Instantly recognizable wherever they are seen, Celtic crosses are solid and permanent reminders of the ancient Celtic Church and the set of religious and spiritual beliefs held by the ancestors of the modern Celtic peoples of Western Europe. The Celtic Cross is a continuation and refinement of a number of aspects of traditional spiritual culture. Most fundamentally, it contains symbolic elements that express the relationship of human beings to the divine. These elements are transcendent of religious doctrine, belonging to the perennial philosophy, which underlies all religions. This comprehensive guide to the Celtic Cross not only provides the historical, spiritual and mystical background to the Celtic Cross, it explains why they are situated where they are, the meaning of the intricate artwork carved into the stone and the differences between crosses in the separate Celtic lands. The book also has a comprehensive listing of the most impressive and significant Celtic crosses that can be visited today.