Nearly 3,000 years ago Celtic tribes from Central Europe were spreading throughout the rest of the continent and by the second century BC they had settled Britain and Ireland.
As an oral culture, pre-Christian Celts left few, if any, written records of their spiritual beliefs and practices.
What has emerged is a fuzzy picture of a religious tradition that had a female- friendly ethos and reverence for the natural world.
Today, centuries later, some Canadians are looking to the Celts of Britain and Ireland for their own spiritual inspiration.
Here are some of their stories:
WITCHES FIND COMFORT IN RITUALS
Entering a darkened room, Karis Burkowski moves toward a woman dressed in a white gown and illuminated by candlelight. She is Brigid, the Celtic goddess of poetry, healing and the smithcrafts. Full Story