Human Sacrifice

Copyright by Searles O'Dubhain

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The matter of human sacrifice by the Celts and the Druids is a topic that creates, at once, a sense of horror and wonder for us in thismodern age. In our present age, separated from the phenomena of death as we are, even animal sacrifice shocks our senses. The much more controversial subject of human sacrifice is almost beyond our comprehension. We must endeavor to look beyond our immediate "surface reactions" to this sensitive topic. As we delve a little deeper into the primal Celtic soul and psyche, perhaps our study will allow us to understand why and how such sacrifices occurred.