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The idea of memory was very important in Celtic spirituality. There are lovely prayers for different occasions. There are prayers for the hearth, for kindling the fire, and for smooring theĀ  hearth. At night, the ashes were smoored over the burning coals, sealing off the air. The next morning the coals would still be alive and burning. There is also a lovely prayer for the hearth keepers that evokes St. Bridget, who was both a pagan Celtic goddess and a Christian saint. In herself, Bridget … [Read more...]

Carmina Gadelica

Anyone interested in Celtic Christianity or in from-the-ground-up Christian mysticism will want to know about the Carmina Gadelica, Alexander Carmichael's massive anthology of Scottish folk spirituality, encompassing prayers, blessings, folk hymns, even runes and incantations. Over the years I've met Neopagans who have tried to "de-Christianize" the material in this collection, and Christians who have tried to "de-paganize" it; I think in a spirit of Celtic hospitality it's best just to enjoy it … [Read more...]

Philip Carr-Gomm

I have just discovered Philip Carr-Gomm's blog.Philip is a Druid, in fact he's the chief of OBOD (the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids). His writing is filled with gentle wisdom and clear insight into the philosophical dimensions of Celtic wisdom. I particularly recommend The Druid Way. Throughout his writings I've always found a deep hospitality and honoring of all positive wisdom traditions.Click here to check out his blog. … [Read more...]


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