Reblogged from William Young at Feral Words. A long read, but William’s words and pictures take us to a place few of us will see…and tells us why it is so very special. After travelling with him on the page, his final plea moved me to tears.
The west of Europe used to be full of Celtic temples. In every settlement, every holy grove, every mountain top and ring of stones that held any import for the peoples of old there would have been some structure marked out as holy, a place to connect the people to the spirits who lived alongside of them. There were statues of gold and idols of stone, rings of trees wreathed with cloth, wells encircled by the swirling patterns of the art called La Tene. A vivid, distinct and technically accomplished culture did as all such cultures have done; piled up in its holiest of holies the greatest achievements of its civilisation, to honour the gods that it worshipped.
Please click through to learn about: The Last Temple of the Celts | Feral Words
(For anyone interested, there is more information about the shrine here)