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Celtic Sacrifice : Pre Christian Ritual and Religion. By (author) Marion K. Pearce, Illustrated by Simon Rouse.

The practice of child sacrifice in Pre-Columbian cultures, in particular Mesoamerican and South American cultures, is well documented both in the archaeological records and in written sources.

Celtic Religion as practiced in the country had a profound and lasting effect on popular beliefs in Gaelic Ireland. Find out what the Celts believed and how they practiced their religion. However, in Ireland, Christian monks did write down many of the ancient Celtic tales and Celtic traditions which helps us to understand beliefs and religious practice in early Gaelic Ireland. Because of their work we can say the following.

Sacred Sacrifice' examines how analogous mythological ideas and the experience of sacred presence during the ritual act created similar ritual paradigms in two non-contiguous cultures. Vedic fire sacrifice.

It reads like a term paper on early Celtic religion. There are chapters that don't have anything to do with either ritual or religion, and sacrifice is nominally mentioned throughout the book. Conclusions were semi-made, but no logic preceeded them. Trust me, read anything by Miranda Green instead (Dying for the Gods would be a good place to start).

Celtic religion, religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Celts

Celtic religion, religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Celts. The Celts, an ancient Indo-European people, reached the apogee of their influence and territorial expansion during the 4th century bc, extending across the length of Europe from Britain to Asia Minor. Two main types of sources provide information on Celtic religion: the sculptural monuments associated with the Celts of continental Europe and of Roman Britain, and the insular Celtic literatures that have survived in writing from medieval times. Both pose problems of interpretation.

Perhaps this is why pre-historic religions have such a morbid image - for example the popular images of. .

Perhaps this is why pre-historic religions have such a morbid image - for example the popular images of bloodthirsty Druidic sacrifices. Evidence of rituals for marriages and births is not so widespread, or has yet to be identified as such. One of the earliest burial sites was found at a cave on the Gower coast. These circles are believed to have been places for religious rituals, but no records survive of what actually went on. This tradition of erecting stone circles was revived following the activities of 18th century antiquarian Iolo Morgannwg.

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Welcome to the world of the Celts, a world of magic, shape changing, sorcery and divination, of heroism, strange rites and rituals. A world where legend mixed with fact, where the physical world and Otherworld blended together. By combining sources from Celtic mythology, archaeology and eye witness accounts from people of the time, we can build up an accurate picture of life all those years ago. This book presents a fascinating picture of Celtic religion, featuring places of worship, deities, the importance and significance of trees and animals, the use of bones, cults of the head and of the dead, burial practices and kingship. Marion Pearce is well known for her extensive articles on Celtic history and culture published in numerous magazines both in the UK and abroad. Illustrated by Simon Rouse.

Comments: (2)

Meh, not as enlightening as I would have liked. Most of the information here can be obtained from reading better books. It's okay, just not great.
...And I've read many! This book is well worth the wait. Unlike other books written on this subject (I will not name names--), Pearce writes a factual, informative book that is also interesting and easy to read. This book contains an abundance of great information, all compacted into short chapters. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to know about REAL pre-Christian belief systems and practices. This book is well worth the wait!
Celtic Sacrifice: Pre-Christian Ritual and Religion download epub
New Age & Spirituality
Author: Marion K. Pearce,Marion Pearce
ISBN: 1861630239
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: Capall Bann Pub (November 1, 2001)
Pages: 212 pages