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

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Delineating Sacred Space in Ritual

Not all Druids feel the need to delineate/create sacred space (otherwise known as preparing the nemeton) as described previously. Especially when working out of doors, some do not “cast a circle” as is popular in other traditions, feeling that there is no need as they are out there to connect and commune with the world… Continue reading Delineating Sacred Space in Ritual

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Entering the Nemeton: Creating Authentic Celtic Ritual

The retrieval and revival of indigenous ceremonial traditions is a growing concern in this increasingly disconnected world, and one that has great promise for the restoration of methods of sustainable living, sound ecological practices and the preservation of ancient knowledge. Sound recordings of elders are being made around the world, as well as video recordings… Continue reading Entering the Nemeton: Creating Authentic Celtic Ritual