Imagine 2500 years hence, an author writing on ‘European Magic’ or ‘European Religion’. You would be delighted to hear that ‘The Europeans’ had bullfights, a slanting tower, wore tartan, made music on long wooden trumpets, ate lutefisk with spaghetti, kicked balls into goals (probably a fertility cult though it does sound much the opposite), traveled in balloons, had talismanic cuckoo clocks and worshipped a wide range of deities, such as a nude man on a cross, a lamb, a pigeon, a hare, a box full of moving pictures, rectangular pieces of paper, noisy metal vehicles and small plastic boxes that were held to the ear in an obvious gesture of adoration. When you read about what ‘The Celts’ did or didn’t do, remember those mysterious Europeans.
Jan Fries,Cauldron of the Gods: A Manual of Celtic Magick (via dewognatos)
oh my gods
The greatest example I’ve ever seen if how important it is to keep in mind that really we don’t know jack shit about anything.