Updated: Dec 13, 2007






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From  04 October  to 18 or 24 October, 2008









 Nyima Dzong Stupa (Soleil)





St- Thyrs - Robion


St Thyrs - Robion


St Jacques - Comps


St Thyrs - Altar



St Anne - Crypt de Bagarry




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Morgane Le Fay, 
Caer Sidi in Brittany (Abbalach Bries)







Aix en Provence
















Whom Serves the Grail  ? 

Joseph of Arimathea 
Glastonbury Altar











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  "Caer  Sidi,  The Island of Crystal "


Caer Sidi, the Fortress of the Fairies, is mentioned in the Book of  Taliesin  as the Seat of rituals and initiations for Healing and Divination of an extraordinary vitality and importance to the Celtic psyche. This, as such, is  no new thesis... (Lewis Spence)

But that it can be re-awakened today,  simply through the synergy between the current Tibetan (Choo and Tsa-rlung) Shamanic practices, and the embodiment of the Grail Lore Quest in selected Celtic Powerplaces, is a testimony we want to share  with you, for it may have quite singular consequences at the Hermeneutic, Ideological and Archetypal level(s).

The word Sidhe (also spelled Sidi, Sidh, Sid, Sith ...) may be regarded as the standard term for "fairy" in the Gaelic tongue of Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

While some reliable authorities further stress that Sithide or Sithde is the genitive of Sithd, a female fairy, Gaelic records give Sidhe as also implying "hill" or "mound". Mounds and hills often are both graves and  abodes of the elves. The word Sidi also remains nowadays a commonly used Vedic term for Power(s)...



CAER SIDI Studies&Tour

The CAER SIDI Studies&Tour will introduce you to a fully documented itinerary, which comprises the study of some outstanding megalithic Celtic sites, being some of the historical foundations of the early Christendom Cathares and Knights Templars castles, hermitages, hostels or commanderies in these South of France Provence and Pyrenees regions.

Most of these powerplaces have kept their outstanding beauty and attraction. The strong cosmo-telluric energies and residing mythological archetypes are  part of the reasons for their current exceptional harmony and power. 

Our  approach is  based on more than 30 years comparative study of  the Keltic & Himalayan Shamanic Traditions in situ. This includes the reviewing of the early Celts migration from Central Asia to Western Europe (7 to 1,000 BC), upto the later traces of the first century AD Christian Grail tradition of Joseph of Arimethea and Mary Magdalene heritage found in Septimania (S-France), Glastonbury and Wales (UK). It also includes the links established by Knights Templars and Franciscans with the Mongolian and Wisigoth Christian Nestorian tribes of Central Asia, and the still existing Christian heritage brought by the apostle Thomas to India and the Himalayas. Indeed, some relevant testimonies may still be found in Nepal, Tibet, Kashmir and Laddakh, which link the Iranian Bon, Mongol and Tibetan Shamanism with the current Celtic Heritage, and accordingly with the Tibetan Healing practices and Nepalese Djankris rituals still being performed today. (More details are provided on request) 



  "Common Shamanic Roots... "


It is enlightening to find today how much  these early Shamanic concepts and practices have remained comparable. 

Myths belong to the world of rituals and symbols, and one's perception of them is a matter of personal Quest, Embodiment and Awareness, as much as a path to be approached from the Heart Chakra (Dakini), namely with genuine ethics.

Sufficient material exist today to complete the archeological and traditional  traces which survived (ie: Celtic scriptures, Dead See Scrolls, testimonies on Cathares Consolamentum, Chinese Nestorian and Troubadours legacies).  This allows the Grail Lore symbols and  rituals  to be compared with their early (Indo-European) Central Asia Tibetan and Rig Veda's (Aryan) inspiration.

Both the Celtic  and Tibetan Vajrayana emerge from the same Central Asian / Indo-European sources, with common archetypes buried deep in the collective unconsciousness of  both mystical approaches. 



Common Shamanic Roots

While there is no dispute concerning  the historical and archeological facts that the early Celtic tribes migrated from Central Asia (7 to 1,000 BC), itself to be followed later by the successive migrations being: Huns, Franks, Goths, Wisigoths, Scythes, Arians, and other Germanic tribes (400 to 1,000 AD), it is less known that some of the Himalayan Shamanic traditions today, (ie: namely those of  Rais, Limbus and Tamangs ethnic descent), still speak about long past migrations  from a the Central European region of which their present  practices bear testimony . 

We could consider, as a valid hypothesis for experiential studies, the few references in the Rig Veda of  human interactions (or relations) with the Gandhavaras (Spirits of the Air and of the Waters) and  Apsaras (water nymphs),  in charge of the magic Soma. These spirits were also skilled in medicine and music. These entities  bear resemblance with the roles played by Celtic Fairies (spirits) or the Grail Lore Ladies of the Lake (Waters, or del Acqs). As such, entities being Vivianne del Acqs and Morgane Le Fay are the Guardians of the Isle of Avallon (Avallach), the invisible Gates to Caer Siddi (Annwn) and the Grail's vase of  divination and healing powers. 

As in the Rig- Vedas and Vajrayana, the earlier version of the  Arthurian Quest and the later Troubadours Lore promote a sophisticated mythology, with archetypal roles perceived in distinct classes of inspirations, referring to the concepts of Morgane, Perceval, Arthur, Modred,  Merlin, Fairies , Maids or Celtic Nymphes, in tales known as  Elopments , Wooings  or  Arthurian Quest. 

Testimony  itself followed by the Celtic legends of the Arthurian Grail Quest and Saints (St. David, St. Patrick) and the historical recollections of  the successive migrations of the Arianist faith tribes (Wisigoths, Huns, Germans, Franks), which led to the end of the Roman  Empire (West) and to the consolidation of the (Long Hair Sorcerers) Merovingien kings in the previous Septimania, are found in the Razes around Rennes le Chateau, Limoux (Aude) and the Verdon Mandala . 

Originating  from the Black See (Central Europe) and Asian steppes, the Shaman practices of early Christendom is blended in an intricate mythological  background, where Runes,  Animal Spirits, War Protectors, Fairies, Angels or Saints are part of a practical Gnostic  Gospel .

The discovery of  hidden truths, embedded in mythology is as much an initiation process belonging  to the realm of personal catharsis or drama,  than it can be rationality substantiated by fact for inductive experiential research. 


Caer Sidi (Annwn) , the Celtic and Grail Lore Abode, which entry gives access to Healing and Divination Powers, requests that one be motivated , as Arthur, Galahad or Perceval, by a drive for relevant services and compassion for  the community. 

For thousands of years, throughout Europe and Central Asia (Mongolia), there existed  common roots esoteric traditions of spiritual practices based on a Shamanic non-dual direct experience of the Body of Light and its more refined perception of the world.

These Shamanic Traditions, viewed all phenomena as manifested from the interaction between the Five Elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, their subtle Entities and their Sacred Forces. Shamans, being either Druids or Bons (Bon-hommes) were Keepers of the Secret Practices which allowed to communicate with Protectors, Deities and Forces using Rituals and Visualisation, thus activating the healing frequencies and consciousness at the three levels required: body, energy and mind.

It is through the experiential study of archetypes, such as Tibetan Bon : Sidpa Gyalmo,  or Nyingma :  Panden Lamo, in relation with similar Celtic Fairies or Protectors such as Freya, Morgane, Dame of the Lake, that we can return to such common origins. Sacred Rituals of Tibetan Bons and Iranian Bons geographically immerged in the same Central Asian region as the later Nyingma Mythological Land of Urgyen.

Scythians, Wisigoths, Huns and Samartians from those lands later migrated to Western Europe, including France and Wales, and their tracks are engraved in the later Celtic Christendom Grail Lore, with such symbols as : the Welsh Dragon, Es-calibur or the Arthurian Grail Quest itself. Such Rig Veda Shamanic wedge are deeply rooted in the mythological and genetic maps of most Europeans today, and therefore are of a vital importance when dealing with Healing or Rituals which want to awaken the embodiment of such collective archetypes.



Sacred Treasures Revealed

The existence of Termas or Tertons linked to this awakening was suggested in numerous casual conversations with several renowned Tibetan Lamas, in the early 1970s and 80s. They considered that such developments were the unavoidable results of the ongoing mixing of minds and experiences, after more than 30 years of Tibetan Dharma rituals performed in such Celtic Powerplaces.

The manifestation of self-arising Termas or Tigle Body of Light experiences (Grace) does not need any Formal Lineage incorporation but that of being granted by the Protectors, Angels or Fairies there in activities (Locus Dei).


Such are, in the Keltic Tradition, the Fruits granted by CAER SIDI, the Island of Crystal.

Divine Entities, Angels or Protectors are actually universal archetypes, not limited to either the Tibetan tradition or pre-Christian Celtic Europe. They also appear in the Ancient Near East in the fertility cult of Astute and Ball, as well as in Ancient India as the cult of Shiva and Parvati.  In the Tantric cult of India, the sexual union of the God and the Goddess in ecstatic bliss represents the unification of male and female energies within the psyche and the physical body of the Sadhaka or individual practitioner.

This mystical experience of union, known as Mahasukha or the Great Bliss, gives birth to a higher and expanded level of consciousness, as well as to the potentiality for the development of psychic and spiritual powers.

The integration of the divine principles of the archetypal masculine and the archetypal feminine is the basis of the practice of Tantra in both Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism.


Dakinis and the Matrikas, ride upon fantastic beasts through the night time sky under the moon led by their queen Vajrayogini, familiar to us in the West as Diana or Arcadia. They gather on a remote mountain top, far from the prying eyes of priest or magistrate. To the sounds of cymbals, drums, and flutes, they dance wildly ...

This is something wild and uncontrolled, something beyond social convention and decorum, something beyond reason-- something feared by the patriarchs who rule society. The witch runs with the wild beasts of the forest and field; she is the wild woman outside the control of patriarchal society. She is the Witch and Dakini. And for this reason she is dangerous to the male-dominated social and intellectual order. Therefore, she must be suppressed and kept within proper bounds. She is on the night side..." (John M. Reynolds - 2007)



  " Tsa-rLung, Body of Light... "


The Tsa Lung Body of Light concepts, per se, may roughly be translated from the Tibetan scriptures as "the magical movements, channels, and vital breath", which were up to recently kept as secret Tibetan practices. It is a rather distinctive Tibetan Dharma practice, which focuses upon energy and archetypal embodiment and which incorporates breath, awareness, visualization and physical movement.

It is a powerful practice that can clear long-held blocks in the practitioner's body, energy, and mind. Tsa Lung also supports the spontaneous arising of the Body of Light awareness (Tigle) during both meditation and/or in everyday life praxis.

Tibetan Traditional Medicine healing practice ‘Tsa-rLung’, may also be also called ‘hand healing’, these two Tibetan words meaning, per se: ‘channels-wind’. Similar to the Reiki and Tai-Ji this is a Tibetan version of these well known techniques for energy healing.

Similarly it may be traced back in Central Asia and Tibet Himalayan Shamans, either in Bon-Pos or Amchis Traditional Healing since thousands of years ago, and so far has been preserved in the Tibetan Materia Medica, Tsa-rLung Lamas, Dzogchen Lamas and Nagpas Yoga Lineages, presenting today various forms all issued from the identical Shamanic Healing Roots, but sometimes presented to Westerners nowadays as part of a so-called secret knowledge.

Practically, it simply can be learned, practices and experienced in ways being similar to other sources, such as in Ajna Yoga, Pranayama Yoga, Reiki, Tai-Ji and Acupuncture developmental curricula.

In principle, learning the techniques of Tsa-rLung healing involves various steps.

Firstly, the body must be attuned to the more subtle perception level of the energy body for giving healing. The channels are to be (re-)opened by various embodiments, breathing exercises, body movements and visualizations/meditations, and the channels elements and humours must be well-balanced.

Thereafter, using the Tumo Yoga for heat energy or the Tigle visualization for channelling, again by means of the personalized energy practices, one must become able to generate Tumo heat and control the energy, then to release and control the healing energy.

In principle also, Tsa-rLung techniques use various type of wind energy to guide healing energy to the person undergoing treatment.

However, there is also a more Tantric (or intuitive artistic) way to perceive and control healing energies by using Performing Arts, Archetypes Painting Visualisation, Sacred Dance Embodiment, Divination Rituals, Pujas, Mandalas Yoga and other Himalayan Shamanic tools. These may apply their benevolent effect on the soul, mind and body of oneself or of patients, by opening channels, embody archetypes energy and/or restoring the balance of the spirits and elements, for purpose of inspiration, visualization, healing and rejuvenation.


CAIRN Tsa-rLung Coaching is dedicated to transforming the practice of community leadership and to helping create cultures of engagement for high performance/high fulfilment organizations that bring out the best in people in terms of  Personal or Organizational Renewal and Leadership, this by using the precious legacy of the Body of Light Shamanic practices, the Vajrayana Tantra Philosophy, as well as the Embodiment of the Grail Lore.

CAIRN follows the inspiring and innovative drive, launched in the early 1980s by late Tarab Tulku Rinpoche, Trungpa Rinpoche, Dudjom Rimpoche, Kyentse Rinpoche, as well as nowadays by Tenzin Wangyal, Lopon Tenzin Namdak and others, in their efforts towards a transparent and scientific approach to the concepts and practices of  the "Body of Light",  seeking a more intimate embodiment with other similar Sacred Healing Arts living traditions.


- References -

1 - "Self-Liberation: Through Seeing with NAKED AWARENESS" by Namkhai Norbu, translated by John Myrdhin Reynolds, 2007

2 - " Healing with Form, Energy and Light " by Tenzin Wangyl Rimpoche, 2002

3 - Tarab Tulku Rimpoche : Tarab Ladrang "Tibetan Psychology Seminars", 1980-88

4 - " Gods of Love and Ecstasy: The Traditions of Shiva and Dionysus", Alain Danielou, Inner Traditions, Rochester, Vermont, 1992

5 - "Witches and Dakinis: Tantra in the East and the West" - John Myrdhin Reynolds
























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