Never A Saint With Red Hair

A Russian proverb states, “There was never a saint with red hair”, meaning all red-heads are prone to evil tempers and dissolute ways. In fact, one of the most famous Irish saints, Brigid, was a red-head.

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It all began with Brid, the goddess of fire, patroness of hearth and home, smiths and forges, healers and herbs, poets and language. Honored in ancient Ireland, it was claimed that at birth, a column of fire reached from her red curls up into heaven. Many girls were named Brid, or Brigid, in her honor.

One such girl was Saint Brigid. Born in 435 AD to a chieftain and a slave girl, and raised by Druids, she was beautiful and iron-willed. She refused to be married off, instead choosing to follow the revolutionary teachings of St Patrick and embracing Christianity.

She worked many miracles, from controlling the weather to improving the yield of crops and livestock, and even outwitted Irish Chieftains. She travelled far and wide, eventually building an Abbey in Kildare where she welcomed travelers with legendary hospitality. She was fond of ale, and said to be the best brewer in all of Ireland! She also kept a magic red-eared cow that gave the most and best milk in the land.

Brigid’s feast day is still celebrated on February 1st, the old feast of the goddess Brid. On that day it is said Brigid travels through Ireland with her magic cow, blessing those who remember and honor their sacred roots.

The Yellow Emperor had Golden Hair

The Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) of China is the father of Chinese Medicine. Huangdi, who lived 5000 years ago, was supposedly named for the yellow soil of the plains, loess. However, others argue that he was in fact named for the golden color of his hair, meaning he was caucasian. This discovery made by the Chinese is the reason I created this website. It’s profound for myself and I will try to link the connection to red hair. This might provide a historical and cultural connection to those learning and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), who often feel a separation for not being Chinese, being unable to fully engage in the ancient spiritual Daoism from which TCM is based.

This is not taking anything from the Chinese as I thank God everyday for meeting the Chinese Master, hiding out as a janitor at a college of TCM, who healed me with qigong and tuina, then graciously taught me this ancient art, Emei Li Ji Qigong. (Read more here on page 3 “How Tuina-Chinese Therapeutic Massage Saved My Life”) This article is more about discovery of a connection to my ancient red-haired ancestry of possible Tuatha de Danann, Druids and the Shining Ones, which has been obliterated by history.

This post will be a work in the making with many future edits and additions. So here to begin is a possible summary.

I experienced what I believe to be a genetic unlocking of ancient knowledge of the redhaired race. I was taught an ancient art of healing known as tuina. It is deeply steeped in the Daoist Arts. Something inside me said there was an ancient connection to what I did not know. Then I read about the race of Shining Ones imparting their knowledge to the Chinese. Later I read about the redhaired mummies they found in the Tarim Basin in China dated some 4000 BC, possibly connected to the Tuatha de Danann. The Tuatha were known for their fiery red hair. How they were in Ancient China is a mystery. Then to find that the Yellow Emperor had golden hair, blonde or possibly red made this deep connection that opened a complex lock of my ancient heritage.

For a  better understanding of tuina, please check out my website on my practice at: https://spiraldragons.com/

Interesting, there is claim that the Holy Grail is in Ireland, a cup with two spiral dragons.

 

http://sedulia.blogs.com/sedulias_quotations/2011/11/was-the-yellow-emperor-huangdi-a-blond-hmm.html

https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_tuathadedanaan04.htm