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Celtic Tarot Card Meanings

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Introduction D.N. Frost It is a great pleasure to reintroduce D.N. Frost who has graciously agreed to provide another guest post about the rich symbolism of nature used in Celtic tarot cards. She is a talented fantasy author, cartographer, and world builder with a passion for Celtic mythology and traditions. I’ve had the privilege of […]

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the hero is represented in the rites of passage: separation, initiation, and return—Joseph Campbell   Introduction The unpublished epic historical fantasy [First Novel: APOLLO’S RAVEN] is envisioned to be a series set in Celtic Britain, Gaul (modern day France) and Ancient Rome prior to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

Dark Celtic Spirit Rituals: Human Sacrifice

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“The Gauls who are engaged in the perils of battle either sacrifice human victims or vow to do so, employing Druids as ministers…For they believe that unless a man’s life is paid for another’s, the majesty of the gods may not be appeased.” —Julius Caesar Dark Celtic Spirit Rituals Historical and archaeological evidence provide both […]

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 […]

Celtic Druid History: Legacy and Influence

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Tweet “One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.” – Joseph Campbell. Celtic Druid History: Legacy and Influence Previous posts […]

Celtic Heroines: Golden Age of Warriors and Queens

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“We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly know. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path…And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all of the world.”—Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth […]