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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Discussion

A Revolution of Consciousness

We live in exciting times, dangerous, changing and challenging times but exciting none-the-less. It’s hard to believe that around 70 years ago it was illegal to be a magical practitioner in the UK (30 years ago in Ireland!) and now Druidry, Wicca and all manner of esoteric arts have blossomed in a way that would… Continue reading A Revolution of Consciousness

God and Goddess

Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes

In last month's blog, we learned about Celtic deities from the Iron Age in various parts of the European mainland. This month we will look at what can be known - or surmised - about gods and goddesses in Ireland, including how their names were pronounced and their primary powers or attributes. Like the Continental… Continue reading Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes

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