Saturday, July 4, 2009

Master Of The Mysteries


עַל-כֵּן יֹאמְרוּ הַמֹּשְׁלִים
therefore, the Bards say ... Vayikra 21:27

come, be built, be established ... בֹּאוּ, תִּבָּנֶה וְתִכּוֹנֵן

The Hebrew word for the Bards is הַמֹּשְׁלִים. This word can also mean:

  1. those who communicate through proverb, allegory, parable
  2. reconciled within oneself, to make peace
  3. those who complement
  4. those who complete

In Druidic Celtic mysticism, a Bard is a master in training. The Bardic level corresponds to the Psalmist of Kabbalistic Jewish mysticism. Likewise, the Ovate level corresponds to the Prophet, and the Druid level corresponds to the Lawgiver. In both Celtic and Jewish mysticism, there are three levels leading to complete Mastery. The completed Master of the Mysteries embodies them all.


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