Frustrations with Celtic Reconstructionism

After finding the book mentioned in this article. I am excited about the study of the Ogam for the first time in a very long time. However, the Celtic Reconstructionalist leaning of the book really scared me. This blogger, nails it on the head. “Isn’t it trading one dogma for another.” With my natural aversion to dogma…. I found this article in time. I don’t have to be CR to appreciate and study the gods of the Celts.

Tír na nOuray

bluefireweb3Go to the source.

This has been my philosophy on all things spiritual for many years.  It is an impulse that lead me to Celtic Reconstructionism in the first place.  I wanted to learn as much as I could about the Pagan Celts, from as many sources as I could.  Don’t get me wrong, a thorough study of Celtic lore is invaluable, and there is plenty out there to learn.  But I want a heartfelt, passionate education not just an academic one.  Go to the source!  What did the idea of “source” mean to pagan Celts?  What does it mean to me?  What did they see as the source for their emotions, cosmology, and life?  What do I see as the source for my emotions, cosmology, and life?  What if they differ in substantial ways?  And if they do, how do I have a comprehensive spirituality without making apologies…

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