Once upon a time
a spell was cast upon people across the land. The spell made people believe we
are all separate beings with no connection to each other and no connection with
nature or the rest of life.
continued with the belief that anything we could not see, hear, feel, smell, or
taste with our ordinary senses did not exist. And the spell caused people to
believe that only humans had a soul which a punishing God judged the nature of.
came from financial gain, collecting material objects, and having power over
people, the animal world, and all of nature. The spell also set the belief that
individuals were not creative and their role was to behave and conform to
The effect of
this spell put people to sleep. They forgot about the beauty of life and their
own soul's purpose. The light went out of people's eyes as the old knowledge of
how to talk to nature was forgotten. Empty gazes and looks of fear and
desperation replaced the light.
The veils between
the worlds closed down. Magical thinking was replaced by reductionistic
thinking. The magic was gone along with people's souls.
These were dark
Introduction; Yearning for the Wind: Celtic Reflections on Nature and the Soul,
Tom Cowan, 2003.