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The Celtic Book of Living and Dying: The Illustrated Guide to Celtic Wisdom

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Overview

Celtic lore and literature, including timeless poetry and epic battle scenes, strike a chord for readers today in much the same way they did when first told. Find out what meaning they hold for you in this lavish collection that includes more than 70 stunning illustrations and designs in the Celtic style as well as photographs of evocative landscapes and the finest weapons, carvings, and jewelry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402714184
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/5/2004
  • Pages: 144

Meet the Author

Juliette Wood, PhD, is Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Welsh at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff.  She has taught and lectured widely on Celtic traditions and folklore and was made President of the Folklore Society in 1996.  Her many publications include: "Celtic Goddesses: Myths and Mythology" in the Feminist Companion to Mythology : "The Concept of the Goddess" in the Concept of the Goddess .  She is also the author of The Little Book of Celtic Wisdom and The Celts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chapter 1 An Eagle's Flight 8
The Wise Child 10
The Warrior's Way 12
The Honour of Women 16
Last Things 20
This Was the House 22
Chapter 2 The Wheel of Nature 24
Two Faces: Growth and Decay 26
The Wisdom of the Weather 30
The Wisdom of the Seasons 34
The Sun and the Moon 40
Chapter 3 Echoes of the Otherworld 42
The Islands Beyond 44
Impossibilities 48
Veils of Illusion 50
Mystical Creatures 54
Talismans of Power 58
Fairy Mounds 60
Chapter 4 Voyages Between Realms 62
The Threshold of the Beyond 64
The Enchanted Archipelago 68
Visions of Our Ancestors 72
The Wisdom of Water 76
Vessels of Truth 78
In the Guise of a Swan 82
Chapter 5 Fate and Foreknowledge 84
Our Yesterdays are Our Tomorrows 86
The Wisdom of the Salmon 90
The Mystery of the Head 92
Birds of Destruction 94
Chapter 6 Guardians of the Soul 96
The Wisdom of the Druids 98
Magical Contests 102
The Fortress of Love 104
The Wisdom of Inspiration 108
Saints and Angels 112
The Power of Three 114
Spiritual Healing 116
The Wisdom of the Bards 120
Chapter 7 The Wisdom of Eternity 124
The Creatures in the Pattern 126
The Twisted Vine 128
The Endless Knot 130
The Great Bard 132
How to Live, How to Die 134
Pronunciation Guide 136
Primary Sources 136
Further Reading 137
Index 138
Acknowledgments 144
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