|Vortigern & Rowena by William Harvey|
1 : The cycles go around.
The mythologised version of actual historic events which signify a deeper cycle of being and a more spiritual understanding of the energies we are dealing with affecting our lives and the cycles.
A vortex of generative, generational manifestation events.
Deconstruction Reconstruction. The Ancient Eastern Phoenix symbol is an equivalent to the Vortigen cycle which involves a series of events. It is from Welsh mythology based on real historic figures circa 400ad as the Romans officially pulled out of Britain.
My theory is with the unwritten records that the indigenous Britons killed off any Romans who did not escape, which is why there is so little Roman DNA in todays British populations.
Vortigern symbolises the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. The significant difference between the two cycles is notable. The Gate of Vortigen has a few specific identifiable symbols. These are the teaching tools of the Stone Age, through story. Remember the spiritual tradition of that era is reincarnation and transmigration.
The Welsh tales specifically and repeatedly focus on the progressive transmutation occurring throughout the reincarnation cycle and how it is measured throughout history.
It is amazing how the alignment of numerology in the current calendar system coincides with the recurring events described from our ancient myths. It being 2023: number 23 is a calm period, exhale- inhale, a gap between two cycles. In Tarot there are 22 major arcana.
2 : The energies are alive.
It is a direct, living tradition, affecting us today, because it is real. My own personal transitions refocus me toward who I am to become as I level up for the new cycle.
I did Cultural Ambassador training with my local town council a few years ago. The town ex-Mayor still owes me money related to that, for the record. There is a reason why Welsh also means ‘to welch (on a deal)’. My unanswered emails reveals the extent of Welsh Cultural Ambassador training in terms of integrity, honour and belonging (hieredd).
I studied Cultural Ambassador training with a focus involving Negotiation, online under the wing of [name respectfully withheld] whose dedication and hard work has been influential in the unification of the United Arab Emirates for the past two decades. I was lucky to have received that opportunity and training. Professional political cultural ambassadors embody and live their purpose; their hobby is to train people such as myself in their skill set and with their experiences, for the Humanitarian goal of improving our Global Collective harmony. There is so much love for People involved here.
As a trained Cultural Ambassador who has a passion for my cultural traditions of Storytelling and Mythology, it is through these devices I have experienced an understanding of events of my life. Use of symbolism helps with comprehension of otherwise unrelated, meaningless coincidences, to bring the myth to life, to understand why mythology is more than mere fantasy tales made up for entertainment.
Irish explain it best with the introduction prefacing Irish mythology ‘myths are as real as histories, they weave together’.
Born and Living in Wales I studied the Welsh myths.
This myth in particular, the Tale of Vortigern, has recently in 2023 come to life as lived experiences. The story contains symbolism which has come to life as orientation for what I have recently lived through.
Once you have made the connection you cannot un-make the connection. This is how synaptic structures become stable references for navigation.
Twenty years ago I worked for an animation company (Underwood Studio Animation) to draw storyboards, one of which is Vortigern. It being high in symbolism, the definitions are open to several layers of interpretation.
This is important with how Mythepoesis (myth becoming life) works by converging of timelines (deja vu), the harmonising of frequencies, some visible some usually invisible until we step through into the harmonic.
A Vortex is an energy cycle held together by self referential stability. Vortigern was a King mentioned in ‘the Arthurian legends’. His tale is one of those legends.
A ‘Legend’ is a word used to describe the ‘Key’ for the understanding of a Map which is a symbolism used for reference, orientation, navigation. The legend is the thread of that key, the ribbon which weaves throughout the symbols of the story.
The role my online mentor played in our collaborative studies of Negotiation is respected amongst the Legat, a political position.
Vortigern as tale has the following symbolism;
The Seer Merlin’s ability to discern what things mean.
Earth (tower) and Air (knowledge). One could argue the Dragons to symbolise Fire and Water although that is projection which would change the intended context and our resulting understanding. We are clever enough to do both.
The relationship of the elements as understood in the European alchemical system of Hermetic Mysticism were different to those at the time. Although reinvention for cohesion is inevitable and desirable, understanding it how our ancestors understood it is also valid in connecting with these primal energies to better comprehend them.
That awareness is a hugely important part of the tradition. It is contemplative: a skill set which the adept must develop for themself by their own study. This is how the cultural training works. It cannot be told to you or you will not develop the faculty to connect with it as a lived experience.