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Wisdom of the Celts

Narrated by: Allan Smith
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Philosophy
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While they left few written records, the Celts’ profound influence on Western culture can be found throughout art, literature, spirituality, and even ecology, and remains a strong presence in pop culture today. The Wisdom of the Celts offers a fascinating view into the world of the Celts: their origins, their diaspora throughout Europe and Turkey, their vibrant society, and their great respect for wisdom and an oral tradition. Drawing on folklore, legends, transcriptions, ancient Roman texts, and the literature of Ireland, Scotland, France, and Wales, this comprehensive guide brings to life the Celt ideology. Topics include heroes, King Arthur, the Otherworld, death, healing, love, nature, sexuality, freedom, spirituality, shape-shifting, animals, the role of women, family, and beauty.

©2004 Philosophical Library (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Darwin Cameron
  • 24-02-20

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the narration is excellent, with correct pronunciation and correct accents while reading all the different sources. you may struggle to put together what Celtic life was like by reading archaeology books, or speculative New Age books. This book takes many different fields, primarily literature, and actually allows you to feel and experience first-hand, the things that were important, and the things that were alive for the Celts. Immersive and among my top few Celtic books!

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  • Drako
  • 08-08-16

Worthy

It is well worth it as the performance is told in dramatic repose befitting a Celtic retelling.