Online Catalogue | Essences | Keys to the Green Kingdoms
Boxed set of 10 x 10mls
All words by Simon H LillyKey 1 - Forest of CaledonGreen bed Lie here safe.Green heartRest here whole.Green jewelRest here in light.Over all and Over Earth,Completion.Sufficient.Wrapped in cloudsHeld, not forgotten.Endless is the mysteryOf lifeFinding itself.Sun and stars, even, Watch amazed.Green heart ofAll things
Key 2 - Calanais I-V, Isle of LewisStarlightRipples outwards.Past, present, future sitting downTo feast at the same table.The ancients from whom we descendGraciously remain;Their old wrinkled faces,Their stone fingers,Reveal the bones, extractingMeat and marrow:This is where eternity crystallises.This is where soul, stone and star converse.Procession of coincidence.Listen: The music of time.
Key 3 - Isles of Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, St Brendan's ChapelNo where nearerThe Isles of the Blest.The dead gather together,Warrior and child.Coaxed by a hand of hillsThe land launchedInto silver sunset ocean.Go on, you can do itIt will be alright.Wonders await you
The voyage into mysteryStepping stones to heaven.Eternal islandsEternal seas.
Key 4 - St Columba's WellAt the green knees of Beinn TangavalLittle cave, Stream of inspiration.White Dove.Among the wind and weathered rockOrchid, lousewort and asphodel, secret and safe.In the bay: turquoise and violet waters,Arc of white sand.On the lochside shoreWhite feather on the air.
Key 5 - Beinn SguravalMountainWearing a cloak of flowers.Grey door.See in new ways:Relax, allow your sight.Where your attention flows,There is a doorway.Veils of rainThousand primrosesWonderful!Melt meaningsDissolve barriers.Music is the ordering of silence.See with your heart.Nothing is hidden but in clear view.You yourself are the key.
Key 6 - SheavalTo bring us home safeShe awaits upon the hillside.To bring us home safe -Old roads straight worn From loch to lochan.The cries of seagullsFrom the landLost in mists.BellChaliceCloudWatcher.
Key 7 - Faerie TravellersCap of invisibilityCap of indivisibility.From whence do the elements separate?From the instant of central balance.From what flows the certainty of form?From the heartbeat between what wasAnd what will be.At the corner of sightEyeblink or distant lightning?What you know will blind you.The oldest foundations are no longer in sight.The ancestors watch this world, all have names,Sing their genealogy, have woven you.Sink into the weaveThe world wears you.Wear yourself lightlyLeaving no footprints
Key 8 - IonaThe heart beatsThen it stopsThen it starts again. How strange!The eye that isThe organ of understandingIs the well From which fall tears.Stormclouds rush in, Salt on the air.Amongst the leavesA thrush singing:Listen, listen, listen to me.Beauty, beauty, beauty.No heart can overtakeThe long passages of time.Beauty dissolves, kings,Saints, seasons, tidesAll vanish, vanishInto the hollow hills.The hollow hillsWill vanish into the seaAnd sunset.The eyeForever bathed in tears,The heart thatStarts and stops -The thrushes song.The cloudsPass over:Sunlight,On the mounds of the dead,DancingWith the eternal dancers.
Key 9 - Undines"Your science of rigidities Are lies of the fearful.We here are void and free.Infinite, immortal flow.Limitless, deathlessTuned, turning tides,Roaring silence.Impossible songNone can forget.Escape your frozen fears, MeltMeander,You are, anyway,Made vessels for our fierce bliss.Flow,Willing,Let go.Find us,Void and free."
Key 10 - Ard Ri n'a Sith, Isle of Mull"We shall give to you hereThe skill of the song of the Land.Words of silverWords of goldSweet gale and honeyOn the tongue tip.The melancholy of the curlewAnd the lapwing.The smooth stream of the blackbird;The harsh heart of the eagle.For you are only human -Life as sweet as the scent of violetsAnd then gone."