Rot Gelticoi: The Geltic Calendar is a non-fiction book which looks deeply into the world of an ancient European people who pre-date the Celts. The author has created it to compliment a series of novels currently in progress. The information is drawn from folklore about people who inhabited an area which encompassed Morocco, The Canary Islands, Spain, France, Germany, Britain and Ireland.
The author has re-created a calendar which celebrated the seasons, the moon phases, flora and fauna, the movement of the planets, the sun, the ancestors, rivers, seas and much more. These people lived in tune with the natural world; they respected it, worked with and within it.
The calendar spans many years as the Geltic people incorporated many cycles within cycles of the earth. There were feast days, festivals and celebrations throughout the years which the people accepted as part of their day-to-day lives. Those with knowledge (Druids, oracles and wisemen and women) were openly respected. I am only talking about a small sample of what lies inside the pages of this book; there is so much more which I cannot possibly cover in my humble review.
I was very interested in the early pages and the history of mankind with the overview of conquering empires that tried to wipe out anyone whose spiritual beliefs threatened their own hunger for power. The Geltic people often became known as ‘heathens’ and their ways were outlawed or forbidden by others including the Romans and later followers of Christianity.
I also liked picking out the words, names and sayings which had similar sounds or uses today which show how they have travelled down to modern times.
This is a giant of a book, and the author has my great respect for the research and the quantity of content involved in creating this replica calendar. I believe that this book would be of interest to anyone looking at ancient peoples and their history. It might also suit spiritualists who want to develop their relationship with the planet. It really is a fascinating book.
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Today’s popular calendar was forced upon the people. Only after 2000 years has it been able to attain some kind of accuracy.
Before this was imposed, people lived according to other calendars. In Europe, one of these calendars was the Geltic calendar, which was modelled after the moon and the sun. It was designed for the Geltic lands and, thus, it encompassed an area spanning from the Baltic Sea to Northwest Africa.
I reconstructed this calendar based on folklore, ancient scripts, and my own experiences. The basis of the calendar is the calendar of Coligny, which is thousands of years old and was found in the Western Alps.
The calendar is wholistic and therefore incorporates nature and the stars. It also interacts with the close environment. Therefore, one can find references to gods and goddesses within it, who are reflected in rivers such as the River Severn in Britain, the Danube, the Vistula as well as the Tagus River in Spain.
The use of this calendar was persecuted by Christianity, Islam, and the Romans. However, its role over the course of time can be splendidly retraced in folklore.
The universe is made out of several worlds, known as “tirs”, and these are separated into three levels. The Gelts, indigenous peoples, and other ancient peoples already had this knowledge. This wisdom was—and is—still persecuted by the Church.
I also added a global version of the calendar to this book, which is closely tied to the rhythm of the Earth.
The book is over 380 pages long and sheds light on the following topics:
The history of the calendar in Europe
Cyclic festivals, half-moon festivals, and more…
The persecution of the Geltica and the Celtic areas
The gods and goddesses who are reflected in the landscape
The rivers and mountains in Europe as well as in Northwest Africa, and their connection to the gods and goddesses
An accurate calculation of the five-year cycle, the four seasons, and the two halves of the year
Why the idea of a “Germanic” people and a “Europe” is nothing more than an artificial construction
Many festivals, which are based on experiences and sources
The three levels: the “Upworlds”, the “Middleworlds”, and the “Downworlds”
Dragons and mythological beings
The Rix Rigana cycle, or the “royal cycle”
It also situates the festivals within the current, popular calendar
Includes prophecies from folklore
Includes information on several plants and their meaning
Includes a global calendar for the Earth.