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Story of the Celts: The Celts of Ireland
The Celts of Ireland [ 33 ] The Celts arrived in Ireland by 350 B.C (some say earlier) and they thrive there to this day. A claim might be made that the Celtic Irish are among the world's oldest nationality groups. Despite periods when foreigners tried in...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Tantric Mystery Dances
An endless row of small figures zigzags up the mountain in a snow-white Indian winter landscape. The Buddhist monastery of Likir in northern India lies on a Himalayan top and forms a colorful mandala in the midst of a virginal white world. I feel like a...
Body Mysteries >> Yoga
Truth, Lies and the Holocaust
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. -Samuel Butler Over the years, I have heard many tales of tragedy and persecution committed against Neo-Pagans around the country. From folks losing jobs, losing...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
The Twilight of the Celtic Gods
The Milesians, according to myth, were the first Celts to settle in Ireland. This group was named after the eight sons of Mil (some texts say King Milesius); these Gaelic peoples, the myths report, came to Ireland from Spain. Ironically, the first phase of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Art during the Age of Faith
The Age of Faith is the one thousand medieval years from 400 A.D. to 1400 A.D. It must be noted though that faith was not a uniquely medieval phenomenon as medieval pursuits were not purely geared towards faith only.
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Poetry & Fable >> Short Stories

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Rila Monastery
Fortress-like, Rila Monastery has gone through many iterations to become the jeweled complex in the mountains that it is today.
Wildfire Raging Above Bulgaria's Rila Monastery Spreads Further
The efforts are concentrated on preventing the flames from engulfing the forest, Darik radio informs.
Revealed: Europe's booziest ski resort
The title of ultimate apr├Ęs resort has been hotly debated for years, but new research may have finally have given us a definitive answer. Crystal Ski, the tour operator, decided to find out which resort has the most bars per sq km.
Telegraph: Borovets Is Europe's 'Booziest Ski Resort'
Apart from good conditions for skiing, it is noted for "local folklore evenings" and the possibility to travel to either the capital Sofia or the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Center.
Wish You Were Here: Rila Monastery in Bulgaria
During our recent tour through Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, my wife and I were thrilled to be rewarded with a visit to the Rila Monastery. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a short drive from Sofia, Bulgaria. The monastery was founded by St.

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