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The ancient Bards encoded their knowledge of the natural world of animals and plants and the power to heal, order and judge into teasing riddles that were told or sung, not written down. They believed they had powers of divination, shape changing and the ability to travel to the 'other world'. Inspiration and vision are the foundation of Celtic myth. In this book Claire Hamilton captures the enchanting and often strange beauty of the tales they told. She recreates the experience of the Celtic listeners of long ago by framing the myth with the teller and teller with his or her audience who would have listened spellbound as this higher knowledge was handed down.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846941016
ISBN-10: 1846941016
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: O Books
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Claire Hamilton

Claire Hamilton is a writer on Celtic and Arthurian mythology and spirituality. She runs workshops, which explore the dramatic presentation of myths through narrative, poetry and music. She lives in Monmouthshire, Wales.

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