This Charm pays homage to Ceridwen, a Welsh Goddess and nurturer of Taliesin, a Druidic Bard.
She’s invoked here, and asked for the gift of inspiration.
Casting Directions for ‘Inspiration’
Blend your incense the night before you plan -to use it. Light your incense and the candle. Place the cauldron in front of you and half fill with wheat seeds. Stir the cauldron clockwise three times and let the seeds trickle through your fingers as you state:
I seek your favour
As you searched for the boy Gwion
So I search for Awen’s energy
Inspiration to be what I need to,
To discover the known,
And to flow with change.
Grant, this power, I pray.
Since Awen is a threefold present you need to repeat the stirring of the cauldron twice more-or alternatively once on each of these following-two days. When you’ve finished, tip the remains of the incense to the cauldron and bury the contents. The candle could be snuffed out, but do not use it for anything else.
Ceridwen is thought to have brewed herbs together to bring the gift of inspiration for her ugly son Agfaddu.Gwion was set to mind the potion however, in being splashed by the potion, absorbed its powers. In escaping the wrath of Ceridwen he became a seed of corn and was swallowed by her in the guise of a blackhen. The Welsh bard Taliesin born nine months later was an initiated form of the boy. Artists, authors and poets can all seek this sort of inspiration.