The Henge of Keltria releases the Book of Keltria

This came to me as a press release which I’m very happy to be sharing along…

The Henge of Keltria is pleased to announce publication of the Book of Keltria: Druidism for the 21st Century. Their original correspondence course was created in the 1980s to satisfy popular demand. Each lesson had been revised, new material developed and is now presented in a book. The subjects are of interest to people new to nature based religions and those practitioners with many years of experience.

The chapter illustrating the nature of religion and divinity guides readers through six perceptions of deity from the simple – animism – to the complex – pan-polytheism. Individuals are invited to make their own comparisons and decide which theism or combination of theisms best fits their perception.

The subject of the relevance of mythology in the 21st can be dry and uninteresting when taken out of the context of the stories. To convey the information, the author employs an ancient bard who recounts a myth to the members of his community. Everyone is entertained and educated at the same time.

Describing the indescribable was the challenge for the chapter on the why and how to participate in a ritual. Here again, a story is the best vehicle to convey the information. The ritual experience is shared through the eyes of an elder, who takes the reader on an emotional journey through a Keltrian ritual.

The Book of Keltria includes information on druid history, Keltrian theology, invocation techniques, and the significance of relationships with the ancestors, nature spirits and the gods of the ancient Celts. Chapters on meditation, divination, magick, and the history of the Henge are also included. This is the first time that this valuable and entertaining information is available without the commitment of taking The Henge of Keltria’s correspondence course.

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I’ve written for Henge of Keltria publications in the past, and although I’ve not studied with them, I’ve always found them a lovely set of people to deal with. I think it’s great that they are making their study material more widely available, this will no doubt be a blessing for many Druids who are walking their own path but want to take onboard the wisdom and experience of others.

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6 responses to “The Henge of Keltria releases the Book of Keltria

  • bish

    I’m guessing the Henge of Keltria, being US based with an Irelandic emphasis on the Druid traditions, may have something new to offer and I’ll look out for it. I wonder how different it will be to mainland British focused Druidry (indeed, Druidry and Druidism… same and yet different).

  • lornasmithers

    Which myths does the author use, by the way? From what I gather OBOD and BDO focus mainly on the Story of Taliesin and the Four Branches. Does this differ? Which deities are mentioned?

    (I’m asking as I’d only buy this book if it was covering material I haven’t seen covered before either by Druid authors of Celtic scholars already).

    • Nimue Brown

      I don’t know as it stands. I believe Bish is intending to read it though, so hopefully he can say more.

    • tonytaylor

      Joseph Campbell’s concept of MYTH is to “Make Yourself The Hero.” That concept is used in the “Relevance of Mythology in the 21st Century.” It creates new mythology to explain theology and practices. Most Keltrian Druids utilize the Irish Mythological Cycle to gain understanding of the Gods and Goddesses. There are many excellent books on the traditional myths and aren’t intended to be replicated in the Book of Keltria.

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