God and Goddess

The Luminous Plain: Images of the Ineffable

In previous posts, we discussed places within the earthly realms which were seen as portals to the Celtic Otherworld. We have also begun an initial discussion of the names and attributes of the inhabitants of the Otherworld. In this post we will explore the nature and appearance of the Otherworld realms, as they are described… Continue reading The Luminous Plain: Images of the Ineffable

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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

God and Goddess

The Numinous Web: Learning about the Celtic Deities

In previous posts, we explored the cosmology of the Celts and the concept of Sacred Reciprocity. In traditional cultures, it is understood that human beings live in relationship with many other beings - plants, animals, birds, fish, insects, and features of the natural landscape. In addition, what appears to the modern mindset as 'empty space'… Continue reading The Numinous Web: Learning about the Celtic Deities

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Sacred Reciprocity: Forming Relationship with the Celtic Gods and Ancestors

Last New Moon, we explored the spirit-filled world of the polytheistic Celtic-speaking tribes. Of course, this is the same spirit-filled world we inhabit today, whether we currently live in one of the modern Celtic nations or are the far-flung biological or spiritual descendants of the ancient Celts, living in many other countries around the world.… Continue reading Sacred Reciprocity: Forming Relationship with the Celtic Gods and Ancestors