At 19.06 23/12/98 Danielle wrote:
>But our spirituality isn't rooted in Germanic or Roman or Chinese culture -
>it is rooted in not only the spiritual beliefs of the pre-Christian Celts
>but the spiritual beliefs that still exist to this dayin Celtic
It's not that I don't believe you, but which Celtic communities? What is
your definition of a 'Celtic community'?
>Some of us are from or have lived in Celtic communities. We promote the
>learning of Celtic languages (using language as our primary definition of a
>Celt) and we promote a realistic view of the Celts. We resent the faddists
>as much as anyone else.
Sorry for the interrogative tone of my questions, but what is a 'realistic
view of the Celts'? Why is language your primary definition of a Celt? (I
believe a person can identify with being Celtic, but not be able to speak a
Celtic language due to the hegemony of the English language). I must admit
that I find all this fascinating, coming from a Celtic Country, yet having
never heard or witnessed such practises. Again, I ask these questions with
no hint of derision or ridicule, just a desire to learn something I know
Hwyl -- Mike.