The spiritual tribe is considered as a tapestry, in which every thread in its diversity has a fundamental and integral part to play in the purpose and destiny and above all the fabric of the Tapestry.
The Sagh’ic see that everyone regardless of external definition is ‘sent’ in a sacred destiny and purpose of this fabric.
At the centre of this spirit demography is the intimacy that plays out again and again in the stories; the invitation of lament and the response of passion; The eternal ocean Seanamhair Cuan calling into the dark; Fear Tintreach thundering a response.
Not one spirit, but a cycle of divine love between dark & light, death & life, creation & destruction, gathering & hunting, female & male.
Not two separate but a collusion, collaboration, intimacy of movement.
At the Heart are the two Anchors; Forest and Dark, manifested in the ancestral spirits as Arrnwath (primal father) and Mear Dao-ean (primal mother); guardians of the sacred love.
This love is is the interactive relationship between the Elements and the Ancestral Stars.
For the sagh’ic there are five elemental building blocks or weaves and these are tended and celebrated by Elemental Tenders/Warriors
- Caomhnóirí an Tinne – Keepers of the Fire
- subdivision – Siúlóirí ar an Tiene – Walkers of the Flames
- Gallain an Domhain – Pillars of the Earth
- Siuloiri ar an Ghaoth – Walkers on the Wind
- Shealbhoiri an Uisce – Bearers of the Water
- Coimeadaithe an Oiche – Holders of the Dark
About them are the Cean-Iuil (pathfinders); the interveners, the bridges between the worlds, and the Seanair (elders) who hold the cosmology
There are the two ‘warrior/priest’ castes, one of women and one of men (the terms ‘women’ & ‘men’ are interpreted by the 11 genders)
- Foghar Gòrag; the harvesters of divination
- Sealgari Anam; the hunters the lost
And the threads that weave all of these together as one are the 11 genders.
As with Cean-iuil and Seanair, all Guardianships are bound by oaths and blood cast marks and those willing to stand as these will submit to a ‘noviciate’ so as to fully understand the sacred duties of these.
The Communities, though not strictly an ancestral role, now has legislated/licenced ministers, the Aoghair, who in this modern society are designated as those that ritually redefine transitions and changes in relational roles, specifically in Nuptial and Funerary Rites, along with Transition and Prayer rituals. They include a subdivision being;
- Ordu ar an fFach dubh Marbh; Keepers of the Dead
Along with all being involved with the tribal journey, are the Keepers of the Bees, Brewers of Mead, Smyths, Shrine Keepers, amongst many others.