The Celtic Charkras

Shaman Pathways series

Elen Sentier

74 Blz., ISBN 978 1 78099 506 9     
Moon Books, 2013     

We´ve largely forgotten our ancient Celtic chakra heritage, indeed some people think there is no concept of chakras in the western tradition but this is not the case. The chakras are found throughout the mystery traditions all over the world, well known to our hunter-gather ancestors and the spirit keepers who led them. They are hidden deep in the ancient stories and myths of Britain. This book leads you through the lore of Arianrhod and her Spinning Towers, the riddling Gaelic poem The Cauldrons of Poesy, the rainbow bridge of Brighid and the ways and caers of the ancient British reindeer goddess, Elen of the Ways. There are journeys, meditations and exercises to help you get the feel of the Celtic chakra system into your bones.

A concise and elegant introduction to a Celtic way of understanding reality. Lyb Webster Wilde, author or Becoming the Enchanter.

Elen Sentier is a shaman, artist and writer. She lives in the Welsh Marches by the river Wye with her husband, two cats and a host of wildlife in their large garden. When not writing, Elen loves to walk and work in the magic land where she lives.

Rich with personal vision, the book is an interesting exploration of wholeness, Drawing on stories and traditions that are central to modern Pagan and New Age thinking, Sentier finds a deep and valuable root within the spiritual heritage of Britain.
Emma Restall Orr, Author of Living With Honour and The Wakeful World.

(Bovenstaande tekst komt van de achterkant van het boek)     

De schrijfster probeert het concept van de Hindoestaanse Chakra´s te vinden in oude Ierse teksten. Dit is echter niet uit de betreffende teksten te halen. Bijvoorbeeld de tekst over de The Cauldron of Poesy gaat over drie ketels met ieder diens eigen eigenschappen, die je innerlijk kan ontwikkelen. Hier Chakra´s in proberen te zien doet de tekst geweld aan, andere auteurs interpreteren deze teksten heel anders met meer respect voor de teksten zelf en zonder hier hun eigen New Age visie op te willen projecteren. Zie o.a.:

  • A God Who Makes Fire: The Bardic Mysticism of Amergin - Christopher Thompson
  • The Encylopædia of Celtic Wisdom - Caitlín & John Matthews

Het was wel leuk om hier in te duiken en teksten op een andere manier te duiden, doch helaas kon ik niet met de schrijfster mee gaan in haar interpretatie, deze was te vergezocht en geforceerd.


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