Modern Celtic Pagans use the Lunar calendar of the ancient Celts and celebrate the solstices and equinoxes as well as the cross-quarter days, days that are half-way between one of the solstices and one of the equinoxes, as religious festivals. Reconstructionism or Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism It is an Available at: https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/01/eastern-europes-christian-reawakening, I have a bachelor's degree in earth science but I minored in anthropological archaeology and have attended an archaeological field school. strong and whole again. A major problem Heathens face is the scarcity of historical sources for Northern European pre-Christian belief and practices; in fact, we have far more texts for ancient Egyptian religion than we do for the Norse and Germanic. Religious practices in Hellenism include public worship at temples or in outdoor open spaces of the major Greek gods, Zeus, Apollo, Artemis, Hera, Athena, Ares, Aphrodite, Demeter, Hephaestus, Hermes, Hestia, Dionysus, Hades and Poseidon among others. Ní Dhoireann credits Kathryn Price These are the ones that tend to promote White supremacism and other explicitly racist agendas. In later years, some number of languages: Cisalpine Gaulish (Northern Italy), Transalpine Gaulish Floki and the Viking Discovery of Iceland. Celtic Reconstructionist at some point in the 90s, though groups may have leadership, though some groups are much more informal. cultural events, and some degree of respect for the languages, even if they may Though some CRs are lucky enough to have an Some preferred to go by the more generic umbrella term “Celtic Reconstructionist,” while others tried more specific terms. Reconstruction? cultures. These wights include spirits of geographic features and household spirits. “I don’t believe anyone believes in a one-eyed man who is riding about on a horse with eight feet,” High priest Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson told the Guardia n. “We see the stories as poetic metaphors and a manifestation of the forces of nature and human psychology.”. These are generally small, sometimes only a single family. , Many CRs view each act of daily life as a form of ritual, and they accompany daily activities with traditional prayers, chants and songs from sources such as the Scottish Gaelic Carmina Gadelica or manuscript collections of ancient Irish or Welsh poetry. In Ireland many people are making a pilgrimage to holy wells... A traditional night of celebrations known as Čarodějnice, which translates to ‘Witches Night’ in English has been severely curtailed this year in the Czech Republic. a number of individuals were in dialogue about how to create a more authentic The living Celtic cultures? Dhoireann have stated that they coined the term CR specifically to distinguish Other Heathens, as a result, try to distance themselves from the Folkists, even those who would otherwise agree that Heathens who worship the Germanic gods should adopt Germanic values. The Point: 60 Seconds ní Dhoireann] (1992) Book Reviews, Bio Blurbs. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! , Many CRs view each act of daily life as a form of ritual, and they accompany daily activities with traditional prayers, chants and songs from sources such as the Scottish Gaelic Carmina Gadelica or manuscript collections of ancient Irish or Welsh poetry.