be here in New York, although I might study abroad for a semester or two.

I did not make it clear from my prior posts, but my professional interest is modern History of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM). My personal and religious interests tend to run towards Celtic pre-history and British and Irish Medieval History (esp. Anglo-Norman, Welsh-Norman, and Irish-Norman History; Giraldus Cambrensis, the Welsh-Norman cleric and scholar, is an ancient relative and favorite historian of mine). But again, professionally my focus is modern History of Science.

I would encourage you to take your education as far as you can. Working and earning money is important, of course, but if you love what you are doing, advanced education is a blessing and a joy.

What would you like to do with your Master's and/or your Doctorate when you get them? University Professor? Pagan Ministry?  It seems like you have a great future ahead of you.

Best Wishes,
Donal
« Last Edit: February 07, 2013, 06:11:58 pm by Donal »
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2013, 10:53:32 am »
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Hi

I've noticed that whenever I feel sad or lacking inner strength I seem to attract cats and  birds. I have no doubt that it's a deity trying to speak to me.

But I'm curious, does anyone else find that they attract certain animals if they're going through a particular high or low point? :)

 
This has been a great thread!!!  I have learned a lot.  I never really considered that I may see a certain animal more frequently than others at certain times.  As I make my way through my spiritual journey, I hope to learn more about these kinds of things.
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2013, 04:15:24 pm »
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This has been a great thread!!!  I have learned a lot.  I never really considered that I may see a certain animal more frequently than others at certain times.  As I make my way through my spiritual journey, I hope to learn more about these kinds of things.


Yes, definitely a good thread. Hope to have many more discussions like this one on the Cauldron Boards!

Donal
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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2013, 04:45:51 am »
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Anyway, thanks for the references and resources! I will definitely look into them as time allows.



I've found so many references on this thread, mostly about Celtic Paganism. Which is great as it's one I don't know much about.
When I have a free weekend I'm just going to trawl through them and see what comes of it. =D

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Re: Divine symbolism in everyday life
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2013, 04:55:13 am »
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That's great. There is a lot of excellent material in Celtic Mythology. Have fun reading!

Donal


I definitely will! There's so many interesting characters. ^^ It's also interesting to seen any overlap between some Celtic deities and those from the Greek and Roman Pantheons. =)

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