The Celts believed that the visible and invisible worlds, the material and the spiritual, were one. For them, certain places were sacred – places where the divide between visible and invisible was very thin, where the presence of the spiritual was almost palpable. They revered such “thin places” as “sacred space.”
In this book, Margaret Silf introduces seven traditional sacred spaces: the infinite knot, the Celtic cross, hilltops, wells, groves and springs, thresholds and crossing places, boundaries.
Each chap0ter features on of these sacred spaces and through them we are led into a deeper reflection on what such sacred space can mean in our won lives. The author weaves into her text imaginative retellings of sacred stories from scripture and legend to help us find the thread of our own story, and she encourages us to reflect on how we might mark the key states of our journey in a sacramental way.