Celtic Illumination, part 19, Gerard Butler, hogwash and Ip Man
We seem to have drifted away from the main business of this communication which is to explain how to become a Master Candle Maker, however, you need to understand that very, very, few people will make it and I need you to accept this fact.
In Kung Fu, Caine knew that he would leave the Shaolin monastery when he could snatch the pebble from his blind master’s hand. At Violent Hell I had a similar test however it was called being expelled. You may think it rather harsh that a future Master Candle Maker and King of Ireland should be expelled however it is only a word and is meant to signify the break between childhood and adult life. In fact the traditions of the Irish Royal families were copied by many societies throughout the world. If you watch the film 300 you can see that the king, Gerard Butler, another Celt, as a boy is thrown out knowing he will return a man or not at all, which is exactly what was happening to me. If you paid attention in school you will also know that it was the Irish who educated the Greeks who then claimed that their society and culture was the crucible of civilisation. Hogwash.
Yes, we are all different and we all mature at different rates, some claim girls mature faster than boys. But like the initial process of actually finding me there was an indicator as to when I was ready to leave school or be expelled as they like to say. That moment was when I fought back.
After all the beatings, the kicking’s, the canings, the Latin and Irish masses, I faced my final test and like the 2008 movie Ip Man, the story of Bruce Lee’s mentor, I faced up to ten priests at one time. I’m not certain exactly how many priests attacked me. Perhaps one of the two hundred boys who were watching, and cheering me on I might add, perhaps one of them will step forward and tell us all how many priests attacked me. But then again perhaps they shouldn’t. As the future King of Ireland it would be wrong of me to boast about such an event. Not that I was successful. Far from it. However I was released from one stage of my training and could now follow the path to be a Master Candle Maker and future King of Ireland. But, before I could follow my path I first of all had to find it and as Caine’s Master once said, “When you can walk the rice paper without tearing it, then your steps will not be heard.”