Post-Modern Relevance and Spiritual Relativism of Celtic Shamanism in the 21st Century

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An Analysis of the Post-Modern Relevance and Spiritual Relativism of Celtic Shamanism in the 21st Century
In this spiritual study, the relevance of the post-modern relevance of Celtic shamanism will be evaluated through its foundation in today’s world. While today’s postmodern world often describes a more materialistic and rational setting for distrusting “outdated” or even extinct belief systems, some Celtic shaman’s use this to create a flexible and tolerant environment for teaching and practice. This provides a way for Celtic traditions of ancient origin to become more fully realized, even though some may distrust its merit as a historical tradition. In essence, the Celtic shamanic tradition will be analyzed through it relevance in a...
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.....thena Trevarthen, the vital importance of Celtic traditions can stay alive in a world that is dominated by organized religions and scientific absolutism that has limited shamanism in the 21st century. These are aspects of Celtic shamanism that define its postmodern relevance in the modern world, especially in light of its spiritual relativism in an often cynical scientifically minded culturally dominant status quo.
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Dubois, T.A. (2009). An introduction to shamanism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Geo Athena
Trevarthen
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