The Braided River

8. Ancient Words for Wild Spirits (proto-celtic)

ANCIENT WORDS FOR WILD SPIRITS Here are the Bronze Age mother words for all things connected to the feral edges of our souls, spirits, death, secrets and the whispered mysteries of the land. These words are bridges into the Soitlâ journey; carry them with you as the step closer to the bone dreamers. anatlâ wertyâ […]

10. Ancient Words for Wild Songs (proto-celtic)

ANCIENT WORDS FOR WILD SONGS These 4000-years-old words describe the imagining, creation and offering of song and music and chanted prayer. Some of the phrases are wonder filled and magically infused: a prayer that is softly whispered and quietly held, the song of before and beyond, a song that is born from wild land…They help […]

5. Ancient Words for Wild Waters (proto-celtic)

ANCIENT WORDS FOR WILD WATER Here are the ancestral mother words, 4000 years old. Here are words for the flow and the foam and the fluid within the spirits of wild water. Kombero is a powerful word within this list, meaning the confluence of many waters, the prayers that are sung into them and the […]

10. Ancient Words for Wild Earth (proto-celtic)

ANCIENT WORDS FOR WILD EARTH These words are 4000 years old, from the Bronze Age mother tongue of the British islands. Here are words for the natural landscape, the seasonal cycle and the subtle shifts in meaning between earth and land and world. mûkthno                 augâ owmâ wokumâ  […]

5. Ancient Words for Sacred Fire (Proto-Celtic)

ANCIENT WORDS FOR SACRED FIRE (proto-celtic) These words are 4000 years old, from the Bronze Age mother tongue of the British islands.  Here are warm, bright, illuminating words that include the seven elements of sacred fire magic: hearthstones, smoke, flames, embers, ashes, fuel for the flames and, of course, the woman who kindles the fire. […]

5. Ancient Words for Sacred Vessel (Proto-Celtic)

ANCIENT WORDS FOR SACRED VESSEL (proto-celtic) These words are 4000 years old, from the Bronze Age mother tongue of the British islands. tondâ              bag made from leather bolgos            bag, pouch karbanto        basket meist              basket krîffo               basket (wide and shallow for winnowing) korajet            basket (woven from plant fibre or withy) rindjâ              bowl or bag sewn from tree bark kappo             box, wooden chest (for yarns […]