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The Celtic Shaman (Practical Guide) by John Matthews

The Celtic Shaman (Practical Guide) by John Matthews offers a varied and easily followed plan of self-tuition for anyone interested in Celtic mythology and the Western mysteries.

Celtic Shamanism derives from the native traditions of North-West Europe including Britain, Ireland, Scotland, The Isle of Mann, and Wales.

The shamanic contribution of the Celts and their predecessors has been overlooked until recently, and is one of the last shamanic traditions to be explored.

While Celtic Shamanism shares common elements with American, Australian and Siberian teachings, it derives entirely from Celtic source material.

I have found this book to be very helpful as well as useful. It is a practical guide to delving into Celtic Shamanism.

Table of Contents – The Celtic Shaman

The Table of Contents of The Celtic Shaman provides a good window into what you will find in the book:

  • Introduction: The Shaman’s World
  • PART I: Theory
    1. Recovering your Senses
    2. Orienteering
    3. Companions of Power
    4. Meeting the Bright Ones
    5. The Great Journey
  • PART II: Practice
    1. Growing from Seeds of Light
    2. Healing the Earth and the Self
    3. The Keys of Divination
    4. Mythlines
  • Appendix 1: The Mound of the World
  • Appendix 2: The Grove of Knowledge
  • Appendix 3: Working with the Senses

Shamanism & Shamanic Practice

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Caitlín Matthews

Caitlín Matthews is a shaman, writer, singer and teacher whose ground-breaking work has introduced many to the riches of our western spiritual heritage.

Caitlin is acknowledged as a world authority on Celtic Wisdom, the Western Mysteries and the ancestral traditions of Britain and Europe.

Caitlin Matthews - Celtic Shaman

Website

Visit the website of Caitlín Matthews to learn more about her and her husband John Matthews.

Books and Audio By Caitlín Matthews

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Celtic Shamanism

Celtic Shamanism refers to the Shamanic practices, traditions, and ways of the people native North-West Europe including England, Ireland, Isle of Mann, Scotland, and Wales.

Celtic Tree of Life in green

Predominately Shamanic Culture

The word ‘shaman’ was not used in the Celtic world. The Celtic title for “vision poet” in Irish Gaelic is File (fee’lyee) or Awenydd (ah-wen-ith) “inspired one” (Welsh).

The core beliefs of Celtic tradition are based upon an understanding, a knowing, that everything is alive and has a soul.

The Celts believed that Otherworlds interpenetrate the mortal realms in all parts of life and that spirits, faeries, ancestors, and deities associate regularly with humans.

Omens of the elements, plants, animals, and people can give premonitions of outcomes.

In fact, the Celtic early people had a predominately Shamanic culture.

Most people reading this will have heard of the famous British Shaman Merlin.

Celtic Shamanism Authors

I have found the work of Tom Cowan, John Matthews, and Caitlin Matthews to be a wonderful place to connect with Celtic Shamanism.

Shamanism & Shamanic Practice Related Pages

John Matthews

John Matthews is a respected initiator in the Shamanic, Celtic and Arthurian traditions, and who has opened many doors to a reappreciation of the mythic heritage of the Western World.

The material in his books and those of his wife Caitlin Matthews is based upon practical knowledge, which they teach worldwide. Together they have pioneered the shamanic use of the vatic and spiritual elements within ancestral and Celtic traditions.

The Matthews are co-founders of The Foundation of Inspirational and Oracular Studies.

Shamans and Shamanic Practitioners

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My Teachers, Guides, and Mentors

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My Points of Reference

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