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The Ancient Celts Lead Our Spirits to the Land of St. Patrick

Ancient Celts and St. Patrick

The 17th day of March is upon us, so let us traverse back in time to the land where St. Patrick walked and the place where the Celts explored the magical realm,  which they called  “The Otherworld”.

In Ireland,  the Celts believed that alongside the ordinary world there was a place of possibilities where dream,  trance and tales gave birth to fantastic beasts, adventures and spiritual transformations.    The Celtic Otherworld was a world with no suffering,  with only beauty, fine music and delight.   Sometimes it appeared as a darker and more ambiguous realm, but it was mostly of light.

The Celts emerged before the birth of Christ, as a sophisticated society with strong links to the classical world.     By the 4th century they dominated northern Europe.     Julius Caesar described the Celts as vital, child-like people who liked colourful clothes and were brave and courageous warriors.

Embracing their knowledge of the sun, moon, and stars they possessed a reservoir of native wisdom.   The Bards and Druids carried their wisdom through tales and ceremonies.     As Christianity came to Ireland many of the Druidic wizards converted to this new faith that emphasized love and individual salvation.    This became the golden age of Celtic Christianity.

True Celtic spirituality is based on a deep connection with the natural and a sense of comradeship with all creatures.    The legends of King Arthur and Camelot came from the older oral traditions and were of Celtic origin.    They include the Celtic themes of quests, hope and regeneration.

The invisible Otherworld could be found by tuning into the visible world.    They believed in forging a deep connection with the natural world and a bond with all creatures.   When you live in a world of constant pain, that cannot be seen, this invisible world opens up to you.

The journey to Camelot dear Knights is rooted in ancient history.   Camelot is more than a castle.   It is the embodiment of this invisible world.    It is your herte that sees what others cannot.   Many have traveled before who will greet you as you enter the Sacred Gates.    Not being part of this visible world can be our blessing, if we see the light of the invisible.

All in Camelot honor St. Patrick’s Day,  which is part of the rich sacred history of Ireland and Camelot.     And for those who suffer, do not fear the invisible.     Listen to those who came before us as they will take your hand and gently welcome you.    After a very long voyage, you have come home.

Lady Sharon, King Arthur and All in Camelot

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