The release of The CR FAQ - An Introduction to Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism is a landmark in the field of Celtic religion and spirituality. The first book completely devoted to the spiritual path of Celtic Reconstructionism (CR), it is the work of a diverse group of CR elders - including some of the founders of the tradition - making it a foundation document for this growing religious and cultural community.
Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism (CR) is a movement that seeks to rebuild and revitalize an authentic, pre-Christian, polytheistic spiritual practice - one that is true to the ancient sources and the ways of the ancestors, yet also contains deep relevance to our lives in the modern world. Celtic Reconstructionists place a strong emphasis on the preservation of Celtic languages and cultures, and on respecting the definitions found in the living Celtic cultures rather than redefining them.
Patricia Kennealy Morrison, Celtic priestess and author of The Keltiad, says: There has been a need for this book for decades. Finally it's here. Comprehensive, common-sensical, reverent, witty, all-encompassing: it deals with Celtic modes in a way both down-to-earth and transcendent, honoring the past, sacring the present, hallowing the future. Anyone who feels the pull of the Celtic way of spirit, regardless of ethnic heritage, and who would like to embody it in their lives, needs to read this extraordinary work.
With a welcome glossary and pronunciation guide, The CR FAQ also provides a much-needed and helpful introduction to the Celtic languages. Additionally, suggestions for personal practice, along with a resources section, furnish the reader with an entry point to the community as well as the tradition.
The CR FAQ is the only book on the topic that speaks for more than one group's or individual's vision: As a collaborative work, the core group of authors reached a group consensus before finalizing and approving the text. Input from the wider, international community of Celtic Reconstructionists was also solicited, and their feedback incorporated. Focused yet accessible, serious though humorous, it provides a thorough introduction to its subject and a great resource for the seeker on the Celtic path.
All proceeds are being donated to Gaelic language and cultural preservation charities in the Celtic Nations and worldwide.
The CR FAQ - An Introduction to
Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism by Kathryn Price NicDhàna,
Erynn Rowan Laurie, C. Lee Vermeers, Kym Lambert ní Dhoireann and other
members of the Celtic Reconstructionist community