The Winged Destiny; Studies In The Spiritual History Of The Gael by Fiona MacleodThe Winged Destiny; Studies In The Spiritual History Of The Gael by Fiona Macleod

The Winged Destiny; Studies In The Spiritual History Of The Gael

byFiona Macleod

Paperback | January 11, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 130 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Children of Water '0, hide the bitter gifts of our lord Poseidon.'-- Archimkiuus Of Paros. CHILDREN OF WATER CUILIDH-MHOTRE SEA-MAGIC FARA-GHAOL SORROW ON THE WIND THE LYNN OF DREAMS MAYA CHILDREN OF WATER 'Ritraghad 's ri lionadh . . . Mara bha Mar a tha Mar a bhitheas Gu brath Ri tragadh 'S ri lionadh.' (Ebbing and flowing . . . M it was, aa it is, as it shall be evermore--the ebb and the flow.) Students of Gaelic mythology will remember that Tuan--who, under the grey cloud and by the whispering rushes of the west, gave out the same ancient wisdom as Pythagoras gave by Ionian Kroton, or as Empedocles gave by Sicilian Acragas--remembered his many transformations. He had been, he said, an eagle and a stag and a salmon in deep waters, and had known other changes. In like manner the Sicilian sophist remembered that he had been ' a youth and a maiden and a bush and a bird and a gleaming fish in the sea'; and the Children greatest of Greek mages declared that again of Water. and again he had lived in a changed body, as old raiment discarded or new raiment donned. But I am not now concerned with this problem, that, like a wind at twilight, has troubled with furtive shadows the waters of many minds. As with a greater problem, it may be folly to believe it, but a worse folly to hold it incredible. And, too, in the end, when we are tired of the tide-play of the mind and sink into the depths and silences and think from there, what are the thousand words that say no against the one word that says yes? I recall from childhood a story of a man who, for the gain of a great wisdom, sold to the Prince of Pride the whole substance and reach of his mortal period, retaining only a single minute out of all this incalculable treasure. He lived to the stipulated hour, and at the end...
Title:The Winged Destiny; Studies In The Spiritual History Of The GaelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217647189

ISBN - 13:9780217647182

Look for similar items by category: