The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain

The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain

Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486404471

Category: History

Page: 212

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Fascinating, painstakingly researched study of occult beliefs and practices in Celtic Britain, with intriguing discussions of the origins of the Druids, Arthurian cults, the mystery of the Holy Grail, Celtic spells and charms, black magic, the Celtic spirit world — with its populations of banshees, leprechauns, brownies and a host of lesser phantoms — and many other topics. A compelling, erudite study that will appeal to anthropologists, folklorists, and anyone interested in the customs and spiritual life of Britain's ancient Celts.

Celtic Magic

Celtic Magic

Author: D. J. Conway

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0875421369

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Many people, not all of Irish descent, have a great interest in the ancient Celts & the Celtic pantheon, & Celtic Magic is the map they need for exploring this ancient & fascinating magical culture.

Advanced Witchcraft

Advanced Witchcraft

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738705132

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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In the beginning everything is fresh and new. Learning how to cast a circle, work magick, compile a Book of Shadows, and honor the God and Goddess on esbats and sabbats can be exhilarating. But once you've mastered the basics of Witchcraft comes the real challenge of living your faith every moment of every day. Living as a Witch is knowing that youare the magick. Advanced Witchcraftdoesn't contain any “Wicca 101” information—it assumes that you're already familiar with the nuts and bolts of the Craft. Instead, this book challenges you to think critically about your beliefs and practices, what they mean to you, how they've changed, and where you're going. Along the way you'll also learn many techniques for intermediate and advanced Witches, including: —Meeting your shadow —Advanced warding and psychic self-defense —Power animals, familiars, and shapeshifters —Working the labyrinth and the maze —Advanced tree spirituality —Advanced augury and divination —Magick and ritual using the fine arts of storytelling, dance, music, art, and drama —The art of Wishcraft —Spirits and lost souls —Banishing and closing portals —The healing arts

Magic of the Celtic Otherworld

Magic of the Celtic Otherworld

Author: Steve Blamires

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738706574

Category: History

Page: 329

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First published in 1995 under the title: Glamoury: magic of the Celtic green world.

Menhirs, Dolmen, and Circles of Stone

Menhirs, Dolmen, and Circles of Stone

Author: Gary R. Varner

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875863498

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Having written books on the folklore and myth of water, Varner turns here to a second ancient element. Focusing on stone in forms ranging from megaliths to hand fetishes, he delves into folklore, early religions, and the continuation of ancient traditions into contemporary society. He also summarizes the archaeological findings on various megalithi

Creatures in the Mist

Creatures in the Mist

Author: Gary R. Varner

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875865461

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Bringing together a medley of stories, myths, and folklore Gary Varner shares a fascination and respect for humankind's early and contemporary cultures and wonders at similarities across the board. Here, he focuses on "Little People" and giants, animals and were-creatures, and the odd, helpful or threatening ways imputed to our earthly companions including dogs and cats, bats and spiders, and the stories people have told each other about them since time immemorial. Gary Varner has performed a valuable service in these books. [Presenting] lore from about the world, a collector's hoard of traditions rich and strange, ... Varner shows there really are obvious and puzzling similarities between widely separated cultures. Gary Varner has pointed the way to some important cross-cultural readings in the ageless themes of stone and water. - Jeremy Harte, Curator of the Bourne Hall Museum, Surrey, England, in Northern Earth magazine, #103, 2005 Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone is an excellent guide to large-scale magical stones and stone magic. This book is a must for anyone interested in megalithic sites. Most highly recommended. -PanGaia Magazine, United States As with other books by the same author, this is a book based upon broad research into the subject, stretching across the world. What results is a fascinating weave of stories and images, descriptions of sites and associated tales, that leaves a sense of a thousand deities whispering in the air. Because it is so broad a sweep, the positive outcome is an overreaching perspective of the patterns and commonalities held between human communities - our ancestors - all around the world. The book is a sound overview and provocation toresearch more deeply ourselves, to find alternative visions, tales and interpretations, to find out more about the sacred currents, their depths and importance - both to our ancestors and to ourselves. The author's notations are comprehensive, allowing us easily to follow the clues. A valuable piece of work. -The Druid Network, England * Gary R. Varner is a lecturer and writer on folklore and early religions. He is author of several popular books comparing legends and beliefs around the world, including The Mythic Forest, the Green Man & the Spirit of Nature (Algora 2006); Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone (Algora 2005); and Sacred Wells: A Study in the History, Meaning, and Mythology of Holy Wells. His approach incorporates details from ancient cultures and from Native American, UK and European, Asian, South Pacific and African folklore. Varner is a member of the American Folklore Society.

Celtic Tree Mysteries

Celtic Tree Mysteries

Author: Stephen Blamires

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567180701

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 278

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Trees, and the magic associated with them, manifest the spiritual aspects of the Green World. Celtic Tree Mysteries revives the ancient knowledge and lore of the trees with a practical system of magical ritual and divination. Within the pages of this trusted reference guide, you will find comprehensive instruction and insight on the theory and practice of the Celtic Tree mysteries, including little-known and often misunderstood tenets. Learn the difference between the Ogham script and the Tree Alphabet (and how to use them together for magical purposes). Decipher the physical, mental, and spiritual lessons of the twenty trees of the Ogham, and how to incorporate their wisdom into your life. Find out how to create your own set of Ogham sticks . . . perform Otherworld journeys . . . and discover the deeper, hidden meanings contained within the beautiful, ancient Celtic legends and Green World lore. This is a Print-on-Demand title. Please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery.