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« Reply #1: March 27, 2007, 09:27:29 pm »

When Randall first floated the idea of developing Reformed Hellenic Reconstructionism, several of us indicated that we would like to work on a parallel project for Reformed Celtic Reconstructionism (working title).

Now, as we begin to think about HOW exactly to do that and WHAT exactly that means, I'm wondering WHY each of us is interested in this.  What draws us to this project? 

Maybe there is some common ground that can form part of the foundation of our fledgling creation.

(This question was inspired by Shadow, when I asked her, during a chat, how she had started to write her religion, FlameKeeping.)

For me, I'm drawn to ancient Celtic history, art, and archeology because of my relationship with Brighid.  At least I *think* that's why.  It might be the other way around (drawn to Brighid because of an interest in Celtic things, but I don't think so). 

I'm actually less interested in the myths and legends than I probably should be.  But I am very interested in the history and archeology and, especially, in the worldview and spirituality, and the thinking about humans and their relationship to the gods.

Geographically, I'm most interested in Ireland, but not to the exclusion of any other areas.

I was immediately drawn to this project because I'm looking for a practical, coherent spirituality that works in my world today.

Anyone else?



My turn. My grandparents came from Ireland and I've alway been drawn to the stories, music and history. I've read everything I could get my hands on dealing with the archeology, history, mythology and spirituality of and pre-Christian Irish. I'm not discounting the modern history either. I spent 6 weeks traveling around Ireland in '89 and met some of my relatives that did not emmigrate.

I've tried the more formal recon groups and couldn't get past the insistence on learning Gaelic to be a 'serious' practioner.

So, that brings me to now. I would like to have a more communal experience.

Phouka
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