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Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:46 am
by JamsO'Donnel
My Gaighlig teacher did a lesson on the second sight yesterday and today and he has a book called The Gaelic Other world with a bunch of pretty neat stories of the second sight etc. Do you you guys believe in the second sight and do any of you have it? Share some stories of any second sight things, specters etc. :P

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:03 am
by GunChleoc
Chan eil naidheachd mun dà-shealladh agam fhèin.

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:35 am
by Seonaidh
Uill, tha mi air cluinntinn mu dheidhinn Phil Spector agus Regina Spector: nach ann Canaideanach a tha R.S?

"Second sight": chan eil mi cinnteach air na th'ann, ach tha mi gu leòr cinnteach gur e "ath shealladh" a th' air sa Ghàidhlig co-dhiù. Nam biodh "second sight" agam, chithinnsa do phost mus nochd e...

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:14 am
by faoileag
Thuirt mo mhàthair gun robh an dà-shealladh aig a bràthair. Tha eisimpleirean glè shusbainteach aice ach bidh iad a' fuireach san teaghlach. Mo bheachdsa lorgadh tu eisimpleirean gu leòr eile fhathast ann an teaghlachan anns a' Ghàidhealtachd, ach chan eil iad an-còmhnaidh deònach ri bruidhinn mun dèidhinn. San fhairsaingeachd 's e rudan gu math pearsanta, prìobhaideach a th' anns na tachartasan a chì iad.
Cha chuirinnse air falbh e ann am prionnsabal - there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in our philosophy...

Agus tha sinn uile gu math eòlach air agus moiteil à Coinneach Odhar, the Brahan Seer, fhathast.

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/Hi ... stradamus/

(You can take faoileag out of the HIghlands, but you can' t take the Highlands out of faoileag... )

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:11 pm
by Níall Beag
My maternal grandmother claimed to have two prophetic dreams. She was English born, with English and Irish parentage. I forget one of them, but the other was about a cousin leaving a room with blood coming out of her ears. She told her about it and she was told to stop being silly. A short while later, the cousin had a bit of an accident in the lab -- a chemical reaction got out of hand and after the resultant explosion, her ears were bleeding and she couldn't hear anything for a few days....

(My memory of the story may be faulty, but it was something along those lines.)

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:05 pm
by poor_mouse
Really, some miraculous accidents happen sometimes with the people who do not think that they have any second site.
I was acquainted with a woman, and she told us how she saw St. Nicolas when she was very young. She's remembered the fact all her life, being at the same time absolutely unbeleiving, irreligious person.

Also, one man told us that he in his childhood saw an Angel. He was on the bank of the river with his friends, and the Angel was great and of many colours -- in the sky. The boy shouted: "Look, look!" -- but nobody else saw anything. The man talked of this as of very matter-of-fact episode, which he incidentally remembered.

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:38 pm
by JamsO'Donnel
I'm not sure if this counts as the second sight but, When my brother was 8 and i was about 6, we shared a room, and during the middle of the night i woke up and heard him saying okay and I thought he was sleep talking, but the next morning he was feeling quite sick and he said he woke up that night an our grandpa who had passed away 3 days after my first birthday came to him in the middle of the night and told him everything would be okay. Later that day we took him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with diabetes.
Him and I both remember it well

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:25 am
by Seonag
I want to have that book. :( I was looking for it but the book is expencive. (ach tha an leabhar daor). Chan eil ar leam ach tha a'còrdadh ri seo. (I dont belive in that but I like it) I just want to belive that something like that does exist. Live would be rather plain and boring without it. Just never happend to me and I have a hard time beliving.

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:35 pm
by JamsO'Donnel
I'm in the same position, Seonag!

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:33 am
by Ceid
I know a bit about this--it is a common theme on old Gaelic stories. Sometimes a character in the story is assumed to have it without it being directly mentioned. It's often a woman, but sometimes male characters have it. It draws from old Celtic ideas about having a connection to the supernatural through the natural world. I don't believe in ghosts and spirits, but I do think some people are more intuitive than others. I think stories of the second sight are based on that, and that's why the concept of what the second sight really is isn't very clear--it's actually something very subjective and individual, depending on a person's degree of intuition. Even though I don't share these beliefs I respect my ancestors and the ways they interpreted their world and their experiences through ideas about the supernatural. I don't have to go that far back in my family tree to find people who swore up and down that ghosts and fairies are real. It's how they understood the world, so there's knowledge and experience contained in those beliefs, and I'd be a fool to be completely narrow-minded about it.

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:04 pm
by JamsO'Donnel
Well said!

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:33 pm
by An Gobaire
faoileag wrote: Agus tha sinn uile gu math eòlach air agus moiteil à Coinneach Odhar, the Brahan Seer, fhathast.

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/Hi ... stradamus/

(You can take faoileag out of the HIghlands, but you can' t take the Highlands out of faoileag... )
Agus gabhaidh eachdraidh Choinnich a leughadh sa Ghàidhlig an seo.

http://archive.org/details/coinneachodharam28995gut

Re: Taibhs agus an da shealladh

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:25 am
by faoileag
Mòran taing! :D