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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Celtic Wisdom: CIG to Celtic Wisdom

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A comprehensive look at Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and continental Celtic traditions, both Pagan and Christian, this guide includes the Celtic approach to shamanism, fairies, Wicca, neopaganism, magic, and Druidism. It draws a map for today's Celtic quest, with the way of the pilgrim, honor of one's ancestors, and the language and culture. Exploring the Celtic universe-gods a ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 6th 2003 by Alpha
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Aug 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology
Among the to-do lists I’m working on clearing out at the moment, one of them is my collection of reading lists. Yes, I have so many books I want to read that I actually have them sorted out by topic and/or source to make picking through them easier. One of them is a list of books on Celtic spirituality, since I’ve felt for a long time that my own path was headed that direction.

The first book I was able to find off this list was The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Celtic Wisdom. Had I discovered this b
Oct 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a great book that gives an introduction to the different styles of Celtic Spirituality. It presents the essence of ancient culture and suggests its applications in today's world.

It has down-to-earth profiles of the druids, bards, seers, and other wisdom-keepers. It has excellent advice on how to incorporate the Celtic Wisdom into your own life.

The book has a short history of the Celtic nations, their mythology and lore and it has it in a way that is easy to understand and digest.

Feb 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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A very simple-to-understand book full of good and accurate information about the Celtic path. I highly recommend this book to people starting out and wanting to learn more about the druids or the Iron-age celts.
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Carl McColman writes about various aspects of the spiritual life, particularly mysticism, contemplative prayer, and monastic wisdom. His early books explored topics such as paganism (nature spirituality) and Celtic wisdom. In 2005 he entered the Catholic Church and shortly thereafter became a student of Cistercian (Trappist) spirituality. Since then, his books include The Big Book of Christian Mys ...more
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