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Encyclopaedia of Celtic wisdom : the Celtic shaman's sourcebook

Author: Caitlin Matthews; John Matthews
Publisher: Shaftesbury, Dorset ; Rockport, Massachusetts : Element, 1994.
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A sourcebook for traditional Celtic spirituality.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin Matthews; John Matthews
ISBN: 9781852305611 1852305614 9781852305604 1852305606
OCLC Number: 30977127
Description: 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Shamanic memory --
Chapter 1. The memory of faith --
The Milesian taking of Ireland --
Selections from the Dindsenchas --
Chapter 2. The memory of trees --
On the Ogam Beithluisnin / by Charles Graves --
The Ogam tract --
Lore of the great trees --
Chapter 3. The memory of animals --
The hawk of Achill or the legend of the oldest animals / by Eleanor Hull --
The finding of Mabon --
Chapter 4. The memory of the ancestors --
Tuan mac Carill's story --
The settling of the Manor of Tara --
Consulting with ancestors / by Caitlín Matthews --
Part 2. Vision poets, druids and shamanic guardians --
Chapter 5. Initiations --
The boyhood exploits of Finn --
The Crane bag --
How Finn found knowledge --
Finn and the man in the tree --
Chapter 6. Shapeshifting --
Fith-fath : shapeshifting in Celtic tradition / by Caitlín Matthews --
The shapeshifting swineherds --
The frenzy of Suibhne --
Chapter 7. Druids and vision poets --
Lord and lady of the wheel : the careers of Mog Roith and Tlachtga / by Caitlín Matthews --
The colloquy of the two sages / by John Matthews --
The three cauldrons of inspiration / by Caitlín Matthews --
Part 3. The bright knowledge --
Chapter 8. Prophecy and divination --
The Celtic art of divination / by Caitlín Matthews --
The sovereign prophecy --
The tale of the ordeals --
Chapter 9. Healing and soul-restoration --
Healing among the Celts : the children of Airmed / by Caitlín Matthews --
The circuits of the soul in Celtic tradition / by Caitlín Matthews --
Chapter 10. Dreams and visions --
Incubation and the dream quest / by John Matthews --
The adventures of Nera --
Part 4. Otherworldly journeys --
Chapter 11. The journey quest --
The quest as shamanic journey / by Caitlín Matthews --
The death of Fergus mac Leide --
The adventures of Art Son of Conn --
Chapter 12. In the House of Sidhe --
The wooing of Etain --
The fosterage house of the two milk pails --
The yew tree of the disputing sons.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of Celtic wisdom
Responsibility: [edited by] Caitlín and John Matthews.

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A sourcebook for traditional Celtic spirituality.

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