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Material in this section is written here for my own use. Taken from the 21 lessons of Merlyn by Monroe, published by lewellyn.
Spell of Making
Rites of Assumption - Song of Taliesin relates to the past, the 'I have been'; Song of Amergin relates to the present, the 'I am'; Song of Bluestar relates to the future, the 'I will be'.
Song of Taliesin- once widely recited as a spiritual affirmation, this prose evokes personal power by declaring the ranks through which the Magician has risen, in order to attain his present position. It is most effectively performed within a stone circle to confine and concentrate energy toward you at the center, aloud, in the manner of a declaration. Choose an incense from amongst the poem's symbolism, or burn Mistletoe upon the ash-bed of an Oak fire if possible, or flowers of broom- the sacred flower of Taliesin
Primary Bard to Elphin
I have been a fierce
bull and a yellow buck.
I have been a tree-stump
in a shovel.
Then for nine months
I was little Gwion
I have been at the
throne of the distributor.
I am the tetragrammaton.
The Song of Amergin- Once as widely known as today's Christian Apostle's Creed, this beautiful poem traces back to 600 BC Ireland. This assumption prose declares a Druid's personal power in the present, by saying that he is now "greater than the sum of all his parts" ... a mighty composite being, able to draw upon the experience and skills of countless prior transmigration. Burn Dragon's blood as incense, and if possible, perform this high upon a windswept cliff or hill.
I am a Wind of the
I am a Ray of the
I am a Hill of Poetry
Who but I can unfold
the secrets of the unhewn Dolmen?
The Song of Bluestar-this poem seems to be as unique as the plant about which it was composed. Also referred to as the Spiral Rite, it is the shortest of any of the nine Assumptions given within the Pheryllt text, as well as being the only one specified alongside a particular symbol. Song of bluestar is an assumption prose dealing with spiritual potential... the "I can and will become..." of the three poems: The Future. Bluestar is actually a viney flower- identical to today's common variety of blue morning flory. It is a plant with a fascinating history of religious use, extending back as far as ancient Sumeria, Egypt and Greece, through the Aztec's and more recently to the 1960's psychedelic "hippy movement" where its seeds were used to extract LSD (see R.A. Miller's book: The magical and ritual use of Herbs, Destiny Books, 1983). Its botanical name is Ipomoea violacea, and it is a member of the bindweed family. In ancient times, the flowers varied widely in color, depending upon the climate and terrain, from stark white to the sky blue more common today. Always, it has shared a symbolic archetype of the five-rayed star pattern (i.e. pentagram/Druid's foot) visible inside the flower. Also to the ancients, the sky and sea were the bringers of dreams and visions. It is therefore suggested that the seeds and/or leaves of the Bluestar, be burned as incense during the assumption, to help establish the optimum energy conditions. This brief prose is now given, exactly as recorded int eh Pheryllt and later translated by D.W. Nash:
"I will be as a bluestar upon a field of green, circling upward towards a golden sun."
The plant is also "sun-loving," and will not grow well out of direct sunlight. Use all these physical traits in your picture visualizations. Use all these physical trais in your picture visualizations. The spiral circle as well as the useage of the word 'circling' within the passage itself, gives weight to the idea that perhaps the bluestar also symbolized the spiral path of life birth and rebirth due to the natural tendency of its vines to spiral and climb around anything in its path. it is therefore suggested that the recitation be coupled with a spiral movement of the head and upper body from a seated position which beings slowly in a small, clockwise motion, builds to a large swaying circle, then recedes back in on itself counter clockwise.
Virtues of Wisdom..
Spiritual Instructors of Mankind
Things a Man is
Things that make re-birth necessary for man:
Things to be controlled above all:
Signs of Cruelty:
deservign of admiration
3 Signs of
avoided by the Wise
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