A few notes on the theorized original characteristics of the Gaulish religion(s)

I’ve been slowly making my way through Les religions gauloises by Jean-Louis Brunaux over the past several months. I really loved reading Les druides, which I had to return to the national library but am hoping to pick back up again soon. Les religions gauloises similarly does not disappoint.  In this book, Brunaux decided not … Continue reading A few notes on the theorized original characteristics of the Gaulish religion(s)

Notes on Isabelle Stengers’ “Reclaiming Animism” (Part One)

That – before the field become solely map memoryIn some archive of some architect’s screenI might possess it or it possess meThrough its night dew, its moon white caulIts slick and shine and its prolifigacyIn every wingbeat in every beat of timeDeath of a Field, Paula Meehan, 2005 This is the first in what I … Continue reading Notes on Isabelle Stengers’ “Reclaiming Animism” (Part One)

Notes on Ancient Fire by Segomâros Widugeni (2018)

I picked up Ancient Fire, An Introduction to Gaulish Celtic Polytheism, by Segomâros Widugeni on a whim, and I have to say I enjoyed reading the book. Widugeni’s book is 1) blissfully concise, 2) clear, and 3) is full of citations. As people might intuit from other posts on this blog, citations and citational politics/ethics … Continue reading Notes on Ancient Fire by Segomâros Widugeni (2018)

Notes on Jean-Louis Brunaux’s Les druides: des philosophes chez les Barbares (Part 1)

I picked up Jean-Louis Brunaux’s Les druides: des philosophes chez les Barbares on accident at the national library here in the city (I was there for completely different kinds of books, you know how it is). The book, however, is a smash hit, and has ended up being hugely helpful. In particular, it’s helped with … Continue reading Notes on Jean-Louis Brunaux’s Les druides: des philosophes chez les Barbares (Part 1)