Friday, 30 November 2018

The Awen Celtic Symbol – The Three Rays Of Light. 
By Maria O'Farrell Carr

On our Irish tour we see this symbol engraved into a stone building across from our Bray hotel. In the Celtic language, the word “Awen” means essence or inspiration. For pronunciation, it can either be said as “ah-when”, “ou-when”, or “ah-oo-en”. The Awen symbol is fairly simple in design. Consisting of three rays leading up to a path to a high point of three dots all why surrounded by three circles.

There are multiple meanings for the Awen Celtic symbol. One interpretation is the two outside lines are symbolic of both man and women while the inside line represents balance. The most popular interpretation of the Awen symbol is three rays of light.

The number three is a very sacred number not just in Druidry but also in Celtic culture. The meaning of each ray of light has different meanings in culture. Another example minus the surrounding rings.

Some believe that they represent three divisions of the soul (mind, body and spirit)
Others believe it represents the three realms we inhabit (land, sea and sky)
Also underworld, middle world and upper world
Love, Wisdom and Truth
Nature, knowledge and truth
So as you can see, there are many meanings for the Awen.

Interestingly the three words for Druidry that illuminate darkness are nature, knowledge and truth.
The circle or sometimes three circles surrounding the symbol indicate the cyclical and timeless nature of these trinities as well as the three circles of creation.

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Welcome to 
Maria O'Farrell Carr's 
New Newsletter!

This newsletter is all about staying connected!
So whats New?

We have two new Tours in 2019
with Maria & Jane Donald.
Ireland - March
Greek Islands - October

Coming to Penticton, BC, Canada!
with Maria
Would you like to host this course in your town?
Contact us

Maria is also available for
Celtic Wisdom Sessions / Readings
by phone or on line

Interested in Celtic Wisdom and stories of Ireland?
Join our Facebook page Maria's Irish Tours
or my new Blog

For more details contact Maria 

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I am actually in Ireland and got to watch the local town parade today. 

Hope you all are having fun today.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Friday, 12 January 2018

There is a lot of talk about this now... 
You can still see the roads to nowhere
 and the famine walls to no where.. 
in Ireland today.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Our new 2018 Maria's Irish Tours are now open for registration.

April 8 - 23, –
Ireland Sacred Tour: Celtic Angels - 14 nights with Cindy Smith & Maria
May 19 - 28, –
Ireland Sacred Tour: Gaia - 9 nights with L.A’s Talk Radio host & Yoga teacher Bridgetta Tomarchio & Maria

Sept 25 - Oct 6, –
 Ireland Sacred Tour: Find Your Inner Love and Joy Vibrations - 11 nights with Maria, Jane Donald & Melanie Schroeder

Do you have your new 2018 Calendar?
Mark June 21st for the Okanagan's Largest Summer Solistice on Thursday June 21st at 6:30pm by the Marina Way Beach, across from the Prague Cafe by OKanagan Lake Marina  in Penticton.