The Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom: Celtic Shaman's Sourcebook Hardcover – 31 Aug 2000
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Read carefully, this book deserves it. -- Scottish Independent
You could do no better than invest in this book and practise what it teaches. -- One Earth --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Publisher
The Celtic tradition is a source of inspiration to many of us seeking to discover our ancestral spiritual heritage. Yet so many primary Celtic texts, rich in ancient wisdom, have been hidden away from us for generations. Now the Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom offers a unique opportunity for all interested in the way of the Celtic tradition to draw upon a deep, hitherto unavailable, well of ancestral knowledge.
This unique reference book contains many new translations of seminal Celtic texts, including stories, poems and visionary writings, some dating as far back as the seventh century. It also includes a generous selection of myths and commentaries, edited and augmented by Caitlín and John Matthews own notes, covering subjects such as:
· Shamanic memory
· Druidic divination and prophecy
· Soul-loss and restoration
· Magic and healing
A superb sourcebook, The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom provides nourishment and inspiration for those who still wish to honour the Celtic tradition and find its practical applications for today. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I put this book down in 1999 and forgot about it. I just nearly bought it again, stopped by a flash vision of where I'd shelved it.
It speaks of Celtic Shamanism. Half my blood is Celtic yet I usually think of other cultures, such as the Amerindians of North, Middle and South America as having the deepest Shamanic cultures, maybe wrongly.
Lots of stories and poetry. References to Celtic Goddesses and the significances of the cauldron. Lots of Celtic knot art.
23 cm tall
15 cm wide
3.1 cm thick
The printing in my paperback is fairly small but this is a book that you will probably keep pausing with.
Good value for money.
This is a Shamanism of our own land, not a borrowed Shamanism nor a stiff recreated or imported invasive religion of rules and social control. What I have read is very good but I hope to come back later after giving it a new and thorough reading.
It was a shame to see it sitting there all lonely and totally unreviewed.
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This book is a good reference and browsing resource for practicing Celtic shamans, though those with a reader's interest and those newer to the practice may find more practical guidance elsewhere (including, especially, Matthews' "The Celtic Shaman: A Handbook"). Overall, very useful, but perhaps later on the path.
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