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Celtic Benediction - Deep peace

Celtic Benediction

Image size: 195mm x 110mm approx.
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The text is part of a healing prayer taken from 'The Dominion of Dreams Under the Dark Star' by Fiona MacLeod. This was the nom de plume of a William Sharp (c.1855-1905) who wrote romantically about the Western Isles although he was a born in Paisley and educated in Glasgow. It is unusual for a writer to take a feminine name, a secret he kept with almost complete success during his lifetime. Perhaps he was trying to associate himself with earlier writers of the Western Isles such as Mary MacLeod (c.1615-1705) whose poems Marion has also illuminated. A full copy can be found here. Look towards the end of the section titled 'The Amadan'.
This blessing is decorated by geese that are entwined with each initial 'd' in a celtic inspired design.

'Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.'

 
Celtic Benediction calligraphy detail

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