21st Mount Haemus Lecture: The Well and the Chapel: Confluence


This paper was originally intended to explore in depth the synergy between the indigenous Celtic worldview and the evolution of early Celtic Christianity, between the created world of immanence and the hopefulness of imminence. Then the coronavirus entered the world, facing us with what seem to be apocalyptic questions: What does it mean? What do we do now? Here, the Well and the Chapel are used as lenses through which to view ourselves and the Other, in the Time Before and the Time Ahead. Confluence, not the choice between, or even the evolution of one to the next, will inform our efforts to co-create a transformed world. This paper is meant to be a spiritual thought problem, exploring five areas: Worldviews—Immanence and Imminence; Justice—Sin, Responsibility and Restoration; The Three—The Sacred Feminine and the Trinity; Immrama—The Soul’s Journey and Inspiration; and Confluence. In Awen. RoMa’s website

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Spiral triskelion (formed from mathematical Archimedean spirals), occasionally used as a Christian Trinitarian symbol

About The Author

RoMa Johnson, a Druid member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, an ordained non- sectarian Christian, and a poet, has been writing and teaching on various topics of Celtic Spirituality for over 20 years. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. USA.


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