Well, there is said to be a zodiac landscape somewhere in India, so
this bears further careful investigation before tossing it out of
our collective minds as a bit of a joke ...
Perhaps the so-called 'black' Irish, were not native Irish-Picts,
but rather the 'native Picts' were in fact ex-Bengali descendants
of those Ural-Altaic originating groups. We can of course find
acceptable links between the Mohendro-Jaro (sp?) culture and the
> I just read the posting from a few days ago referring to the Bengali gentleman
> who spoke about 34 languages, Gaelic being among them.
> I'm not sure if the contributor had his tongue planted in his cheek at any
> time, but it brought to mind a friend whom I haven't seen in many years.
> Since I know there are some librarians who regularly contribute to this
> discussion group, perhaps you can help with this request.
> I used to play a lot of basketball in the mid-70's in California, U.S.A. with
> a fellow named Michael Stegman. He was a very learned gentleman from Chicago.
> He was, at that time, writing a book about a theory he had that the Druids
> were actually from India and had sailed to present day Ireland and Britain.
> The theory seemed outrageous to me then, but what did I know?
> Anyway, I'd be interested to know if he ever published anything in this area.
> And a Blessed Saint Patrick's Day to all Sentient Beings!
> Paul O'Connor