The Mysterious Head of St Teilo: An Untold Story With Far Reaching Implications

The Mysterious Head of St Teilo: An Untold Story With Far Reaching Implications

The Mysterious Head of St Teilo: An Untold Story With Far Reaching Implications

A standard story relates how one advantageous day a bunch of monks have been transporting the bones of a Darkish Age Welsh Saint from one shrine to a different. Having grown weary, the monks rested at a home alongside the best way. One of many different residents of the home was moaning pitifully in ache and so the nice prior took some water and blessed it solemnly.

Then most unusually the Prior took just a little of the “earth” he discovered within the cranium of a saint and “induced the social gathering to drink it; which was no sooner handed downe into the sicke mans stomack, however he fell soundly asleep, and when he awaked, discovered himselfe of his daungerous and painefull infirmity completely recovered.”

This little story reveals succinctly the existence of a notion that the cranium or head of a holy or blessed individual might heal – or at the least, the contents might. It is usually half and parcel of the ‘cranium and properly’ phenomena, which has perplexed students for many years. No distinct concept has come by means of all of the analysis and scholarly reasoning to obviously clarify the explanation for the hyperlink between the properly and the cranium or head. So let’s simply flip to Cranium Cups for a second and see if there may be something peculiar to assist us on our approach.

Cranium Cups

In Sanskrit these mysterious objects are referred to as kapala (therefore cap and cuppella for cup[1]) and they’re usually fashioned from the oval part of the higher skull. They served as libation vessels for giant numbers of deities, which have been largely wrathful. Nevertheless, these cranium cups will not be at all times related to wrathful deities, they’re additionally seen with gods equivalent to Padmasambhava who holds the ‘cranium cup’ described as holding an ocean of nectar (Elixir) which floats within the longevity vase.

The collection of the fitting cranium is paramount and the customers have been in search of Tantric powers. Due to this fact a violent dying would at all times be higher, equivalent to decapitation. The symbolism of the Tantric Cranium Cups is similar to the Grail in that they’re symbolic of immortality. Even some western alchemical writings advise the usage of cranium cups within the means of the “nice work.” Whereas the Chinese language alchemists used cups or vessels made out of the “gold” of the good work.

In Previous German cranium is Scala, which can be a seashell; the image utilized by pilgrims on their option to the shrine of St. James in Spain – a logo of life. Previous Norse it’s Skel, which suggests, “to have scales” or be “scale-like.” The phrase skoal, now a reasonably widespread ingesting cry can be carefully associated and means to “toast from a cranium.” This alone reveals the deep-seated aspect of the cranium in Western Europe of the usage of a cranium for ingesting, as skoal was additionally used to seek advice from chalice! (The Ukrainian phrase Cherep refers each to cranium and chalice.)

We should not overlook the Christian Messiah was additionally crucified on the ‘place of the Cranium,’ Golgotha. That’s, his blood was spilt into the cranium! However there may be extra to this than meets the attention.

This place, Golgotha, can be linked to the signal Capricorn – the half-goat, half-fish or serpent. Capri is from Latin, that means “goat” or “head,” and corn is “horn.” This then, is the ‘horn of the top’ or ‘goat’ – the Golgotha.

So Jesus spilt his blood into the key Grail on that fateful day – the key Grail being the horn or cup of the cranium.

Just like the serpent blood is discovered within the Cranium Cups, so too is the blood of Jesus.

Now we will see why the Baphomet head of the Templars was seen as a cranium AND a goat; it was a hidden thriller; a thriller which has been misunderstood ever since. The Brazen Serpent, the therapeutic snake, Christ, was lifted up on the place of the cranium and his providing of blood was collected – the last word sacrifice on the tree of life for the last word prize of immortality.

The Tantric cranium cups are mentioned to parallel the clay pots of the Vedic sacrifices and the begging bowl of Buddha, which we present in one delusion contained the serpent. It’s there to function a relentless reminder of dying. The contents of which are sometimes blood, but in addition the blood of Rudra – the ‘Lord of untamed animals’ like Cernunnos.

Rudra’s etymological origins are unsure. It might imply “the purple one” or “the weeper”, or as we now have seen beforehand Rhad means serpent. In different areas it additionally means the removing of ache or healer. Rudra is recognized with Siva and he’s the divine healer and we all know that Siva is seen as a ‘horned god’ and is linked with the serpent worship. Each Siva, and ‘Siva within the type of Rudra’ are seen of their dynamic side as being entwined with serpents. These are serpent deities of previous and are linked right here with the cup of the top, bringing a number of disparate components collectively – in all probability due to their being nearer to the origin. They’ve the aspect of being related to serpents and they’re regenerative serpent deities providing longevity by way of their blood inside a cup.

Livy in Historae mentions an identical Celtic operation from the third century and easily should be linked to the Indian cranium cups. Apparently the Boii tribe once they received maintain of a sufferer “reduce off the top, and carried their spoils in triumph to essentially the most hallowed of their temples. There they cleaned out the top, as is their customized, and guilded the cranium, which thereafter served them as a holy vessel to pour libations from and as a ingesting cup for the priest and the temple attendants.”

The sacred water used within the cranium cups was typically taken from a holy properly, the place we now have established have been locations linked intrinsically with the worship of the traditional serpent – the concept right here is that this ritual apply goes again past even the whole reminiscence recall of the Celts to a time when the cups employed the true energy of the serpent, not simply symbolic water. And that is the place the story of the serpent and that of St Teilo merge and fuse into one.

As we now have already seen the Tricephalic deity heads of Celtic instances have been hidden, or lodged in wells and watery holy locations. The identical is true of many cultures, from the world over and throughout time. Why?

There appears to be a sample of the providing of heads and skulls of “particular individuals” right into a properly or spring, adopted by the ingesting of the water of the properly, or certainly the immersion of the physique or elements of the physique inside the water. This inserting of the top was not essentially subsequently an providing – extra a medical apply . . . the giving of a sacred head, in change for well being advantages. A votive providing of crucial a part of the sacrificial human – like the top of the Baptist on a plate – however which was then altered into objects that have been human made in related style as we received just a little extra civilized.

This course of turned much more direct when the ingesting of the water straight from the cranium was initiated. We needed to marvel, simply how far again did this apply go? Particularly as we have been to find the apply was common, with the beforehand talked about Tantric Cranium Cups additionally being present in Hindu cultures and related practices within the Center East. The query remained nonetheless, was it the cranium, or the water, which was the healer? And, though it’s pretty apparent that neither can heal, what origin did these unusual practices level again to?

Again to St Teilo

Way back to the Roman interval, Livy – writing in round 17 AD – described how Celtic warriors embellished skulls with gold and used them for ingesting cups and for choices to their gods. It’s believed that this was the origin of such practices as these seen not too way back with the well-known St. Teilo’s cranium.

St. Teilo’s properly is in Wales, at Llandeilo Llwydarth, the place the water is famend the world over for its therapeutic skills. The cranium, Penglog Teilo, is alleged to be the oldest surviving Welsh cranium, nonetheless used for therapeutic functions – indicating the actual fact that there have been certainly many others. At Carmarthen the cranium of Ffynnon Llandyfaen was utilized in the identical approach – as was the cranium of a Welsh nobleman named Gruffydd ap Adda ap Dafydd.

In a paper printed in 1893 Sir John Thys cited the examples of Ffynnon Elian and Ffynnon Deilo as remnants of the priestly caste of ‘properly keepers’, which had survived into trendy instances. However why would this apply have occurred? Why wouldn’t it be so widespread and so historic?

The reply is to be present in a number of locations however firstly, and as we found in The Serpent Grail [2] – the wells and is derived of the world are virtually completely linked with the serpent – particularly within the therapeutic side.

In cultures across the globe the Elixir of Life is hidden beneath the seas and is guarded by the serpent. Within the Celtic tradition the water is the hiding place and realm of the ‘serpent goddess.’ It’s an historic and wide-ranging affiliation. However, why is the top additionally related to these therapeutic waters?

The reply to this one has been made more and more tougher with the inception of the Christian church. The church merely couldn’t put up with the paganism discovered at these locations, and, unable to cease the beliefs, which have been hundreds of years previous, they merely hijacked them. Now there are wells throughout Europe, that are referred to as the ‘wells of the saints.’ The native pagan cult (which was extra common than native) was adopted into the fold of the Christian church and a “native” saint reinstated as a substitute. The commonest Celtic goddess related to the serpent and the wells was Brigid, who quickly turned St. Bridget.

Now, scraping again the years of Christian mildew which has overgrown the true that means of the wells and heads is ever tougher, however not unimaginable. In-order to do that we determined that we wanted to undergo among the tales for ourselves.

Though we on no account agree that there was a head cult as such, it may be simply seen, why some students have gone down this path. Take St. Julian for instance: From Brioude within the Auvergne, his cult is first talked about by Gregory of Excursions within the sixth century – the identical interval that Arthur Pendragon is alleged to have lived. St. Julian is alleged to have been beheaded subsequent to a spring and later this spring is then mentioned to start to heal individuals. None of that is essentially true in a literal sense. What it might certainly be is a survival of a a lot older folktale, stolen as soon as once more by the church and subsequently virtually shedding its authentic that means. However, we will nonetheless see the cranium or head being related to the therapeutic waters of the serpent deity. We have been amazed to find that just about the identical story is to be found within the tales of the founding Saint of the Sinclair household – the identical household intricately linked with the Templars, the Holy Grail, Rosslyn Chapel and the Masons.

The identify Sinclair comes from the hermit St. Clare or St. Clere who lived within the city, which is now referred to as St. Claire sur l’Epte and is positioned to the northwest of Paris. The world is now referred to as Normandy, after the Norse invaders, a few of whom would later change into the precise Sinclair’s.

Clare was born in Kent, England, to a noble household within the ninth century. It’s mentioned that his father needed him to marry a wealthy heiress. However Clare was austere and aloof. He was too holy to be thought of for such issues. The girl nonetheless took no discover and pursued him along with her wily charms. Lastly Clare escaped her clutches, however she promised revenge and he needed to run to Neustria (Normandy) the place he started to dwell as a hermit.

Finally the therapeutic skills of this Buddha like character made him well-known and other people flocked to him from far and extensive. Transferring his hut from first ‘this place’ after which ‘that,’ there was no escaping the individuals looking for cures.

Clare’s previous was about to compensate for him nonetheless, because the wealthy heiress, looking for her revenge despatched her brokers to France to seek out him. On the 4th November 884, Clare was present in his hut together with the River Epte. He had been beheaded. This turned the image for St. Clare, because it was for St. Denis – the determine of a person along with his decapitated head in his arms. And St. Clare’s head and bones are mentioned to reside within the native church, separated by the Altar.

It’s mentioned that the blood flowed from his neck in gushes and {that a} new spring emerged from the bottom the place the blood had flowed. The hut was remodeled right into a chapel, the chapel right into a church and ultimately the quiet, distant hermits dwelling place turned the city of St. Clare sur l’Epte. Now the Salle de Fete (City Corridor) at St. Clare sur l’Epte is constructed completely of wooden from Norway, with the gables being marked with dragon’s heads.

The entire concept {that a} spring ought to emerge from the place the blood of the useless healer fell is clearly nonsense. It’s simply not attainable, and so, it should be a creation of symbolic aspect. The wells and is derived of the day, and way back to man can go, have been seen as locations of therapeutic and related to the serpent. That this holy healer, who resided typically in caves, had his head chopped off and his blood creating holy water is filled with clues. It isn’t, nonetheless, an uncommon prevalence.

St. Julian of Brioude within the Auvergne was beheaded together with a spring, and later this exact same spring was mentioned to have the ability to treatment. St. Juthware’s Effectively at Halstock in Dorset was created the place the top of the saint got here to relaxation – unusually proper beside a sacred and so referred to as miraculous Oak Tree. St. Thomas’s Effectively at Windleshaw was risen the place the priest was decapitated in the course of the persecution of Catholics, and there are numerous extra.

The individual mentioned to be chargeable for the dying of St. Clare although was a lady; an identical story to the Arthurian story the place a girl has a knight decapitated in-order to achieve therapeutic energy. We additionally discover that the patron Saint of the Sinclair’s is definitely St. Katherine, who is commonly pictured holding the sword, which severed her head!

There’s a actual cause that the Sinclair’s discovered their origin on this place. The legacy was theirs to take, or in order that they believed. However simply how did the Sinclair’s come to say the legacy of the therapeutic saint?

Throughout this ninth century interval the swift ships and navigational abilities of the Vikings have been making life tough for a lot of Europeans. They have been capable of swoop down onto a village or city – and though outnumbered by the townsfolk – it’s by their velocity and shock that they can pillage the realm. No sooner had the individuals realised what had occurred than their attackers have been off, again to sea.

What helped them after all was additionally a distinction of faith. The Christians wouldn’t assault church buildings. The Vikings then again appear to relish the prospect, as they have been themselves pagans – their faith primarily based round many gods, together with the massive aspect of dragon lore.

Nevertheless, considered one of these Viking rulers turned Christian, Rollo, the primary Duke of Normandy, and it’s he who turned the primary in an extended line of Sinclair’s, proper right down to, and past, the builder of Rosslyn Chapel – which has the biggest assortment of Inexperienced Males, heads, serpents and dragons we now have ever seen in a single confined house. This place is linked so deeply with the story of the Holy Grail, that it’s subsequently no shock to see it linked-in with the preliminary phases to the ‘cult of the top’ – as if to see the Sinclair’s affiliate themselves with it, after which later to cover it.

Rollo, as the primary Sinclair, turned referred to as Sanctus Clarus, the ‘Shining Gentle’ and it’s this shining gentle, which was to change into one of many greatest clues within the seek for the true Holy Grails. The ebook, Head of God by Keith Laidler claims that the top of Jesus is in Rosslyn, nonetheless we checked with the Rosslyn Templars in-order get their opinion on the matter, the response very kindly got here ahead “The official place relating to the potential of the embalmed head of Jesus Christ being at Rosslyn Chapel is that nobody is aware of what’s under the chapel. The opposite ‘official’ place, from the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, is that the top of Christ shouldn’t be at Rosslyn Chapel.” (E-mail acquired on twenty third Might 2003.) Regardless that there are a number of makes an attempt to seek out one thing at Rosslyn, so far, nothing just like the Grail or the Head of Christ has been discovered.

The reality of all this? The hyperlink between the top, the water and the serpent is now easy to grasp and as soon as thus understood the “shining” aspect of Sanctus Clarus will change into additionally obvious. You see, the serpent is a world-wide archetypal picture from the Different Realm [3] of existence, the place the place the traditional shaman, witch, priest, no matter, would go to on our behalf for therapeutic and to converse with the spirits. There are numerous elements to this serpent, some helpful, some terrifying – however it’s common. Water then again was the abode of the serpent because it was the entry to the Different Realm. Those that might “stroll on water” have been adepts at holding the place between this world and the following. We can not dwell beneath the waves and so it should be the place after dying. The cranium is the container whereby lies our consciousness and our connection to those Different Realms. All three elements come into full union after we entry the a part of our thoughts, which induces altered states of consciousness and we change into absolutely enlightened. The gateway to this place is named the hpnagogic or hypnapompic, between falling asleep or waking, between this world and the following, strolling on water.

This capability was particular and solely the “Baptist” which suggests to submerge in water, might entry this place and subsequently his head was particular. Because of this the heads of those that have been capable of entry the Different Realm turned particular to us and we supplied their heads to the water deities or certainly upturned their skulls, gilded them and drank from them. We have been then ingesting the Different Realm powers inside our very selves. Easy actually!


1 The A in cAp covers from above, the U in cUp is a receptor for fluid and these are shapes which have pictographic that means.

2 The Serpent Grail by Philip Gardiner with Gary Osborn, Watkins, 2005.

3 After we say Different Realm it’s merely cowl all of the myriad names for such a locations, which differ barely throughout the globe.

#Mysterious #Teilo #Untold #Story #Reaching #Implications

deity that means

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button