Dr. Gareth Pengwerin
  • 87, Male
  • Caeredin, Yr Ogledd Hen
  • United Kingdom
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Welcome, Dr. Gareth Pengwerin!

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Gender, any & all.
Area location: Country with Optional State, Province etc.
United Kingdom of Great Britain - Alba
Why I wish to join The Temple & how I found out about it...
I am a previous member invited initially by the founder, Leila Raven - now returning after a lengthy period of absence.
About Myself & My Interests...
I am an 80 year old retired classical scholar, teacher & lecturer in musicology, recitalist & conductor but still involved in research, giving tutorials in Keltic Metaphysics on line and composing music (mainly choral & organ by commission). I have now been married for over 30 gloriously happy years to Sîan - a most wonderful, loving and caring lady whom I love most dearly.

Old Gareth lives in a wheelchair with no legs & multiple health problems but I'm still breathing and adapting well spacially so life can't be all bad. lol

It's 70 years since I had the old Welsh legends recounted to me as a 10 year old and my whole life has been centred around the major pantheon therein.

My website "Kaer Dathyl" has been on line since early 1990s - an exposition of the hereditary family of Y Plant Dôn - The Children of Dôn who revere the pantheon from the Fourth Branch Mabinogi. Those who choose to enter Kaer Dathyl may savour the Keltic spirit therein.

Now after considerable expansion, it may be seen at the following URL:- http://www.yplantdon.com. You will be very welcome to visit where you can meet "the family" and learn a little of this Welsh tradition with access to a lengthy taxonomy of the Major Deities, philosophical approaches and texts, etc. unique to Y Plant Dôn with some tangential references to Sanskrit & quantum physics.

It is a VIRTUAL TEXTBOOK on theoretical & practical Keltic Metaphysics! All are very welcome to visit and stay awhile.

I try to provide some inspiration to the few Kelts who study this website. It may be used, however, for the microscopy of other pantheons via the Metaphysical Law of Analogy.

I am neither a Druid, witch nor Wiccan (although I have had much interaction with the Sanders and one of Gardner's early High Priestesses) but class myself as a mystic & metaphysician. When pressed to hang a label around my neck, I usually say I am a Keltic Cosmotheist who works with his wife as a pro bono Consultant Metaphysician, hypnotherapist & hypnoanalyst.
My Teachers & Influences, What was it about them that influenced me?
The interest shown to me as an individual by college lecturers & tutors plus that important character trait owned by some - charisma.
Authors and/or Books I appreciate:
The Mabinogion; Red Book Hergest; White Book Rhydderch; Black Book Caermyrddin and works on psychology (especially Jungian) and the works of the German philosophers. The Cranwell Lectures. Indeed when it was not only fashionable but also mandatory to be a Freudian, I was a confirmed Jungian!
Musicians and/or Music I appreciate:
From the following Periods of composition:-
Baroque - Bach, Buxtehude & Handel
Classical - Beethoven & Gluck
Romantic - Wagner, Liszt, Brahms, Elgar & Puccini
Nationalist - Borodin, Cui, Balakirev, Moussorgsky
Rimsky-Korsakov (the Russian "Five")
Modern - Holst, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Vaughan Williams,
Elgar, Menotti & Mahler

Big Band swing and Modern Jazz
New-Age Impressionism
Films and/or Film-Makers & Actors I appreciate:
Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Robert de Niro, Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Ian McKellen, Jack Nicholson, Jack Lemon, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Sir John Gielgud.
Artists and/or Art I appreciate:
Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Maurice de Vlaminck
Website: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or any favourites?


October 2014 - Our 30th Wedding Anniversary

The Dark Matriarch

Cimmerian of hue
Th’enduring Matriarch;
Corporeal yet incorporeal
Dwelleth She
In glorious mansions infinite,
Bedecked in swirling melismas
Of kaleidoscopic brilliance
And in deep dark wells
Whence none may egress find.

Her fingers yet caress
Each bright assemblage
That be Her jewellèd form
And venerated disposition - aye too,
In spaces all that linger well
As soundless sentinels
To bed Her children down
In quietude secure,
She lives Her lovely life.

Constant in growth She moves,
Outspreading All within The One,
An everlasting wonder iridescent -
Veracity in resolute perfection.

We see, we feel and understand
The pledge of life profuse;
And all our yesterdays,
Our years extant,
Yea all our firm futurity
Are bound as one
In ageless perpetuity.

Within my soul roameth She ~
My silent spirit Her sweet breath,
Until She summoneth me
From paths of consummation
To swiftly homeward steer
For Kaer Pedryfan,
The celestial bliss
Of Gwynfa Gorawen.*

(* Paradise of Rapture)


copyright ©  Gareth Pengwerin 2014


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At 1:42am on December 4, 2017, Rajan Kashyap said…

Thank you Dr. for being my first (and only) friend.. I was gone and something got me back to this forum and I thank you for making me feel welcome here.

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At 4:01pm on August 2, 2016, SunKat said…

Thank you for your friendship!

At 1:32pm on July 17, 2016, SunKat said…

Lovely pictures!  Thanks so much for sharing them with me :)  Many Blessings to you and yours!

At 11:24am on July 11, 2016, SunKat said…


I know you don't know me (new admin on the site) but I felt compelled to let you know that after I read the comment you left in the Chronic Pain, Illness, Disability Support Group that you seem incredibly brave and your comment I am sure gives many others encouragement and hope. Thank you.  I do hope you had a wonderful party!

At 6:31pm on July 2, 2016, Minque Paw said…

At 8:56am on April 2, 2016, Idushka* said…

 thanks for kind Welcome dear Doc...so lovely put in a language I'm not familiar with anyways ...hope this finds you well and in good spirit dear fare away friend...take care and stay safe ...always merry meet...

At 6:13pm on March 13, 2016, Elaine Melvin said…

She is fascinating! Thank you...who might she be?

At 3:45am on October 28, 2015, GenerationOfHope said…

thank you for the kind welcome 


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