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.
> This seems to be quite common, doesn't it? While I'm quite interested
> in such matters myself, I don't see how arm-chair anthropolgists can
> actually claim to reconstruct more than scholars can, who are well
> such arcane matters as philology.
> The best books on ideas about Celtic religion are by Anne Ross:
> "The Pagan Celts"
> "Life and Death of a Druid Prince"
> "Pagan Celtic Britain"
> -- mn
And oddly, a modern-day 'practising' Scottish shaman, suggests that
Anne Ross is one of the perpetrators of academically-structured
fantasies concerning 'Celtic' practices. This modern-day Scots shaman
is Kaledon Naddair, a very active writer based in Edinburgh.