The Celtic Book of Living and Dying: The Illustrated Guide to Celtic Wisdom (Hardcover)

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Juliette Wood, PhD, is Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Welsh at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff. She has taught and lectured widely on Celtic traditions and folklore and was made President of the Folklore Society in 1996. Her many publications include: "Celtic Goddesses: Myths and Mythology" in the Feminist Companion to Mythology : "The Concept of the Goddess" in the Concept of the Goddess . She is also the author of The Little Book of Celtic Wisdom and The Celts.
Modeled on the Egyptian and Tibetan Books of the Dead, this book traces the journey of the soul, and the insights that it must absorb and comprehend in the course of a lifetime. At the heart of the book are the key themes of Celtic wisdom – time, the afterlife, destiny, prophecy, courage, fertility – treated with a mix of Celtic-style artwork and landscapes, as well as color photographs of superb artifacts.

This is a unique distillation of the most fascinating aspects of a rich and enigmatic culture – a beautiful and illuminating hardcover book for all those who wish to move one step closer to the spirit of the Celts.

This book displays a wealth of lore and literature, including timeless and profound poetry and epic battle scenes, to show the Celtic imagination at its most fertile. It also conjures up the mystery and fascination of the Celts with more than 70 pieces of stunning color artwork, symbols and patterns in Celtic style, as well as photographs of evocative landscapes and the finest weapons, carvings and jewelry.

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ISBN 9780785828846
Genre BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Spirituality / Celtic
Format Hardcover
Pages 144
Publisher Date 2012-01-18 00:00:00.0
Publisher Chartwell Books
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 7.75 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.5 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Illustrated Guide to Celtic Wisdom
Audience General/trade
Authors Wood, Juliette

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