A great presence of energy, a sacred flow (a She-Dragon) weaves through the 3 counties of the ancient kingdom of Deheubarth, in S.W. Cymru: Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, from St. Bride’s Bay and back again.
“Except for a very few places, the coast line from Marloes Sands to St. Bride’s Haven hugs this Dragon’s back. Gaining Her attention are several raths or forts/enclosures, a prehistoric flint factory, as well as the likely former sites of a lost church and chapel.
Continue reading Sea She-Dragon
Tracing Y Ddraig:
There isn’t much left of the once thriving little harbour at St. Bride’s. Calamitous storms have washed away the deep soil that only centuries ago came down a hundred yards nearer the sea.
Continue reading Shadowed…St. Bride’s Haven to Martin’s Haven
I’ve re-uploaded Divining Ddraig: Gwal y Filiast to Bitchute:
A video for the Song of Ffraed blog that documents a healing journey, a pilgrimage, following a dragon* through 3 counties, innumerable prehistoric sites (which include four abbeys, over eighty known early church and chapel sites, and a cathedral).
This video takes us briefly out of this world to the liminal environs of the wonderful Gwal y Filiast.
Continue reading Divining Ddraig: Gwal y Filiast
First published on my main website.
It was a blissful, bright and sunny Easter morning and the blackbirds and robins had been singing since dawn. Kria, the buzzard, wheeled lazily in the unblemished sky, ravens rolled above the exalting treetops when, too acute to perceive with human ears, the familiar voice of the Goddess beckoned me to ‘the Sanctuary’.
Continue reading Called to Cares
Robin Heath, stone stalker and archaeoastronomer, has spent very many years rediscovering and demonstrating the knowledge and genius of people who have walked these Isles before us. In his information-packed, and excellent book, Bluestone Magic, Heath reveals much of what he has discovered while tramping the commonly wet and blustery hills of West Wales, and how their perfectly-sited and oriented constructions have never stopped straight-talking with each other and with the, sun, the moon and the stars. ¹
Continue reading Communing with saints. Calling for warriors.
In their book, The Holy Kingdom (P.144), historians, Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett, & the author, Adrian Gilbert, state that when Meurig, King Arthur’s father, was the king of Glamorgan (6th Century), the abad (abbot) of Clas Nanhyfer was Meurig’s brother, Cuhylyn, no less.¹ This would confirm that this early, so-called ‘Celtic Christian’ monastery was a very important one.
Continue reading Be not afeard. The aisle is full of noises