CELTIC MYTHOLOGY page 2
art, myth and symbol by jen delyth
The Celtic Folk-Soul dances with unique rhythm and cadence in our culture today. There is an intricate wit and joy that playfully acknowledges as part of the natural cycle, the darkest aspects of a difficult life of challenge and hardship.
As we continue to explore our connection to the world and to find anchor within the sometimes strange sea of human existence, the voice of the Folk-Soul gives direction and insight.
As a living memory, this interchange of ideas explores the mysticism of the trees, the waters, the air that we breathe – and all that lies in-between. This is a creative and vital energy that has crossed the oceans with her people and continues to thrive in the new places, as in the old.
Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human manifestation
— Joseph Campbell, Hero With A Thousand Faces
This is a living tradition with ancient roots reaching back to the first people. As a fluid and yet strongly characteristic style, Celtic art continues to change and develop – most important to those who continue to adapt and keep the tradition alive.
Elements of the traditions of those who lived in comparative balance with their environment may infuse us with their perspective and insight.In our world today, where environmental concerns are crucial, the balance not only between man and nature, but within our own psyche, is becoming increasingly complex. We have shifted from an earth-centered perspective to a more intellectual theology centered on man. Many today are redefining their spirituality, developing new perspectives to understand our place in the world, within a living Universe
Text & Illustrations from Jen Delyth's Full Color Hardbound Coffee Table Book - Celtic Folk Soul - art, myth and symbol - First Edition Signed Copies here