Native European Women

Women have always had an important place in Native Culture, as well as the Celts and the Baskunes, More so when to look at the woman’s place within the other main Cultures, like the Greek and Romans, whose women were second class citizens. Not much different from the Saxon view. Women could also own land, slaves, and other property, and were given important jobs and status within the tribe, and it has been documented that Woman were in the front line in battles, that they were also warrior trainers, and several high profile and important Heroes from Irish myth were sent to Warrior Woman for their warrior training. In fact it is believed that most young men were sent to these woman to learn the art of fighting, add to this the Imazighen (Berber) women enjoy more freedom than that common among Arab women. They are not veiled, they can chose to divorce and they retain their dowry. This is because they like our ancestors were here before the migration of the tribes out of the Middle-East.

Women were doctors, judges, Rulers, blacksmiths, priests, In fact any job a man could do, so could a woman, and both were given equal status. This is most keenly noted in the Temple of Brid, where no man is ever allowed to set foot, (see more on Brid later), and when She was Christianised to Saint Bridget, her temple was converted to a Convent. And when the local male Bishop demanded entrance to check if things were being done correctly to the Irish Church’s way of thinking, he was refused entrance by the Mother Superior, and told to appoint a female Bishop to do the check. This led to Bridget being de-canonised, losing her Sainthood, on the grounds that She had not in fact performed any miracles. While Saint Patrick performed the Miracle of ridding Ireland of snakes!

In pre-Christian Ireland, as in the other “Celtic” lands, everyone had a family name. There were no “Bastard sons” and I will tell you why. We took the family name from our Mother, rather than the Christian idea of Father, and everyone knew who their Mother was, even if they never knew their Father. This Fact proves once again that women held a higher place in Native,Baskunes  and “Celtic” society than almost any other race or creed. The Romans and Greeks treated their women as second-class citizens, and I will not even go into the Saxon View. That is just one of the major differences that the Christian Religion gave to the Native peoples of these Islands and Western Europe as a whole. Why do you think that it is “Mother Earth” and not Father Earth? Mother is the Creator of life, Mother is the one who will bear the next generation of the tribe, and thus guarantee the continuation of the Tribe.

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Next life, or last life?

Ok so I am writing again, from a flash of a thought, like an e-mail going off in my mind, so we know where this came from, but here goes.

I die, everything dies, hell even the Universe will die at some point, nothing lasts forever, but that is the point of life, of being, that is the whole reason, well in my book anyway. But what happens when I die? That is the question.

Option 1 My Queen decides that I have learned my Life Lesson and allows me onwards to the Otherworld, until the end of Time, thus this may be what most will think I mean by Last Life in the title.

Option 2 My Queen decides that I have not learned my Life Lesson and sends me back to the Underworld where I will be “reprocessed” and sent back here. Now I know these are Facts as far as I am concerned, but this is what I mean by the title. Where will I end up?

Time is a Human Concept, being into Archaeology and History I understand this concept well, but on the Otherside of Life, does time exist? Past, Present, Future, or just Now (everywhen). Could this be why we see Ghosts, flashes from another Time, granted always in older fashions and never in Future Fashions, but When would I come back, and has the year 30,000 A.D. already happened, but it is just that we, with our concept of time, can not comprehend such ideas.

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Native Irish – Shaman Based, My Faith

Ok so I have written elsewhere on this subject, what is Native Irish – Shaman Based? But it changes slightly as I learn about myself and the Gods.

I pray to the Old Pre-Christian Gods (see Gods/Goddesses) of Ireland, with particular reverence to Ulster rather than the other 3 Provinces in Erin, simply because my bloodline is from Ulster on my Mothers side, Father unknown, so I do not count that line. Along with them I also give regards to the Great Spirits, mainly from my people, but also one from the Americas, I know why, but She chose me a long time ago.

The Divine
Danu/Anu/Tailtu Great Spirit Mother Creator, Mother Earth.
Morrigan Divine Great Fairy (Fae) Queen of Ulster. She who will judge me when I die, My Queen.
Brid/Bridget/Bride Goddess of the Land, Crafts, Fertility (of mind and body), Music.
Mananas God of the Sea, God of the Shamanic Journey, He who will take me the the Otherworld or the Underworld.
Labraid God of the Underworld, He who will decide my return, and as what, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, and the lesson I must learn this time.
Fildas Goddess of the Wild places, Wild Animals, Goddess of Shape- shifting, Guide on the Journey of the Shaman.
Suz A Goddess of my own device, created by Brid, Morrigan and Danu who created a storm which fused the music Brid was playing, and charged it with electric, My Goddess of Rock music and song-writing. Always helpful when I call upon her when I am had pushed to finish a song or get the words right.

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Native Irish

Do not get the title wrong, I am NOT a nationalist by any stretch of the imagination. This is about the people who turned up in Ireland, in the Dungarven area, about 9,000 years ago. Who were they, where did they come from, what did they do, where did they go. Most if not all of these questions I will answer at some point, I am writing a book about the “First” or Native West Europeans, From Spain to Switzerland to Ireland to Scandinavia.

We are talking about, well at least 50,000 years ago, when we crossed across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain. This or we could have walked about 28,000 miles all around the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. The Modern Irish, Welsh and Scots are from the Iberian/Baskunes areas of Spain/France. It was here on the Northern coast of Spain, around the Cantabria Mountains where we first really settled back in the mists of history, about 30,000 years ago. Back then we were nothing more than a tribe of Nomadic Hunters, living next door to Humans First Cousins, the Neanderthals from the El Sidron area of Northern Spain. These cousins died out about 28,000 years ago, well as far as we currently know they died out. Continue reading Native Irish