The Emancipation of Communion : The Liberation of Unity March 15, 2021
The fall of the Roman Empire around 400 AD allowed the patron saint Saint Patrick to become known as the founder of Christianity in Ireland and he used a shamrock for the illustration of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity generally means, in my opinion, that there is one God, that he can work through a human (such as Jesus), and that God is the Holy Spirit. This to me essentially means that a human, a person, can be used by God to perform things of holiness through our own existing natural spirit.
Ireland was, in my opinion, the last European society where the leadership of Elders and Spiritual ‘Shamans’, Druids, held authority over medicine, lore, laws and politics. They were the last European society where Elders and Doctors maintained leadership over the society and in this society, especially, Druids were both Elders and Doctors. Druids, in my opinion, served as a bridge and final transition to Christianity in Europe. They had no written theology; all was taught orally.
As I have written, Elders and Doctors (Shamans), formed and led our societies for a very long period of time. I believe it is the heart of our existence or survival, the leadership of elderly and knowledge of the Holy Spirit and healing. But as time continued differences of explaining God and His Ways for rationalization and the rights of man occurred (and does occur) among and within societies and there was and is conflict. While I believe the Druid led society of Ireland was successful they eventually accepted the beliefs of Christianity and were wise to join the rest of Europe and Christianity. The World’s governments have gone from religion to freedom of religion and greater acceptance, a good thing.
The year 400 AD also marks the beginning of the Medieval Period (400-1400 AD) of Europe. A renaissance and age of discovery took place and many linguistic translations of the Bible occurred and there was a cultural or societal merging of arts throughout this period.
I still believe there are many truths and treasures of God and Humanity told and held in our World’s folklore, myths (mythology), fairytales, religions, and art(s). In Ireland, the Leprechaun manifested as one of mischief and gifts. Some refer to him as a fairy. Never the less, I particularly appreciate the stories of the Leprechaun’s pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and the way(s) in which he gets there. Over the World, the rainbow has risen as a symbol of togetherness. I believe that as we, the World, continue to come together and evolve through tribulations and ‘mischief’, there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Much like it occurred in Ireland and Europe. So cheers to Life and our journey to Heaven on Earth.