Awarded to Morwen (modernly known as Josie Dykstra)
By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2017-10-14
An artist’s gift may be likened to sunshine, for by its shining the
sun fills the air with a simple brightness, bringing forth fruits and
useful things. When the air is filled with the brightness of the
sun, the beauty and the wealth of the whole world are revealed,
and our eyes become enlightened and rejoice in the manifold
diversity of colors.
So it is, when we stand in the light of creation and our power of
understanding is illuminated. For laboring at a craft teaches us
to seek out and to recognize our own nobleness, and it gives us
the power to discern the way in which we should live without
error in accordance with eternal Truth.
Mindful of her earnest virtue and of the elegance with which the
fruits of her labors have adorned Our lands, We grant unto
Morwen Our Award of the Tower’s Light. Let none
countermand Our words.
Based on an excerpt from Chapter 63, “Of the Ordering of All the Virtues Through the Seven
Gifts of the Holy Ghost”, of The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage by John of Ruusbroec (1293 or 1294-1381).
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