The Awen Celtic Symbol – The Three Rays Of Light. - December 2020

There are multiple meanings for the Awen Celtic symbol.

By Maria O'Farrell Carr

On our Irish tour we see this symbol engraved into a stone building across from our Bray hotel. In the Celtic language, the word “Awen” means essence or inspiration. For pronunciation, it can either be said as “ah-when”, “ou-when”, or “ah-oo-en”. The Awen symbol is fairly simple in design. Consisting of three rays leading up to a path to a high point of three dots all why surrounded by three circles.

There are multiple meanings for the Awen Celtic symbol. One interpretation is the two outside lines are symbolic of both man and women while the inside line represents balance. The most popular interpretation of the Awen symbol is three rays of light.

The number three is a very sacred number not just in Druidry but also in Celtic culture. The meaning of each ray of light has different meanings in culture. Another example minus the surrounding rings.


Some believe that they represent three divisions of the soul (mind, body and spirit)
Others believe it represents the three realms we inhabit (land, sea and sky)
Also underworld, middle world and upper world
Love, Wisdom and Truth
Nature, knowledge and truth
So as you can see, there are many meanings for the Awen.


Interestingly the three words for Druidry that illuminate darkness are nature, knowledge and truth.
The circle or sometimes three circles surrounding the symbol indicate the cyclical and timeless nature of these trinities as well as the three circles of creation.

 

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Maria O'Farrell CarrMaria's Bio: Maria is a gifted healer, intuitive and medical intuitive from Ireland. She carries a vast wealth of experience from a life of passionate exploration of the profound healing and ancient Irish intuitive gifts she inherited from her mother and going back to her grandmothers, two great uncles who were well known healers of the sick and even as far back as her great, great, great, grandfather (b. 1837) who was known as the Irish Healer of Animals. Her depth of knowledge and wisdom comes from her deep study and relentless research. Maria offers Celtic Intuitive & Angel Card Reading thru Skype or phone to any were in the world. Maria grew up in Ireland and has travelled to over 16 countries and visited 245 cities. She has lived and travelled to Australia, Canada, North and South America, Europe and many places around the world. Maria has lived in the Okanagan, BC, Canada for years. She now lives part-time also back home in Ireland in the Spring and Autumn. Maria is the founder and publisher of 'OK In Health eMagazine' and Web site since 2014. www.OKinHealth.com is a beam of light in the wellness community. Maria was awarded the 2008 SOWINS, Women Up Front and Centre - Health & Wellness Award for her work on OK In Health eMagazine and the community. Over the years she has also worked as an Event Organizer and brought instructors to the Okanagan from all over the world. Maria was also involved at the grass root level in bringing in Dr Deepak Chopra. Gregg Braden and Dr. Wayne Dyer to the Okanagan valley. Maria has a wealth of experience in travel, as a healer and in events organizing. Maria hosts a weekly Health Column in 5 Okanagan newspapers. In 2013, Maria brought 30 people to Ireland for the 14 day Celtic Angel Ireland Tour and since then brings two tours over to Ireland each year. Maria has published two books on Sacred Ireland and is working on her third book. Maria continues to enjoy studying, travelling, offering sessions, working on OK In Health eMagazine, loving life in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and the Sacred Ireland Tours. - Maria O'Farrell Carr Website - Email


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