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The Mysteries of Britain; Secret Rites and Traditions of Ancient Britain

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Title:The Mysteries of Britain; Secret Rites and Traditions of Ancient Britain
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.10)
Book ID:B009-EST00184
Publisher:Bracken Books, London, 1993
Edition:First Thus
Illustrator:Wood, Wendy
Binding:Green Cloth
Dust Jacket:Fine
Bracken Books, 1993, Green Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First Thus, Illustrated By: Wood, Wendy

gilt titles spine; b/w. illustrations; "Lewis Spence's rallying call to spiritual regeneration animates this classic work on the secret rites and traditions of ancient Britain. here presented in facsimile edition with the original woodcuts by Wendy Wood. Drawing upon ancient Bardic writings and archaeological evidence such as stone circles, he argues that Druidism developed out of a cult of the Dead; which arose in North Africa, but was adopted and transformed by the British Celts. Spence describes the Druids as a well-defined priestly class with both magical and administrative functions, and a system of writing of their own.. He states that under the Roman persecution they only seemed to disappear, and presents good evidence to suggest that they survived in the Celtic areas of the British Isles, and even confronted the Christian missionaries. In the final chapter, the author argues passionately for a re-assessment of this highly individual type of mysticism based on native spiritual traditions."; perfect copy in a protected D/J.; 256 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Wood, Wendy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Druidism; Celts; Archaeology; Britain/UK; Ancient (BC); History. ISBN: 1858910536. ISBN/EAN: 9781858910536. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: EST00184.
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