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Celtee
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« Reply #7: March 27, 2007, 11:56:39 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?



While I don't know much of anything about Celtic Reconstructionism, I will admit that I've been drawn to just about all things Celtic...history, stories, etc.  I've checked out and absorbed books from the library on the ancient Celts and Ireland and Scotland. I've found and absorbed information online, too.

Like the ancient Celts, I've found MY worship outside in Nature. I don't know about them but I feel confined and out of sorts when I'm in a building for worship. (Well, at least I *think* they did.) I live by the sun...outside and, well, alive during the spring, summer and early fall, and then drawing inward, "battening down the hatches" and what not, preparing for winter.

I've long had a fascination for Bridget. In fact, while reading this thread, I remembered something I'd forgotten...several years ago, I read about Her sacred flame at Kildare and I wanted to be a Keeper then!!! Now I *am* a Keeper!

I've often wanted to travel  to Ireland and Scotland but haven't been able to make it there yet. Someday I want to go. I'd love to visit Tara and Stonehenge (ok, ok, I know Stonehenge isn't in Ireland or Scotland.) and then settle down in the Highlands of Scotland. I have to wonder if this isn't because my family came from Scotland via Ireland and I'm feeling the "pull" to return home.

So I may just add my two cents' worth now and then in this thread.  Cheesy
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