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Keltic Dharma is very simply a Keltic vision of Dharma with people from
the Keltic Realms...
nothing more to it than basic sanity, ethics and putting
things in a better perspective, after 35 years of imported
Tibetan Dharma in the Keltic lands and psyche. There are also
real reasons for it...
dedicated for the benefit of all sentient beings, our Fairies,
Elves, Protectors, Angels, Templar Ghosts and Ancestors
The Fortress of the Fairies is mentioned in the
Book of Taliesin (Lewis Spence).
(Camelot) was the Seat of rituals and
initiations for Healing and Divination of an
extraordinary vitality and importance to the
Celtic psyche is no new thesis.
But that it can
be re-awakened today, simply through a
comparative experiential study of Grail Lore
and Himalayan Tantric Shamanism is a testimony
we want here to share , as a research, with
The roots of
myths and rituals go down to the subsoil of
grave-cult and fear of death. E. Durkheim and
K. Jung often argued that the collective
excitation (surexcitation) of clans, tribal and
Shamans rituals were experienced by
participating members as trans-personal
(impersonal), overwhelming power (Mana) ,
though to emanate from the clan archetypes (or
collective uncousciousness) represented
(embodied) in the Totem. The Totem would
then induce with Mana all associated symbols,
uniting the tribe in a single system of beliefs,
practices and representations.
spelled Sidi, Sidh, Sid, Sith ...)
may be regarded as the standard term for "fairy"
in the Gaelic tongue of Scotland , Wales and
Ireland. While some reliable authorities further
stress that Sithide or Sithde is
the genitive of Sithd, a female fairy,
Gaelic records Sidhe as also implying
"hill" or "mound". Mounds and hills often are
both graves and abodes of the elves.
social psychology, as much as it is archetypes,
history, cosmology or biography.
Myth is a picture
language, which has to be studied and embodied
to be read.
And Mythology is
also alive ...
to Caer Sidi... ! "
Keltic Trilogy / Cairn (Caer Sidi)
specializes in organizing experiential Tours &
Study in the comparative approach of the Celtic,
Cathars, Knights Templars and Himalayan Shamanic
Healing (Faith Healers) roots practices and
rituals, in South Wales (UK), the Aude / Ariege
and Verdon Canyon regions in the South of
France, as well as in the Bouddhanath Stupa
pilgrimage area, in and around Kathmandu Valley
(Nepal), North India and Tibet (TAR-China).
Keltic Trilogy / Cairn programmes are
organized in three Tryptics:
are our programmes in South France,
is all about Wales, Ireland and UK,
enfolds in Nepal, India and Tibet,
and much more...
any day, anywhere and how it suits you best...
May All Fairies~Well!
Whom Does the Grail Serve ?
The following commentary is not intended to
be the last word or definitive presentation on a rather
recent, controversial and evolving subject. Rather, as the title
implies, it is intended to provide a basis for some further
reflections and synthesis, towards an attempt for re-nourishing or
re-awakening the Celtic archetypes with the
present energy and practices of the Himalayan
Shamanic Roots or Tibetan Tradition, in Keltic Powerplaces, as
Tibetans today do ...
The contemporary and somehow successful
migration of several low profile Tibetan Gompas and their
Shamanic Rituals in some historical Celtic, Cathares and Knights Templars
sites in the UK and South of France, such as the lands bought early 1970s in
the Haute Provence
(Verdon) and in Septimania (Aude/Ariège), South of
France, or the better known Holy Island in Scotland UK, bear
testimony that such sacred abodes of earlier Celtic Lore,
Saints and Fairies have proven to be useful resources also for
the Tibetans' own agenda.
There may be,
inded, many reasons for that...
Valcros Abbalach (Cameloat)
While, the biography of these Tibetan
settlements have not been without their share of controversy, it
has become undeniable ( after more than 25 years monitoring these
sites ) that in some of them spiritual awareness had been reached,
while in some others the hidden political , magical and
alchemic impacts are still to be assessed.
All in all, while quite different results
had been reached by the Tibetan theocracy in using Celtic and
Templar powerplaces, the question is nowadays if it could not also serve the purpose of preservation and reawakening
of the Celtic and Grail Heritage itself, after it had used for the
Tibetan agenda. In short, if it worked one way, it could also probably
work as well the other way round ...
And if not, why not ?
Guardians of the Arch of
Myths, as they have settled in history and
popular tales are the purveyors of a wisdom that was born with the
race of Man. The content is metaphysics . The equation between the
Celtic Grail Lore (Healing and Divination practices), the
Tibetan Tantric and the Indo-European Rig-Vedas mythology
may as much be approached from a comparative experiential study of
the archetypes and rituals, than being discussed from the available
references existing in both the holy scriptures of early
Christendom and those of the Tibetan Vajrayana and Dharma.
The literature references include the
narration of the first century (AD) exile of several
apostles closed to Jesus the Christ, namely: St. Philip, Simon
Zelotes, Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea (James) and others
first to Septimania (South of France), then to Brittany and
Wales. They are sacred Keys in the Grail Lore to pursue...
shows the birth of the Arthurian Grail Quest and
Celtic legends of Saints and Warriors coming
from the historical recollections of the
successive migrations from Central Asia of the Arianist Scythes, Wisigoths,
Huns, Germans, Franks shamanic faith tribes, which led to the end
of the Roman Empire (West) and consolidation of the (Long Hair Sorcerers) Merovingian kings in the previous Septimania , then named the
Razes around Rennes le Chateau and Limoux (Aude) .
Originating from the Black See (Central Europe) and Asian
steppes, the Shaman practices of early Christendom was
blended in an intricate mythological background, where
Runes , Animal Spirits , War Protectors , Fairies, Angels or
Saints were part of a practical Gnostic Gospel . It is enlightening
to find today how much these early Shamanic concepts and
practices have remained comparable, at the symbolic archetypes
and rituals level, to the current Hindu and Buddhist Tantras
(ie: protectors, Dakinis, skulls, vases, Samsara or
maya , reincarnation or karma, etc) . The early Christendom
literature shows that these were beliefs being alive in the
practices of Cathars and Knights Templars .
We could consider the references in the Rig Veda of human interactions (or
relations) with the Gandhavaras (Spirits of the Air and of the
Waters) and Apsaras (water nymphs) , in charge of the
magic Soma and who were skilled in medicine and music. These
entities bear resemblance with the roles played by Celtic
Fairies (spirits) or the Grail Lore Ladies of the Lake (Waters, or
del Acqs), who as Vivianne del Acqs and Morgane Le Fay , are the
Guardians of the Isle of Avallon (Avallach), the invisible Gates
to Caer Siddi (Annwn) and to the Grail's vase divination and
Morgane - le- Fay
As in the Rig- Vedas and the Vajrayana, the
earlier version of the Arthurian Quest and the later
Troubadours Lore promote a sophisticated mythology , with
archetypal roles perceived in distinct classes of inspirations,
being those of Morgane, Perceval, Arthur, Morded,
Merlin, Fairies , Maids or Celtic Nymphs, conduced in tales
known as Elopments , Wooings or Arthurian
The discovery of hidden truths,
embedded in mythology is as much part of an initiation
process, belonging to the realm of personal catharsis
or drama , than to rationality.
Caer Sidi (Annwn) , the Celtic and Grail
Lore Abode, which entry gives access to Healing and Divination
Powers, requests that one be motivated , as Arthur, Galahad
and Perceval , by a drive for relevant services and
compassion for the community.
The Cathars lived in Septimania (Languedoc,
Aude, Ariege regions in South of France) , between the 10th
and 14th century, and were the holders of the
Tradition of the Holy Grail brought to France by Joseph of
Arimathea and Mary Magdalena during the first century
The Aude region also was the recipients
of Gnostic Dualism (Manicheens) inherited from the
Wisigoths, who had settled their kingdom in Toulouse and Rennes le
Chateau (4th century AD), and from the Celto-Iberes and
Arianiste Huns, who both had long migrated from Central Asia to
Merovingian kings had ruled the same region of early "France"
from 500 AD to 752 AD. Their dynasty suggested links with the lost
Tribe of Benjamin, as traced via the Gaul-Celtic migrations from
Syria to Acadia, thence to the Pyrenees, after going through the
In 1200 AD, the Cathars "Parfaits"
(Bonhommes) had been perceived by the powers in Rome as a
direct threat. They lived , as Saddhus and Nagpas, in
poverty and chastity, and had only one sacrament, the
Consolament(um). This was an initiatic rite (Bapteme of
Light), provided only to adults, whether as the ordination prior
to becoming a Parfait (Bonhommes), or before going to battle
(Feudis) or while in the process of dying. The Holy Grail
reflected the spiritual Quest of both the Cathares and the Celtic
The Arthurian Quest led to a
Mystical Communion. As Arthur, the Holy Grail
belong to the Land : " He IS the Land ... "
Montsegur Pog (Grail)
It is the path of the Spiritual Warrior
(Shambala) and Shaman. In its hermeneutic (hidden knowledge), the
symbol of the Holy Grail Chalice support the ideal of Service,
whereas the Blood of Christ therein corresponds to
active Compassion (Boddhicitta), ie: giving and receiving
service in the community.
The Holy Grail Lore and Legends are
parables on the potential attainment of magical powers described
in the Celtic Tradition, being: Healing,
Divination and contacts with Fairies.
As such, both the Holy Grail Lore and the Himalayan
Shamans traditions are based on the traditional beliefs on yogas
and spiritual practices to contact with the spirits of the
Outer World (Annwn or Shambala) and for seeking remedials or
Alike Tibetan Vajrayana , the Holy Grail
Quest is a enlightened path to awareness, harmony and applied
compassion, which acknowledges the needs and structures of
the community and which as such , is in its very roots,
deeply democratic and linked with "real life" ...
With regard to the Grail, Taliesin
(Keltic Bard) , in poem xxx, mentions that :
"" the Cauldron of the Head
of Hades (The Grail) had a rim set with pearls adorning it,
the fire beneath it came from the breath of nine maidens, it
would not boil for a coward. The poem mentions the Cauldon
being at CAER SIDI , the Grail Chapel of King Peleur in
Camelot . In the Arthurian Quest, the Cauldron is found by
Arthur and his knights on their descent to Annwn, the Astral
Plane. The prize of the Grail is that it heals the sick and
wounded, feed those at the Round Table with whatever they
wish, and protects them from plague and old age. Above all,
it is the Cauldron of Prophecy, which renews the soul. When
Arthur is slain at the battle of Camelon by Modred, he is
carried of to the Isles of Avallach or Avallon, where he
remains , neither alive nor dead, until fate will require
again his Sword (Es calibur). Caer Sidi (Zodiac), in the land
of Fairies, is the door to Annwn... ""