The Sacred World of the Celts: An Illustrated Guide to Celtic Spirituality and Mythology

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The Sacred World of the Celts is a comprehensive and richly illustrated examination of ancient Celtic traditions and their continuity and relevance to the present day.

Celtic language and legend were largely passed down through the monks of Ireland and Wales and consequently were “christianized.” In turn, these renditions were subject to the interpretations of various “Celtic” revivalists that further concealed the true nature of the Celtic world. Nigel Pennick pushes back these disfiguring overlays and restores to us the primordial Celtic tradition, one which interweaves the spirit into all aspects of daily life.

Examines all aspects of Celtic life, including myth, the status of women, and the bardic tradition.

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Nigel Pennick has studied and practiced indigenous European spiritual traditions for over 30 years. The author of many books on European cultural traditions, sacred landscapes, and symbolism, his works include The Pagan Book of Days, Earth Harmony, Celtic Sacred Landscapes, and Mazes and Labyrinths. He lives near Cambridge, England.

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"A delightful journey into the myths, traditions, and spirituality of the Celts."
(New Age Retailer, March/April 2003)

"An extensive collection of information covering the sacred significance of everything from plant life, landscapes, symbolism, calendar-making and time perception.  Written in an easy to read and comprehend manner.  A richly illustrated, photographed and thoroughly examined account of the illustrious history, traditions and mythology of the Celtic culture; a celebration of the divine in our material world." 
(S. Ann Howard, Independent Publisher)

"A richly illustrated, photographed, and thoroughly examined account of the illustrious history, traditions, and mythology of the Celtic culture."

(Independent Publisher)

"Irresistable." 
(NAPRA Review)

". . . a comprehensive and lovingly crafted exploration (the color illustrations and book design are uncommonly beautiful) of this ancient culture and its continuity to the present day."

(Branches of Light, Spring into Summer 2001)

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