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    Celtic reconstructionist?

    So Iíve just stumbled into this...And Iím not so sure Iím really going to take this very far? But I would like some help with it...

    For one, does anyone still practice this? Iíve already gotten sort of attached...But if Iím alone in it...I donít know thatís scary. But the other threads Iíve found hadnít been updated since I was like...five. Itís like learning Latin for me. If thereís no point...

    Secondly, which gods and goddesses? Iím so confused. Iíve seen so many and I donít know which are excepted and which arenít. Especially (for personal reasons) Cernnunos, I feel like heís been generalized and I canít tell if he counts or not. What Iíve found says he IS Celtic but I know not to trust the internet on everything. And if it tells you how new I am, I havenít had time to buy any books... But if someone could explain that and a few other gods and goddesses to me that would be helpful.

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    Re: Celtic reconstructionist?

    I'm not a celtic Reconstructionist, but I'm knowledgable enough to sort the fluff from the grit.

    A quick search lead me to this website here.

    Might want to give that a read. Something to keep in mind is that reconstructionism religions tend not to change over time, so don't discount information you find that is a little on the older side. It's probably still factual.

    You might also want to check your local library, and a lot of the time trying to track down the local mythos for your religion is a good place to start.
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    Re: Celtic reconstructionist?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    I'm not a celtic Reconstructionist, but I'm knowledgable enough to sort the fluff from the grit.

    A quick search lead me to this website.

    Might want to give that a read. Something to keep in mind is that reconstructionism religions tend not to change over time, so don't discount information you find that is a little on the older side. It's probably still factual.

    You might also want to check your local library, and a lot of the time trying to track down the local mythos for your religion is a good place to start.

    Thank you for your help! Though I have been on that site already Iím sure I can find something at the library. Although this is the bible belt as my mother puts it so...Maybe not.

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    Re: Celtic reconstructionist?

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    Thanks for the help!

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    Thank you for your help! Though I have been on that site already I’m sure I can find something at the library. Although this is the bible belt as my mother puts it so...Maybe not.
    But so much of it isn't even religious. Celtic folklore, for instance. Even 'bible belters' read mythology.

    Do you have an ereader? There are a lot of things online for free these days.
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    Re: Celtic reconstructionist?

    My buddy October is a Celtic Recon. She's on this forum. Hopefully she'll chime in, she has a ton of resources.

    As for being in the Bible Belt, I am too. you should still be able to find lots of good folklore and history on the celtic aspects. Even if you can't find specifically pagan stuff, knowing the culture and history will be a great reference.
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    Re: Celtic reconstructionist?

    There is Bulfinch's Mythology,that is available from Gutenberg as a file. I own a hard copy,paperback,but e-book is also good.

    also look here.

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    Re: Celtic reconstructionist?

    The web site linked to in post #2 has a section listing recommended books and, equally important, books to avoid. I'd certainly recommend Proinsias MacCanna and Marie-Louise Sjoestedt.The worship of individual Celtic gods was very localised in Antiquity, but by all accounts they don't actually care where you come from.

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