Steve Blamires

Steve Blamires

Steve Blamires (born 1955) is a researcher and historian in the field of Neopaganism, Celtic spirituality and folklore, and the author of three books in these fields. Born in Ayr on the Isle of Arran, Scotland, he studied the western mystery tradition for twelve years with Gareth Knight, then directed his studies to Celtic subjects. In 1986 he founded the Celtic Research and Folklore Society in Scotland, and wrote and edited the CRFS journal "Seanchas". He is a member of the Company of Hawkwood and a co-founder of the Company of Avalon [ [http://www.llewellynencyclopedia.com/subjects.php?gen_sbj=Authors Llewellyn Encyclopedia Website] ] , and now lives in the USA where he is co-owner of "Wandering Angus," a Celtic resource and educational center in Washington State. Blamires has concentrated on promoting Celtic traditions, and represented the Celtic peoples at the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions. He helped establish the The Highland Clearances Memorial Fund in 1996 [ [http://technovate.org/web/earthclan/clanweb.html Technovate.org Website: Clan MacGregor Page] ] , and has since helped facilitate events to generate funds to commemorate the tragedy of the forced displacement of hundreds of Scottish people during the Highland Clearances. [ [http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sonoma/01.08.98/dining-9801.html Chieftain of the Pudding: Haggis, poetry, and music celebrate Scotland's laureate Robbie Burns - by David Templeton] ] He is an authority on the life & work of William Sharp, AKA the Scottish poet, writer and mystic Fiona MacLeod. He also teaches an overview of Celtic Culture through Peninsula College. [ [http://www.ritemagic.co.uk/Page%203%20Authors.htm Rite Magic Website] ] [ [http://nwcornishsociety.org/Celtic_Encounters.htm Pacific Northwest Cornish Society Website] ] [ [http://www.companyofavalon.net/people.htm Company of Avalon Website] ]

Blamires has traveled extensively on all seven continents, has circumnavigated the globe, and visited over fifty countries. He is an authority on the Celtic, Viking and Inuit peoples, and has an extensive knowledge of the society, culture and history of Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and Greenland. He is a Royal Yachting Association licensed Zodiac driver, and has worked as an expedition leader for Linblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society since 2002. [ [http://www.expeditions.com/Expedition_Team66.asp?Expedition=103&Destination=288 Linblad Expeditions Website] ]

Bibliography

* 1992 - "The Irish Celtic Magical Tradition: Ancient Wisdom of the Battle of Moytura" (Thorsons Pub) ISBN 1-85538-149-4

* 2000 - "Glamoury: Magic of the Celtic Green World" - (Llewellyn Publications) ISBN 1-56718-069-8 (reissued as "Magic of the Celtic Otherworlds - Irish History, Lore & Rituals")

* 2002 - "Celtic Tree Mysteries: Secrets of the Ogham" (Llewellyn Publications) ISBN 1-56718-070-1

Reviews

* [http://www.othergods.org/NOG%20Lugh%2002/Glam.html Review of "Glamoury: Magic of the Celtic Green Worlds" by Jennifer Martin]

Notes

Articles

* "The Five Invasions of Ireland" http://www.aislingmagazine.com/AislingMagazine/articles/TAM24/TheFive.html
* "The Highland Clearances: An Introduction" http://www.rfs.scotshome.com/An_Introduction_to_the_highland_clearances.html
* "Glastonbury Talk September 1st 2007" http://www.companyofavalon.net/steve_blamires%20address.htm
* "Remembering Forgotten Simplicities" http://www.llewellynjournal.com/article/328

External links

* http://www.wanderingangus.com
* http://www.companyofavalon.net/people.htm


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