Awen

Awen In Druidry, divine inspiration. “Awen” is Welsh for “gift of the gods” or “inspiration.” Awen is especially associated with the poetic inspiration that comes to the bard in trance or altered state of consciousness. In Celtic lore, the goddess Cerridwen brews Awen in her cauldron. Three drops fall upon the fingers of Gwion, a youth who was her assistant, giving him great and magical knowledge.

In Druidry, Awen is chanted in ceremonies to receive divine inspiration and knowledge. It is part of making magic, the ability to manifest dreams and goals.

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