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The Celtic Tree Tradition

Celtic and other primal cultures are rich sources of inspiration due to their special affinities with the natural environment, forests, woodlands and trees.

Monastic settlements were located in areas of great natural beauty, for example Clonmacnoise, and sometimes at the edge of the sea, or at cliff ledges, 'where the full majesty of nature exploded'. Dolores Whelan in a chapter, 'Celtic Spirituality: A Holy Embrace of Spirit and Nature', in the book, 'Celtic Threads', edited by Padraigín Clancy, asks a question and answers it ...

 'So what, if anything, does this pre-Celtic, Celtic and Celtic Christian tradition offer us as we journey into the twenty-first century? What gifts does it enfold for us? I believe that this tradition with its core belief in the sacredness of the earth, embodied as it is with divine presence can empower us to re-own a reverential attitude for the earth – an attitude that has been trivialised and lost in our times'.


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Lughnasa ...

Beltaine ...

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Ogham ...

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The Celtic Tree Tradition