From the Back Cover
'The Sacred World of the Celts' is a celebration of the long history, rich art, and cultural traditions of the Celts. One of the oldest traditions in Europe, this ancient culture continues to thrive in the modern world through Celtic art, music, writing, and spirituality. Nigel Pennick’s informative text describes how the Celtic tradition has developed and progressed over the centuries, from its origins in Europe to the living heritage it is today. This magnificently illustrated volume provides an invaluable source of material on every aspect of Celtic culture including lifestyle and society, mythology and folklore, as well as Celtic spirituality and its relevance to the new millennium.
'The Sacred world of the Celts ' presents a magnificently illustrated insight into Celtic culture. One of the oldest traditions in Europe, throughout its history, Celtic culture has not remained static but progressed in keeping with the times. A thriving force in the modern world, the Celtic tradition has left a rich legacy of art, music, writing and spirituality.
Accompanied by beautiful and evocative illustrations, Nigel Pennick’s informative text describes how the Celtic tradition has developed over the centuries, from its origins in Europe to the living heritage it is today in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Brittany. Every aspect of Celtic culture is covered, from lifestyle and society, arts and crafts, mythology and folklore, the sacred landscapes to religion and spirituality. Despite radical changes over the millennia, there has been a remarkable continuity in Celtic religion and spirituality and this book looks at its relevance to the new millennium.
An invaluable source of informative and stimulating material, 'The Sacred World of the Celts' is an inspiring celebration of the long history, rich art, and cultural traditions of the Celts.
About the Author
Nigel Pennick has studied the runes and practiced runic principles since 1960. He has written numerous books and papers on European folk traditions, customs and beliefs and has seen his work translated into nine languages. Co-founder of the influential magazine ARCANA, he has appeared on both radio and television in the UK.