Explanation & Disclaimer
Y Plant Dôn website -
A former student of mine who contributed a
considerable amount of web-tech assistance said on
one occasion: "Your site looks great but - what
the fuck's it about?"
O.K. let's solve this puzzle. It's
about a Keltic form of what is commonly but perhaps
erroneously called ‘paganism’.
What is paganism?
Modern meaning:- Paganism is accepted as
‘a belief in a pre-Christian religious system in
which there is equilibration, i.e. both poles of
Nature’s panoply are given due recognition – the
male and the female’. Of course Shintoism,
Jainism, Hinduism, certain Polynesian tribal beliefs
and religions of similar ilk fall within this
So tell me more about pagans.
Pagans (those who reject organised,
established unipolar/imbalanced religions)
understand, or should understand, that the cosmos is
an almighty, wondrous, magnificent, complex living
machine that has come into manifestation.
Certain agencies or forces caused this to happen -
not some male Jewish deity & despot with a long
white beard sitting on an etherial golden throne
stirring space with a magic wand!
Pagans understand the process that WE
create deities in OUR image (not the other way
around) for OUR good and the good of the forces
embodied in the Deities, e.g. The Earth Mother and
Her duties of bringing into life and sustaining Her
creations - Who deserves reciprocity and absolute
respect and veneration in return. (A form of
science really.) Read my page on "DIY
Certain legends were constructed,
improved, augmented or distilled until they
contained this scientific methodology etc. in
allegorical form and were told to children &
children's children to the power n-1so that the
concepts and hidden concepts could traverse
generations ad infinitum. This is why I
always say that any religion of this nature and
science are happy bed-fellows.
The legend of the Children of the Goddess
Dôn is one such legend which is explained in "A
Taxonomy", "Fourth Branch Excerpts" & given in
full in "Complete Mabinogi of Math".
As the name suggests, we are a matriarchal
& matrilineal family but one in which the male
principle is also given its rightful place - hence
our strong dislike of the unipolar, imbalanced
attitudes of absolute patriarchy found in
hyper-aggressive males of certain races, males with
pms ("patriarchal mind set") - our bêtes noires.
So Y Plant Dôn is a Kymraec (Welsh)
religious sytem which part of a people or race
helped evolve over millennia and which has practical
uses - as opposed to one invented by a few hustlers
(prophets) which is a conglomeration of
superstitious garbage that is of NO damned use,
except to maintain its hierarchy and priesthood in a
comfortable living through their lies and desire of
an easy lifestyle! Remember the saying of
Voltaire, "Religion began when the first scoundrel
met the first fool".
A quick caveat at the outset and a point
to be remembered - we have no members outwith the
British Isles and this, I'm afraid, will be the
continuing policy as we have found individuals
abroad stealing some of our material to
boost their egos and pretend to be part of Y
Plant Dôn thus perpetrating identity theft!
(You may read more about this on Page A00.)
You got it now??
But people say you work magic and with
We do not. To us there is no such
thing as magic & the supernatural, i.e. things
greater or above Nature. Nothing is greater
than Nature. Even the appearance of a Cosmos
or Multiverse is simply natural, nothing more.
But, yes, we work with these forces
of Nature as protyles i.e. sub-atomic realms.
Is this not witchcraft?
NO, it is not! We and those like us
have been called witches/wizards/sorcerers or
magicians but these are very foolish,
puerile words coined by medieval minds who were
short on understanding and blinded by centuries of
Christian indoctrination. It is very strange
that many 20th and 21st century minds reveal
themselves to be equally fatuous and unintelligent
in perpetuating the use of such terms.
These idioms we have never ever used to
describe ourselves. (Read "Disclaimer"
below.) Perhaps the term 'druid' comes a
little close as a descriptor but even that is
incorrect, as the modern day druids appeared during
the Keltic Revival of the 18th and 19th centuries
and in reality should be termed members of Neo-Druidism.
There are many who imitate some of our
concepts and who employ this alien Anglo-Saxon term,
actually calling themselves
witches, thinking it a term of which to be
proud! Can you imagine people of
Afro-Caribbean descent in 600 years time saying
"We're proud to be niggers?" Of course
not! Read the "Comparison" page (when you can
make time) to profile those so-called 'witches' with
us and get the record straight with a detailed
analysis of the subject.
In the "FAQ" page when asked to give a
descriptor for someone like me, I gave the term a
"Keltic Cosmotheist" which is not a bad expression
(a Kelt who understands that Cosmic Totality and all
metaphysical 'facts' therein is The Absolute, i.e.
Total Divinity) or a "Keltic metaphysician and
mystic". We keep our feet on the byways of
history, therefore, rooted in our parochial acreage
but with the strivings of soul and spirit allied to
that Ultimate Parentage which extruded our beings
and trying to allow the mind to function as mediator
twixt these two realms.
In this page, when asked if I were a
pagan, I replied that the Roman pagani
(those who lived in the pagus or village)
lived by working the land and that I have never been
employed in the agricultural industry.
As I live, move and have my being amid the
modern high-tech appurtenances of the 21st century,
I suppose I could be termed an oppidanus, a
city dweller. But, as I added there and now
reiterate, what classical Latin has to do with all
this is a mystery to me!
Nevertheless, as the old pagan and the
land worked together, I prefer to think that a
modern pagan is one who reveres the land on which he
lives, e.g. the Kelts & Gaels, certain
Scandinavians of the Northern Tradition, the true
ethnic Americans, the aboriginal First Nations of
Canada & Inuits, ethnic Australians & The
Maoris of New Zealand, the Hindus of Bharata and the
many ethnic tribes of Africa.
We are simply known as "Y Plant Dôn" (The
Children of Dôn) or "Teulu Y Mamau" (The Family of
The Mothers). More often, other groups know us
as " Gwerin Yr Ogledd" (The Warband of The North -
although the Old Welsh word for warband is used -
not the modern 'gwerin').
Similar to all other family-oriented
hereditary groups, we are devotees of a Keltic
Pantheon, giving ourselves and our attention
unreservedly to the Deities of that Pantheon without
craving to tinker with or employ foreign theophanies
or aspects of alien religions, cults, paranormal
systems and practicalities. Our most
unloved word, as I have expressed many times before,
is 'eclectic'! In concentrating entirely
on one ethnic pantheon, our researches constantly
investigate deeper and more numerous philosophical
levels to further enrich our understanding and
methodology - a dedication to which few willingly
So there you have it and "Here endeth the
reader seeks fantasy, therefore, I recommend
that they read no further for herein is
described a realm where there are NO magic
circles, devils, pantomime demons, sacrifices,
orgies, sex rites or even mediumship of the
present "Witch-cult revivalists", we do not call
upon the Greek Artemis, Aphrodite or Pan nor the
Roman Diana. Neither do we attempt to emulate
the nudity of the Italian Maddalena (whoever she may
have been) nor whip our peers in the manner an
ancient master scourged his slaves. The
symbolism of the Middle Eastern Qabala or
pseudo-Masonic initiations have no place in our
lives as we are neither Jews nor Freemasons.
Satan we leave in his rightful place in Semitic
legend and the Devil within the womb which spawned
him - the Christian Church. (I do not append
SAT-TAN to this concept of Satan.)
are most certainly not! This was a derogatory
name of shame and humiliation invented by the alien
Anglo-Saxon invaders and oppressors to describe
those who followed the naturally evolved religion of
the Kelt and Gael and which label subtended the hangman's noose or
the executioner's fire. Such families as have perpetuated
the British traditions would no more adopt this
denigrating foreign term than would the
sensitive French the deprecating name of 'frogs',
the proud Germanic people the rediculous term
'krauts' or our own Irish neighbours the insulting
derogatory descriptions 'Micks' and 'Paddies'.
an age where race relations are of immense
importance to human existence and where the
promulgation of laws provides adequate teeth to
entrap those who would dare contravene the common
courtesy of such social relationships, I pray that
the same recognition be given to the naturally
evolved spiritual heritage of the Kelt and Gael
within the islands of their birth, as is given to
the pre-Christian religious heritage of Hindu which
is applauded as a facet of the ethnic traditions of
that race. Such a religion is strangely enough
very close to the British spiritual floodtide and
the broad outlook of its followers in many ways.
efforts of the conservationist be seen to be
directed to this endangered aspect of the
Motherland of Britain and relegate the unwholesome
patriarchal cults to the Middle East whence they
have been spewed!
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