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PAUL MOONEYS BLOG FOR CELTIC NATIONS MAGAZINE

 Paul Mooney (58) whose Celtic name is An Maonaigh is a native of Ireland; whose DNA arises from the Dal Cassian clan of Clare who proudly names Lorcan, Brian Boru and John F. Kennedy amongst its most famous sons.

Born in Dublin in 1963, An Maonaigh has come to deeply understand the nature of his indigenous Celtic past in the light of his studies under the posthumous teachings of Quantum Physicist David Bohm. Over the last thirteen years, he has undertaken field research with over 10,000 leaders in twenty countries, mainly in Africa.

Having come back to Ireland in 2019 to ground his work through his deep Celtic roots, An Maonaigh used the lockdown to create an international tribe of people from dozens of countries who wanted to test if they could experience distant intimacy, while the world was busy with social distancing.

Having run over one hundred online dialogues and held space for several three day Dialogue processes during lockdown, the group became certain that the power of Bohm’s work has a modern relevance to our ancient past, our cohesive present and our quantum future.

From these experiments, the group conceived of itself as a renaissance of Celtic potential in the areas of leadership development, technology, healing, collective living and working, training and certification and finally in the use of the spirit of Brehon Law as a foundational crypto currency. The CeltiCrescent projects are branded as Cohesion Global, Q-PID, Ovation, The Guild of Ancient Dialogue, WEGO Village and Airgead.

Together, these activities are gathered under the brand CeltiCrescent, as an honouring of the ancient westward migration of the early Gael, Celts and Scythians over 8,000 years ago. CeltiCrescent now represents an Eastward digital migration, returning home with the treasures of culture, technology, learning and dialogic community as an advanced sharing civilisation.

Using technology to connect, this Celtic diaspora has the potential to number ±150m Celts who are alive on planet Earth at this time.

The group is now establishing a residential indigenous innovation and technology hub in Ireland and will soon share its Community Dialogue work with peoples from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, in a jointly funded programme of the restoration of a long lasting heart felt peace on the island of Ireland, to be shared with all tribes and nations that desire to win back their cultural sovereignty.

The Irish government is preparing to move over 500,000 people from cities to small towns and villages over the next ten years and CeltiCrescent hopes to be at the Heart of the Dialogue, making Ireland the Dialogue capital of the world.


CELTIC HOME & HEARTH – SEPTEMBER 2022

Welcome to the Eighth Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Home & Hearth” we explore not only the Celtic home, but the history of who we Celts are. You will find articles on What The Celts Called Home, Brownies…
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Bonfires and Castles, Ep. 3: Chuck Owston & the Story Behind Raggle Taggle Gypsy

https://soundcloud.com/user-505063503/bonfires-and-castles-ep-3-chuck-owston-the-story-behind-raggle-taggle-gypsy?si=9a843d8ed8c1406a9717c712a28e44a8&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Episode 3 of the Bonfires and Castles Podcast This episode was recorded on the spot when Chuck Owston and I did our living room session for the traditional folk song Raggle Taggle Gypsy.Many artists have recorded and performed this…
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CELTIC ADVENTURES – JUNE 2022

Welcome to the Seventh Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Adventures” we explore inspiring Celtic art and stories. You will find articles on Who Were The Celts, Celtic Seafarers Grace O’Malley, Henry Morgan and Ernst Shakelton, the Isle of…
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Church Mice

The chiming of the church bells echoed through the land. The Church Mice were pulling the ropes with all their strength. It was urgent. They were in danger. Wilbur, the curator, had overheard a conversation. It was time again for…
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Wild Woad

See the stars ride down my back? A sunburst on my shoulder blade, Raining down my left side, Souls are but tiny stars Crammed into mortal shells.
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SO, WHO WERE THE CELTS?

The ancient Celts inhabited lands that stretched from Spain to the Black Sea. Geographically, they were one of the largest populations to call central Europe ‘home’. The trick in tracing Celtic history is that the ancient Celts did not leave…
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THOSE CRAZY CELTS

Interest has been growing concerning the citizens of the newly conquered lands to the West, and one of the questions we heard being asked was this, “What do those Crazy Celtiber do for a sense of adventure?” Well our news…
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PEREGRINATIO

Oh to ride the rolling sea carried by the blessed Trinity, salty winds, waves. My curragh, woven waddle clad with butter dressed hides and blessed. Accompanied by fellow wanders or alone, full of bravery…
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The Queen Who Would Not Be Conquered

Irish history is full of heroines, but few are as fierce and courageous as Grace O’Malley. Known as Ireland’s “Pirate Queen”, Grace ruled over the O’Malley Clan and their lucrative way of life on the waters of Clew Bay in…
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Drink Like A Captain

Drink Like A Captain! This is the slogan from Captain Morgan Rum – the vaunted label featuring the lusty captain himself with his foot on a barrel of his presumed favorite beverage. But who is the real Morgan behind the…
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Ernst Shakelton

Throughout her long history, Ireland has produced some of the world’s most prolific scientists, inventors, and explorers. The 19th and early 20th centuries, in particular, saw a massive interest in unlocking the secrets of the most remote and uninhabitable places…
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The Tattoo Art of Pat Fish

You can always tell a person who adores their tattoos. Just about everyone who gets a tattoo loves the work. It’s a significant body alteration, a permanent choice to reveal our inner selves to others…
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Professor O’Reilly

Peoples around the world, including those of the British Isles, have accepted body modification such as tattooing as an important piece of culture for several thousand years. While tattooing has ancient roots, stretching back at least 6,000 years, it is…
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Bog Iron Celtic Metal

If ever Sons of Anarchy was transmogrified into a Celtic story, Bog Iron would be perfect for the soundtrack. This gritty, driving band harnesses a bedrock of heavy metal. The awesome lead guitar and rolling thunder of the drums and…
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SCOTTISH SOLDIER

There was a soldier, a Scottish soldier Who wandered far away and soldier far away There was none bolder, with good broad shoulder He fought in many a fray, and fought and won…
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THE SILENT SENTRY

I look over the rolling hills, I see them standing there. Ever so silently and still, with only one care. They tell many a story, of wars long ago past. They speak of glory, Their gaze fixed, forever cast….
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The Isle Of Man Fairy Bridge

On the Ilse of Man, there is a small bridge over a bit of watercourse called Santon Burn. The bridge itself is not very impressive, nor is the watercourse that it crosses. Rather, it is a quaint stone bridge on…
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MANX FAIRY HOUSES

In 2018, little Fairy Houses began springing up about the Isle of Man. These sweet little storefronts, homes, and palaces had popped up in cities, glens, and hillsides. The Isle of Man is synonymous with Fairy Tales…
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Mare of the White Goddess

Living Legends by Caitlyn Johnston Celtic culture has several universal themes. It can be argued that these themes actually help define what’s Celtic across Europe as opposed to what’s Teutonic, Pictish, Saami, Romani, and more…
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Lady of the Dark Horses

Great stories are not supposed to begin with endings, but I was never truly meant to be a bard. And yet this was my final duty to my Queen. The Romans had made every effort to ensure that what had…
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CELTIC GIFTS JUNE 2022

Bushman Survival, Cwmbran, Wales – custom axes, tools, pendants, toggles, runes, and bushcraft equipment. Celtic Leatherworks – artisan leather goods with Celtic, Nordic, Scottish, and classic Americana themes…
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Celtic Eats from Celtic Nations Magazine

CELTIC EATS JUNE 2022

Every culture has some type of ‘on the go’ meal that men would take with them to work. In Cornwall, it’s the Pasty. A Cornish Pasty is a pie crust filled with seasoned steak, potatoes, and vegetables. It’s easy to…
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CELTIC TUNES JUNE 2022

I doubt one can discuss Celtic Music and inspiration without mentioning Clannad. Now, this is a band I also discovered fairly recently in the last few years. I was actually introduced to them through Celtic Woman when I heard the…
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CELTIC READS JUNE 2022

Are you brave enough to become a fog catcher? Enchanting spells, magic seaweed and healing herbs is a taste of what you will find in The Fog Catcher’s Daughter by Marianne McShane…
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Summer is here

Summer is almost here and we have lots of reasons to be happy. We look forward to walking around in t-shirts and shorts, long sunny days, trips to the beach and of course, ice-cream sundaes. Additionally, we look forward to…
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BONFIRES & CASTLES PODCAST, Ep. 2: Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

https://soundcloud.com/user-505063503/bonfires-castles-episode-2-andrea-van-scoyoc?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing I’ve had the pleasure of knowing writer, songstress, and activist Andrea Van Scoyoc for several years and I was only too happy to have her on the second episode of the Bonfires & Castles Podcast!In this interview, we discuss…
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Nighean Music is now on AudioMack!

ALL of Nighean’s music in one place, including…the never before compiled releases, The Rise – On To Victory (Celtic Viking Battle and Warrior Maiden Music) and The Awakening Series (Music for the Fae Folk and Elven Realm.) Please support independent…
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UNBOXING: Firelight Fables Candle Company

https://youtu.be/Vgsg36DRRdQ This evening, as we await the snow in my area, I do my first unboxing of @firelightfables , a nontoxic candle company that also offers an immersive experience into the world of fantasy, history, and dungeons and dragons.Thanks to…
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Celtic Festival at the Bowers Museum

Celtic Festival Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us at the Bower’s Museum in Southern California! Enjoy bagpipes performances by Stephen Wilkinson, dance by O’Connor Kennedy School of Dance, and traditional Irish songs with a little Beatles thrown in by Craic…
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Latest News From Ireland

Latest news from Ireland. am absolutely over the moon to have been awarded Business Management Consultancy of the year 2021/22 by the Republic of Ireland Prestige Awards. To say the last two years have been a challenge is putting it…
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MYTHOLOGIE CANDLE REVIEW: Camelot Candle Collection

https://youtu.be/qq1FcdsYxxg Hey hey!Today I unbox the limited edition Camelot Collection put out by Mythologie Candles, giving my honest first time reaction to the candles in this mini collection.If you are into Medieval and Fantasy stories, along with myth and legend…
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It’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day

It’s mid-February already! The month has almost flown by and before we know it, it will be St Patricks Day. A day that resonates with the Irish all over the world. A day that millions wear the green and wet…
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BONFIRES & CASTLES PODCAST, EP. 1: REBEKAH LAWSON OF CELTIC RAIN

https://soundcloud.com/user-505063503/bonfires-and-castles-episode-1-rebekah-lawson-of-celtic-rain?si=53433d6eda1d4a38a3ec0d331d4cc579&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing In this first episode of Bonfires and Castles Podcast, I sit down for a ‘bonfireside chat’ with talented singer, songwriter, musician, and radio show host Rebekah Lawson. Rebekah is in a variety of musical groups, including Celtic Rain, The…
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CELTIC INSPIRATIONS – MARCH 2022

Welcome to the Sixth Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Inspirations” we explore inspiring Celtic art and stories. You will find articles on Pictish Stones, Inspirations from the Book of Kells, Women of the Easter 1916 Rising, and More!…
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WILDCAT PIPER

“What is a Bagpiper to do?” I asked myself. The Wildcats wedding was proceeding as planned, and so peacefully. But they say it only takes one. In this case, one lassie from a clan on the bride’s side decided to…
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BLACK AGGIE

My betrothed, Patrick, is fighting in Northern Scotland. To my shock, the wretched English have arrived on Dunbar sand. A hoard of twenty thousand stop and stand.
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TRAVELS WITH GRANDMA PEGGY

About fifteen years after Grandpa Tom’s death, I had just finished four years of college and three years of law school, and I was ready to take a break. I had a month free before my first job began and…
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PICTISH STONES

They speak to us from eons past, telling stories of a mystic culture. We are not precisely certain of their meaning, but as with many standing stones, we crave to know more. Pictish Stones are monuments that have stood the…
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THOSE CRAZY CELTS

This Quarter we focus on Celtiber Art and Music. Marathona started his fact finding by looking into what inspires Celtiber Art. As it turns out those crazy Celtiber are inspired by nature, animals, plants, even the human body. Materials used…
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INSPIRATIONS FROM KELLS

The Book of KellsA Poem by Kelly Grettler Light in the DarknessA Personal Reflection on the Book of Kells by Leesa Birdsall A Date At Trinity CollegeA Delightful Short Story by Niamh Cooper Illuminationsa Poem by MJ Gibbs
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LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Gray skies, skeletal trees, mountains and valleys shrouded in a blanket of fog. Even as I gaze out my window, I feel the damp coldness penetrating my bones. In certain seasons of my life, I would choose to be courageous…
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A DATE AT TRINITY COLLEGE

Anna clutched the top of her coat more tightly against the horizontal rain, the likes of which she’d never experienced anywhere but in Ireland. She silently cursed herself for not sewing the top button back on when she’d had a…
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CELTIC TREE ZODIAC

ASH – Nature’s Artist, ALDER – The Path Seeker, WILLOW – The Deep Seer, HAWTHORN – The Mask Wearer
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AUTUMN GYPSY STUDIOS ART

I first met Kathy Halik-Herdzina a decade ago at ScotsFest in Costa Mesa, CA. I was showing my Celtic art collection, and Kathy showed me one of her Celtic knot necklaces. Actually, I bought two.
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BRAN – CZECH CELTIC MUSIC

“Bran” means “Raven”, which is appropriate for the soaring sound of this Czech Celtic band based in Prague. Founded in 1999 by Dewi Pajot along with some of his friends, Bran has a modern sound with a folk vibe, which…
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ST. MYCHAL

11 September 2001 was a day that shocked the world. Death, destruction, and loss filled television sets, unknown people became heroes overnight, and average, ordinary people were immortalized in photographs. One of the most famous photographs from the day was…
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KNIGHT OF THE ROSE

A lone horseman reined-in at the threshold of forest’s dark sanctuary. A chill wind sang through the canopies of oaks as he raised his forearm. A gyrfalcon, pale-feathered as moonbeams, rose gracefully emblazoned against the full moon, ascending to the…
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THE LEGEND OF LLYN TEGID

Over on the East end of Snowdonia in Wales is a lake named after the town at one end, Bala. However, the lake is still sometimes referred to by its original name which is Llyn Tegid or Lake Tegid. This…
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WOMEN OF THE RISING

by Christopher Fain For more than 100 years, songs, stories and endless commemorations have immortalized Ireland’s fighting sons and martyred dead of the 1916 Easter Rising. For nearly as long, the role of Ireland’s daughters in the rebellion has gone…
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CELTIC CHRISTIANITY

Christianity came to the Celtic people early, how early is debatable. The Roman, Virgil, writes that Britain was one of the first kingdoms to be discipled though both Joseph of Arimathea and two Romans, Fugatus and Damianus.
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THE FAIRIES OF CARAGONAN

Once upon a time, a fairy clan lived on the Isle of Mona (Isle of Anglesey). One day the Fairy Queen’s daughter told her mother that she wished to go out and see the world. The queen consented, allowing her…
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TRADITIONAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! Time for the yearly parade, green beer, and corned beef and cabbage at the pub. Funny thing, though. None of these celebrations originated in Ireland! Saint Patrick came from Roman Britain, not Ireland. Both Scotland and…
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BALVENIE PORTWOOD 21

I’ve never claimed to be a whiskey aficionado, or expert sniffer. I have only my love of single malt Highland Scotch, and the praises of my friends and colleges of my collection, along with more than three decades experience in…
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Celtic Eats from Celtic Nations Magazine

CELTIC EATS MARCH 2022

Corned Beef is beef brisket that has been cured and brined. The term comes from the seasoning the meat with large-grained rock salt, called ‘corns’. Corned beef often comes pre-seasoned, or with a seasoning packet that will likely have whole…
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CELTIC TUNES MARCH 2022

For as long as I can recall, music has not only given me great joy and escape. It has provided me with great inspiration, both in everyday life and my own creative work. I discovered the sounds of Celtic music…
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CELTIC READS MARCH 2022

The Teapots Are Out and Other Eccentric Tales from Ireland by John B. Keane. The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin. Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction by George Bain.
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A WINTER NIGHT’S LIVING ROOM SESSION AND NEW EP!

https://youtu.be/h9EMn1SefMg Last year, Chuck Owston and I livestreamed this Winters Night Living Room Sessions Concert via my Facebook and IG Live pages. This year, we present it to you again and now with a new EP titled Coventry Carol, which…
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FanTaminals Scroll Wood Puzzles

While roaming the aisles of the 2021 World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Washington DC, I came across the Scroll Saw Puzzles crafted by Judy Peterson of FanTaminals. Judy was kind enough to sit for an interview, and I…
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A Little Rhyme About Angels

A little rhyme I wrote about angels: When things go bad, or when we’re sad just know they’re always there to watch, and guide, and keep us safe, they’re with us everywhere. They’ll send us signs as they remind us…
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Beltane Blessings from the Southern Hemisphere.

Deanne White Beltane Fire Community Festival (South East Queensland, Australia) “Come one, come all to gather by the fire and celebrate – as our ancestors did many moons ago. For it is Beltane! A time of great celebration and joy,…
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CELTIC HEROES & LEGENDS – DECEMBER 2021

Welcome to the Fifth Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Heroes & Legends” we explore inspiring folks both ancient and modern. You will find articles on How Our Ancestors Speak to Us, St. Bridget and the Christ Child, An…
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THE LEGEND OF TIR NA N’OG

You may have heard of Peter Pan’s adventures down in Neverland but what you may not understand- this Celtic tale is far more grand. Try and picture if you can, a place outside the realm of man, regaled among the…
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PIPER THE DRAKAINA

Piper is my name. I’m sure you have all heard of my grandpa. He is the one and only Puff The Magic Dragon. What a wonderful loving grandpa he was. He always had time for me because you see, in…
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HOW OUR ANCESTORS SPEAK TO US

As someone who has made the journey to several battlefields, I can easily say that they are not only some of the most historically interesting places to relive and experience history, but they are teeming with energy. Energies of the…
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INTERVIEW WITH AN URISK

A lot of people have been asking me about urisks lately. Alarmingly, some even doubt their very existence. For this reason, I decided a Q&A was required. Immediately! If nothing else, to dispel the scepticism and answer the most common…
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FAIRY HOMES IN GARDENS

To invite in errant fairies Assemble twigs and leaves and berries, Enhance the chance enchantment dwells By adding crystals stones and shells, Then invocate with tinkling bells To simple sacred sanctuaries.
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KING ARTHUR AND THE OTHERWORLD

First off, just what is the Otherworld? For those who are not familiar, the Otherworld, as related in Welsh tales, is referred to as Annwn. It is described as a place connected to our world, and yet it is a…
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THE LADY OF SHALOTT

On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the world and meet the sky; And through the field the road runs by To many-towered Camelot;
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CAST PAPER ART OF KEVIN DYER

As an artist, there is one particular format which I have always found interesting, and that is Bas-Relief. Bas-relief is a form of art that isn’t fully 3-dimensional, but likewise is not flat. It is a sculptural relief which sets…
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THE MAGIC HARP OF DAGDA

The battle song came across the lands Of warrior Dagda. King and Chief Druid, Swift player of an enchanted harp, With power in its sweet strings. A harp made of rare wood and dazzling jewels, Beauty in its form, Magic…
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SYR CELTIC ROCK

At the recent Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, I had the awesome experience of rocking out to the Saturday night performance by SYR. This Celtic Rock band from Columbia, South Carolina is amazing. Taking inspiration from Celtic history, stories…
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GIANTS

Have you ever wondered “Who am I really?” I do all the time. It takes me on journeys and leads me down paths that I never would have if that question did not consume my whole life sometimes.
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MORRIGAN – – GODDESS OF WAR, AND FATE

Standing unyielding before the cold shimmer of brandished swords and spears the young warrior does the forbidden and whispers her name. “Morrigan”… He feels a raven’s shadow like a dark caress. Tantalised by her dark spell he feels the lycanthropic…
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THOSE CRAZY CELTS

“Ave Caesar, Senators, Fellow Romans, I am Opus Ipsum and this is the Quarterly Report! As the date of our Saturnalia celebration draws near Marathona, our news runner, brings us tales of Celtiber myths, legends and celebrations surrounding this time…
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IRISH RING BLADE

When watching a random episode of Forged in Fire, I came across the Irish Ring Blade challenge. This was a weapon common to medieval Ireland, and even found its way into Game of Thrones (The Mountain wields one). So wanting…
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THE TWINS OF KNOCKAINEY

The sun hung high overhead. She could hear the children playing in the distance, laughing. Lowering her head, she nibbled the earthy blades of grass on the ground before her, as though content to hear the ruckus…
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ANNIE MOORE

In his 1997 song Voyage, writer Brendan Graham refers to Ellis Island as the ‘Isle of hope, isle of tears’. For nearly 60 years, this would be a place of both painful ends and exciting beginnings. For one young Irish…
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A Wee Book of Symbols by Dave Migman

If you ever wanted to dig into mystic symbols from Scottish, Viking and beyond, this is the perfect booklet for you. A most enjoyable read full of interesting notes from classic and original designs taken from the author’s sketchbook. Stone…
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CELTIC LITERATURE – – THANK A MEDIEVAL MONK

The old Celtic stories and literature that we have today survive because they were written down by early medieval clergy and monks. It is really because of these early 12th to 16th century monks scribbling away that we know what…
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ST. BRIDGET & CHRIST CHILD

The Christmas legend of St. Bridget, Muire na nGael or “Mary of the Gaels”, is encompassed by the Celtic belief in thresholds. Bridget, intermingling the Christian and pagan, was named for the pre-Christian raven-haired Celtic goddess…
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AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year, is a combination of ancient and modern customs that stem from Pagan Solstice and Christian celebrations. Yule and Solstice traditions were integrated during the Norse and Viking invasions…
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CELTIC READS DECEMBER 2021

Books This Issue: An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends, Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race: With Classic Illustrations, and How The Irish Saved Civilization.
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