Sharon Paice MacLeod is a professional scholar, teacher and musician, and trained in Celtic Studies through Harvard University. She has taught at the university level, and published and presented academic work in North America and Europe. Her areas of expertise include Celtic and early European religious practices, indigenous studies, shamanism, and women's roles in Celtic and other northern European cultures.
"Engaging.... From the first page of the Introduction, we feel as
though she is telling us a beautiful story, going back-and-forth in
time with ease and an effortless rhythm. The use of vital sources
provides valuable background to the author's line of thoughts, and
allow readers to push their inquiries further. This process, as
well as the general time of the book, creates a bond of trust
between the reader and the author which winds up incredibly
refreshing. To be able to research, gather, translate, analyze,
understand and then render in a seemingly effortless way such
knowledge is a true gift...a must read...a valuable
"Macleod possesses masterly knowledge of the literary sources, familiarity with secondary literature in religious studies and anthropology and impressive linguistic skills."--Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching.