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The Celtic Spirit: Daily Meditations For The Turning Year

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  15 reviews
A leading Celtic scholar presents 365 daily meditations, drawn from the sacred wisdom and insights of the ancient Celts and tuned to the changing seasons of the year.
Published (first published December 30th 1998)
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Nell Grey
Reading the appropriate page first thing in the morning makes a good start to the day. Each page begins with a short quote of verse or prose, followed by the author's insights. After a year, when I've read them all, I think I'll be very happy to start all over again.
Green Heart Guidance
The Celtic Spirit: Daily Meditations for the Turning Year by Caitlin Matthews is a compilation of 365 daily readings. While the title asserts they are meditations, I think reflections or mini-history lessons are the more apt descriptions in many cases. Some of the reflections are excellent; others are very weak, meandering through topics Matthews seems to have forced together in a way that doesn’t feel natural. Many of the readings were not engaging or thought provoking for me. The topics also b ...more
I've now completed a year cycle and intend to continue reading the meditations in this book everyday. I love the Celtic rythm and syncing of life with the seasons...It's a refreshing way to engage in the cycles of the year with lovely emphasis on the changes in nature and their metaphors for our lives. If you choose to journal or meditate more deeply there are promptings at the end of each meditation. I learn something each day and am reminded of connecting with the sacred and approaching every ...more
I alternate this with the Celtic devotions as a daily spiritual practice. Ancient Celtic spiritual tradition,poetry & myth, woven with modern philosophy. Basically an idea about yourself or the world to mull over & let percolate throughout the day. Matthews has an impressive body of work.
Many of the passages related to my life at the time I was reading this more frequently. It's a nice book to pick up every once in awhile to gain a little more perspective on life.
A day by day guide of meditations and thoughts. Enjoyable read, some were fitting, and some weren't, but definitely gave one the ability to meditate on the thought.
I've read this repeatedly for years. Reflections on the quotes and commentary helps put the world in perspective.
Though I was not impressed by other works from this author, I rather enjoyed this Celtic/pagan oriented devotional.
I have already read part of this and intend to finish it at some point. (At the moment, I'm not sure where it is. ;))
Greenwood Covenstead
Sep 29, 2008 Greenwood Covenstead rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Students of Celtic Esoterica
Recommended to Greenwood by: Lady Elizabeth
A great guide for daily meditation. Can be used over and over as you move through the years.
I enjoyed reading the daily meditations so much, that I have decided to begin them once more.
A very nice collection of meditation prompts, one for each day of the year.
Wonderfully written and beautifully insightful
One year with this book is completed.
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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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