I maintain that the twentieth century will see
a revival of every old national culture before we actually emerge into the dawn of a new
age. France had its revival just before the Second World War under De Gaulle with his
"La France, c'est Moi!" China had its revival under Mao Tse Tung. There are
perhaps only a few sweeping cultural revolutions left. No doubt, the day will come when
modern Russia will want to reclaim its past, though it is unlikely that the politburo will
initiate this soon.
A Celtic revival has now begun in the western
world. Is it to be a resurgence of ancient pagan aggression or a flowering of the mystical
rose of Celtic Christianity?
This article was reproduced from the
Spring 1983 issue of the Bulletin of the Canadian Celtic Arts Association by kind
permission of the publisher.