- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Grey House in the Woods (21 Jun. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0954053168
- ISBN-13: 978-0954053161
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 1.3 x 14.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 667,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Singing with Blackbirds: The Survival of Primal Celtic Shamanism in Later Folk-Traditions Paperback – 21 Jun 2006
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This is a study of the survival of primal Celtic shamanism in later folk-traditions of Gaelic speaking peoples. This is an insightful and intelligent academic study that brings together areas of study not normally combined in an accessible style.
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The method of the book is simple. It explains what is meant by shamanism, takes examples from around the world to discuss some of the essentials, and then compares this with what we know of Gaelic spiritual practices. Whilst it becomes clear that Druids were not shamans in the narrowest sense of the word, it is also evident that much of what they did was shamanic in form and content.
This book casts light on two areas of interest and illuminates both with original insights. Anyone interested in increasing their understanding of ancestral Druids and the way they worked should read this book.