- Elizabeth Beckett
Welcome to the Faerie World
Based on the book I AM CELTIC: The Story of Abathscantia and the Dragon Isles
This is not a book about the Celts. It is a book about the ancestors of the Celts.
The Celts were a blend of a number of lineages including some tribes from the lost continent of Atlantis, prehistoric man, as well as a race known as the Faerie People.
These ‘faeries’ were real, actual human beings that evolved in close communion with nature and lived in underground cave systems over the time of the great flood.
The United Kingdom (or the Dragon Isles) was one of the regions in which the faeries thrived.
During the mythical period of the Earth (874 000-25 000 BCE) the faerie people lived alongside dragons, and the islands of Britain reflect that this was one of the ancestral homes of these beautiful, extinct creatures.
Below is a dragon superimposed on the Dragon (British) Isles.
The land of Abathscantia was northern Africa. At one time a shallow inland sea covered most of the Sahara desert, and it was through this land that some of the survivors from Atlantis journeyed in about 10,000 BCE in search of a new home. These survivors had left the rest of their people in Egypt, who had settled there after the flood.
Some of the survivors from Egypt ended their journey in the Middle East and Mesopotamia – but I do not write about that in I Am Celtic. I follow the Celtic line to England and explore the rich and mysterious world of the faeries and how they blended with the Atlantian survivors.
The faeries were a fascinating people. Their genes are still evident in those with a British lineage. Small, slight bodies, dark hair and slightly pointed ears. The faeries were real people living human lives. They did not have wings or magic powers that cannot be explained by the laws of nature. They lived in close communion with the Earth and could be found in many parts of the world, but particularly in the British Isles – when it was warmer (between ice ages).
By the time the Atlantian survivors reached Britain the faeries were living in underground cave systems because they had anticipated the global flood that was a result of the destruction of the Atlantis continent. The faeries used natural caves and fissures and also built artificial tunnels and caverns so that the faerie settlements were connected and so were the separate landmasses of the Isles. In some cases the tunnels extended under continents and oceans to connect different parts of the world.
Many barrows can still be found in the United Kingdom. The barrows were entrances to the faerie tunnels. Unfortunately these tunnels were filled in thousands of years ago so just the barrows are evident but not the actual underground passageways to which they once led.
Left: barrow mound and entrance
Below: collapsed barrow
Although it is possible to visit some of the outlying caves in Britain, the deep cavern recesses are largely inaccessible at this time. The faerie people were responsible for erecting certain henges and standing stones and the smaller stone circles throughout Britain, and further afield such as on the European continent. The stone monuments are multifunctional but were primarily used as timekeepers and clocks. They also served a spiritual purpose in connecting with the sun and planetary systems and creating intense energetic fields. Before the faeries inhabited the Isles I believe that the larger henges had an extra-terrestrial purpose – but I am not sure of this.
Below is a stone circle from Anglesey.
You can find this full story in my novel I Am Celtic available on Amazon.
Inside a Faerie barrow. West Kennet long barrow.
Standing stone from Avebury stone circle.
Inside a faerie cave - rivers of crystalization over the walls. Excerpt from I Am Celtic of an underground faerie cavern: "Above them hung a giant central chandelier composed of multifarious colored crystal, long glassy fingers of color reaching down at various lengths to a smooth lime green marble-like floor. From alcoves in the hall walls, calcite clusters of organ pipes burst outwards and overflowed into domes of motionless tendrils. In the walls; hollow chimneys of rock, through which light condensed around spires of ancient crystal, ascended to nowhere."
Inside a faerie cave. Artifical lighting reflects in a shallow pool.
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