Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Sindria Elementals - A Carpet of Purple Flowers

The Sindria 

What you seek is seeking you - Rumi

Kirsty Mitchell Wonderland photographic series
 A word that is spoken throughout the cosmos is Ameusouya ( Am-e-us-ou-ya ), meaning complete/whole (you, me, us = one). In the book you read about The Heaven Stone Warriors. These beings are trained to follow the teachings of the Sindria. They exist to maintain universal balance.

I thought that I would share some visuals with you from my Pinterest storyboards that relate to my first novel - A Carpet of Purple Flowers. 

I love to share where I draw my inspiration. 
Maybe, it helps in understanding the many layers that exist beneath a story. Like a painting, where each creative stroke will cover the previous until  finally, the picture presents itself as a whole. Each person will see something different and right there is the magic. 

Mood Board for otherworldly realm of The Sindria elementals is HERE

I didn't want to over complicate the main story and was unable to put all of the world that I've created with it's technicalities in the first book. Instead, I will be adding some extra pieces that I've written, but not included, on the book edit pages on the website. Hopefully, it will explain more in depth the characters world/philosophies, behind the story of folk and mystical lore.

In Norse mythology, a vǫrðr ("warden," "watcher" or "caretaker") is a warden spirit believed to follow from birth to death, the soul of every person. At times, the warden can reveal itself as a small light or in the shape of a being - I represent this via the elemental Sindria.

The Agnaya (Ag-naya) means male energy (Yang) 
 The Aniya (A-niya) means female energy (Yin)

(SOURCE milk by Ekaterina Grigorieva)

A Carpet of Purple Flowers - Is a sacred area, garden of  otherworld, known as Calageata, where the Sindria reside. In book one this relates to Bea's - little piece of heaven.

(The gate of gothic by Sedeptra)

A purple flower represents spirituality and mysticism. 

(Sources can be found on Calageata Pinterest boards - inspirational purposes only)
The histories (Enna)

Siarthia (Siar-thia) means Akashic Record
Vororbla means soul / karmic cycle

I wrote my own version of "The Song of Amergin" because I don't go too much into symbolism in the book, but I thought it would be nice for people to know the basic 'layering' of ideas. 
The lyrical metaphors/meanings are listed below the lyrics of the song and can be heard HERE on the book website. 
Sung by Addison Rice - WEBSITE

This derivation inspired by 'Amergin' connects to the Sidhe/Aos Si/Magic/Mysticism/The Ancient Path. It was a way for me express a deeper meaning under the main story. My hope is that I've written a story that can appeal to people wanting just a love story or if inclined, can delve deeper.  

Who was Amergin?

Amergin, was a Bard of the Milesians, lays claim to the Land of Ireland.
The Milesians had to win the island by engaging in battle with the three kings of the Tuatha Dé Danann, their druids and warriors. Amergin acted as an impartial judge for the parties, setting the rules of engagement. The Milesians agreed to leave the island and retreat a short distance back into the ocean beyond the ninth wave, a magical boundary. Upon a signal, they moved toward the beach, but the druids of the Tuatha Dé Danann raised a magical storm to keep them from reaching land. However, Amergin sang an invocation calling upon the spirit of Ireland that has come to be known as The Song of Amergin, and he was able to part the storm and bring the ship safely to land.

Some of the early medieval Welsh poems on mythological themes attributed to the 6th century poet Taliesin in the Book of Taliesin have similarities to those attributed to Amergin.

The Tuath(a) Dé Danann (usually translated as "people(s)/tribe(s) of the goddess Danu"), also known by the earlier name Tuath Dé ("tribe of the gods"), are a race of supernaturally-gifted people in Irish mythology.

The people known as "The Sidhe" or people of the mounds, or "The Lordly Ones" or "The Good People" were descended from the "Tuatha de Danann" who settled in Ireland millennia ago.
They came from four cities to the north of Ireland–Falias, Gorias, Murias and Finias–where they acquired their magical skills and attributes.

The aos sí (Irish pronunciation: "ees shee", older form aes sídhe), "ays sheeth-uh") is the Irish term for a supernatural race in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology, (usually spelled Sìth, however pronounced the same) comparable to the fairies or elves. In Scottish mythology they are daoine sìth. They are variously said to be the ancestors, the spirits of nature, or goddesses and gods.

This world is described in the Book of Invasions (recorded in the Book of Leinster) as a parallel universe in which the aos sí walk amongst the living.

Calageata - realm of the Sindria
Fantasy jj
 The road to Calageata (swan gate)

Usually a place of unseen existence, that higher souls and deities reside, outside the tangible world. 
Human beings associate this otherworldly place with many names, but Bea refers to it as heaven.

 Ripples in the well of souls - Souls returning home ( a well in Calageata).

The flower of Vororbla (karma)

 Old Ruins representing the flower of Voror

Thank  you for taking the time to read. 
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Sources to pictures/artists HERE

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

- William Butler Yeats

Love and light

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