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British Kings Atrebates

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Cities and Thrones and Powers Stand in Time’s eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die, But, as new buds put forth To glad new men, Out of the spent and unconsidered Earth, The Cities rise again —Rudyard Kipling British Kings Atrebates Introduction Julius Caesar described the tribes in southeast Britain as being similar […]

Celtic British Kings

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In our sleep and in our dreams we pass through the whole thought of earlier humanity. The dream carries us back into earlier stages of human culture and affords us a means of understanding it better —Friedrich Neitzsche Celtic British Kings Even before Caesar’s invasions of Britain, there is evidence that ambitious aristocrats manifested their […]

Ancient Britain History: Connection to Gaul

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The ultimate adventure, when all the barriers and ogres have been overcome, is commonly represented as a mystical marriage of the triumphant hero-soul with the Queen Goddess of the World. This is the crisis at the zenith…For she is the incarnation of the promise of perfection; the soul’s assurance that, at the conclusion of its […]

Ancient Britain History: Trading and Regionalism

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Once having traversed the threshold, the hero moves in a dream landscape of curiously fluid, ambiguous forms, where he must survive a succession of trials…The hero is covertly aided by the advice, amulets, and secret agents of the supernatural helper whom he met before his entrance into the region.—Joseph Campbell  Introduction To understand the historical […]

Caesar Second Invasion Britain

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   THE STANDARD PATH of the mythological adventure of the hero is represented in the rites of passage: separation, initiation, and return—Joseph Campbell   Introduction The unpublished epic historical fantasy [First Novel: APOLLO’S RAVEN] is envisioned to be a series set in Celtic Britain, Gaul (modern day France) and Ancient Rome prior to the invasion […]

Ancient Celtic Religion: Ancestral Gods and Mother Goddess

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Myths of the Great Goddess teach compassion for all living beings. There you come to appreciate the real sanctity of the earth itself, because it is the body of the Goddess—Joseph Campbell   Introduction As we continue exploring the mystique of the Ancient Celtic religion, we discover their beliefs have similarities to the Greeks and […]

Ancient Celtic Religion: Apollo, God of Sun

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Throughout the inhabited world, in all times and under every circumstance, myths of man have flourished; and they have been the living inspiration of whatever else may have appeared out of the activities of the human body and mind…the very dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth—Joseph Campbell Ancient […]

Celtic Rituals, Sacred Sites, and Offerings

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  Once having traversed the threshold, the hero moves in a dream landscape of curiously fluid, ambiguous forms, where he must survive a succession of trials…The hero is covertly aided by the advice, amulets, and secret agents of the supernatural helper whom he meets before his entrance into the region —Joseph Campbell, The Hero with […]

Celtic Mystique: Ancient Druid Philosophy

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Once having traversed the threshold, the hero moves in a dream landscape of curiously fluid, ambiguous forms, where he must survive a succession of trials. The hero is covertly aided by the advice, amulets, and secret agents of the supernatural helper whom he met before his entrance into this region—Joseph Campbell Ancient Druid Philosophy The […]

Celtic Druid History: Magic

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Memories of animal envoys still must sleep, somehow, within us; for they wake a little and stir when we venture into the wilderness. They wake in terror to thunder. And again they wake, with a sense of recognition, when we enter any one of those great painted caves. Whatever the inward darkness may have been […]