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:
See the videos posted on this site, You Tube and at
Photos of Tara Hill photographed from the air by Anthony Murphy
copyright Anthony Murphy, 2000 courtesy of mythicalireland.com
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.
Perhaps you have a tree like this in your town.
In the park in my city there is an old oak tree that grows downward, instead of up to the sun.
Like a grandmother picking up children to place them on her knees, the heavy limbs of that tree’s bark is worn smooth by children who climb her day after day year after year.
She whispered softly that she’d grown downward to make it easy for the children.
Every limb is just the right size to sit or lay or put your arms around. She bends gracefully in a way that any child can rest or stretch or hold her in an embrace.
You can stay there unafraid, wrapped peacefully in her arms. And no matter what’s troubling you, she will dry your tears.
Full up to overflowing is my admiration for this tree who is so in love she’s bending down to kiss the children
“Modern fairy traditions are about blending the past with the future. In doing this, it helps us as people to evolve so that we can be on equal footing with our technology. We must learn to apply wisdom in using our technology so that it helps us rather than destroys us. Elves and faeries by nature are just the beings to teach us how to build a bridge between nature and technology, so that they can live side by side, nourishing each other and providing for each other’s well-being”
Elven World continues the ancient Elven tradition while adding the fresh new Elven experience on Earth right now. Step into Elven World and you walk the path in a forest under a canopy of trees creating a sacred space just for you––profoundly embracing you with color and sound. Inspiration abounds and captures you with messages about our world from the Elven, guiding us to heights of appreciation and understanding we’ve never before known.
The first in a series of stories in the modern Elven tradition, Elven World: Restoration of the Tuatha de Danann Kingdom teaches us through the adventures of the Elven and Fae who live in our world today. Their magic lies in a dimension just beyond the everyday. Step into the magical world by nurturing the Elven spirit that lives within your heart.
Elven World is now available hardcopy at www.elvenworld.org (great book to give as a gifts for reading over and over again).
Read Elven World online (free!). Chapter-by-Chapter digital presentations are being made available at www.elvenworld.org, for your pleasure.
Join the Elven social network (free again!) www.elvenworld.ning.com
In the Elven legend lies
The secret truth behind your eyes
That magic flows through veins immortal
It’s you who are the godly portal
And so today you’ll hear the story
Of how it came to be
Your blood is blood of Elven Kings
Your spirit rides the sea…
Pleasure to write for you all. “Elven World” the book, is being released in a couple of weeks. We want to do some thing very special for our readers. Each book purchased live or at the Elvenworld site: www. elvenworld.org may be accompanied by a special Elven blessing and dedication to you, the reader. This is a message just for you from the spirit of the Elven and the Fae who have provided all of the inspiration for this book. It is suggested for the most personalized message, we receive the opportunity to know your unique tone or resonance so this can be responded to in kind with our message. This can be most easily expressed in a personal message or request or in your profile at the elvenworld social networking site www.elvenworld.ning.com. Please join our Elven group at www.elvenworld.ning.com including your interests, your website if you have one. (You do not need to include a picture or any personal or contact information, remember- this is a public site.) To obtain the book please go to www.elvenworld.org. Be sure to include your special request for Elven dedication on the form. Thank you. Until we meet again.
Some scholars believe that the Elven people were once the advanced intellects and skilled magicians/scientists of Atlantis and that the diaspora (the move of race from one part of the globe to another) occurred when Atlantean floods sent millions off to various parts of the world to establish in new countries, including Ireland. This would signify their presence on Earth anywhere from 10-40,000 years ago, and in Ireland as late as about 5,000 years ago.
Other esoteric philosophers and visionaries have expressed that Elven people came from the Lemurian race, a race of light beings on the lost continent of Lemur. This would put the Elven people more than 50,000 years in the past on this planet. Still others hold to the most recent ideals that are taught in our history books, that the Elven and Fae are imaginary beings and the civilized world began merely a few thousand years ago.
Personally I would like to suggest that, as the legend tells of the Tuatha de Danann, the Elven people, live in an entirely parallel dimension in the present time, that they are calling to us and that many of us are children of the Goddess Danu, the Earth Goddess.
Whatever you believe, it is clear that millions of people feel a connection to the Elven race in some way or another, and that a greater understanding of our connection could bring us unprecedented wisdom along with a boundless love of Nature and the Earth itself.
Though Elven World, the Restoration of the Tuatha De Danann Kingdom is based around these ideas, it is purely a romance and adventure story for your pleasure. www.elvenworld.org to read or purchase your own copy of Elven World
This name means in Gaelic, “Tribe of the Goddess Danu” or “Children of the Goddess Danu”. Danu is the Earth, supreme Nature Goddess. The spirits of Nature are our family, our kin, our interconnectedness with the ecosystem of all the earth