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The Place of Transformation

My guide is wearing a long blue robe, and we walk a path towards a castle. The land is bright and beautiful. It does not have the stylized beauty of the elf castles in "The Lord of the Rings" but it is a land without hidden hatreds and conflicts, in a way like the Buddhist Pure Lands, where one may meditate in peace.

We enter the castle and my guide suggests we enter some of the upper rooms. We go up stairs and walk to the right, and there a room with graceful designs in stained glass. In its center is a Persian rug with a central mandala, in green blue and white. It is somehow alive, and is moving. We walk into its center, and we are transported to a temple with great high marble pillars, and a rectangular pool. There is an altar in the front which arouses the emotion of fear. It seems to be a place of death and sacrifice. My guide says,

This is a place of transformation. You have wondered about birth and death amid the Fair Folk. This is our place for both.

He holds up his hand and a dark marble bowl appears floating in the air which symbolizes the group consciousness of the Fair Folk. It stays in the air above our heads and glows and crackles with light. My guide says that the bowl represents the collective mind of Manannan's people. Within it is an object that looks like a golden network or vast wreath of nodes. It appears like a living golden Christmas wreath.

There are others in the room attending a kind of ceremony focused around the bowl.

Now the energy shoots through the bowl and wreath creating a sort of golden vortex. Into the vortex comes a white sun, which expands and contracts. Rays come from the golden wreath, and the sun swirls and becomes smaller. The golden networks and the winds sculpt the light. It becomes the outline of a child dressed in flowing robes, as the light and the wind mix together. The child descends into a pool of glowing green waves rippling with harp music. The child with golden flowing hair and the green eyes of Manannan's people rises to the surface of the water on a water lily.

The light within the bowl radiates out again and becomes a circle of welcoming. The child is being welcomed into the realm of the Fair Folk. The child is given a mirror containing images of a variety of plant and animal forms, and it chooses a white crane.

The Fair Folk for whom the crane is a lineage symbol come forward to welcome the child, and in their midst, it is clear that he is a boy. These people have the ability to shift to the shape of their lineage animal, and the boy will also have that skill.

My guide raises his hand to the bowl again and it shimmers and disappears.

My guide says,

This is something that we do together as a community - we welcome new members of our people. When they incarnate here, they usually have lived here before. Occasionally, someone comes here for the first time. When people incarnate in our world in order to live here, this is the means by which they enter.

To learn more about the social order of the Fair Folk, please use the following link:

The Society of the Fair Folk

Introduction | History | Manannan Mac Lir | Merlin | Taliesin | Building the Realms of the Fair Folk | Lir and Danu | Lugh and the Morrigan | Anya, Daughter of Manannan | Manannan's Ocean Kingdom | Aengus, The Poet God of Love and Romance | The Ancient Roads to the Fair Folk | Manannan's Horses | The Place of Transformation | Traveling Between the Worlds Research Methodology | Conclusion


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