Spirituality & Animism

Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes

In last month's blog, we learned about Celtic deities from the Iron Age in various parts of the European mainland. This month we will look at what can be known - or surmised - about gods and goddesses in Ireland, including how their names were pronounced and their primary powers or attributes. Like the Continental… Continue reading Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes

Spirituality & Animism

Digging into the Mounds: Accessing Sacred Knowledge from the Celtic Tradition

In previous blogs, we've explored some of the basic aspects of Celtic cosmology - the existence of a sacred Otherworld (or worlds), probably conceived of as being connected with the Upper World and Lower World (as in many shamanic or traditional cultures). The inhabitants of those worlds - the Gods and Goddesses - known in… Continue reading Digging into the Mounds: Accessing Sacred Knowledge from the Celtic Tradition

Spirituality & Animism

The Ever Changing Faces of The Gods

Over the last thousand years or so there have been huge changes in religion – most notably the one god coming to replace the many – the Judeo-Christian god Yahweh, who has swept through the world at the end of a conquering sword or a gun. However, as with all things in life, change eventually… Continue reading The Ever Changing Faces of The Gods

Culture & Lifestyle, Spirituality & Animism

Thinking like a Pagan Celt

In some of the earlier posts we began an exploration of key questions like 'What is a Celt?' and 'How do we know what we think we know?' No doubt we will return to these themes as we go along, but for now, let's delve into some primal thinking about what it may have meant… Continue reading Thinking like a Pagan Celt