Current Shared Dreaming Question May 24, 2015 10:27:36 GMT -5
Post by Morgaine ᚛ᚋᚑᚏᚌᚐᚔᚅᚓ᚜ on May 24, 2015 10:27:36 GMT -5
Ongoing Independent "Homework":
Ongoing Hunts to be Pursued Next Tide:
- Sacred Stories / Hunt (consider implications, list inconsistencies / questions for current Tide's Tribe and Mab stories, lookup place / personal name etymologies, locations, identify / map patterns, etc.)
- Cycle (BoSL / Faery Tree, Fire Offerings / Cycle Projects, etc.)
- Dreaming: Immrama (personal healing, Tribes work & work with patron/ess), Doorway (ancestral Avalonian meanings of symbols, sigils, glyphs), Shared Dreaming (group healing), Dream Re-entry (reclaiming lost or forgotten parts of Dreaming)
- Follow-up (e.g. Dream Re-entry, Healing, Collaborations on other Workings, etc.)
- Ritual (morning/eve salutations, Rites of Passage, feast day and moon/sun rituals, etc.)
Ongoing Hunts to be Pursued Next Tide:
- (4th Branch & Ceridwen/Taliesin) What Boon does Gwydion ask of Pwyll, what terms are set for its granting, and what are the consequences of Gwydion cheating these terms? Does Gwion receive a Boon in exchange for his efforts on Ceridwen's behalf or is this some destiny at work?
- Why does Ceridwen choose a blind man to tend the fire, and what happens when she knocks his eye out (what do these symbolise)? If fire (and in particular the fire set to a great enchantment) is sacred, what might we infer about the person chosen to tend it? How are they likely qualified to do so, and where do we see evidence or clues for this in the story?
- What is the meaning of the story of Ceridwen as "Dragon-Rider", and what is its significance in terms of our spiritual work?
- How does Ceridwen picking through the pile of grain to find the one grain that is Taliesin mirror our efforts to find suitable Aspirants and Members?
- What are the names of Ceridwen's eight sisters, as referenced in the story of Ceridwen, Briga and Mabon (Irish: Cailleach, Bride, and Angus), and what powers do they represent?
- (Tide Story: Ceridwen & Celi) What Boon does Cer ask of Ceridwen, and what terms are set to grant it?
- (1st Branch) Is Blodeuwedd's creation by Gwydion and Math an example of ceremonial magic? If so, then how might the story have been told in earlier times, before ceremonialism appeared/evolved in Avalon?
- If Blodeuwedd's spirit was conjured from blossoms, is she actually a Fae (i.e. a group of plant spirits and/or tree devas that respond and act as one, behaviour sometimes referred to as 'hive mind')?
- What are Blodeuwedd's nine flowers, what are their properties, and how do they reveal her inner nature?
- What terms does Arianrhod set for granting Lleu the Boon of name, arms, and wife?
- What terms does Math the Ancient (or do Tradition Law and Custom) set for granting Lleu the Boon of lands?
- (Tribes Story: Dona & Beli) Dona merges with the spirit of the Hare in order to found a Noble House/Tribe: are there other occasions when such a ritual might be advisable or necessary?
- What are the stars in the pool that Beleu is studying so diligently?
- What Boon does Dona ask of the Hares, and what terms are set for granting it?
- (2nd & 3rd Branches: Branwen & Bran, Rhiannon & Manawyddan) Who is Granwen (a name mentioned in some versions of the 2nd Branch story)?
- What Boon does Matholhwc ask of Bran, and what terms does Bran set for granting it?
- (Tribes Story: Penarddun & Llŷr) What are "the Gates of Life and Death", and how do they relate to the dawning Age to which the Druids refer?
- What price do Penarddun and the people of the Isles of the Mighty pay for Llŷr's release? What price would they have paid had he not been released?
- How can we make decisive choices that serve the highest good of our spiritual community?
- How is Iweriadd (in some sources, cited as mother of Bran and Manawyddan) related to Penarddun (mother of Nissien, Efnissien, and Branwen)? How does this mirror the Irish stories of Lir?
- How do the Irish children of Lir/Ler correspond to the Welsh children of Llŷr?