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stoirmeil 
Posted: 21-Jun-2006, 02:33 PM
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I don't know how feasible this is, but it's an interesting theory.

The Celto-Himalayan connection
by Barry Dunford

Could it be that the the European Celtic racial streaming originated, at least in part, in the remote recesses of South Asia, in the region of the high mountain range of the Himalaya ("Abode of Snows")? The following information suggests this may have been the case.

Under the heading "Common Ground of European Celts & Indian Vedic Hindus", published in the May 1994 issue of the magazine Hinduism Today is related: "Like two rivers cascading from the same mist-shrouded mountain, Celtic and early Vedic culture share astonishing similarities....Celtic cosmology cognizes four interrelating worlds of existence: netherworld, earth realm; heavenly realm of dead and demi-gods; white realm of supreme Deities and energy source of stars. Vedic cosmology perceives three interrelating worlds-physical; astral world of dead and demi-gods; causal universe of Deities, Supreme Being and primal energy; plus a fourth netherworld....Imagine a wide swath from Iceland, Ireland, the European west coast across southern Russia, the Caucus mountains, through Afghanistan and into India; that is the common ground for this unnamed mutual spiritual/cultural system....


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http://www.sacredconnection.ndo.co.uk/holy...tohimalayan.htm
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Posted: 21-Jun-2006, 03:07 PM
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That would put into mind a certain mountain in the Himalayas that's intrigued me for quite some time.




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Posted: 21-Jun-2006, 03:30 PM
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oh please be a little more vague...

which mountain oh wise one?????


I can see where several cultures share the same similarities...but then again the definition of celtic has become so widespread in recent years that it could cover just about any culture at this point.

So we now have another set of mountain celts....would they be of the same mindset that some here living in the hills would be? Let me explain this a bit. I see different versions of the celts than what you found Stormeil.

I see celts as being divided into three primary groups myself...you have the sea-folk (fishermen, those that thrive on the waters), you have the mountain-folk (the miners, those that love the heights), and you have the explorers (the wanderers, the ones that never feel happy living in one place for any long period of time).

While individuals in each of these groups can feel like they are part of any of the other two, there is always one lifestyle that they feel most comfortable with and will always revert to. I myself am most comfortable on the waters and feel most sympathetic to those that work and travel the waters. While ShadowDarkFyre I have a sneaking suspicion he is truly an explorer because he's never one to stay in one place for very long (except infront of a computer maybe). He's always off finding new places and seeking new things where I'm just content to be.

I've found these three groups to be fairly common amongst those that claim to be celts...they always find their home (or drawn to it) in one of those three areas.


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QUOTE (Senara @ 21-Jun-2006, 09:30 PM)
oh please be a little more vague...

which mountain oh wise one?????


I can see where several cultures share the same similarities...but then again the definition of celtic has become so widespread in recent years that it could cover just about any culture at this point.

So we now have another set of mountain celts....would they be of the same mindset that some here living in the hills would be? Let me explain this a bit. I see different versions of the celts than what you found Stormeil.

I see celts as being divided into three primary groups myself...you have the sea-folk (fishermen, those that thrive on the waters), you have the mountain-folk (the miners, those that love the heights), and you have the explorers (the wanderers, the ones that never feel happy living in one place for any long period of time).

While individuals in each of these groups can feel like they are part of any of the other two, there is always one lifestyle that they feel most comfortable with and will always revert to. I myself am most comfortable on the waters and feel most sympathetic to those that work and travel the waters. While ShadowDarkFyre I have a sneaking suspicion he is truly an explorer because he's never one to stay in one place for very long (except infront of a computer maybe). He's always off finding new places and seeking new things where I'm just content to be.

I've found these three groups to be fairly common amongst those that claim to be celts...they always find their home (or drawn to it) in one of those three areas.

Was that necessary... What's supposed to be so wise about what I was saying anyway...

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Posted: 21-Jun-2006, 04:09 PM
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was being sarcastic dear one...if it skipped past you in a bright pink and yellow polka-dotted dress then I'm sorry....thought you could figure that out.....

so which mountain are you thinking of already...give us a whole answer not just some musing....
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Interesting Stoirmeil. I'd thought such a connection was mostly linguistic. Speaking of which, the article mentions a close connection between Welsh and Sanskrit. Here's a related article from the BBC - The article mentions a closer connection between Hindi (derivative of Sanskrit) and Welsh than other IE languages. I'm not sure about this, especially since numerals show distinct similarities for all the IE languages as do words for mother, father, brother etc, but as you said, its interesting.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4328733.stm

One wonders about this stuff. I saw an article in Archeology magazine where someone discovered a Mayan style step pyramid in Bosnia that they want to excavate.


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