In Defense of Beauty Part 5; Practicing Beauty in Irish Polytheism

As an Irish Polytheist, I follow the Irish Spiritual / Cultural Virtues as I interpret themwhich includes Beauty. However, in a modern context, I interpret beauty in two main ways. Continue reading “In Defense of Beauty Part 5; Practicing Beauty in Irish Polytheism”

In Defense of Beauty Part 4; Health, Wellness, and Hygiene as Beauty

The Early Irish did place sometimes extreme emphasis on bodily wholeness alongside concepts like “Beauty of Form” and “Beauty of Face”… And that, to me, is quite possibly the most important puzzle piece when it comes to modernizing Beauty as a Spiritual Virtue. Continue reading “In Defense of Beauty Part 4; Health, Wellness, and Hygiene as Beauty”

In Defense of Beauty Part 3; Redefining and Modernizing Beauty

We as modern people aren’t the early Irish. Instead, we have a minuscule amount of information to truly work with, and no more than that due to history being what it is. As a result of that, there is no genuine way to truly know what the early Irish meant by certain things. Yet in my opinion it is at least easy to garner a rough idea when enough information has been recorded about several aspects of their Culture. Continue reading “In Defense of Beauty Part 3; Redefining and Modernizing Beauty”

In Defense of Beauty Part 2; Why Physical Beauty Specifically?

But why physical Beauty? Why keep such a spiritual Virtue around- let alone continue allowing it to focus on our physical appearance? Why not redefine it as a more abstract concept of beauty instead? Continue reading “In Defense of Beauty Part 2; Why Physical Beauty Specifically?”

In Defense of Beauty Part 1; Why Beauty Matters

Beauty is ultimately a touchy, touchy subject with most… A lesson I learned the hardest way possible last year after I asked the Celtic Polytheist community on Tumblr about a trend that I had noticed in the stories and in my research.  Continue reading “In Defense of Beauty Part 1; Why Beauty Matters”