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Visions and Voyages

Visions and Voyages

The Story of Celtic Spirituality (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: Fay Sampson
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
  • ISBN: 9781459663541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Using history, and a thoughtful examination of legends, Fay Sampson weaves the strands of Celtic Christianity like Celtic knotwork into a continuous story, exciting and unsentimental. As the Roman empire crumbled, Celtic Christians threw themselves into pilgrimage and quest. They found their visionary islands on Skellig Michael, Iona, Lindisfarne ... Yet their spirituality was essentially concerned with politics and people. Brigid ruled a monastery for women and men, princesses and slaves, while Arthur was defending Celtic Britain against English invaders. Columban was deported from Burgundy. Aidan died protesting against his king. Some did slam the monastery gates on the sinful world. More tramped into the hills, staff in hand, to stand alongside ordinary people.

Voyages and Visions

Voyages and Visions

Towards a Cultural History of Travel

  • Author: Jaś Elsner,Joan Pau Rubiés
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 9781861890207
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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With essays by Kasia Boddy, Michael Bravo, Peter Burke, Melissa Calaresu, Jesus Maria Carillo Castillo, Peter Hansen, Edward James, Nigel Leask, Joan-Pau Rubies and Wes Williams A much-needed contribution to the expanding interest in the history of travel and travel writing, Voyages and Visionsis the first attempt to sketch a cultural history of travel from the sixteenth century to the present day. The essays address the theme of travel as a historical, literary and imaginative process, focusing on significant episodes and encounters in world history. The contributors to this collection include historians of art and of science, anthropologists, literary critics and mainstream cultural historians. Their essays encompass a challenging range of subjects, including the explorations of South America, India and Mexico; mountaineering in the Himalayas; space travel; science fiction; and American post-war travel fiction. Voyages and Visionsis truly interdisciplinary, and essential reading for anyone interested in travel writing.

The Book of Visions

The Book of Visions

  • Author: Ian Corrigan
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105435164
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

  • Author: Peter France
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199247844
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 656
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This guide highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the process of translating and the choices involved, making the translator more 'visible'. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Hungarian, Korean to Turkish. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available.

Celtic Spirituality

Celtic Spirituality

  • Author: Thomas O'Loughlin
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809138944
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 550
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This volume offers translations of numerous texts from the Celtic tradition from the 6th through the 13th centuries, in a cross-section of genres and forms, including saints' lives, monastic texts, poetry, devotional texts, liturgical texts, apocrypha, exegetical texts and theological treatises.

Early Celtic Christianity

Early Celtic Christianity

  • Author: Brendan Lehane
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826486219
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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This lively and original account of early Celtic Christianity - which was of far greater importance in the development of Western culture than we commonly realize - is told against the background of European history of the first seven centuries A.D. It focuses on the lives of Saints Brendan, Columba, and Columbanus, who lived active and effective lives in the cause of the early Church. Brendan, one of the founding fathers of Christianity in Ireland, was known in legend as a voyager and was thought to have reached the Western Hemisphere long before the Vikings. Columba took Celtic Christianity to Scotland and helped to re-establish it in Wales and in the North and West of England. Columbanus was the great Irish missionary to continental Europe, where he and his followers helped to convert the heathen invaders from the East. When Rome, in the person of St. Augustine, Pope Gregory's apostle to the Angles, penetrated again to England, a showdown between Roman and Celtic Christianity was inevitable. The dramatic confrontation occurred at the Council of Whitby in 664. Rome, with its organization and authority, won, and Celtic Catholicism went into eclipse. But some of its influence persisted all over Europe, and it had a large share in shaping the culture that ultimately emerged from the dark ages. This book's fascination is the picture that it gives of the movements of peoples, the shaping of new countries, and the development of ideas during those too-little-known centuries.

Celtic Women's Spirituality

Celtic Women's Spirituality

Accessing the Cauldron of Life

  • Author: Edain McCoy
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 9781567186727
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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The Celts provide some of the strongest, most accessible images of strong women. This book shows readers how they can successfully create personalized pathway linking two important aspects of the self--the feminine and the hereditary (or adopted) Celtic--and as a result become a whole, powerful woman awake to the new realities previously untapped by the subconscious mind. 25 illustrations.

Celtic Fire

Celtic Fire

The Passionate Religious Vision of Ancient Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Robert Van de Weyer
  • Publisher: Galilee
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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A collection of the ancient texts of eary Celtic Christianity features the prose and poetry of this earth-centered, mystical, and individualistic religion

A Desert in the Ocean

A Desert in the Ocean

The Spiritual Journey According to St. Brendan the Navigator

  • Author: David Adam
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809139941
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 123
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Uses the early-tenth-century Celtic poem the Voyage of Brendan, an account of the saint's journeys across the sea in search of the "promised land of the Saints," as a guide to our own spiritual call and adventure.

The Christian Tradition in English Literature

The Christian Tradition in English Literature

  • Author: Paul Cavill
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310861357
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 512
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Features:• Wide chronological coverage of English literature, especially texts found in the Norton, Oxford, Blackwell and other standard anthologies• Short, punchy essays that engage with the texts, the critics, and literary and social issues• Background and survey articles• Glossaries of Bible themes, images and narratives• Annotated bibliography and questions for class discussion or personal reflection• Scholarly yet accessible, jargon-free approach – ideal for school and university students, book groups and general readersCreated for readers who may be unfamiliar with the Bible, church history or theological development, it offers an understanding of Christianity’s key concepts, themes, images and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day.

Celtic Christianity

Celtic Christianity

A Sacred Tradition, a Vision of Hope

  • Author: Timothy J. Joyce
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 180
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This fascinating book introduces the mysterious and extraordinary world of Celtic Christianity. Timothy Joyce, a Benedictine monk of Irish descent, evokes the distinctive spirituality that drew on pre-Christian beliefs and culture. He shows how this style of Christianity changed, was subordinated, and gave way to the larger Roman church, and yet how elements endured. Finally, he explores what Celtic spirituality has to offer today to the church as well as spiritual seekers. Celtic spirituality is holistic -- a joyful, mystically-inclined spirituality that affirms the goodness of creation, urges respect for women's gifts, and finds expression in poetry, myth, and song. Joyce recounts the heroic stories of such saints as Patrick, Bridget, Columcille, and Columba. But he goes beyond other treatments to explore how this tradition was gradually subsumed by a more rigid style of "Irish Catholicism, " and he reflects on the centuries of suffering that have left an indelible mark on the Irish consciousness and spirit. Yet ultimately Joyce shows how the recovery of this ancient tradition of Christianity might rejuvenate the church and contribute to spiritual renewal today.

Walking with the Sin Eater

Walking with the Sin Eater

A Celtic Pilgrimage on the Dragon Path

  • Author: Ross Heaven
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 0738721921
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 288
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I returned to the village after a time away at university and, seeking out my old friend, I came instead upon a mystery: Adam’s cottage, his garden, and Adam himself were nowhere to be found. The author and minister Frederick Buechner wrote that “in one way or another, man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.” And so it was for me. To find my friend, or at least solve the riddle of what had become of him, I embarked on a new journey of discovery. Filled with shamanistic insights and magical experiences, this spiritual memoir tells the true story of Ross Heaven’s search for Adam Dilwyn Vaughan. The enigmatic Adam, who introduced Heaven to the lost art of sin eating and other Celtic traditions, left him a gift—his journal. As Heaven travels on the dragon path, he explores the mysteries of the Holy Grail, encounters spirit healers, and experiences an incredible vision of the earth oracle. His fascinating journey ultimately leads to powerful revelations of his life purpose and the fate of humankind. This guide includes a sin eater’s workbook of simple Celtic divination, dreamwork, and intuitive practices. "The story is beautifully told, characters vividly described, and for anyone vaguely interested in the way that dimensions intertwine, this book is fascinating." —KINDRED SPIRIT

W.B. Yeats

W.B. Yeats

Metaphysician as Dramatist

  • Author: Heather C. Martin
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 1554587417
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 168
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W. B. Yeats spent a great deal of his life immersing himself in magical, mystical, and philosophic studies in order, as he claimed, to devise a personal system of thought “that would leave [his] ... imagination free to create as it chose and yet make all that it created, or could create, part of the one history, and that the soul's.” He succeeded in developing a cohesive metaphysics, and one which is surprisingly original. While he set it down in a series of philosophical treatises culminating in A Vision, it is most clearly elaborated in his plays, which breathe life and meaning into the rather obscure statements of the treatises. In this book, the author traces “the history of the soul” as it is developed in Yeats's plays. She elucidates the underlying system of thought in the drama and establishes its importance to the aim and execution of the plays by drawing attention to a few of the central themes, metaphors, and symbols through which it is developed. The manuscript and the earliest published versions of the plays are indispensable to this study as they retain much of the abstract thought which Yeats eliminated from the later versions. Martin traces the development of the metaphors and images which gradually replaced Yeats's abstractions. In the process, she is able to uncover new meaning in the plays, as many subtle and obscure passages become clearly understandable.

An Introduction to Celtic Christianity

An Introduction to Celtic Christianity

  • Author: James Patrick Mackey
  • Publisher: Tamp;t Clark Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 440
  • View: 1892
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The Mist-Filled Path

The Mist-Filled Path

Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers

  • Author: Frank MacEowen
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 9781577317975
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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In The Mist-Filled Path, Frank MacEowen shows how embracing the indigenous wisdom of Scotland and Ireland can lead to healing and transcendence. Using his own travels and teachings along with Celtic stories and myths, he explores ancient traditions, ecopsychology, the ancient mother, altars and hearths, Oran Mor (the Great Song), contemplation, and mysticism. The book tells how to draw on ancestral roots to find a personal spirituality that also works for the greater good.

Celtic Folklore and Christianity

Celtic Folklore and Christianity

Studies in Memory of William W. Heist

  • Author: William W. Heist,Patrick K. Ford
  • Publisher: McNally & Loftin Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 225
  • View: 4564
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Science and the Imagination

Science and the Imagination

Mesmerism, Media, and the Mind in Nineteenth-century English and American Literature

  • Author: Betsy van Schlun
  • Publisher: Galda & Wilch
  • ISBN: 9783931397609
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: 379
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Encyclopedia of Irish Spirituality

Encyclopedia of Irish Spirituality

  • Author: Phyllis G. Jestice
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781576071465
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 416
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Looks at ways the Irish have adapted, revived, and reinterpreted their religious past to create a uniquely Irish spirituality.

The Voyage of Saint Brendan

The Voyage of Saint Brendan

Representative Versions of the Legend in English Translation with Indexes of Themes and Motifs from the Stories

  • Author: William Raymond Johnston Barron,Glyn Sheridan Burgess
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: 9780859897556
  • Category: History
  • Page: 403
  • View: 4584
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In recent years Brendan's voyage has become increasingly popular as a topic of interest, not only in medieval studies, but also within the history of travel literature in general. One of the legend's charms is that it can be read in a number of ways: as a thinly disguised account of Irish travels and discoveries in the Atlantic, as a seafaring story in the fashion of the Irish immrama (literally 'rowings out'), or as an allegorical tale of Man's journey through life. It also has links with the monastic culture of its day, and contains echoes of the Odyssey and the Aeneid, Sinbad the Sailor and the quest for the Holy Grail. Barron and Burgess's volume collects the most important versions of the voyage from a wide variety of cultures, and presents them in modern English translations together with a general introduction to Brendan, explanatory commentaries and an extensive bibliography. This new paperback edition also includes a comprehensive index of story-elements specially devised with the Brendan student in mind to allow easy comparison of the different versions.

Writings on Irish history

Writings on Irish history

  • Author: Irish Committee of Historical Sciences
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ireland
  • Page: 243
  • View: 7805
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