The Three Realms

November 9, 2008 at 9:15 am 4 comments

A while back I wrote about the dual concepts of Samh & Geimh. I then had the thought of creating a series of posts called “Celtic Reconstructionism by the Numbers” explaining cosmological concepts. This is as much to clarify my own thoughts and beliefs on them as to explain them to others. I realize I have skipped One, and I will go back to that, but for now my imbas is leading me towards the Three Realms- or as some call them in Irish An Tribhis Mor.  Some people see the 3 realms- Land, Sea and Sky and think “Oh, that’s the 4 Elements with Fire left out. This is a misconception- in CR or historically-based Celtic Paganisms we do not use the 4 elements, which have their origin in late Greek philosophy. While they are often acknowledged in ritual, they are not called and dismissed as they are always present.  Dismissing them would be the ritual equivalent of destroying the universe! Another difference is the realms are not associated with directions.

So now that I’ve said what they are not here’s what they are!


Entry filed under: Celtic/Druid, Concepts & Definitions, Cosmology. Tags: , , .

The Culture of Halloween Muir, the Sea

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. coloradocelt  |  February 11, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Looking forward to hearing more about your take on the three realms.

  • 2. caelesti  |  February 11, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Thanks, I started an entry about Sea, but feel that it’s not quite long enough. Maybe I shouldn’t worry so much about that though.

  • 3. coloradocelt  |  February 28, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Length shmength. 😉

  • 4. caelesti  |  February 28, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Thanks for giving me a nudge 🙂 I’m a terrible procrastinator- and sometimes one just needs to stop worrying about how perfect something is and just *write* or create.


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