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Druids, Celts and the Ancient Religion

Identifier

010728

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Colin Wilson - Mysteries

Although Druidism came to England around 600 BC with the Celts, archaeologists and historians like Tom Lethbridge believe that other forms of the 'ancient religion' existed here for centuries before that.

We know that the Druids on the Continent sent their novices to study with the English Druids, which suggests that an older and purer form of the religion existed in England. We know the Druids claimed magical powers, to foretell the future, change bodily shape, cast spells to cause death and lunacy ('moon-sickness'), and induce invisibility, in fact, most of the powers that witches were later believed to possess.

The source of the experience

Celtic

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