A Guide to Their Spiritual Power, Healing Energies, and Mystical Joy
Author: Carl McColman
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Celtic gods and goddesses are among the most popular of deities revered by today's Neo-Pagans, Witches, Wiccans, and Druids. Figures like Brigid, Cernunnos, Rhiannon, and CuChulainn are honored for their magic, their bravery, and their mythical deeds. Among Pagans, the gods and goddesses of Gaul, Ireland, Wales, and the other Celtic lands rank with the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons as the most popular and influential deities in the Neo-Pagan movement. Magic of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses is the first resource available to help Pagans, Witches, and Druids to connect specifically with the Celtic Gods and Goddesses in a truly deep, powerful, and spiritual way. This book will help you: Learn the major Irish, Welsh, and continental Celtic deities. Discover the major myths and lore associated with each deity. Create rituals and magical work appropriate for each deity. Understand the psychological archetypes of each God and Goddess. Forge true and meaningful relationships with the deities for our time. Relate the various gods and goddesses to the Sabbats and Holy Days.
Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.
Tap into the mythic power of the Celtic goddesses, gods, heroes, and heroines to aid your spiritual quests and magickal goals. Human and divine energies complement each other; when joined, they become a potent catalyst for true magick and change. Celtic Myth & Magick describes the energies of over 300 cross-referenced Celtic deities and heroic figures so you can quickly determine which one can best help you in attaining specific goals through magick—such as greater prosperity (Cernunnos), glowing health (Airmid), or a soul partner (Aengus MacOg). This guidebook explains how to use creative Pagan ritual and pathworking to align yourself with the energy of these powerful archetypes. Undertake three magickal quests to the inner plane—where you’ll join forces with Cuchulain, Queen Maeve, and Merlin the Magician to bring their energies directly into your life. This inspiring, well-researched book is written especially for solitary Pagans who seek to expand the boundaries of their practice to form working partnerships with the divine.
Transformative Teachings from the Cauldron of Awen
Author: Kristoffer Hughes
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Delve into the depths of a magical current that spans over two thousand years. The Book of Celtic Magic provides the unsurpassed power of practical magic and the transformative forces of ancient Celtica. Druid priest Kristoffer Hughes invites you to explore the pantheon, myths, and magic of his native Wales. Discover the magical allies, the gods and goddesses, and the spirits of place that form the foundation of this vibrant tradition. Practice rituals that draw you closer to the divine energy of the trees, plants, and animals that surround you. Work with spells, conjurations, invocations, and magical tools that have been developed and refined from genuine Celtic sources. Complete with exercises and a glossary of terms, this step-by-step guide is a definitive source of authentic Celtic magic.
Most people have heard of the Celts--the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol of a bygone era, a world destroyed by the ambition of empire and the spread of Christianity throughout Western Europe. Despite the pervasive cultural and literary influence of the Celts, shockingly little is known of their way of life and beliefs, because very few records of their stories exist. In this book, for the first time, Philip Freeman brings together the best stories of Celtic mythology. Everyone today knows about the gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks, such as Zeus, Hera, and Hercules, but how many people have heard of the Gaulish god Lugus or the magical Welsh queen Rhiannon or the great Irish warrior Cu Chulainn? We still thrill to the story of the Trojan War, but the epic battles of the Irish Tain Bo Cuailgne are known only to a few. And yet those who have read the stories of Celtic myth and legend-among them writers like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis-have been deeply moved and influenced by these amazing tales, for there is nothing in the world quite like them. In these stories a mysterious and invisible realm of gods and spirits exists alongside and sometimes crosses over into our own human world; fierce women warriors battle with kings and heroes, and even the rules of time and space can be suspended. Captured in vivid prose these shadowy figures-gods, goddesses, and heroes-come to life for the modern reader. "
Celtic magic. These words conjure up images of Druids and mystical oak groves, daring Irish warriors, fairies, elves, and ancient deities who took an active part in the lives of the people who worshipped them. Practical and easy to understand, Celtic Magic offers important features that distinguish it from other books written about the Celts: --An in-depth discussion of Celtic culture and customs --A complete listing of Celtic myths and deities --Step-by-step instructions for spellwork, ritual, meditations, and divination to help you gain insight or make changes in your life This friendly Celtic magic book is designed for both beginners and those who possess intermediate-level magical skills--and anyone who simply has a great interest in Celtic history, lore, and magic.
A Study of Traditional Belief, with Newly Translated Prayers, Poems and Songs
Author: Sharon Paice MacLeod
Category: Social Science
This book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world. Evidence is drawn from the archaeology of sacred sites, ethnographic accounts of the ancient Celts and their beliefs, medieval manuscripts, poetic and visionary literature, and early modern accounts of folk healers and seers. New translations of poems, prayers, inscriptions and songs from the early period (Gaulish, Old Irish and Middle Welsh) as well as the folklore tradition (Modern Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Breton and Manx) complement the text. Information of this kind has never before been collected as a compendium of the indigenous wisdom of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose traditions have endured in various forms for almost three thousand years.
Discover the life-affirming, magical system of the "Green World" of the ancient Celts, when you read Glamoury by Steve Blamires. The author is one of the foremost Celtic scholars in the world. He is the founder of the Celtic Research and Folklore Society and editor of their journal, Seanchas. Blamires represented the interests of the indigenous Celtic peoples during the 1993 Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions. Now he brings his expertise to this clear and fascinating collection of facts and lore. Glamoury brings together concepts from the Irish Celtic spiritual tradition, practical techniques, and extensive research into Celtic history, literature, and myth. Here you will read about: ·The origins of the Celts ·The ancient concept of time ·Visualization and imagination ·Magical techniques and attitudes ·The five invasions of Ireland ·The four cycles of Irish mythology ·Experiencing life as a Celtic warrior ·Celtic Gods and Goddesses ·Creating an Otherworld working area ·The ancient festivals (Samhain, Imbolg, etc.), including rituals for each ·How to choose and dedicate your magical weapons According to the author, Glamoury "is a reference, providing a basic grounding in the subject, to give you the information you need . . ." The myths described here will reach deep into your subconscious to plant the seeds for personal transformation. The practical exercises that accompany them will activate these psychic "seeds" to expand your spiritual potential into areas previously closed to you. Glamoury will help you to take self-enriching journeys to the mystical Otherworld, attune to nature through seasonal rituals, channel magical forces, and more. Glamoury describes a system that is deeply connected to natural cycles—the "Green World of the ancient Celts. It will guide you back into harmony with the Green World that our ancestors knew so well. It will give you the tools you need to live up to your true spiritual potential. That's why you need to get Glamoury.