Rev Dr Theresa
I wanted you to know I was really
here, and being "Southern" to the bone, i would say
Thank You for all this incredible work... I have
been wandering, each page I seem to follow the energy
to somewhere else...Goddess this is so cool!.. I
have to slow down....and learn to savor the energy
within here.... Have a Great Day Sir, or I
think evening there... I am timeless these days,
so I never know what time is where...
There Is a
wealth of information here.I love the design and
layout and esp the background music to listen to
while reading. This
site reminds of the wonderful books I have read on
celtic magic it is very inspiring. The video "Going
home" was really great. Many thanks. Love &
"To us there is no such thing as magic
& the supernatural, i.e. things greater or above
Nature." THIS is what I have been looking for!
THIS is exactly how I have seen things for years ~ and
sounded crazy to my friends. I have always maintained
what we call supernatural is perfectly natural, we
have just distanced ourselves from it. Please sir! May
I have more? Thank you for the invitation. I'll
be spending many hours on this site!
Glenna Thompson 23-09-11
Hiya Gareth, thank you for
inviting me to browse your site, I look forward to many
nights searching through your extensive contribution to
history and spirituality alike.
A Brilliant work from a shining
star. I can see heart and soul went into each
thought and word . I thank you!
hi gareth :) BB
very interesting i will be popping in again very soon
You were the first person to welcome
me when I joined Temple Illuminatus, and I am very
glad that you did because now I have been introduced
to this lovely work of yours as well. I look forward to
exploring its pages and learning much from them. Thank
you for your warm words of introduction and for
creating this "virtual textbook."
Joe Bonhage 14-12-11
I came, I read, I conquered my
ignorance. Here's hoping you are well.
I am enjoying your erudite writing. One of your
booklist was in my collection some years ago, before
my Library was stolen. So, I've been put in the
position of having to replace the books which are
now important to me.
Your 'Taxonomy,' or Comparative
mythology, as you will, is nothing short of brilliant.
I must read it again, as I am so tired physically,
that I can barely keep my eyes open, yet my mind is in
joyful awe. I just have to write this short note to
Sanskrit is the "mother language" of Earth. So I've read,
and heard in lecture. It is interesting to study the
patterns of languages, and how the most minute sounds,
monemes, are carried throughout all cultures along with
phonemes, the combinations of sounds. Also the patterns of
trade need to be considered, as the influx of trade goods
into different cultures can lead to confusion. I think I
lost my point? Perhaps I'll pick up the thread of it
tomorrow. There was something I wanted to say...?
Well, Good Night, Sweet Prince. Blessings of the Mother's
surround and enfold you.
Andrea Bascelli 25-06-12
Gareth! How are you this glorious day? It's not so
quiet here. I cranked up the radio for NPR's
classical music and the dreadful news. What do you think of the near
'discovery' of the 'not quite' Higg's Boson-type
say it's action is a binding together of particles,
at the "Big Bang" event.
Otherwise, all the multi-billions of
particles would have simply dispersed,
individually. Ipso facto, no galaxies,
quarks or solar systems. A Manifestrix -
She who glues the Multiverses Together!?
Yea, Creatrix, wherefore art thou? The only
thing is, the Established "religions" are going to jump
on this as PROOF that they are right.
[I agree, Andrea - if anything it
is a Goddess, not a God particle (Gareth)]
I am beyond words, staring at this phone trying to impart
the gratitude I feel. You were the first person to welcome
me to paganspace.net, and were quite eloquent there, I
confess I did not immediately reply believing at the late
hour I couldn't do you justice. After perusing just the
beginnings of your site, however, including your responses
to those frequently asked and apparently annoying
questions, I find myself humbled. I doubt, dear sir, that
I could ever do your eloquence justice. Nonetheless I find
that no matter how lacking I must thank you for this
wondrous tome of knowledge and impart the sincere hope
that I might come to know you better. It is rare these
days to come across someone who truly is a wordsmith, and
I find myself drawn like moth to the flame.
Richard Styler 16-07-12
I have read your kind words and
wonder many times, “Do I really merit such
accolades”? There is not one thing about
which you should feel humbled as, you can see from the
guest book, there are very few indeed who can build an
eloquent appraisal such as you have given me. It
is heartening to read comments of this nature which
make the work I have given to the site worthwhile.
My attempt to provide something for everyone includes
passages of blank verse of a metaphysical nature which
may trigger some response in a Keltic mind. Much
is philosophic in an endeavour to open unusual byways
which can fluctuate twixt mythology and quantum
parlance. The texts of the many festivals and
ceremonies are given to encourage those on similar
paths to develop analogous offerings to the Cosmic
Forces enshrined in the High Deities of Keltdom.
As I have said before, the interaction of the human
with These anthropomorphisms should be for us “what
may I give” not “what can I get”.
This website, then, is a culmination of giving and
ends with the glorious vision of the Great Cosmic
Mother provided by the Hubble technology and backed by
a Mahler symphony. This is where I hope the
tears flow from the observer.
Although this old teacher/lecturer tries his best, it
is you the reader alone who can say if I have achieved
anything whatsoever. Alas, many come,
stay, perhaps take an idea or two but seldom announce
their presence. Perhaps such are agents of the
FBI or CIA who are wont to say “We were never
You are the fourth person in latter years to have
referred to me as a ‘wordsmith’.
Certain concepts arise in my mind with words that are
extruded from my consciousness by higher inspiration,
yet made malleable by the hand of the writer to flow
forth on an earthly plane, even as an humble craftsman
fashions the metals of earth for the desire of his
peers. In the amalgam of this observable yet
unseen craft, the elements, which are subtended by
Spirit, fill the median void and energise the process
by the airy freshness of individual thought, the fire
of emotion and the watery realms where the compulsion
of human instincts hold sway, even as the forge fire
is energised by air to produce a crafted work tempered
by having it plunged into the caress of water.
So there you have some hitherto
unuttered thoughts which bring me back full circle to
your lovely message which encouraged the morphogenesis
of this response. And for that, I owe you
many many thanks indeed.
If you don't mind I'd like to
read this site. Amazing! I'm Appalachian (WV), have as
is common in the USA very mixed ancestry but mostly
British Isles plus the Natives of Appalachia (Shawnee
& Cherokee). As a result my paganism inclines
toward Celtic, Native (though mostly from Mesoamerica
rather than Appalachia) as well as Hindu.
By analogy... oh this is going to
be very interesting.
I am now thinking about the hermetic view of as above
so below, as without so within, in terms of the
relationship with the land. I hope to be of some use
to other pagans in this regard, if only to be able to
identify sacred places in the vicinity (northern WV),
increase the interaction with local plants.
Appalachia is interesting in
having all the same trees as where you
are...hawthorne, oak, elder, ash, roane, etc., and
people of mostly British Isles ancestry. There is a
connection, but also this is Native land, and I find
myself uniquely positioned to do this.
You've created quite a
magnificent resource here.
As you can see I am a fellow Brythonic Kelt, and
interested in mythology and culture. More specifically I
am interested in Welsh mythology and traditional culture,
and hope some day to do archaeological or ethnographic
research in Wales. Thank you for creating this wonderful
storehouse of information and Bendyth Y Mamau!
Here is one message I received on
"Just wanted to run this by you with
you're expertise on the subject as I have been looking
and if you will, praying for my pagan name for quite
some time now. Although in America it will probably be a
mispronounced and misunderstood name, I believe I have
found Don to be the most fitting name as I can identify
with her more than others. I don't know weather to add
anything to it such as: sunsong Don or. Vise versa but
would greatly appreciate your wisdom and input on this.
Well here's blatant gall from a
"Blessed Be"/"Merry Meet"/Wiccan/Witchy Poo!!
And here is my answer:-
"Firstly, all devotees of the
Pantheon of Dôn & Beleu are found only in the
Keltic lands of the United Kingdom - Cymru, Gogledd
Cymru and Hen Ogledd Cymru (Wales, North Wales and the
The cardinal feature of Y Plant
Dôn is that it is a hereditary family system similar
to Y Plant Bran and entry into a family is not that
easy - one has to be adopted into Y Plant.
Furthermore there is no branch of our family outwith
the UK. It has no validity in foreign
lands. So I hope you are not trying a convoluted
way of saying to others, "I am of Y Plant
Dôn". That, you must understand, will
never happen, Read my website, pages A00
& A01, which pages will make everything as clear
as the 'roebuck in the thicket'.
Secondly all the Deities of the
pantheon are held in the zenith of honour and
reverence, so no one would ever consider stealing a
Deity's name, making it part of one's own. We do
have names in The Family which are different from our
incarnational identity but these are in the nature of
descriptors, e.g. Cyfarwydd fab Morwen (Story-teller
son of Morwen).
What is always of great
importance is the land on which one is domiciled - it
grants you a living - house, family, job/profession
and food and air - the very smell and feel of the
earth. You see, it's no good trying to be a
druid, out to cut mistletoe from a grove of oak trees
when you are surrounded by a pine forest or giant
redwoods! The Deities of your land of America
are waiting to awaken from slumber and it's your task
to wake Them up.
are probably looking at things from a Wiccan
perspective but members of families like ours have never
called themselves 'witches'
and we never will for that was an insulting descriptor
given to innocent 'pagan' folk by the Anglo-Saxon
invaders of our country before they burned the poor
wretches alive. Read page A02 link to
Have you ever thought of
discussing these points with an ethnic American
(Redman)? I'm sure they will come up with
relative indigenous wisdom.". ..
I appreciate the manner of your
writing. It reminds me of the style from the late 1800's
with the full use of grammar lending concept and
character to each cogent thought. That is something that
was beat out of me in all of the environments where I
have to ply writing for a living, communicating to an
ever dimming consciousness in my culture. I
personally liked the analogy of the gods and the people
being intertwined given their geography. My experiences
concur with that type of supernatural fabric.
Bill H. 19-01-13
I took the liberty to check out
the Y Plant Don website. It is I believe one of the
best resources in " Keltic metaphysics" I have seen
and the information and knowledge that you have shared
is a treasure. You have given the world a great
contribution . Once again thank you and may the
Blessings of the Gods be with you always.
Thank you for your invitation! I
can tell you spent lots of time on the website, and
it's a great resource!..
I have dabbled in Kemetic Recon,
Neo-Wiccan, Theistic Satanism, and Asatru and I
decided that I'd rather create my own path to suit my
doubt you will end up a naked broad with a Horus
collar, a snake skin garter, the tattoo of an
inverted pentagram between the breasts and
swinging a hammer of Thor................ Cool,
I Have saved your website in
bookmarks. Your messages are sent with great care in
presentation. Intelligence with a flamboyant streak!
Thank you my
friend for a beautiful and moving
comment! It is great to have you back as you are a
gifted man and your wisdom taught many of us to
grow! Thank you from my heart.
The information contained on your
site is priceless! I keep reading and learning as long
as my battery lasts...I am most grateful to you for
inviting me to this site!
Cher C. U.S.A.
Hello Gareth, I arrived there ... My researching takes
me to exactly where I need to be it seems. It was a
good read, I'll be returning to The Mysteries often.
Earlier today I was on the home page of your
fascinating website, pleased to read your enlightening
definition of practical metaphysicsand and even though
I have not yet taken the key to 'let myself in' to
Kaer Dathyl just yet, rest assured that your
encouragement is reassuring and I'll let my self in to
explore further in good time. Gareth, I must thank you
once again for sharing your knowledge with us all.
Kindest regards, Xain t14_08-15
Thank you for the wonderful
welcome. I am excited to read about your
research and writings . BB
I'm glad you're here, I will enjoy
reading your site.
Nova Surya 28th Sept
cobbling my own philosophy together for years now.
Taking what works for me from whatever sources I
happen to come across. (Needless to say this man was not
I am interested in the find
of a small engraved stone found
recently called the Emperor's Map. A very small
note was made at the end of the
issue via the NLS Scottish Maps Forum issue 28,
Jan 20, 16. Your work is
fascinating, Gododdin is never far
away, nor Arthur. I am sure feedback
would be welcome. Dr Fiona Mulgrew is at present
publishing some information
about this very soon. The wait for her findings
are a real anticipation for
Hazel M. March 2016