It is likely that The Pheryllt relate back to the earliest Britains who came to this island. Much from their teachings has been neglected and forgotten over the past two hundred years. They were the Guardians of the knowledge that was seeded into the earth from the time of its creation, and they were the the Guardians of the new scientific, astrological and philosophical discoveries of the time. In ancient times there was no separation between science and magic. It was the task of The Pheryllt to construct Megalithic structures along the energy lines that criss-cross our planet in order to tap into and utilize the earth energies. All this took place long before the Celts arrived in Britain and before the Egyptian Civilization. The Pheryllt felt affinity between this land and the land beneath the sea: the Scientist-Magician heritage lay in the drowned lands of Atlantis.
Examining the etymology of the name ‘Pheryllt’, we find it’s origins in the word ‘Ferrous’, meaning ‘metal’ or ‘iron’. Working skillfully with these substances required the agency of Fire, hence the name being frequently translated as ‘Alchemist’. In early societies, the Blacksmith was regarded with awe and believed to possess magical powers and able to communicate with the denizens of the Otherworld. The Gypsy Shaman or ‘Chovahano’ was often a Blacksmith and was seen as The Keeper of Mysteries. A High Council and Brotherhood, they were skilled in metalurgy, proficient in art and craft, filled with spiritual wisdom, familiar with the faerie folk, skilled in magical and healing arts, guardians of ancient mysteries. When The Pheryllt spoke, they knew that it must come from the heart.
This is the second of a two~part talk, the first which was in May: The Origin of The British People – The Cymru Revealed.
It is not necessary to have attended the first talk to be able to experience and enjoy a full understanding of this evening in itself.
Born in Guernsey, Hugh le Prevost was inspired to seek the truth, becoming a Lay Minister at an early age and pursuing the practice and teachings of this for many years until, inspired by the philosophy and teachings of Christian Rozenkreuz, he was drawn to travel and the exploration of sacred sites around the world and the wide study of mystical teachings.
Hugh has lived in Glastonbury for 17 years and he continues to lecture and to pursue his studies with appreciation of the rich cultural heritage that Britain has to offer.