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Sun-Day…

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On one side a giant kisses the sky,

On the other a fore-finger, its hand buried in clay.

Yet should you ask, ‘why?’

There is no one left to say…

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Can a sliver of blue heaven

Between hard rock face,

Answer the riddle

Set by time and place?

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Could Sentinels of Stone point out the way?

Is there really such a difference betwixt night and day?

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First it was a tickle,

Then it was a stroke…

As the pale sun’s disk

Caressed by bark

Slid down to earth

And then began to talk…

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‘You enter this portal to

avoid traversing the dark.’

 

 

 

 

Involution…

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“You forgot involution,” says Wen with the sort of grin which means things are going to get worse before they get better.

“Did I?”

“From your list of concepts which may help people fathom the shadowing.”

“Ah, so I did, but then ‘involution’ is a rather vague term.”

“What, and ‘correspondence’ isn’t?”

“Well, no, at any rate not in the context of that which shadows and that which is shadowed…”

“But you were also thinking magical correspondence weren’t you?”

“I may have been… Whereas involution, on the other hand, quite possibly needs a subject you might think?”

“Involution of structure and form.”

“And structure is?”

“Structure is stone because stones are the bones of the earth.”

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“And form is?”

“Form is hills, particularly hollow hills.”

“How to make the hills hollow,” I murmur, more to myself than to anyone else, “but the stones are no longer structure when they are in the circle, they act more like form.”

“Well, they’re both, especially if after a certain period of time you then again cover them with earth to make a mound, which we know happened at a number of sites.”

“But not here.”

“Except, that the sanctuary may have once been a mound.”

“Oh yes, I can see that…”

“And mounds are always portals.”

“Why are mounds always portals?”

“Because the human belly becomes a mound in order to act as a portal for the body.”

“Hmmmm…”

I sit down on a stone, somewhat dazed.

In fact, I sit down on what we are now calling the ‘Throne Stone’ and immediately slide off the wet surface and land with a bump on the sodden earth.

Which is an effective enough way of being re-grounded.

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Sun, Moon and Stars…

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… “Before Ogma, I swear.
Before Sun and Moon and Stars,
before Sky, Land and Sea, I swear.
Before the Sidhe-Folk, I swear…

Defenders of the land,
victory and defeat are created in each of you.

What I ask of you in dealing with this foe
is not the work of cowards.

Our hosting in this conflict
will defeat those who have destroyed
the prosperity of the land.

Circling leftward I curse them!

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Rod of Aspen
End Measure
Sod of End
Fuagh!

May the foe-men be hindered.
May fear be heard among them.
The End-Time has taken form.

Ravens will come upon our foe with doom,
and be their shared torment.

Their end goes before us to the foe;
they are mournful and doomed.

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O, my Warrior Band;
my most warlike host,
in the burning fields of battle,
High-Folk will sustain your form in the clouds of the sky.

O you, my Glorious Ones,
a nine-fold brightness is upon us,
through the powerful skill of our men-of-art,
the battle fire will not falter until victory is won.

My Troops, greatest of sea-like hosts,
here in the beauty of the land,
a frenzy of battle invites you to embrace fate.

With mighty waves of golden, powerful, burning fires,
and battle lust may you seek out your foe upon the field,
embracing fate in a frenzy of battle.”

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