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The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom: A Celtic Shaman's Sourcebook

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The Celtic tradition is a source of inspiration to many seeking to discover their ancestral spiritual heritage. This superb sourcebook contains many new translations of seminal Celtic texts, including stories, poems, and prose pieces, some dating from as far back as the seventh century. Key ingredients in this rich cauldron of ancient lore include sections on: . Shamanic M
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Paperback, 456 pages
Published 1994 by Dorset Element
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Jack
This is a book best read in bits and chunks. I've used it primarily as a reference tool and idea book for rituals I've written. It is also a great reference for more reading material if you are one studying either Celtic Lore and Mythology or if you are working in shamanic studies for comparative religions. As others have said, it's rather dry (though not quite as bad as John Matthews "Druidic Handbook")

There are parts I've read over and over again as I've listened to another author, Joseph Camp
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claire
I love this book! I am reading it on a "I feel like it" basis, but it has also come up several times this school year as I am teaching British Literature. There are so many references to Celtic Wisdom--mythology, shamanic memory, poetry and the always mysterious and intriguing druids.

If you're interested in spirituality and myth as it relates to our lives today or if you're exploring, as I am, your Celtic roots, this is a great reference to have on the shelf.
Lia
This book has an amazing amount of source material from times gone by, all of it translated carefully. I mostly flipped through and read snatches of pieces that interested me, and I was impressed by the thought that went into this book. So, why three stars? It's not very usable. For such a thick book full of so much information, they really could have used a design editor to make the book an easier reference.
Jace Makara
This is honestly one of the most rubbish books I have ever read.
It is full of misinformation that a simple Google Search will answer correctly for you.
Especially in the story "The Seige Of Knocklong". Everything in this story is lied about.
I will never recommend this book to anyone and I will instead suggest burning it.
Bill Tillman
Very informative, professorial in tone and bit dry and. Yet, the images you can envision based upon the information can be terrific material for writers/artists trying to capture the Celtic mood in a particular creation, as has been the case with me.
Gianetta
Very informative, a bit dry and professorial in tone. Yet, the images one can envision based upon the information can be terrific fodder for writers/artists trying to capture the Celtic mood in a particular creation, as has been the case with me.
Amanda
A really great book of Celtic stories. I got a lot of inspiration from it for my own writing.
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Caitlín Matthews is a writer, singer and teacher whose ground-breaking work has introduced many to the riches of our western spiritual heritage.

She is acknowledged as a world authority on Celtic Wisdom, the Western Mysteries and the ancestral traditions of Britain and Europe. She is the author of over 50 books including Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, a study of Divine Feminine in Gnostic, Jewish and
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