Exploring Celtic Spirituality
With Edie Stone, MA
A Series of Classes and Ceremonies
Celebrating the Celtic Wheel of the Year
Boulder, Colorado 80302
the original Merlin, whose prophetic vision calls us
to awaken to the perils & possibilities of our times.
Prophecies and 2012: Tools to Transform the Future
February 24, 2012. 7-9 pm. Presentation and discussion, $10
February 25, 2012. Noon-5 pm. Workshop, $50
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Metaphysical Research Society of
1001 East 7th Avenue, Denver,
Details and location below
Article below: Merlin's Prophecies, the Mayan Calendar, and 2012
In ancient Wales, young Merlin "occupied" King Vortigern's
spoke truth to power. He then foresaw the whole of British history,
ending with visions of pollution and disruption which are coming true.
As an old man, Merlin went mad with grief from the ravages of war. As
cleared, he spoke of cosmic order and of Avalon, island of healing.
This is not the wizard with the pointy hat or the Merlin of romantic
fantasies. Rather this is the primal Myrddin found in early Welsh
legends and bardic poetry. This is the Merlin whose presence can still
be felt in the
land in Wales and Britain.
In the workshop we will explore tools to create change; challenge
destructive patterns in self
& society; and discover paths of personal and planetary healing
from shamanism & Celtic spirituality.
Friday's presentation is 7-9 pm, $10. The experiential workshop
is Sat, 12-5pm, $50.
Call 303-415-3755 or email estone@ediestone to register for the
workshop and get supply list.
Edie Stone, MA, LPC
Edie teaches classes in dreams, mythic symbolism,
Celtic spirituality, and shamanism. She
has taught workshops in Colorado, Wales, and England on "Merlin and
2012" and "Psychotherapy and Shamanism." Her articles have appeared in
publications in Colorado
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Feb. 24, 7-9 pm
- Merlin's Prophecies
- Presentation, $10
Feb. 25, noon-5 pm
- Tools to Transform
- Workshop, $50
- Metaphysical Research Society of Denver
- 1001 East 7th Avenue, Denver, Colorado
- NE corner of 7th Avenue and Ogden Street
Merlin's Prophecies, the Mayan Calendar, and 2012:
By Edie Stone, MA
In the legends of ancient Wales, the youth Merlin "occupied" King
Vortigern's tower, and spoke truth to power. He then foresaw the clash
of the red and white dragons, and the whole of British history, ending
with visions of pollution and disruption which are coming true in our
As an old man, Merlin went mad from the ravages of war, lived in the
wildwood, and spoke with the animals. As his mind cleared, he lived in
a stellar observatory, and spoke with the poet Taliesin of cosmic
order and of Avalon, the island of healing.
This is the primal Myrddin, as he emerges from the oral history and
poetry of the original Welsh-speaking tribes of Britain of the Dark
Ages, not the familiar magician in a pointy hat of Arthurian romances.
Young Merlin's story was first written down about 1135 AD by Geoffrey
of Monmouth as Prophetiae Merlini, Prophecies
of Merlin, changing his name from Myrddin to Merlin. Old Merlin, the
wild Merlin of the woods, was scribed by Geoffrey about 1150 AD in Vita Merlini, or The Life of Merlin.
While Merlin was studying the stars, the rest of Europe was slipping
into the Dark Ages. But at the same time, Maya civilization was coming
into its height, noting the precession of the equinoxes and other
cosmic cycles with detailed stone carvings and precisely aligned
architecture. The Maya created several complex, interlocking calendars,
including the now famous Long Count, which ends on the Mayan date
188.8.131.52.0, which is December 21, 2012.
Ancient civilizations in Peru were also advanced time-keepers. The Inca
calendar marked cycles of 500 years, with 20 year transition periods.
The previous cycle ended in 1992, which adding 20 years brings us to
2012, the beginning of a new cycle.
Merlin’s prophecies end with environmental and social upheaval,
followed by chaos on a cosmic level. Many people have projected onto
the Mayan calendar great catastrophes in 2012. We certainly are in an
era of great challenges and transitions.
But there are rays of hope as well. The stellar symbolism of the Maya
can be viewed as the birth New Sun of consciousness from the womb of
the Cosmic Mother. And elders in the Andes are teaching of a new era of
heart-centered consciousness that is needed to heal Mother Earth.
The prophecies of Merlin are quite dark. But the character of Merlin
is quite strong as he goes through an initiation of shamanic
dismemberment, restructuring of consciousness, and return to the light.
We can learn from his story to speak truth to power, to grieve
destruction, and to seek higher knowledge.
As for Merlin's prophecies… a prophecy is a warning as well as a
prediction. If we heed the warnings, we may avoid the predictions. So
may we use this year to challenge destructive patterns in self and
society, and to find paths of personal and planetary healing.
Prophecies, the Mayan Calendar, and 2012 © by Edie
Use with permission and website citation.
A shorter article on this topic appeared in The Celtic Connection,
Many thanks to Pat McCullough!
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