Psychology and Well-being

Moving Towards a New Reality

As a child I instinctively rejected the way I saw the world going, in fact I remember arguing with my parents around the age of 11 or 12 about what life is meant to be about.  I was rather dismissive I suppose of those that have laboured for an average car, average house and all… Continue reading Moving Towards a New Reality

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Culture, Ritual

Digging into the Mounds: Accessing Sacred Knowledge from the Celtic Tradition

In previous blogs, we've explored some of the basic aspects of Celtic cosmology - the existence of a sacred Otherworld (or worlds), probably conceived of as being connected with the Upper World and Lower World (as in many shamanic or traditional cultures). The inhabitants of those worlds - the Gods and Goddesses - known in… Continue reading Digging into the Mounds: Accessing Sacred Knowledge from the Celtic Tradition

God and Goddess

The Ever Changing Faces of The Gods

Over the last thousand years or so there have been huge changes in religion – most notably the one god coming to replace the many – the Judeo-Christian god Yahweh, who has swept through the world at the end of a conquering sword or a gun. However, as with all things in life, change eventually… Continue reading The Ever Changing Faces of The Gods

Culture

Ancient Celtic Music – Research and Restoration

For many people, the term 'Celtic music' conjures up images of foot-stomping fiddle music, skirling bagpipes, or ethereal vocals floating over a bed of synthesizers. All of these genres are evocative and have many fans around the world - and for good reason: the music is wonderful, quite diverse, and appeals to our senses on… Continue reading Ancient Celtic Music – Research and Restoration

Culture

Earth and Bone: Searching for the Celts in Archaeology and History

To understand Celtic literature and the parts of that literature that may represent Celtic mythology, we must have at least a basic understanding of who the Ancient Celts were (and along the way, clear up some misconceptions that are quite prevalent in popular culture these days). First, we must emphatically state that there is not… Continue reading Earth and Bone: Searching for the Celts in Archaeology and History

Politics

Non-Violent Non-Compliance

Many ordinary people discuss the world’s problems, their nation’s problems, even local problems, perhaps even figure out how to solve them and then shrug and end the conversation with ‘what can I do I’m only one person?’ Unfortunately that lack of self-belief and lack of confidence in our ability to change things is exactly why… Continue reading Non-Violent Non-Compliance