Category: Mystic groups and systems
The Celts were a diverse group of tribal societies in Iron Age and pre Iron Age Europe.
There are anthropologists who date the rise of the Celtic language and peoples to before 3000 BC even as far back as 6000BC. The end of the last glacial period was about 10,500 BCE. Northern hemisphere glaciation during the last ice ages produced ice sheets which were 3 to 4 km thick, but this also caused a sea level lowering of at least 120 m, exposing land we do not see today. The Celts came from the West and one of the many theories is that they were living on some land mass in the Atlantic and were forced east as sea levels rose. Some of the more spiritually minded have even added that this land mass was the mythical lost city of Atlantis.
Although we may smile at such speculation, a glance at a topographical map of the Atlantic shows that Britain and Ireland are on a shallow plateau with an off shore, now submerged, 'island' close to this plateau. A considerable amount of land might have been exposed by the last glacial period which disappeared in 'the flood', known in Celtic myth as 'the deluge'.
Celtic culture blossomed in the Early Iron Age (1200 BC-400 AD) in Central Europe (Hallstatt period, named for the site in present-day Austria). But Halstatt was not the centre of growth, just the centre of a thriving off-shoot of the culture at that time.
By the later Iron Age (La Tène period), Celts had expanded over a wide range of lands: to the Iberian Peninsula, to Italy and as far east as Galatia (central Anatolia). Paul's letter to the Galatians in the New Testament was addressed to Celts.
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Thus the Celts were essentially Atlantic peoples from the very far West, 'Atlanteans'.
There is even speculation - and it is entirely speculation - that the Greek gods were Celts and that legendary figures like Orpheus were Celts, who brought their music and skills of healing with them.
The Celts participated in the Mysteries.
The Hibernian Mysteries, for example, was the generic name for all the mystery sites and ceremonies in Ireland - the land of Hibernia. Hibernia is the Classical Latin name for the island of Ireland.
Many well known sites of Initiation still exist, Stonehenge, Avebury and Carnac, for example, but many other sites are buried beneath Christian churches and Cathedrals, simply because they were 'auspicious sites'. Many many smaller churches, for example, Câtel and St. Martin's Churches on Guernsey, Channel Islands are built on celtic sacred sites.
One of the greatest of the Druid centres was where the Cathedral of Chartres now stands and for hundreds of years, Chartres was perhaps the greatest centre of culture and learning of the spiritual life to be found in Europe. Chartres retained the last echoes of the Mystery wisdom until well into the 12th century. The current cathedral, mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the town became a bishopric in the 4th century.
The Celts were familiar with the symbolism of the levels and layers, and incorporated this symbolism into all their structures. Thus any ringed structure is based on the four elements and a mystic centre, or in the more complex structures, the Map of the Egg. and any mounds and artificial hills such as Silbury Hill or Glastonbury also have the 5 levels.
Eleanor C Merry – The Flaming Door
The Arthurian-Druid Mysteries consisted in the search for illumination ... in the four Elements of Fire, Air, Water, and Earth.... there was included, as in all initiation, a profound knowledge of man and the attainment of purity in the soul; and in the Arthurian Mysteries, the practise of chivalry.
The name Einigen [in the Bible Enoch] means an Adept, a very accomplished 'graduate' from the Mysteries.
The Mysteries, as with all the Mysteries, consisted of two main parts.
Stage One - The first was a descent into the symbolic Underworld [or Hell] enacted physically via Barrows, cairns and so on that were constructed to replace caves, if caves were not available. The objective was to provoke a rebirth experience - purgatory.
This ceremony was known as the Doctrine of Annwn - Annwn being the Underworld. Even today this experience is known in modern shamanic rituals as 'doing the dive', or as Lewis Carroll might have said - Down the Rabbit Hole. These days no one is locked up in a totally dark cave, barrow, mine, tunnel, pyramid or hole for days and days, but in the days of the Mysteries they were. This is a world-wide practise - The Native American Indians, for example, used the 'Vision Pit.
The candidates' preparatory trials of the soul enabled the Initiator finally to induce in them a state of deathlike trance, during which their spiritual senses were opened, by the loosening of their whole spiritual nature from the physical body they could, for the rest of their lives continue to extend these experiences
In other words they not only had visions, but out of body experiences.
If you are interested in what it is like to be locked in a 'cave' and suffer a rebirth experience, Paul Brunton provides a very good description of his experience when he was locked inside the Pyramids at Giza - an Egyptian site of the Mysteries.
Stage Two - Once they had been through this forced ordeal of terror and initiation [the midnight hour], they then went through the later purification stages on the spiritual path above ground as it were, which is where the henges and above ground monuments were used. The underground ordeal was the ordeal to conquer Darkness, the above ground rites and ceremonies were the path of Light and ascension, mainly carried out away from the sites, but they were intended to 'purify' the candidate, ridding him or her of desire, and selfishness and producing someone with both courage but a loving nature.
As Lewis Carroll might have said - Through the Looking Glass. This latter stage is split itself into two - purification or purgatory and then the final ascent. Interestingly in Dante's three part work we have the stages of Initiation quite well described - Inferno, Purgatory and Paradiso. One aspect of this was the gradual removal of old beliefs and the fostering of an openness to wisdom - achieved via spiritual experience.
But by what mechanism was the later form of experiences obtained? The presence of the caduceus, the abstruse references to kundalini energy and the large number of sexual references all point to the use of sexual stimulation, sex magick and so on as a means of achieving kundalini experiences and making 'gods', all of which was part of the later stages of the Mysteries.
The Celts had an entire cult based on the worship of horses. A horse symbolically is a means of transport. When a person ‘mounts’ someone in order to raise their energy levels, they are in effect riding the person much as one would a horse and the person they are making love to then becomes the means of transport. The pelvic bone of the other person is the ‘saddle’ or it can be referred to as the bow.
From Celtic goddesses
Epona is the Celtic [and Saxon] Horse Goddess of Iron Age Britain. Her alternative name is Rhiannon. Her cult stretched throughout Europe, from Spain to Eastern Europe and northern Italy to Britain. Irish kings were symbolically united with a white mare up to the 11th century. The Divine Horse still stands on a hillside at Uffington, 370 feet long, carved in chalk. She has the power to appear as a lively woman or a horse. She was a fertility Goddess. Her waters are a source of healing and She watches over dogs and horses. She symbolizes wild freedom. Her dark counterpart is the Black Mare or Night Mare (Melanippe). It was the Great Mare Goddess who granted sovereignty over the land to the continental Celts.
Druids and bards
The Celts’ spiritual leaders were the druids of which there were two kinds - the priests and the bards.
- The druid priests - were principally hierophants. He or she was a member of the priestly and learned class and held the cultural repository of knowledge in an oral tradition, using poetic verse and song as a mnemonic device. They combined the duties of priest, judge, scholar, and teacher. But many of the more legendary ones were also magicians.
- The druid bards - were principally sages and seers. They were equivalent to the Hermit. Druids were able to use summoning and were also able to prophecy - making them into 'prophets' in the true meaning of the word. The later bard poets were said to derive their inspiration from Awen.
The Romans later recorded that Celtic society was governed by sacrifice of animals and humans, on the other hand they also spent a good deal of time trying to stamp out the religion and their priesthood and learned class. So whether we can believe them is in great doubt. This may be yet another example of the conquered writing the history books to suit their purpose..
Diodorus Siculus asserts that a 'sacrifice' acceptable to the Celtic gods had to be attended by a druid, for they were the intermediaries. Diodorus remarks upon the importance of prophets in druidic ritual:
"These men predict the future by observing the flight and calls of birds...."
Diodorus divided the learned classes into bards, soothsayers and druids (whom he said were philosophers and theologians). Strabo echoed this division, labeling them druids (philosophers), bards, and vates (soothsayers).
Anyone who underwent the Mysteries was symbolically speaking 'sacrificed'.
There was historically a Merlin or Merddin of the 6th century AD who was a bard. He knew the Mysteries that had been taught at Stonehenge. But the term Merddin is actually a generic name meaning a bard, a sort of description of bardism as a whole. According to some records there have been several Merddins.
Merddin and his sister were associated symbolically with the Morning and the Evening stars - in effect we not only have the symbolic association with great stars, but a gentle reminder that much of the most important spiritual experience occurs in dreams just before we go to sleep or just before we wake.
Bardic poem 6th century
Knowest thou what thou art
In the hour of sleep
A mere body - a mere soul
Or a secret retreat of the Light?
The Higher spirit may be symbolically described – when it is part of the living being, - as a diamond, but once it has been set free after death, it may be symbolically described and ‘seen’ as a ‘star’. But anyone who has achieved annihilation is also in a sense a star. Thus the bards were 'gods'.
Music played an absolutely key part in the Celtic Mysteries and in the lives of ordinary people. The harps and lyres were strung to the 12 note system of music and were thus a reflection of celestial music - 'heard' music, not present day tuning.
Eleanor C Merry – The Flaming Door
The Bard felt that he was looking back from the heights upon the cosmic instrument in its twelve and sevenfold order, and he played upon it and extracted its melodies and harmonies. It was not his lower personality that could command this heavenly music, but his Higher self and the name for the Higher Self, identified with Divinity was IAU called the 'younger'.
Boars and bees
Just like the Nordic and Norse peoples, the Celts venerated the Boar or 'hog' for its symbolic associations. The Boar is symbolically equivalent to the Bull – see Bull and Cow. Its tusks are equivalent in this context to horns. For many Celtic cultures it was the most powerful symbol. This is recognised still in the Scottish celebrations of Hogmanay. Hogmanay is celebrated on the last day of the year and is part of a celebration that lasts through the night until the morning of New Year's Day (1 January).
Symbolism and sacred geography were incorporated into the system of gods. Brighid and The Morrígan, for example, were associated with holy wells and the River Unius and skills such as blacksmithing and healing. The Smith was a revered figure in most ancient cultures.
Bees are an almost universal symbol in all shamanic and mystery cultures, for numerous reasons - the humming and buzzing which can occur prior to an out of body experience, the correspondence between honey and spiritual input and again the fact they 'fly' - out of body experiences again.
The Celts believed in quite a comprehensive Intelligence hierarchy with the use of both Mother and Father symbolism as well as Sun and Moon symbolism. The Planets are recognised as are the Signs of the Zodiac. In the Welsh Triads, for example, Saturn is called Seithenin and in Welsh mythology he is regarded as the door keeper - a guardian - which if we look at the Map of the Egg, in a sense 'he' is, because the Planet is closest to the Inner court.
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, 
To the Celtic mystic, the universe is divisible into two interpenetrating parts or aspects: the visible in which we are now, and the invisible which is Fairyland or the Otherworld; and a fairy is an intelligent being, either embodied as a member of the human race or else resident in the Otherworld. The latter class includes many distinct hierarchies and lower orders. Some, like the highest of the Tuatha De Danann, who are the same in character as the gods of the Greeks and Hindoos, are super-human; others are the souls of the dead; while many are subhuman and have never been embodied in gross physical bodies. These last include ….nature spirits (leprechauns, 'pixies, knockers, corrigans, lutins, little folk, elves generally), which are the elementals of mediaeval mystics.
One of the more intriguing aspects of the celtic theology is that there is a direct association between one of their gods and Hermes Trismegistus
Colin Wilson - Mysteries
Hermes, known to the Egyptians as Thoth, was to the Gauls [Celts] Theutates, the name surviving in the numerous Tot or Toot hills all over England. ..... Hermes was the Greek god of fertility. In Egypt he was Thoth, the god of learning, who later became transformed into Hermes Trismegistos, the legendary founder of magic and alchemy, to whom is attributed the most famous of magical sayings: 'As above,
so below.' In Celtic mythology he is Theutates, after whom the tuttimen are named. The tuttimen carry staves; Hermes carries a caduceus, a staff with two serpents twined around
Songs and spells
The Celts used Runes and were able to sing spells. There is considerable emphasis in all the descriptions of Druids of their musical ability and the importance of music in their ceremonies. Bards in the UK came later and were more like musicians and not magicians.......
Musical Myths and Facts Volume II – C Engel 1876
Bardus, a king of Gallia is said to have introduced music into Western Europe and to have been the first of the singers known as the bards [this is dated at around 1000 BC]
Professor Joscelyn Godwin – Music, Mysticism and Magic
Guy Lefevre combined an interest in ancient languages and in speculative music with an ambition to reconstruct the historic past.
La Galliade – a Gallic Aeneid, as the name suggests – is the spiritual history of the French nation.
It claims that the bards of ancient Gaul, under King Bardus, were the fountainhead of all arts and philosophy, and especially of the knowledge of cosmic harmony which only later flowed from them to Orpheus and Plato.
D P Walker, one of the few who have discussed it, felt obliged to write that ‘The Galliade is an entirely serious poem in spite of the preposterous history of culture which is its main theme’.
But perhaps it is not so absurd when one considers the extraordinary astronomical and mathematical knowledge shown by the Megalithic civilisations of France and Britain and the legend of the Hyperborean origin for the arts of Apollo.
So maybe, just maybe, the ancient civilisation of Greece was founded on that of the Celtic nations and their predecessors, knowledge went south not north.
And maybe, but just maybe, the gods so revered by the Greeks, curly haired and blonde, were Celts and northern races who had travelled south to spread the word. Just a thought.
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, 
Of all European lands I venture to say that Ireland is the most mystical, and, in the eyes of true Irishmen, as much the Magic Island of Gods and Initiates now as it was when the Sacred Fires flashed from its purple, heather-covered mountain-tops and mysterious round towers, and the Greater Mysteries drew to its hallowed shrines neophytes from the West as well as from the East, from India and Egypt as well as from Atlantis; and Erin's mystic-seeing sons still watch and wait for the relighting of the Fires and the restoration of the old Druidic Mysteries. Herein I but imperfectly echo the mystic message Ireland's seers gave me, a pilgrim to their Sacred Isle.
And until this mystic message is interpreted, men cannot discover the secret of Gaelic myth and song in olden or in modern times, they cannot drink at the ever-flowing fountain of Gaelic genius, the perennial source of inspiration which lies behind the new revival of literature and art in Ireland, nor understand the seeming reality of the fairy races.
I hope this site helps.
Map around 1st century AD showing shrinking celtic territory - in green, Germanic territories in pink and expanding Roman influence in yellow
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, 
The fact of ancient Celtic cults of stones, waters, trees, and fairies still existing under cover of Christianity and the persistence of the ancient Celtic cult of the dead, as illustrated in the survival of Samain in its modern forms, goes far to sustain the opinion of Ernest Renan, who declared in his admirable Essais that of all peoples the Celts, as the Romans also recorded, have most precise ideas about spirit. Thus it is that the Celts at this moment are the most spiritually conscious of western nations. To think of them as materialists is impossible. Since the time of Patrick and Columba the Gaels have been the missionaries of Europe; and, as Caesar asserts, the Druids were the ancient teachers of the Gauls, no less than of all Britain. And the mysteries of life and death are the key-note of all things really Celtic, even of the great literature of Arthur, Cuchulainn, and Finn, now stirring the intellectual world.
Eleanor C Merry – The Flaming Door
Nearly all that has been written about the Druids is based on what has come to us through Greek and Roman historians, and on various collections of Bardic documents and poems; and we glean a little here and there from fairy tales, myths and old customs ….. The difficulties attendant upon all archaeological research are increased in the case of the Druids because there is so little in the way of material evidence of their cultural life. Moreover most of the documentary evidence was produced during a time when the great Druid-Hibernian wisdom was in its decadence, when its glory was past and its vision clouded, when the Islands were distraught by invasions and strife and violence and the sanctuaries were profaned. Only the Bards – and of these but a few – could pass on in song and rune, some of the wisdom of the past and conceal it in allegory and image.
- Barddas is book of material compiled and written by the Welsh writer Iolo Morganwg. It is a fascinating book, but one of its problems is that it is unclear which parts are genuine ancient Welsh bardic and druidic theology and lore, and which parts are Iolo's interpretation. It is condemned by academics, but even if Iolo made his own interpretations, they do seem to tie in well with other Mystery religions. The work was published by John Williams for the Welsh Manuscripts Society in two volumes, 1862 and 1874. The following also is important
Mr. David Williams, J.P., of Carmarthen
About the years 1780--1820 there lived an old bard in Glamorganshire who was actually a Druid, though he professed to be a Christian as well. His common name was Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg); and he [with Owen Jones and William O. Pughe] edited the famous Archaiology of Wales.
- Rites and Mysteries of the Druids - Edward Davies
- CELT - an online database of texts compiled by UCC Ireland
- Celtic literature collection - a website compiled by Mary Jones and containing an absolute wealth of translated Celtic literature
- The Poems of Ossian - by James Macpherson ; Ossian purports to be a translation of an epic cycle of Scottish poems from the early dark ages. Ossian, a blind bard, sings of the life and battles of Fingal, a Scotch warrior.
Ossian caused a sensation when it was published on the cusp of the era of revolutions, and had a massive cultural impact during the 18th and 19th centuries. Napolean carried a copy into battle; Goethe translated parts of it; the city of Selma, Alabama was named after the home of Fingal, and one of Ingres' most romantic and moody paintings, the Dream of Ossian was based on it.
James Macpherson claimed that Ossian was based on an ancient Gaelic manuscript. There was just one problem. The existence of this manuscript was never established. In fact, unlike Ireland and Wales, there are no dark-age manuscripts of epic poems, tales, and chronicles and so on from Scotland. It isn't that such ancient Scottish poetry and lore didn't exist, it was just purely oral in nature. Not much of it was committed to writing until it was on the verge of extinction. There are Scottish manuscripts and books in existence today which date as far back as the 12th century (some with scraps of poetry in them), but they are principally on subjects such as religion, genealogy, and land grants
- The Welsh Triads (Welsh Trioedd Ynys Prydein, literally "Triads of the Island of Britain") are a group of related texts in medieval manuscripts which preserve fragments of Welsh folklore, mythology and traditional history in groups of three. The earliest surviving collection of the Welsh Triads is bound in the manuscript Peniarth 16, now at the National Library of Wales, which has been dated to the third quarter of the 13th century and contains 46 of the 96 triads. Other important manuscripts include Peniarth 45 (written about 1275), and the pair White Book of Rhydderch (Welsh: Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch) and Red Book of Hergest (Welsh: Llyfr Coch Hergest), which share a common version clearly different from the version behind the collections in the Peniarth manuscripts.
- Preiddeu Annwfn or Preiddeu Annwn (English: The Spoils of Annwfn) is a cryptic poem of sixty lines found in Middle Welsh in the Book of Taliesin.
Eleanor C Merry – The Flaming Door
The whole of this poem must be regarded as an account of the experience of an initiation, but presented, purposely, in the most obscure language. The difficulty of interpreting it is probably all the greater owing to the fact that it was written down long after the greatest period of the Celtic Mysteries and it is not possible to be sure to what extent later transcribers or translators may not have thought they knew better than earlier ones.
- The Mabinogion - is the title given to a collection of eleven prose stories collated from medieval Welsh manuscripts. The tales draw on pre-Christian Celtic mythology, international folktale motifs, and early medieval historical traditions. While some details may hark back to older Iron Age traditions, each of these tales is the product of a highly developed medieval Welsh narrative tradition, both oral and written. Lady Charlotte Guest in the mid 19th century was the first to publish English translations of the collection, popularising the name "Mabinogion" at the same time
He joined the Anthropology department of the University of Oxford, as a Fellow of Jesus College and collected a large quantity of fresh material. The scope of his original research was limited to the four chief Celtic countries, but was then expanded to include all of the Celtic countries. The result was this book.
It was a brave book for its time being in parts “in conflict with orthodox views, whether of the theologian or of the man of science”. But his field work was extremely thorough, his aim being “to make the exposition of the belief in fairies as completely and as truly Celtic as possible, without much regard for non-Celtic opinion”. This aim garnished him a great deal of support from people in Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany.
Amongst these were six distinguished Celtic scholars:--Dr. Douglas Hyde (Ireland); Dr. Alexander Carmichael (Scotland); Miss Sophia Morrison (Isle of Man); the Right Hon. Sir John Rhy^s (Wales); Mr. Henry Jenner (Cornwall); & Professor Anatole Le Bras (Brittany). It is probably the only book to have captured the beliefs and folk memory of Celtic people before those beliefs were finally lost by the devastation of two world wars and the influenza pandemic.
- Dindsenchas - is a set of about 176 poems and prose commentaries recounting the acts of mythic and legendary figures, and is an important source for the study of Irish mythology. The manuscripts on which they are recorded date from around 11th and 12th century. Edward J. Gwynn compiled and translated dindsenchas poems from the Book of the Dun Cow, the Book of Leinster [12th century], the Rennes Manuscript, the Book of Ballymote, the Great Book of Lecan and the Yellow Book of Lecan in The Metrical Dindshenchas, published in four volumes between 1903 and 1906, with a general introduction and indices published as a fifth volume in 1935. Although they are known today from these written sources, the dindsenchas are believed to be a product of the pre-literary tradition. There is some similarity between these and the Songlines of the aborigines – acts of naming are included.
- Silva Gadelica – (two vols, 1892) is a collection of tales from ancient Irish manuscripts, put together by the Irish antiquarian Standish Hayes O'Grady (Irish: Anéislis Aodh Ó Grádaigh; 1832 – 16 October 1915). As a child, he learnt Irish from the native speakers of his locality and used this to create the collection, he was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He became a founding member of the Ossianic Society - an Irish literary society founded in Dublin on St Patrick's Day 1853, which took its name from the poetic material associated with the ancient narrator Oisín. His also compiled a Catalogue of the Irish Manuscripts in the British Museum which was unfinished on his death, but was completed by Robin Flower
- The Voyage of Bran - Immram Brain (maic Febail orFeabhail) is a medieval Irish narrative. The content derives from Irish mythology, but was recorded in the 8th century. It is an allegory of the spiritual path and contains spiritual experiences. It may have influenced the later story of Saint Brendan's voyage. One day while Bran is walking, he hears beautiful music, so beautiful, in fact, that it lulls him to sleep.He embarks upon a quest to the Other World. Versions are available from CELT – see above.
- AE - George William Russell - has his own entry on his site, he was an Irish poet and writer. AE, as he was known, documented and wrote about a number of Celtic heros, gods and goddesses. The Enchantment Of Cuchullain by him and ‘Aretas’ (James M. Pryse) is included in this section as it is essentially Celtic in feel
Many go to Tir-na-nog in sleep, and some are said to have remained there, only a vacant form is left behind without the light in the eyes which marks the presence of a soul - AE
- W B Yeats - also has his own entry on this site. Very many of his poems were inspired by Celtic legend and history
W B Yeats - In Ireland, this world and the world we go to after death are not far apart
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- A Scotsman goes OOB - If this is what the so-called dead experience, how much more vitally alive they are than we are here
- Alba Scots Pine Ale
- Alexander Cornelius Polyhistor - On metempsychosis
- Aubrey de Vere - Implicit faith
- Aubrey de Vere - Sun god
- Avalon - Geoffrey of Monmouth - Vita Merlini
- Barddas - The Vision of Menw Manu
- Bern Zinc tablet
- Biddy Early, the Witch of County Clare, and the Donkey Cure
- Brittany - Carnac and its symbolism
- Brittany - Carnac lady sees her dead relative whom she had buried that day
- Brittany - Corrigans, Lutins, Nains and Follets
- Brittany - Forewarnings of death
- Brittany - Groac'h Lanascol, the 'Fairy of Lanascol'
- Brittany - Isle de Sein - Pomponius Mela, De situ orbis libri III
- Brittany - Isle de Sein and the Realm of the Dead
- Brittany - M. Pierre Vichon of Pointe du Raz, Finistère feels the shot which killed his friend
- Brittany - Madame Eugénie Le Port the Breton seeress
- Brittany - Out of body experiences in sleep and in trance
- Brittany - Seeing the dead on November Eve (La Toussaint) and on Christmas Eve
- Brittany - Spook weg, corpse ways and ley lines
- Brittany - The 'corrigans' beating of a girl for divulging secrets
- Brittany - The Carnac woman who beheld funerals in the future
- Brittany - The dead man who walks the roads of Carnac
- Brittany - The fée who came as a child was dying
- Brittany - The hallucinatory forest of Paimpont
- Brittany - The Ile de Croix fée who cured a man of leprosy
- Brittany - The legend of the Morgan
- Brittany - The Rance fées who appear during storms
- Brittany - The Saint-Cast fées in the Couvent des Fées
- Brittany - The spirit of Mother Marius Keryado pays a call
- Brittany - Ys
- Brittany – Carnac – A curious vibration when touching the stones of Carnac
- Carmina Gadelica - Hymns and Incantations - Ortha Nan Gaidheal
- Celtic - Brennus
- Celtic - Diodorus Sicilus and Pindar - Stonehenge
- Celtic - French ley lines
- Celtic - Map of the Egg
- Celtic - Spoils of Annwn - 01
- Celtic - Spoils of Annwn - 02
- Celtic - Spoils of Annwn - 03
- Celtic - Spoils of Annwn - 04
- Celtic - Spoils of Annwn - 05
- Celtic - Spoils of Annwn - 06
- Celtic - Spoils of Annwn - 07
- Celtic - Spoils of Annwn - 08
- Celtic - The gift of Awen
- Celtic - The symbolism of milk
- Celtic chants - W B Yeats - Collected Poems
- Celtic – Using reverberating sound and chanting to induce trance states – the role of the megalithic structures and barrows
- Colin Wilson - Mysteries - Celtic gods and beliefs
- Colin Wilson - Mysteries - Celtic suppression by Christianity
- Cornwall - A seaman's testimony from Mousehole
- Cornwall - Saint Michael's Mount
- Cornwall - Seeing the Piskies
- Cornwall - The evidence of John Wilmet and his wife
- Cornwall - The Miners who saw the Pixies
- Cornwall - The Pixies turned the milk sour
- County Armagh - The Testimony of the Dromintee Seeress
- County Donegal - The testimony of the Lough Derg seer
- County Fermanagh - James Somerville peering down chimneys
- County Galway - Away with the fairies enjoying a festival
- County Galway - Tuam - Talking to the Good People and second sight
- County Limerick - Testimony from a Seer - A Collective Vision of Spiritual Beings
- County Limerick - The phantom boats of Lough Gur
- County Limerick - The wailing banshee of Lough Gur
- County Meath - John Graham hears celestial music 'and it is the grandest kind of music'
- County Meath - Tara - Lia Fáil
- County Meath - The leprechaun
- County Roscommon - The lady, the leprechaun and the death coach
- County Sligo - Rosses Point and visions of the Sidhe world
- County Sligo - The Peasant Seer of Ben Bulbin - Encounters with 'the Gentry'
- County Sligo - William Barber hears the Gentry music 'the finest kind of music'
- Crofton Coker - The changeling
- Dinnshenchas – The shape shifting of Faifne the poet and his sister Aige
- Dr Douglas Hyde - Seeing monstrous rabbits, and horses that change into women
- Dr Douglas Hyde - The Sidhe or Tuatha De Danann
- Druids, Celts and the Ancient Religion
- Ebulum Elderberry Ale
- Eleanor C Merry - The Flaming Door - Carnac, the Messenger and the Labyrinth
- Eleanor C Merry - The Flaming Door - Mistletoe
- Eleanor C Merry - The Flaming Door - Plants and healing
- Eleanor C Merry - The Flaming Door - The Bardic cult
- Eleanor C Merry - The Flaming Door - The Ecstasy of Love making
- Eleanor C Merry - The Flaming Door - Working with the Seasons
- Evan Hadingham – Ancient Carvings in Britain - Sacred geography
- Evans-Wentz, W Y - The Fairy Faith in Celtic countries - The testimony of Mrs X
- Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland - The changeling and the bagpipes
- Grozet Gooseberry Lager
- Gundestrup Cauldron
- He heard a child's footsteps pass by and knew the boy had died
- Isle of Man - A fleet of fairy boats each side of the rock
- Isle of Man - Evidence from a Member of the House of Keys
- Isle of Man - Ridden like a horse when out of body
- Isle of Man - Testimony from a former Grand Master
- Isle of Man - The Glass House and the Fairy Music
- Isle of Man - The Testimony of George Gelling, of Ballasalla
- Isle of Man - The Testimony of John Davies, herb doctor and seer
- Isle of Man - The Testimony of Rev. Canon Kewley, of Arbory
- Isle of Man - The Testimony of the Keeper of Peel Casle
- Jacques Cambry - Voyage dans le Finistère - A Celtic legend
- Joscelyn Godwin - Celts and Scandinavians
- Juan Luis Arsuaga - The Neanderthal's Necklace - Galtxagorri
- Julius Caesar - "De Bello Gallico", VI, 13
- Kelpie Seaweed ale
- Lyall Watson - Celtic - Ogham and Runes
- Marcus Annaeus Lucanus - Pharsalia - Book One
- Marian Griffiths - senses the death of her brother
- Merlin - Many Merlins; Merlin Ambrosius [Historia Regum Britanniae] and Merlin Silvestris [Vita Merlini]
- Merlin - The Archetype of the Magician – John Granrose
- Mike Farrell - Reading Father Brannan's mind and meeting the Gentry
- Mircea Eliade - The Maypole and the Sweep
- Mrs Dorcas Norris of Dalkey Ireland predicts her own death
- Mythology and Rites of the British druids - The gardens of the Tylwyth Teg
- Off with the raggle taggle gypsies oh
- Old King Cole
- Pillar of the Boatmen
- Pliny – On the sacred role of mistletoe to Druids
- Professor Barry Cunliffe: Who Were the Celts?
- Reginald Scot – Discoveries of Witchcraft 1665
- Rhys Brydydd - The smallest if compared with small
- Roisin Tayberry Ale
- Scotland, Arran - Donald Macalastair flies with the fairies
- Scotland, Barra - John MacNeill's testimony
- Scotland, Barra - The Testimony of Donald McKinnon
- Scotland, Barra - The Testimony of John Campbell
- Scotland, Barra - The Testimony of Murdoch MacLean
- Scotland, Harris - The Testimonies of Ann Macneil & Angus Macleod
- Scotland, Hebrides - Protestant minister sees spirit beings
- Scotland, Isle of Skye - Music at Dun-Osdale
- Scotland, Lewis - Cailleach na Mointeach - moonrise
- Sir James Fraser – The Golden Bough - Mistletoe in Italy
- Sir James Fraser – The Golden Bough - The mistletoe
- Steiner, Rudolf - Anthroposophy Vol 4 No 3 - The Initiation process of the Celtic Mysteries
- The Ancient Stones of Wales – Chris Barber and John Godfrey Williams - Dowsing 01
- The Ancient Stones of Wales – Chris Barber and John Godfrey Williams - Dowsing 02
- The Ancient Stones of Wales – Chris Barber and John Godfrey Williams - Quartz 01
- The Ancient Stones of Wales – Chris Barber and John Godfrey Williams - Quartz 02
- The Ancient Stones of Wales – Chris Barber and John Godfrey Williams - Quartz 03
- The Ancient Stones of Wales – Chris Barber and John Godfrey Williams - Strange lights 01
- The Ancient Stones of Wales – Chris Barber and John Godfrey Williams - Strange lights 02
- The Book of Taliesin - Buarch Beird - Llyfr Taliesin III
- The Book of Taliesin - Caer Sidi
- The Book of Taliesin - Kanu y Byt Bychan
- The Book of Taliesin - Kanu y Byt Mawr
- The Book of Taliesin - Kanu y Med - Llyfr Taliesin XIX
- The Book of Taliesin - Kanu Ygwynt - Llyfr Taliesin XVII
- The Book of Taliesin - Marwnat Madawg - Llyfr Taliesin XLI
- The Book of Taliesin - Marwnat Vthyr Pen[dragon] - Llyfr Taliesin XLVIII
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 01
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 02
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 03
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 04
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 05
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 06
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 07
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 08
- The Book of Taliesin - Torrit anuyndawl - Llyfr Taliesin XXV
- The Enchantment Of Cuchullain - 01
- The Enchantment Of Cuchullain - 02 - The Birds of Angus
- The Enchantment Of Cuchullain - 03 - Cuchullain's Dream
- The Enchantment Of Cuchullain - 04 - The Slumber of Cuchullain, and the Message of Angus
- The Enchantment Of Cuchullain - 05 - The Maidens of the Sidhe
- The Enchantment Of Cuchullain - 06 - The Mantle of Mannanan
- The ghost who was disturbed about a debt of twenty-eight shillings which had not been paid
- The prophecies of John R. Davis, a soldier in the American Civil War, born in South Wales
- Thomas Keightley - The Fairy Mythology - Gitto Bach
- Thomas Keightley - The Fairy Mythology - The Brownie
- Thomas Keightley - World Guide to Fairies - Elyll and Ellyon
- Thomas Keightley - World Guide to Fairies - The spirit beings in hills
- Tír na nÓg
- Tirgereh - Prayer to the Celtic goddesses
- Virginia Campbell from County Donegal - The famous Sauchie poltergeist case
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - Caves as the place of rebirth
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - Celestial music
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - Celtic Sacred sites and their conversion to Christian sites
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - Mistletoe and the Silver bough
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - On gods
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - Sacred springs
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - Tara as the centre of the Irish Mysteries
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Celtic Otherworld and the Sidhe
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The cocoon
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Druids
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Magic Wand
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Narrow Bridge
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Sun and the Moon and being 'moon-struck'
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Supreme God
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The symbolism of coins
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Three Circles of Existence
- Wales - Mrs Jones sees her dead fisherman husband
- Wales - Seeing Corpse Candles
- Wales - The Nature of Things - Cook describes ancient cremation
- Wales - The Pixies on the Gower Peninsula
- Wales - The Testimony of a Justice of the Peace
- Wales - The Testimony of John Jones of Pontrhydfendigaid
- Wales - The Testimony of the Anglesy seeress
- Wales - The Testimony of the Deacon of Machynlleth
- Wales - The Testimony of two Anglesy centenarians
- Wales - Tylwyth Teg in the Aberglaslyn Pass near Beddgelert
- Weather control using rock gongs in France
- West & Southern France, Italy - The trial of witches
- Wikipedia - Fairy ring folklore