Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent: Celtic Women’s Spirituality
The customs and spirituality of the traditional communities of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland were handed down for centuries through their oral culture. Their way of life preserved aspects of spirituality and reverence for nature that have been lost to those who live in a modern urban environment.
Noragh Jones describes the vital roles of women in those communities, with their customary powers of “seeing,” healing, blessing, and cursing. Their hospitality, conviviality, and deep wisdom, together with their celebration of the tasks of daily life, have much to teach us today in our modern way of life.
About the Author
Noragh Jones leads workshops on women’s spirituality. She has for many years taught courses in the Department of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, on women and religion, Celtic spirituality, and the social history of home. She is also the author of Living in Rural Wales (1993).