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The North Knows » Doom of the Gods: The Ragnarök

Posted by kristobaldude on April 27, 2014

 

The North Knows » Doom of the Gods: The Ragnarök.

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Eurasian Shamanism • troubles-braids: shamanism around the world. …

Posted by kristobaldude on April 23, 2014

 

Eurasian Shamanism • troubles-braids: shamanism around the world. ….

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Northern Tradition Shamanism: Welcome

Posted by kristobaldude on April 22, 2014

 

Northern Tradition Shamanism: Welcome.

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I Have Now Become A Druid and I Am A Follower of The ”Tuatha Dé Danann” #2

Posted by kristobaldude on April 22, 2014

 

I Have Now Become A Druid and I Am A Follower of The ”Tuatha Dé Danann” #2.

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CelticCadogan

Posted by kristobaldude on April 22, 2014

 

CelticCadogan.

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Samhain: The Celtic New Year (Part 2)

Posted by kristobaldude on April 22, 2014

Award-Winning Author Nicole Evelina

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Some of you may remember that last year I did a post on the Celtic feast of Samhain that was a sort of experiential fiction. It was a nice experiment, but I’m not sure it conveyed information the way I would have liked, so this year I’m going to talk about the holiday in a more straightforward fashion.

Samhain (October 31 or November 1, depending on your source), was the beginning of the Celtic new year. It was also the Celtic feast of the dead. (You may see similarities between the modern Day of the Dead and even Catholic All Souls and All Saints celebrations.) It was the day when the veil between the worlds was thinnest (Beltane, May 1, is the second) and it was believed we could touch the spirit world and it could touch us. Ancestors were revered and remembered. To this day, people in the Celtic world still follow the…

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What Did Camelot Really Look Like?

Posted by kristobaldude on April 22, 2014

Award-Winning Author Nicole Evelina

Think this is what Camelot looked like? Think again. Think this is what Camelot looked like? Think again.

When I say the word “Camelot” what do you think of?

Probably a grandiose medieval castle made of stone with turrets and spires, something out of a fairy tale. And that is how it has been portrayed in drawings, movies and TV shows.

(Full disclosure, my Camelot does have some of these elements, but I’ve also given you a logical explanation of why it could be possible. In that, I’m invoking the fantasy side of the genre of historical fantasy. But all of the other castles in my books are true to the time period.)

But the reality of Celtic castles, if we assume King Arthur lived somewhere in the late fifth to early sixth century, is very different. In fact, the word “castle” really doesn’t even accurately describe them. They were more like fortifications than homes. For the most part, rulers…

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warriors | Through the Mists of Time

Posted by kristobaldude on April 22, 2014

 

warriors | Through the Mists of Time.

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How to keep your oils from going rancid | me. myself. and food.

Posted by kristobaldude on April 19, 2014

 

How to keep your oils from going rancid | me. myself. and food..

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Defy Your Doctor and Be Healed

Posted by kristobaldude on April 16, 2014

 

Defy Your Doctor and Be Healed.

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