Celtic Mysteries

Art and Imagination

Celtic Mysteries

The Ancient Religion

  1. John Sharkey
  • ISBN 9780500810569
  • 21.00 x 15.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 128pp
  • 117 Illustrations, 42 in colour
  • First published 2013
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‘Well laid out, with many lavish colour and black and white photographs’ – Northern Earth


The Celtic Mysteries took shape in the flux of in-between states …

Celtic Mysteries

… Bards and Druids evoked a supernatural landscape of spirits and omens, heroic deeds and wonder voyages, all echoed in the sinuous patterns, potent symbols and shape-shifting figures of Celtic art.

Celtic Mysteries

Here are the twilight of dawn and dusk; the dew and mist, neither air nor water; the warrior’s demi-divine frenzy; and the dream-state between life and death.

John Sharkey is a lifelong scholar of Celtic ancient history, spirituality and archeology. His works include studies of Ogham monuments, Welsh rock art, Celtic high crosses and traditional medicine.