The Veil Between Worlds
The Veil Between Worlds
I recently ran across an interesting series of Twitter posts from back in October that were assembled into graphics and posted to a Tumblr blog. The original Twitter user posted:
“The concept of “thin places” (where the ‘veil between worlds’ is thin) was even worse – deemed “ancient Celtic”, actually invented in 1938.” -Adrian Bott
He goes on to say that he is looking for the earliest reference that he can find that mentions the concept that Samhain was seen as the time of year when the “veil grows thin” and that he suspects it will be a modern reference. He presents an interesting theory that this idea of the veil actually arose out of the 19th century Spiritualism movement and has been pasted onto Celtic folk traditions: “The Spiritualist concept of the Veil, born of parlour room seances & now retrospectively cast as a key element of Samhain“. He claims the belief that the mortal and spirit worlds were divided by a veil doesn’t seem to appear in the original lore and that there was no need for the idea of the veil at the time since magic and spirits filled the world around them.
Fellow Scotsman? Check out some of our products!
- Handcrafted in Scotland by skilled artisans
- Real bovine fur makes each one unique
- Made with quality materials with attention to detail
- Includes a your choice of sporran chain or sporran suspender
- High-quality canvas kilts are made for special-order and available in any of our Homespun Tartans to suit your style.
- Made from a heavy canvas with Homespun Wool Blend Pleats, perfect for the Highland Games, hiking, or other outdoor activities.
- Large pockets hold so many of your belongings. You’ll barely need a sporran.
- Fits waist sizes 30-58 inches, and lengths 19-25 inches—grab your measurements and look at our Right Fit™ Guarantee.
- Tasty and creamy is the easiest way to describe Gardiners meltingly delicious clotted cream fudge
- Complete in a decorative tin, the clotted cream fudge is handmade to a traditional recipe in the heart of Scotland.
- This is the perfect gift for family or friends (or if you are feeling greedy – yourself)
- Gardiners still using old style slow cooking methods like copper boiling pans and metal cooling tables to produce perfections.
- Measures Approx 6.5″ x 4.5″
- On sale because they are near or past their best by date
- Full of Celtic symbolism with the unique and detailed stag and Celtic knot design
- Measures 3.75 inches x 2.75 inches
- High-quality cast brass belt buckle with a chrome-plated finish also available in an antiqued finish
- Compatible with standard kilt belts (2.25 inches) and is solid and sturdy to complete any kilted outfit