Jim Fox-Davis schrieb:
> Oh, I've found them all right, and every time I do, I steer them away
> from Llewellyn books into real scholarship. They're -trying- to learn,
Well, I've seen such and such, in fact. There definitly are many who do
want to learn, but there also are enough who don't.
> I think the issue facing those of us who want to do Celtic research and
> who are drawn to the gods of the old religions (for there was certainly
> more than one religion and one god), is that we -do- initially get drawn
> to the simple solutions, and some of us need guidance to find our way
> out of the maze of misinformation. It's not helped by the fact that
> there are as many opinions about how to do this as there are people, and
> they are almost all convinced of their own rectitude.
;-) Well, actually, I would even say that there are more opinions as
there are people...
> Ray's papers on "What We Really Know About the Celtic Religion" and
> social structure and brehon law have been excellent guides that I've
> shown to my circle members, but even those I encourage them to read the
> reference sources and draw their own conclusions.
Well, a) thanks for the kind words and b) telling the people to read
more than what I have written is a very good idea.
Not only did I write these things years ago and, would I have to write
them today, at least in parts write them considerably different, it is
always wise to look at as many different opinions, and primary sources
where this is an option, as anyhow possible. As, even though I will
definitly argue that what I have written is mostly correct and defend my
opinions on the subject matters in question, I am well aware that I may
be wrong (and most likely am in several points, in fact, I'd be happy if
the general layout isn't too wrong), and would, as I already have said,
encourage everyone who reads my writings not to believe a word of what I
write, but rather test my theories against the evidence and make up her
or his own opinion on the topic in question.
Mag.phil. Raimund KARL <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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