November 2, 2009
I began my exploration of Dublin with an impromptu meeting with a Druid at the train station. He assured me that there is no obvious “pagan movement’ in Ireland, as those who emerge with their gifts are quickly “corrupted!” Same problem the world over. Secrecy has its purpose.
Half Scot and half Irish, he was soooo intense, utterly magikal and a gentleman to boot! A descendent of the Aquarian Robert Burns, pioneer of the Romantic movement and Scotland’s national poet, he walked me to the Writer’s Museum, right around the corner from my hotel, and posed for my camera in an apt spot, considering his poetic heritage, before the doors of the Hugh Lane Gallery, advertising the opening of a new Francis Bacon exhibit!
A terrible beauty he was…
And my final encounter in Dublin, was another terrible beauty, the Black Madonna known as Our Lady of Dublin
The statue of Our Lady of Dublin with the Christ child is of sixteenth century origin and, after the sacking of the Abbey in 1539, was hidden and preserved. It was found by Fr John Spratt in 1824 and brought to Whitefriar Street Church. The history of its survival is indicative of a persevering faith in the people and the statue is dear to Dubliners and others alike. The feastday of Our Lady of Dublin is celebrated on September 8 which is also the date of the Birthday of Our Lady. For full text, click here.
And this full circle brings me to another closed circle, this blog cycle which began under Venus conjunct the New Moon in Taurus, and ends with Venus conjunct the New Moon in Scorpio.
At the New Moon, I deliver a new birth, my book Kundalini’s Daughter accompanied by a new blog with the same name. You can tune in at http//kundalinisdaughter.wordpress.com
Thank you to all my readers for engaging in this rite of uniting Heaven and Earth. Our gallery exhibition has reverberated through cyberspace during the six months of this experiment and our goal has been nothing less than bringing real change to the culture. In time we shall see what impact, if any, we have had.