Celtic Spirituality is not about doctrine but spiritual experience and was a way of life practiced by many everyday mystics for centuries. It is very much a part of Irish spiritual heritage and was practiced right up until the 7th century. It is said that those early Irish monks with their Celtic spiritual practices saved western civilization. While Rome was being sacked by barbarians and the great classical libraries of Alexandria burned, Irish monasteries were busy copying all the manuscripts in the known world. The people practiced a unique form of Christianity known in the 21st century as Celtic spirituality. Perhaps in our fast and furiously paced world we rediscover a heritage to help us encounter the divine. Celtic Spirituality created a culture for all, whether those lived in monasteries, villages and towns or beehive huts, could hope to have an everyday mystical encounter with God.