The Spirit of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses

Their History, Magical Power, and Healing Energies

Author: Carl McColman,Kathryn Hinds

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1633411923

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Brings the history of these gods and goddesses to life, along with visualizations, rituals, and exercises to help make them part of the reader’s spiritual practice. Figures like Brigid, Cernunnos, Rhiannon, and the Morrigan 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 most popular and influential of the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons. This book provides an accessible guide for readers to learn about and connect spiritually with the gods and goddesses of the Celtic lands: Learn key features of each of 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

Magic of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses

A Guide to Their Spiritual Power, Healing Energies, and Mystical Joy

Author: Carl McColman,Kathryn Hinds

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601633955

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 203

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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.

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Author: Patricia Monaghan

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110375

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 529

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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.

Celtic Myth & Magick

Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738737070

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

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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.

Celtic Mythology

Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190460474

Category: Mythology, Celtic

Page: 272

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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 Cú Chulainn? We still thrill to the story of the Trojan War, but the epic battles of the Irish Táin Bó 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.

Magick of the Gods and Goddesses

How to Invoke Their Powers

Author: D. J. Conway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780738757414

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 456

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Magick of the Gods and Goddesses is a handy, comprehensive reference guide to the myths and deities from ancient religions around the world. You can easily find the information you need to develop your own rituals and worship using the gods/goddesses with which you resonate most strongly. More than just a mythological dictionary, Magick of the Gods and Goddesses explains the magickal aspects of each deity and explores such practices as witchcraft, ceremonial magick, shamanism, and the Qabala. It also discusses the importance of ritual and what makes magick work.

Celtic Gods, Celtic Goddesses

Author: R.J. Stewart

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781844035502

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Many of the beliefs and customs of the ancient Celts persist even today, sometimes in surprising ways-and interest just keeps growing. Through illustrations old and new, this guide to Celtic magic and religion examines their enduring strength and continued relevance. It provides background on the Celts and their relationship to nature, their totem animals and mother goddesses, and the Irish Book of Invasions that supplied so much material for the mythological tradition. Individual chapters focus on such significant figures as Brighid, the sister or virgin aspect of the Great Goddess, as well as The Divine Ancestor and the Son of Light.

Brigid

History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess

Author: Weber, Courtney

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578635675

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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This book is a wide-ranging exposition on all things Brigid, the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. It includes: A brief history of the Celts and their religion.Everything that is known about Brigid from her manifestations as a Celtic pagan goddess, as a Celtic Christian saint, and as a Caribbean Voodoo deity.A practical approach for witches and neo-pagans that enables them to tap into the healing power of the pagan goddess. Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises. A book of magical practice. Included are Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more. Chapters include Brigid’s often-obscure mythology; Brigid the Healer; Brigid the Bard; Brigid the Fire Goddess; Brigid and Animals; and Brigid in the Now. This is a book for witches and pagans and for those interested in the divine feminine.

The Book of Celtic Magic

Transformative Teachings from the Cauldron of Awen

Author: Kristoffer Hughes

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738740500

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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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.

The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends

Author: Peter Berresford Ellis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780333633

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Developed from an early oral storytelling tradition dating back to the dawn of European culture, this is one of the oldest and most vibrant of Europe's mythologies. From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Peter Berresford Ellishas included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting new tales which have been lying in manuscript form, untranslated and unknown to the modern general reader. The author brings not only his extensive knowledge of source material but also his acclaimed skills of storytelling to produce an original, enthralling and definitive collection of Celtic myths and legends - tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts, and entities from the ancient Celtic world.