W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Three Circles of Existence
Type of Spiritual Experience
The three circles coincide with the three stages of the Mysteries.
Evans-Wentz used the term Individuality to mean Higher spirit or Immortal soul.
A description of the experience
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, 
Mr. David Williams, J.P., of Carmarthen, … offers valuable information about the 'Three Circles of Existence' and the Druidic scheme of soul-evolution, as follows:--
'According to the Druids, there are three Circles through which souls must pass. The first is Cylch y Ceugant, the second Cylch Abred, the third Cylch y Gwynfyd. The name of each circle refers to a special kind of spiritual training, and if in reaching the second circle you do not gain its perfection by completing all its provisions [probably in due order and time], you must begin again in Circle One; but if you reach the perfection of Circle Two you go on to Circle Three.
- In Circle One, which is unlocated, the soul has no condition of bodily existence as in Circle Two.
- The second Circle appears to be a state something like the one we are in now--a mixture of good and evil.
- The third Circle is a state of perfection and blessedness. In it the soul's environments correspond to all its wishes and desires, and there is contact with God.'
At this point I asked if there was loss of Individuality in Circle Three, and Mr. Williams replied:--'No, there is not loss of individuality.'
Hence, as we suggest, Cylch y Gwynfyd is the Druidic parallel to the Nirvana of Indian metaphysics--being like it, a state of perfect and unlimited self-consciousness which man never knows in earth-life.
The source of the experienceCeltic
Concepts, symbols and science items
Egg (as symbol)
Map of the Egg
The Three Worlds
Activities and commonsteps