An Irishwoman illustrates the path to soulfulnessMuch more than simply an account of Celtic holy places and mythology, this book invites the reader into the deeper psychology of the Celtic world. A desire for wisdom is shown to drive this ancient culture and connect it to a deep appreciation of nature, a lifelong immersion in storytelling, the soulful expression of love, and the belief that human feeling is the way to enlightenment. Instructing modern readers about how to seek similar experiences, the discussion turns to specific elements of Celtic belief, including the sacred Celtic calendar, goddess archetypes, the cauldron of wisdom, and the cloak of death that sings us to life.
Author BiographyPhyllida Anam-Aire is a native speaker of Gaelic who was brought up in a small mountain village in Donegal, where she learned Celtic mythology and rituals such as singing for the dying. She studied to become a Catholic nun, but changed course to learn humanistic psychology with Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. She is now a bereavement counselor and the author of A Celtic Book of Dying. Hannah Cunningham is a counselor who works primarily with cancer patients.