Celtic Mysteries

Celtic Mysteries : The Ancient Religion

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This new and completely redesigned edition offers a vivid and evocative insight into the last tribal culture in Europe. Sharkey explores the mysterious beliefs of these ancient people: their gods and monuments, heroic tales and pagan rituals, and the enduring imaginative power of their art and lore. Their epic mythmaking and sinuous art conjure a world of strange transformations and liminal states, moving freely between life and death, light and dark, mortal and divine. The latter part of the book comprises eleven richly illustrated `Themes' sections: illuminating groupings of ancient art that complement the main text.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 15.24mm | 310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 75 Illustrations, black and white; 42 Illustrations, color
  • 0500810567
  • 9780500810569
  • 780,412

Table of contents

The Ancient Religion; The Triple Goddess; Heroic Realms; Shamans and Rituals; Wonder Voyages; Christian Heroes; Themes: Temples of the Sky , The Inner Quest, The Spir al J ourney , The Primal Ener gy , The Sacr ed W ell, The Horned One, The Eternal Presence, Warriors, The Act of Naming, Intricate Contemplation, The Power of Beasts
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'Well laid out, with many lavish colour and black and white photographs' - Northern Earth
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About John Sharkey

John Sharkey was an author, artist and researcher into Celtic ancient history, spirituality and archaeology. Among his numerous other books are The Meeting of the Tracks: Rock Art in Ancient Wales and The Medicine
Tree: Traditional Healing in Wales from Prehistory to the Present.
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