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by Andy Roberts,David Clarke

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Author: Andy Roberts,David Clarke
ISBN: 0713725222
ISBN13: 978-0713725223
Language: English
Publisher: Blandford Pr (August 1, 1996)
Pages: 176
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Without malice, David Clarke and Andy Roberts debunk these modern charlatans. Most telling is the existence of "Guardians" of the old ways, who run interference with strangers inquiring about them.

Without malice, David Clarke and Andy Roberts debunk these modern charlatans. Every village, it seems, has at least one. They will smile, serve tea, tell a little about folklore and say good-bye. The guests will go away feeling as if they have learned much while actually being told nothing of any importance. Local informants take pains to point out 'Witchcraft' and 'New Age' are words that have no place in the local tradition.

Start by marking Twilight of the Celtic Gods . I do not refer to Paganism as such but more of the things that are thought to make up Paganism nowadays - the traditions and superstitions of many hundreds of years not yet forgotten.

Start by marking Twilight of the Celtic Gods: An Exploration of Britain's Hidden Pagan Traditions as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. It also puts to bed some modern myths and gives an outlook of what the neo-pagans are trying and failing to recreate by following new age learning from poorly advised books. Thoroughly enjoyed i. .

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Hardback Art Books in Celtic. Additional Product Features. Andy Roberts, David Clarke. Place of Publication. Hardbacks Fiction Books in Celtic. Cassell & Colorado (A Member of the Orion Publishing Group).

His books on folklore, Fortean studies and contemporary legend include Twilight of the Celtic Gods (with Andy Roberts, 1996); The . Twilight of the Celtic Gods: Exploration of Britain's Hidden Pagan Traditions.

His books on folklore, Fortean studies and contemporary legend include Twilight of the Celtic Gods (with Andy Roberts, 1996); The Angel of Mons (2004); and Britain’s X-traordinary Files (2014). He has made numerous media appearances to discuss UFO-related material  .

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Furthermore, these regional Celtic gods had their cognates and associated deities in other Celtic cultures, with . While widely known as one of the major gods of Gaul during Roman times, the origins of Taranis probably harked back to far older (and ancient) Celtic traditions.

Furthermore, these regional Celtic gods had their cognates and associated deities in other Celtic cultures, with the apt example of Lugus – as he was known in Gaul, and Lugh – as he was known in Ireland. To that end, in this article, we have mainly focused on the ancient Celtic gods and goddesses of Ireland and Gaul, with the former having its distinct mythical narrative preserved in part by medieval Irish literature.

Twilight of the Celtic Gods is a fascinating account of Britain's surviving Celtic tradition. This ground-breaking book - based on the authors' combined research in the field - reveals for the first time clear evidence that many ancient traditions and customs are still kept alive today in the heart of twentieth-century Britain.Combining first-hand accounts with folklore, mythology and archeology, David Clarke and Andy Roberts have uncovered the last traces of a Celtic legacy which is in imminent danger of extinction. Their quest combines beliefs about the natural and supernatural worlds with the awesome forces locked in the landscape and in the mind. Illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs, line drawings and maps, this book is an important collection of the last remnants of our ancient past.
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Honeirsil
bought this book as it was considered the antithesis of all that Professor Ronald Hutton pronounced about there being no continuous survival of pagan traditions in the British Isles.

The authors rely on testimony from unnamed interviewees living in the Peak District, the Dales and parts of Scotland. I have to say as much as I can respect these witnesses wanting to remain anonymous, it does give the book an air of "a friend of a friend" type tales. It is even stranger that none of the practices to which the sources testify have ever been written down in this modern age, despite the authors' assertions that these areas remained isolated from the rest of Britain.

The book covers a number of different practices, such as veneration of stones, wells, rivers and trees. It also delves into local folklore and the strong links people in certain areas of Britain have with the celtic landscape, at least up until ten years ago, and it showed how, at times, incomers were rebuked for disturbing areas of importance.

I enjoyed the book and admired the authors attempts to offer proof of a continuous tradition of honouring the spirit of the land, but I had real difficulty in believing the proof being offered; I'd need more evidence to be convinced. What's more, I was not in this country at the time that various television programmes, mentioned several times in the book, were broadcast. I wanted to believe, but, for me, the links were tenuous at best.

The book was written in an easy and comfortable style, the photographs were good if a bit scarce.

"Twilight of the Celtic Gods" could have been so much more, but I think the authors approach from a folkloric, rather than purely academic approach may have hindered them. For those using Twilight of the Celtic Gods as a criticism of Prof. Ronald Hutton's work, its flimsy indeed.

I will keep the book for future reference, I am just not sure why.
Aradwyn
There is, perhaps, no pre-Christian tradition that is more misunderstood, often intentionally, than the Celtic religions of the ancient British Isles. No tradition, it seems, has undergone more distortion and misinformation than that of the Celtic gods and, more to the point, goddesses.
Such a confusion of political and social nonsense has been written about the Celtic "old ways" that it is refreshing to find a scholarly work that attempts to set the record straight.
That there are those in England, Wales, Cornwall, Scotland and Ireland who still practice the "auld ways" is undeniable. That their practices have little or nothing to do with modern Neo-Paganism is not surprising.
The engine that runs Neo-Paganism is feminist politics, not, in itself a bad thing, but hardly the stuff of religion. It is, in fact, a rebellion against the perceived oppressiveness of "patriarchal Christianity." The concept that comes up most frequently among them is that of "the evils of Patriarchy and the goodness of Matriarchy," and so, the ancient gods are reduced to the position of lap-dogs in the service of the goddesses.
The Matriarchy/Patriarchy dichotomy is as far from the ancient world as one can get, but it does result in large book-sales for those who promote it.
Without malice, David Clarke and Andy Roberts debunk these modern charlatans. Most telling is the existence of "Guardians" of the old ways, who run interference with strangers inquiring about them. Every village, it seems, has at least one. They will smile, serve tea, tell a little about folklore and say good-bye. The guests will go away feeling as if they have learned much while actually being told nothing of any importance. "..Local informants take pains to point out 'Witchcraft' and 'New Age' are words that have no place in the local tradition ... It is a worship of God, not of pagan idols or anything funny like that, and it seemed we had to give them back their respectability to know that they were doing right."
Having established what the old ways are not, Clarke and Roberts go on to describe in great detail, what they are, how ancient traditions weave themselves into contemporary Celtic culture in ways that are not adverse to Christianity but, in fact, entirely harmonious with it, giving it great depth and beauty, an interpretation quite different from that of Asia, Africa or America.
The ancient gods and goddesses of the Celts were, in fact, not universal, but specific to locations: this rock, this brook, this hill.
"It was not a theology or philosophy or any kind of organized religious thing. It was more like the fairy faith in Ireland, all to do with genii loci - spirits of the place."
That these spirits have been abducted in the modern world by a made-up political religion based on the texts of a few Victorian Bad-boys, is a dishonor to them. In "Twilight of the Celtic Gods," Clarke and Roberts try to set the record straight and succeed wonderfully. It is scholarly while still being readable. It is an accurate description of the way in which the ancient world influences the present without a lot of New Age gloss.
Terr
At the time I was looking for this book in the late 1990's it was out of print and really hard to find. I am happy to see it more available in the context of exploration of pre-christian dominance.
TheMoonix
This really is an exploration of the ground information of Celtic knowledge and history. It also includes informative descriptions of the traditional Celtic guardians and animals, and site-relevant histories. It includes black and white drawings, glossy colour prints and contact addresses. An excellent text.
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