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By: Dolores Whelan  05/12/2011
Keywords: Celtic Soul

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The Celtic spiritual and wisdom tradition is, paradoxically, very ancient and very new. It is a way of perceiving reality and a way of being in the world. The wisdom of this tradition is re-emerging, at this time, from centuries of marginalization. Much of the wisdom held within this tradition has similarities with that found in other primal cultures. The wisdom of the Celtic tradition will speak in a particular way to those having roots or links, however tentative, with the Celtic soul or consciousness.

This book emphasises the need for modern humans to inhabit those dimensions of reality that once created the world of the Celtic people. These realms which still exist in our psyches, but have been marginalised over the centuries.

The focus of this book is the reclamation of specific gifts from our ancestry in the Celtic past that might serve humanity today.

  • The importance of cyclical time as reflected in the Celtic Year calendar
  • The importance of mythic consciousness in creating healthy society
  • The importance of vibrant rituals in the spiritual well being of people.
  • The understanding of the unbroken wholeness of the universe
  • The sacredness of the living earth
  • The essential role darkness and of death in the life and soul journey.
  • The reclamation of the role of the Divine Feminine.
Price €15.00 and €4 shipping cost within Ireland
Price €15.00 and €5 shipping costs outside Ireland

Testimonials for Ever Ancient Ever New

Dolores has a knack for mediating both the transformative power hidden in the paradoxical nature of Myth and the mix of joy, earthiness and otherworldliness within the Celtic Soul. Her honest passion for the tradition is evident on every page.
Fionntulach – Order of Céile Dé Scotland

Dolores Whelan’s book Ever Ancient Ever New gives an excellent illustration of her width of knowledge and appreciation of Celtic Spirituality. She makes a careful analysis of the spirit of our age with its materialism and rationalism which she contrasts with an earlier mindset in which mankind is integrated with nature and the feminine mystique receives its due place. This short book draws together the insights of ancient cultures which can lead us into the future
Fr. Sean O Duinn  Ph.D  author of  “Where Three Streams  Meet”   and “The Rites of Brigid Goddess and Saint”

These important innovative insights of Dolores Whelan have been hugely transformative in my own life and work. This is truly an inspirational tome. Between the covers of ‘Ever Ancient, Ever New’, Dolores directly and succinctly articulates her own bold, daring, call to humanity.
“More than ever, we now need to move towards a deeper understanding of life and from that understanding develop the boldness that dares to follow the heart”. Ever Ancient, Ever New IS that move and it promises every reader that understanding !
Dr. Noirin Ni Riain, Singer, theologian and musicologist

Dolores Whelan has written a beautiful and accessible guide to the Celtic Spiritual Tradition and she focuses our attention on the wisdom it offers us for today. Rather than nostalgically looking back to times past, she elucidates the key insights and practices that will enhance our spiritual vision for the 21st century. Dolores suggests, “Perhaps it can offer a way forward to people living in the illusion of a separated, disconnected universe, one which has created this myth-less and rudderless society.”
Maureen O’Connor Transpersonal Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Inspired by an encounter with some vivacious older women who lived through the sixties in San Francisco, the author undertakes a search for Ireland’s Wise Women.  The journey leads her from her home in Cork to the four corners of Ireland. As she travels the author is wholeheartedly welcomed into the homes and lives of six Wise Women.  Through soulful and often entertaining conversations, the women’s greatest joys and sorrows are explored.  They talk about many things including family, death, peace, ‘maverick-buddhism’, church, spirituality, the Earth, love, sex, relationships, raising children and finance.  Each woman commands the power for deep transformation.

In the world today, when many people are taken up with the business of living, there is often little chance to stop and seek the wisdom of those who have lived full and varied lives.  This book offers you that potential…  it is a ‘gift’ of wisdom from Ireland’s Wise Women.

Testimonials for Of Constant Hearth

Judith Hoad, one of the wise women from the book wrote….Firstly, I never think of myself as a ‘wise’ person. I think of myself as ‘experienced’ – but only via the experiences I have had in my own life. Reading about other women’s wisdoms makes me see how much we have in common – while our individual experiences are different.   The deepest impression I got from “Of Constant Heart” was from your own interjections, Ann Marie, of how the interviews brought insights on your own journey through life.   This, in turn, has finally wakened me to the realisation that we ‘grey-heads’ do have a contribution to make to younger people – greater than I ever thought before.

Sharon Mehdi, author of The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering, commented that Ann-Marie’s style is “easy and breezy and full of humor and heart.” She went on to say, “ Honestly, I am absolutely entranced — with the stories, and with [her] telling of them.  I especially like the introduction and [her] degree of candor.  [She] has a wonderful gift. ”

I was surprised and delighted by the book. Once I started it I couldn’t stop – I felt a great hunger for more and it has rekindled an interest in my own spiritual quest which has I now realise been on the back burner since Jessica was born – or at least it took a very different form – delightful and wonderful in its own way but it feels so good to find that deeper broader yearning in myself again.

Price €15.00 and €4 shipping cost within Ireland
Price €15.00 and €5 shipping costs outside Ireland

Your Breaking Point  Effective steps in managing stress by Dolores Whelan

Price €10.00 and €2.00 shipping costs outside Ireland
Price €10.00 and €4.25 shipping costs outside Ireland

Ever Ancient Ever Second Edition plus “a journey through the Celtic Year audio CD postage within Ireland €25 plus €3.85

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Celtic Soul

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