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Visions and Voyages

Visions and Voyages

The Story of Our Celtic Heritage

  • Author: Fay Sampson
  • Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian
  • ISBN: 9780281051632
  • Category: History
  • Page: 180
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The pagan Celts told of supernatural voyages to islands of joy. As the Roman Empire crumbled around them, Celtic Christians threw themselves passionately into such a quest. Pilgrimage was not to shrines of the past, but a voyage into the future. 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 - and antagonizing the Church. 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. Using history, and a thoughtful examination of legends, Fay Sampson weaves these strands like Celtic knotwork into a continuous story.

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
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  • 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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Druid Power

Druid Power

Celtic Faerie Craft and Elemental Magic

  • Author: Amber Wolfe
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 9780738705880
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 272
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Call forth dragons and feel the ancient songs of the Celts stirring in your blood. Access the deep wisdom of the Druidic orders and reclaim the Elemental gifts of the Otherworld. Become a spiritual warrior of the Celtic Craft-a Dragon-Rider. The dragon is a symbolic representation of the alchemist's or magician's works of power. Druid Power presents techniques for self-transformation through Celtic faerie craft and Elemental magic. Rich with mythological information and psychological insight, this innovative guide bridges ancient Celtic Druidic Tradition with modern transpersonal psychology. Reawaken your connection to the magick of the natural world through traditional ceremonies, guided journeys, and unique exercises that lead to a direct connection with the Elemental forces of Nature. Experience the strength and purity of fire, the emotional alchemy of water, the profound reality of earth, the awareness of air, and the transcendent mystery of spirit. Enter the realm of myth where magick and the mundane blend. Druid Power is your guide to finding your way to the Otherworld and back again-richer, wiser, healed, and whole.

Das Ewige im Jetzt

Das Ewige im Jetzt

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 177
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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: 327
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Mentoring

Mentoring

the ministry of spiritual kinship

  • Author: Edward Cletus Sellner
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Pr
  • ISBN: 9780877934257
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 166
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Edward Sellner mines the deep wisdom of many traditions and demonstrates how relationships of mentoring, rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, can forge fast friendship, heal wounds from the past, and bring about the Reign of God.

Life of St Columba

Life of St Columba

  • Author: Adomnan of Iona
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014190741X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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Founding father of the famous monastery on the island of Iona, a site of pilgrimage ever since his death in 597, St Columba was born into one of the ruling families in Ireland at a time of immense expansion for the Irish Church. This account of his life, written by Adomnán - the ninth abbot of Iona, and a distant relative of St Columba - describes his travels from Ireland to Scotland and his mission in the cause of Celtic Christianity there. Written 100 years after St Columba's death, it draws on written and oral traditions to depict a wise abbot among his monks, who like Christ was capable of turning water into wine, controlling sea-storms and raising the dead. An engaging account of one of the central figures in the 'Age of Saints', this is a major work of early Irish and Scottish history.

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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