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Avalon Mystery School


The Avalon Mystery School is a website dedicated to Western esoteric wisdom and, in particular, Celtic magical traditions. Its creator is Mara Freeman. She offers articles, books, retreats and courses.

Mara Freeman, M.A., is an internationally recognized British author and teacher of Celtic wisdom and the Western Mystery Tradition. She has been teaching this wisdom at universities and learning centers to students for over 30 years. She is an initiate of the Western Mysteries and has also been very active in modern druid organizations.

Mara's book "Kindling the Celtic Spirit" (Harper SanFrancisco, 2001) has been hailed as the best modern introduction to Celtic spirituality and sacred traditions. Her most recent book Grail Alchemy: Initiation in the Celtic Mystery Tradition (Inner Traditions, 2014) has been called "a Celtic literary temenos.”