The Sacred World of the Celts

The Sacred World of the Celts

An Illustrated Guide to Celtic Spirituality and Mythology

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Looks at the history and influences of ancient Celtic religion, including its high regard of women, the bardic tradition, and the pagan calendar, as well as its current revival

Inner Traditions

The Sacred World of the Celts is a comprehensive and richly illustrated examination of ancient Celtic traditions and their continuity and relevance to the present day.

Celtic language and legend were largely passed down through the monks of Ireland and Wales and consequently were “christianized.” In turn, these renditions were subject to the interpretations of various “Celtic” revivalists that further concealed the true nature of the Celtic world. Nigel Pennick pushes back these disfiguring overlays and restores to us the primordial Celtic tradition, one which interweaves the spirit into all aspects of daily life.

Examines all aspects of Celtic life, including myth, the status of women, and the bardic tradition.

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This richly illustrated guide takes you back through layers of history to the world of the ancient Celts, whose sacred traditions infused every aspect of daily life and were expressed in a legacy of poetry, art, and mythology that is breathtaking in its depth and beauty.

Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, 1997
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780892816545
Branch Call Number: 299.16 Pe
Characteristics: 141 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Celts


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