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Celtic rituals of new year

The ancient Celtic culture had the principal characteristic of adoring and venerating to the nature, giving him all the importance that the same one deserves, that's why most of the Celtic rituals are related to her.

The Celts were thinking that the nature had proper life, and they were always choosing such stages like the forests or the mountains to carry out his ceremonies. The Celtic priests for his part, lived together usually surrounded with flora and fauna, and thanks to this coexistence, knew the secrets of each of the animals, and each of the plants. On the other hand, the sails were a fundamental tool in all the Celtic rituals and one of the rituals most known about this culture was the year new druid, where they were thinking about how to harmonize the forces originated from the nature using rosewater, you watch violets and honey. To realize this so famous ritual of the culture, the druids were bathing with the rosewater and with the honey, generally to the evening, a few hours earlier to the sunset on December 27. Once the bath was ending, they were dressing themselves in a black tunic and there was penetrating in the deepest forests so that to be surrounded with nature and power to carry out a meditation luck for the purpose of contacting her.

rituals - celtas-hombreOn the following day, December 28, they were repeating exactly realized the previous day, but once being in the forest they were lighting 4 sails: the red one that was symbolizing the love, the green one so that all the decisions that are taken during the new year there are the correct ones, the blue one so that the calmness accompanies them and the yellow one for the prosperity. These Celtic rituals lasted three days, and the third one was the most important; on December 29 they usually early and take dawn another bath of honey and rosewater, but in this case the task that they had to do during this day was that of hunting a wild boar for the dinner of end of year.

Generally the druids usually looked to the animal penetrating and walking along the forest, the same forest where they had lit the sails the previous day; it is important to emphasize the fact that the wild boar was the animal chosen for the dinner of end of year of the druids because the same one, according to the Celtic culture, was possessing an enormous mystical and energy load, something that also there was doing his fundamental part in each of the Celtic rituals magician that they were usually carried out, both in the festivities and in the Celtic rituals typical of the culture. As soon as the wild boar was visualized, they had to hunt it but if the use of no type of weapon and when they had it in his hands, the wild boar must be placed under the provoked fire pos four sails lit the previous day. As well we said that this was one of the most important Celtic rituals, and this one was finishing on the same December 29, at the moment when the druids were sitting down to the table together with his family to eat the hunted wild boar. An important detail that deserves to be emphasized about this type of Celtic rituals is that the people up to today keep on practising it. Because for logical reasons, a person cannot go out of hunt for a wild boar, the Celtic rituals of end of year at present are carried out of equal way, that is to say, realizing the bath and the ignition of the sails in the forest (also it can be the garden of the house, the important thing is that the person has a space and a moment to be in contact with the nature), but the third day of the ritual, during the bath of rosewater and honey, who is carrying out the ritual it must be visualized likewise hunting the wild boar likewise the Druids of his epoch were doing it.

Celtic rituals: from the adolescence to the adulthood

rituals - celtas-genteOther of the most well-known Celtic rituals is that of the search of the knowledge inside one himself. This ritual was much practised between the young people, who were going out of his puberty and had to turn into men; these Celtic rituals had many magic characteristics since those who were carrying out them needed of such hardware like symbols, lucky charms, sails, grasses between many other things and basically it was consisting of the fact that had to move back some day (to the surroundings of one week) and to penetrate in the way of the depth of some forest.

They say the legends that one of the reasons for which the methodology of these Celtic rituals performed this form, was because the young people was contacting the elementary beings, who were helping them in his transition of going on from the adolescence to the adulthood. In this sense we must stand out the fact that in the Celtic rituals, the elementary ones: fairies, poltergeists, gnomes, nymphs, elves, etc, were a fundamental part, since they were representing the extract of the magic and logically the extract of the culture. Also, it is important to bear in mind that the above mentioned beings were the guards of the nature, for it the fact is that his presence was fundamental in all you ritual magicians, since they establish the contact that the druids needed with the nature, and for it also, the elementary beings are a fundamental part of the culture and the Celtic mythology.



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