Culture

Seeing With Ancestral Eyes: Language and Celtic Worldview

Hello everyone, and the bright blessings of early summer to you all! Today I would like to talk about ways to deepen our practice of Celtic Paganism. One the many  important tools that people may choose to utilize when walking a Celtic path is learning one of the modern Celtic languages - Scottish Gaelic, modern… Continue reading Seeing With Ancestral Eyes: Language and Celtic Worldview

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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

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

Culture

Both Roots and Blossoms: Tips for Cultivating Celtic Wisdom

The image of the tree is ubiquitous in both Celtic mythology and Celtic folklore contexts. Otherworld trees surround the Well of Wisdom, dropping their nuts into the water, where the salmon of wisdom crack open the kernel of knowledge inside. Many types of trees are mentioned in the source materials - oak, yew, hazel, apple,… Continue reading Both Roots and Blossoms: Tips for Cultivating Celtic Wisdom

Culture

Celtic Cosmology – An Introduction

As a general rule, it would be fair to say that most non-pagans have little or no understanding of pagan theology/cosmology. In the absence of any information to the contrary, they often tend to be rather fearful and perhaps unwilling to investigate.  This being the case, they would more than likely be surprised to find… Continue reading Celtic Cosmology – An Introduction