Tara Hill is the spiritual capital of Ireland and is a major cultural and historical monument beloved by people all over the world. Tara was a center of civilization seven thousand years ago. When you consider that the oldest Egyptian tomb is 5,000 years old, the magnitude of Tara’s historical significance can be understood. In April, 2009 at Tara Hill, scientists unearthed a wooden monument of the size and magnitude of Stonehenge. Tara Hill was the seat of the pre-Celtic civilization of the Tuatha de Danann. Millions of people in Ireland and in fact, all over the world, consider themselves descendents of the Tuatha de Danann, or “Children of the Goddess Danu.” Danu is the goddess of the Earth and after whom the river Danube was named, among other cultural significances. Modern legend as told in Elven World: Restoration of the Tuatha De Danann Kingdom recently published by Rembrandt Press, continues the story that began in ancient legends about Tara Hill as the sacred dwelling place of the gods and the entrance to an Otherworld of the Faery and the Elven kingdom. Many thousands from across the globe protest the construction of a new motorway through the Tara valley, which has placed this sacred place among the 100 most endangered heritage sites of the world. www.TaraWatch.org has nominated the Tara to be a World Heritage Site, but can only do so on the condition that the M3 Motorway is re-routed because the destruction of the cultural heritage due to the motorway breaches the World Heritage Convention Otherwise, the Tara Hill complex qualifies for World Heritage Status as a natural and cultural landscape of universal value due to its cultural significance and extent of surviving remains. If we can have the site designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) World Heritage Status site, then changes would have to be made to re-route of the motorway which runs close to Tara Hill. The vast majority of the Irish (70%) want the motorway to be re-routed away from the Hill. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls for governments to represent the people’s wishes What Can You Do To Help Today? 1. Please go to www.savetarapetition.net and sign. Make a donation of any size if you can. 2. If you are on Twitter: Please tell your friends to sign the petition. Tweet about it as often as possible to as many people as possible with this hashtag: #SaveTaraHill 3. Join the Save Tara groups on Facebook. 4. Learn more about the Tuatha de Danann and the cultural heritage that is being revitalized through our poets, writers and artists. Here are some sites which may be of interest to you in that regard: www. Tarawatch.org www.elvenworld.org www.libraryireland.com www.sacred-destinations.com www.sacredtexts.com www.mythicalireland.com (Please let me know if there are more to add) See the videos posted on this site, You Tube and at www.elvenworld.ning.com Photos of Tara Hill photographed from the air by Anthony Murphy copyright Anthony Murphy, 2000 courtesy of mythicalireland.com
Elven Legend: Tuatha de Danann, Children of the goddess Danu, Earth Mother Children of the Earth goddess Whose voices echo from ages past Are you buried under heavy mounds Of grass and stone? Or do you live among us? How may we learn your magic? Tuatha dé Danann in Gaelic means “tribe or children of the Goddess Danu.” Danu is the Earth or Earth Goddess. People of this race are Elven or Fae. It is known that their civilization flourished on Earth thousands of years ago. Yet there is little written or archeological history with details about their lives. Despite this, their belief system is so strong it calls to us through the ages from our ancestors––with the belief that the Earth is sacred and the source of our magical power. They guide us to find our harmonious place in the ecological system of the planet. Their voices bespeak our connection to our higher selves. They are teaching us to develop our magical skills as spirits of Nature. (To be continued....) Why have the Elven returned today? Is there a message for us? Are you Elven? Enjoy a presentation from the book ELVEN WORLD: Restoration of the Tuatha de Danann Kingdom at www.elvenworld.org
Our spiritual perception fills our eyes with beauty of Nature: abundant, flowing, infinite. Our Love is light in our hearts that fulfills us. The Light spills out to others, who soon become our friends. This magic is so powerful, it extends beyond our home, our glen or farm. It reaches out across the world as a voice in echo, resounding through the canyons. With this voice we will mold a world to a design in harmony with Our Mother Earth, Father Sea and Sky. We will now create buildings that make music with the rush of blood in our bodies and structures that are at peace with our surrounds. Where songsgentlyblow across the rooftops and echo in perfect proportion through sleeping rooms, coffee shops and brightly decorated storefronts. It will now dance in the colorful dresses worn proudly as our women pass along the streets and in kisses that pass from fathers totheirchildren. Now we forgive our human selves for the violations of the Earth that have cut so deep and instead focus our higher selves; our mind and heart to create, enhance and use our bright intellect and power of Thought. All is mind, all is our infinite creation, our choice. In our hands is the whole complete power to create a newness - completely at our command. The Elven, our ancestors, are now with us, within us, whose blood courses through our veins have asked that we find several things and that we talk about them, bring them to the awareness and possibility,makingthese solutions commonplace, with our words, and ideas. First, methods to restore purity to our water. Specifically, a substance which when added to water will naturally clear it. Next, methods to biodegrade plastics and all substances that can be done in our waste "islands." Specifically a substance which when sprayed on plastics will dissolve them Next, replacing all products that cannot biodegrade in a reasonable period, with those that can. Specifically, lists of all these, architects and engineers who create them, marketing and proposals to get them into use. Next, buildings which are built of natural substances but moreover that enhance the lives of participants andenvironmentby virtue of their harmonious, mathematically proportioned structure. All such buildings are engineered and powered with natural resources such as wind, water and earth energy and sun energy. Restoration of existing structures to conform with our new ideals. All such methods and means exist within arms length. All that is required is reaching for them, examining them, respecting them, focusing on them for periods of time so they will manifest. We ask that you find these, writeaboutthem, speak about them, focus on them with your imagination and feel in your heart how it feels in this moment when this life exists: where billowing winds lifting you now into this world where we act in harmony with Nature, both within and without us. Listen: hear the sounds of the children playing, see them lifting flowers to their lips and building new worlds in their mind's eye as they place tiny stones in their gardens. Hear women talking in soft voices and see their smiles and hair that crownstheir smoothfaces. Rejoice in the fullness of the air of pride in your breast as you breathe in the sounds of men planning; men who are wise, men who are building waterways, who are teaching their sons mathematical perfection. All of this and more as you see it, is yours in this moment, now. You will make this be and much more, in right mind, just as you envision. Until we meet again.