PRAYERS & BLESSINGS FROM THE GAELIC
one can say when, or by whom, the Gaelic originals of these prayers were
composed; they were handed down by oral tradition to the men and women
from whom I gathered them, on journeys throughout the Highlands and Islands
of Scotland, from Arran to Caithness, from Perth to St. Kilda.
"Those who made and used these verses felt the presence of God and
His messengers in all the concerns of their lives - in their human relationships,
in birth and death, in waking and sleeping, in their work at home and
in the fields and on the sea, and in the wonders of sun, moon, and stars.
They can bring to modern readers a fresh sense of what really matters
in life." - A. Carmichael
The Sun Also Dances was originally published as part
of five noble volumes of Gaelic poetry, collected and translated by Dr.
Alexander Carmichael under the title, "Carmina Gadelica."
This magnificent work was treasured by those who knew it. The Sun
Also Dances offers a selection of some of the most beautiful and
characteristic of those, in their English form.
Read selections from The
Sun Also Dances:
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Discover the entire five volumes of the
Carmina Gadelica (Ortha Nan Gaidheal) published online
in both Gaelic and English, as well as biographical reading on
the life of Scottish folklorist, Alexander Carmichael.