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Reinventing the Celts

Bowman, Marion (1993). Reinventing the Celts. Religion, 23(2) pp. 147–156.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1006/reli.1993.1013
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Abstract

This paper, based largely upon fieldwork in Glastonbury, gives an overview of some of the beliefs and speculations about Celts and Druids which are now circulating in certain New Age circles. In addition to some innovative ideas, elements of this new received wisdom are redolent of the antiquarian speculation of the 18th century. However, ‘Celticity’ is now being regarded by New Agers primarily as a quality rather than a matter of historical or geographical fact, and the Celts, with their enlightened priests the Druids, have become the Noble Savages of Britain.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1993 Academic Press Limited
ISSN: 1096-1151
Keywords: Celts; druids; Glastonbury; New Age
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 45631
Depositing User: Marion Bowman
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 09:57
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45631
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