>I would love to hear from other folk working on ancient Celtic
>Religion. The best route I have found to this is through the conflation
>of Celtic and Roman iconography. My favorite authors are Bruneaux,
>Green, Cunliffe, etc.
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Well, I don't have time for a lot of serious scholarship right
now (working as an industrial temp while saving for grad school),
but I'm interested in much the same thing. I came into it through
a couple of means: 1) interest in family history (I have some
Welsh ancestors) and 2) involvement in the modern Pagan movement.
The latter contains a number of people who are sincerely interested
in researching the practices of the ancient Celts - and, sadly, quite
a few who are interested in fudging the available information to fit
their private fantasies about what the Druids really did.
There are in fact a number of organizations in the U.S., U.K. and
France who are quite enthusiastically involved in recreating pagan
Celtic religion. Most of their members, perhaps not surprisingly,
are not native speakers of a Celtic language. Some of the groups do
encourage Celtic language study and most do seem interested in
Anyone else out there involved with these movements? I have mainly
been on the sidelines, but there are two books by people involved I
would submit for discussion:
Matthews, Caitli/n (sp.?) The Celtic Tradition. Element Books, 1990
MacCrossan, Tadhg. The Sacred Cauldron: Secrets of the Druids.
Llewellyn Books, St. Paul, MN. 1991