Toxic Waste From the Family Line – Celts and Druids


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The consequences of generational sin pours like toxic waste into our lives.

“Toxic Waste from the Family Line” is a series of articles based on historical research.

These resources work in conjunction with our generational prayer model and are useful as references while you ask God to reveal generational issues in your life.


The following are taken from The Celts by Nora Chadwick

Event

Generational Issue

 

Extraordinary amount of money offerings were thrown into wells. p. 153

 

 Superstition
 

Caesar states that the core of druidic teaching was that the soul did not die, but passed into another body, and that on this account there was little fear of death. p. 154

 

 Reincarnation
 

Caesar refers to human sacrifice by the druids, sometimes by burning in huge wickerwork images. Descriptions included ‘human gore’, sacrifice by drowning, as well as head hunting, and possible a cult of the head. p. 155

 

Human Sacrifice
Beheading
 

Dedications were made of sites and land areas to celtic gods. p. 156

 

 Ungodly Dedications
 

Samhain (1st of November) was the beginning to the Celtic year, at which time any barriers between man and the supernatural were lowered. Imboc followed on 1 February. This appears to have been involved primarily with fertility ritual, traditionally associated with the lactation of ewes. p. 185

 

Fertility Rituals

 

The following are taken from The Druids by Stuart Piggott

Event

Generational Issue

 

Cauldrons…sacrifice of prisoners of war by cutting their throats over such a vessel (p. 78), or ‘a man is put head-first into a full tub, so that he is suffocated’ p. 79

 

 Human Sacrifice
 

Wells with votive offerings are frequent in Romano-Celtic contexts…with human skulls among the votive gifts, and the severed head continues its association with wells and springs in modern Celtic belief. p. 79

 

Veneration of Heads
Veneration of Springs
and Wells
 

…seen as representatives of seers, prophets, healers, magicians and diviners: the assorted medicine-men and witch-doctors of the ancient world. p. 102

 

Witchcraft
Divination
 

The Celtic sanctuary … was essentially in a forest clearing.

 

 Sacred Territory
 

…they can foretell certain events by mathematical computations…

 

 Worship of Math
 

…they could excommunicate from attendance at sacrifices an individual or a tribe who did not accept their rulings, thus rendering them outcasts without religious or legal status…ritual cursing was another means of invoking divine wrath when needed.

 

Fear
Abandonment
Cursing
 

…victim was stabbed in the back, and omens deduced from his death throes.
…other forms of human sacrifice…included shooting to death by arrows, or by impaling, and the holocaust of human and animal victims alike in a huge wickerwork figure. Caesar likewise describes these great figures whose limbs were filled with living men and set on fire….’they deems it indeed a duty to cover their altars with the blood of captives and to consult their deities through human entrails.’ p. 110

 

Human Sacrifice
Ritual Human Mutilation
Ritual Genocide
Human Divination
 

They appear as confidential advisers to the chiefs on omens and auguries, or lucky and unlucky days, and they instruct the young warriors of the tribe.
They practice magic to confuse or confound the enemy… p. 112

 

Superstition
 

19 year cycle known in Babylonian and Greek mathematics…its practical significance lies in the fact that 19 solar years are (within about half a day) the equivalent of 235 lunar months: with this knowledge it is possible to add extra months as required in a regular cycle, and so reconcile the solar and lunar calendars. p. 116

 

Astrology
Veneration of Sun and
Moon