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The Duile, The Nine Elements of the Ancient Irish Druids

Michael Conneely

The Duile

The Duile are the nine elements system and body energy work spiritual practice of the ancient Irish Druids. Fortunately for later humanity, it preserved in a later surviving manuscript (like another mystical energy work practice of the ancient Irish Druids: The Cauldrons of Poesy), where our own body is healed, strengthened and vastly empowered and so our sense of our body becomes ever more strongly a beautiful powerful microcosm of the macrocosm: The Cosmic Man/Woman. ‘As above, so below’.

You can work with the Three Cauldrons and the Nine Elements of the ancient Irish Druids in my Druid Forest School Course. See:
www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Like all Irish Druid spirituality the practices, beliefs and histories were originally orally-preserved, and just a few of them survived to come down to us because they were written up in medieval manuscripts by often unsympathetic medieval Irish monks, who of course were blind to the spiritual wealth that they were handling – often at the request of rich patrons who wanted the old magic, the old stories! The Manuscript presenting this ancient Irish Druid visionary mystical body energy work is attributed to Amergin, the ancient Irish bard and poet of the Milesians, who invaded Ireland after the Tuatha de Danaan. The poem was re-written in the 7th Century and later copied into a 16th Century Manuscript (Legal codex H.3.18, Trinity College, Dublin). So: so very thankfully: the wisdom has survived!

Please watch this Video explaining more:

So, what are the nine elements of the ancient Irish Druids? Well, first of all, here’s a list of the nine elements that the ancient Irish Druids worked with, and just a tiny but beautiful and magical selectin from the many indicators for each that the Druids used:

Element Magical Tools/Correspondences

1. Bones Stone of Destiny
2. Flesh Nemeton: The Sacred grove
3. Hair Plant Life, Ogham and Herbs
4. Blood Sea, West, Cauldron
5. Breath Wind, The Sword of Nuada
6. Mind The Well of Segais
7. Face Sun, The Spear of Lugh
8. Brain Imbas (Inspiration)
9. Head Heaven, The Torque

Next, here’s a brief selection of wonderful realisations that the very inspired and able students working with the Druid Forest School have come to: just in their work with the first element: The Bones: their bones!

1. Bones as Protective framework
2. Bones as Cage/ladder for our energy system
3. Bones as Solidity of our Self
4. Bones as Magical intention storage place
5. Stronger sense of our bones gives us stronger realisation that we are part of and connected to and one with the universe. This strengthens both our sense of our self and it also strengthens our sense of the nature of the universe.

Doing the exercise helps us really appreciate our skeleton and its structure, the way it protects all our vital organs, and acts as a frame and even shock-absorber for our journey through life. The more you contemplate it, the more amazing it becomes! We are held upright and strong by this scaffolding for our wonderful flesh.

Our bones can act as a storehouse for our personal power and magical spiritual intentions. This ties in with Healing Techniques that deal with the holding of energies in the body: both harmful energies implanted there that need to be healed, but also magical, inspiriting energies too. See: http://maggiepashley.com/

On the question of holding magical intention in our Bones, Maggie advises: ‘I think it all depends on intention. I think storing energy in the bones sounds like a great idea. In Metamorphic Technique we always said that the bones represented energy and power and life itself. The Taoists have a practice called bone breathing to strengthen Kidney Qi.
I think it is important to follow our own guidance rather and inner knowing rather than being over influenced by what others say.’

I mentioned above the sense of our unity with the Cosmos, the concept of Cosmic Man/Woman, what in the Vedic Indian tradition is known as Purusha. Another expression of this oh-so-valuable concept is the Song of Amergin:

The Song of Amergin

Here is an extract of The Song of Amergin was composed by Amergin, son of Mile, Ollamh or Chief Druid of the invading Milesians. Amergin composed this poem when the Milesians landed in the West of Ireland, intent on defeating the wonderful god-like Tuatha de Danaan. This poem clearly shows the oneness of the man with the whole of nature, and it shows the power of our ability to shape-shift:

I am Wind on Sea,
I am Ocean-wave,
I am Roar of Sea,
I am Bull of Seven Fights,
I am Vulture on Cliff,
I am Dewdrop,
I am Fairest of Flowers,
I am Boar of Boldness,
I am Salmon in Pool,
I am Lake on Plain…
I am Word of Skill,
I am the Point of the Weapon of combats,
I am God who fashioned Fire for a Head…….

So, get in touch with me. Enroll on one of my Druid Forest School Courses.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Michael

 

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Cosmic Man, Cosmic Woman & the Ancient Irish Druids

Michael Conneely

Cosmic Man, Cosmic Woman and the Ancient Irish Druids

The energy work that has come down to us from the ancient Irish Druids is very powerful. It includes the concept of Cosmic Man/Cosmic Woman, where the strengthened sense of our Self is one with the Cosmos, and the same concept exists in the ancient Vedic spirituality: The Purusha. Work to strengthen your Self with the Druid mystical energy work courses of the Druid Forest School.

This Blog is about my Druid Forest School Mystical Energy Work of the Ancient Irish Druids.

If you look at my Druid Forest School Courses page:
www.druidforestschool.com/courses
You will see that I offer two courses where you develop the power and solidity of your body and also see how your body connects to Land, Sea and Sky, is a reflection of the Cosmos: as above, so below.

The body is of course complete with Consciousness. And the prime aim of the ancient Irish Druids was to develop the Fire in the Head: The special spark of creativity that we incarnated to achieve this time: in this life-time.
There is such strength and power in developing our sense of our Self, where the stronger sense of body gives a stronger foundation for our Consciousness – and also this develops our sense of its Oneness with all Creation.

These two courses are the ‘Three Cauldrons’ exercise of the ancient Irish Druids and also their ‘Nine Elements or ‘Duile’.

Have a look at this video which starts us off on genuine physical and spiritual understanding of what it is to be Cosmic Man or Cosmic Woman:

In fact the Vedic spiritual path of ancient India also had this sense that we are in fact ‘Cosmic Man’ or ‘Cosmic Woman’, and they called this: the Purusha.

This Druid Forest School course invites you to look into the concept of the cosmic man/woman. You do the powerful exercises, and you let me know what you find, and how you react to it.

It is significant that Ireland and India have the same concept. This is of course because they are both developments from the same Indo-European source. This is the reason for the big similarities in their languages which are both off-shoot branches from the Indo-European language family tree, originating from the same source language. Also within the Indi-European family tree of languages are Ancient Norse, Latin, Greek, Anglo-Saxon, Modern English, French, German, Spanish, etc.

So, as you strengthen your work with the exercises using the Three Cauldrons or the Nine Elements (The Duile) you look into the concept of Indo-European heritage, the spread of the Indo-Europeans from the single source area, maybe study cognate heritages from the source say with the Norse for example. It’s a fascinating study. See what you make of it.

I was taught Indo-European sound changes: how the Indo-European languages evolved and changed from their common source. This was at Oxford in the late Sixties when I was taught by JRR Tolkien’s son. My home base then was a spiritual community in Glastonbury when I was supported by Geoffrey Ashe and Gareth Knight, and I still love re-reading their books.

I feel that this work which stems from the Druid Path of the pre-Christian Irish, ties in to the sense of the ‘Cosmic Man’: This is the sense that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm; the sense that we are actually one with the land, the heavens, the planets.

So, for example, I work with you to build up your exercise with the first of the nine elements: the exercise for bones (and then flesh/hair, with the intention of developing your sense of being the Cosmic Man (Woman). Aim to develop a sense of your physical interpenetrating one-ness with the rest of the cosmos. See what happens. A lot can. We get a stronger physical presence. We get a stronger sense of the vastness and of destiny/fates. We become healed. We become more powerful.
Get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you
Michael

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The Three Cauldrons Spiritual Vision Work

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely & The Three CauldronsThe Three Cauldrons Spiritual Vision Work of the Ancient Irish Druids

The Three Cauldrons Vision work, also known as the Cauldrons of Poesy, is a supreme and wonderful healing and empowerment meditation and ritual of the ancient Irish Druids. It was preserved in a later medieval surviving manuscript.

We envision The Three Cauldrons with our body: abdomen, heart and head. These were called the Cauldrons of Poesy.

We use The Three Cauldrons to develop our good physical health, the mature and creative use of our emotions (including our most difficult emotions) and above all our Wisdom.

And when we attain our own special sort of mastery in all three of The Three Cauldrons, in all three of these areas of our life, in this incarnation, only then can we express our own especial spark of creation: Fire in the Head.

The aim of this vision work ritual is to achieve full creative expression of our special reasons for being here this time.

Here are three Videos working with the Cauldrons of Poesy:



The Druid Forest School is based in the far West of Ireland near Ben Bulben, Knocknarea, Carrowmoor, Carrow Keel, the Caves of Kesh, Loch Arrow and the site of the Second Battle of Moytura. We share the deep wisdom of the many facets of the Druid mystical practice of the ancient Irish and their sacred heritage such as the Cauldron of Poesy, the Well of Segais and the Cup of Cormac.

This Worldwide Course aims to work with key practices aimed to develop transformative understanding into the path of the Ancient Irish Druids.
You are sent information sheets and an audio about each practice or topic of your choice.
You  thus embark on a journey of healing and empowerment and vastly develop your insight into yourself and your life.
We look forward to hearing from you: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

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The Cauldrons of Poesy : Druid Forest School Worldwide Course

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJm4_SoKLt4

This is a supreme healing and empowerment meditation and ritual of the ancient Irish Druids.
It was preserved in a later surviving manuscript.
We envision three cauldrons with our body: abdomen, heart and head. These were called the Cauldrons of Poesy.
We use them to develop our good physical health, the mature and creative use of our emotions (including our most difficult emotions) and above all our Wisdom.
And when we attain our own special sort of mastery in all three of these, in all three of these areas of our life, in this incarnation, only then can we express our own especial spark of creation.

The aim of this vision work ritual is to achieve full creative expression of our special reasons for being here this time.

See the Druid Forest School website for details and how to enrol:
http://www.druidforestschool.com/

Thank you for watching this video, Michael

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