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The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworld

The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworld [Kindle Edition]

John Matthews
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"John Matthews combines a life of scholarship with an extraordinary familiarity with the inner and spiritual worlds that make up the non-physical side of our world’s ecology. Nowhere is this combination so well displayed as in this book, which also showcases his talents as a writer and teller of tales. This creates a work that is filled with a unique wisdom that is readily accessible to any reader. I cannot recommend it highly enough."

David Spangler - Author of Subtle Worlds, Everyday Miracles, Blessing: The Art and the Practice, and others

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 270 KB
  • Print Length: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Lorian Press (6 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IARVD2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #200,129 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hi. I'm John Matthews. I've written nearly a 100 books over the last 30 years or so. Books about many things. Pirates, King Arthur and the Grail Quest, Faeries, Robin Hood,and many more. I love folklore, history and film and I recently began writing for movies and TV, creating documentaries, TV scripts and motion pictures. I write in collaboration with many of my dearest friends, including Wil Kinghan, Ari Berk,and David Franzoni, and with some of the finest artists in the world, including Brian Froud, Charles Vess and Alan Lee. I have also written many books with my partner Caitlin Matthews, with whom I sometimes think I share a brain, and who knows what I'm thinking before I think it. I'm also beginning to collaborate with our son, the actor Emrys Matthews, with whom we wrote the wonderful Teen Oracle. I recently began to write books for younger readers, including graphic novels and the fabulous StoryWorld series. Writing so many books has always been hard work and it continues to be so, but I love the act of creation and cannot imagine ever doing anything else. I'm greatful to all the countless people who have read my books, especially those who made my book on Pirates a New York Times best seller in 2006. There are many more books to come, so I hope you'll keep reading, and keep pestering your booksellers to stock them!

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Book That'll CHANGE YOUR LIFE 29 Nov 2008
If you visit there are roughly 20 reviews of this book. I was shocked, though not really surprised there aren't any reviews by Brits. Ironically,however, we are the ones who,by embracing this book and utilising its message, could be working with the mystical wonders of our own land to form a positive alliance, and positive change. These energies are part of our natural heritage, and have in-habited the land long before we humans did. If this sounds ridiculous let me ask you this : Are we, as humans so closed off and conditioned that we can't accept the possibility of another race in-habiting the world before us? We accept spirits,aura and 'energies' and many claim to accept 'the unknown', so when posed with the idea of another race which are of a different energy matter entirely, though conscious, wise, loving beings, do we accept it or question it with scepticism? We believe in Dinosaurs, because we're shown fossils and big bones. Now, John Matthews is showing us what he experienced by writing this book,and I think we should listen to the messages he received and has passed on.
This book, which John Matthews writes with such flair and warmth will open your eyes to the wonders which await, if only we would detatch from the physical constrictions of everyday life and SEARCH. There is a whole world waiting for us, ready to welcome us with open arms and show us our potential as beings, and how we can work to heal the earth and ourselves.
Matthews shares all the teachings he received from his Sidhe visitors,including exercices and methods so that you can harness these wonders for yourself.
Read with an open heart and an open mind , and your Spirit will surely follow.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, it changed MY life... 29 Dec 2008
If you're interested in Faerie, especially if you've always felt a personal connection with the Sidhe, this book is absolutely a must. The only truly sincere and genuine-feeling 'channeled' text I have ever come across, it's not doom-ridden or grandiose, but touching, fascinating, and inspiring, with more than just a ring of truth about it. Not only that, but the featured 'Great Glyph of the Sidhe' will open your eyes and soul to a new world and enable you to explore it yourself, and gain answers to your own questions. I don't say this lightly- this book will change your life.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Well if you want a fairy story... 30 Sep 2010
By Bâki
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I have long been interested in the fairy folklore of Ireland and the Celtic Countries, and so I was really looking forward to reading this book when it arrived, hoping for some well researched facts on the Irish Folk Tradition. Ha! Well researched this book certainly isn't, and fact here is an alien concept. This slight volume purports to be the author's experience of an encounter with a representative of the ancient fairy race known in Ireland as The Sidhe. A term originally referring to the burial mounds, and later associated with the fairy folk who are said to dwell among them. I hadn't realised when I ordered the book that it was "channelled", but despite doubts I decided to keep an open mind and judge the content on its own merit as I have with other texts claiming inspiration from otherworldly sources. Unfortunately, however, my initial misgivings were soon justified.

The book begins with details of an apparent discussion between the author, a popular writer and teacher on contemporary Celtic Spirituality, and a field archaeologist friend of his. The archaeologist informs the author of an amazing discovery in Ireland, in which a remarkable ancient site has been discovered. Apparently the discovery is being kept secret for the time being, whilst archaeologists carry out research. Because this find is somewhat unusual, the author's friend thinks he (the author) should be given access to view the site on account of his interest and experience in the less traditional approaches to ancient archaeology, and arranges for him to visit the location.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting... 9 Jan 2010
I found the book easy to read and follow a good starting point for those wishing to connect to the more spiritual side of life. I have read and put into practice much concerning traditional witchcraft and the faery realm and this as a channelled piece of work was for me a confirmation of my experiences, the glyph offered an alternative way of hedge riding (entering another realm). Remember it is a starting point thought - enjoy it, take all you can from it, and have your own journey, remembering that spirituality in all its guises is a very individual path and who knows what you might discover!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. A. C. Thorne VINE VOICE
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Firstly I have given this five stars as being familiar with John Matthews other works I absolutely love his writing style and general delivery of what in some of his other works is complex material. This book I approached with trepidation for even though I have read many texts ranging eclectically across a broad landscape of what for want of a better term I will call the mystical, I have not to date read much about the faery realm. I have to admit that at first I wondered whether this was a fictional work and that in my initial perusal I had missed this fact. I checked the blurb for confirmation and found that this was not the case, and in fact it was at this point that I was drawn back to my original reason for picking the title during what was for me a fairly usual trawl through the joys that Amazon have to offer the dedicated book lover - my wife would more likely say obsessive. I recalled that there was no discernible reason, I was in fact drawn to the book. Having ordered it I was for a moment tempted to cancel the order as a mistake, but somehow I just didn't. Some people reading this are now, I feel sure, thinking that this chap is a little wacko, or soaked up a little too much moonshine - in my case that would actually be mead, but no I assure you that was just the way it was for me. Anyway back to the book. Having discovered that this was not an overtly fictional account I then wondered whether it was allegorical in some way, and in truth that still seems possible, but in my final deliberation I am inclined to think of the whole project as one of those marvellous accounts of interaction between realities other than the visible surrounding us in our everyday lives. Read more ›
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