Celtic Magic

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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
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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875421360
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: World Magic Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 329,326
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.93 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A native of the Pacific Northwest, author D.J. Conway has studied the occult fields for over 35 years. Her quest for knowledge has covered every aspect of Paganism and Wicca to New Age and Eastern philosophies; plus history, the magical arts, philosophy, customs, mythologies and folklore. In 1998, she was voted Best Wiccan and New Age author by Silver Chalice, a Pagan magazine.

Conway is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books including: Celtic Magic (Llewellyn), Dancing with Dragons (Llewellyn), Mystical Dragon Magic (Llewellyn), The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (10 Speed Press), and The Little Book of Candle Magic (10 Speed Press).

She lives a rather quiet life, with most of her time spent researching and writing.

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Even as a young boy, I was interested in spirituality and its manifestations within religious structures. So it should come as no surprise that I was involved with the Wiccan movements in the United States. We published some of the first books on Wicca in the U.S. and held some of the first Pagan festivals in this country.
Over the years I have received thousands of letters from people wanting to know how to become Witches. Many of them came from people who knew a little about the Craft and were specifically interested in Celtic Wicca.
If you are interested in this style of the Craft and want to know where to start, I can recommend Celtic Magic by D. J. Conway. Over 225,000 people have this book, and you should have it, too.
This book has everything you need to start learning the Celtic traditions. The tools, the rituals, the magical methods — anything you would want is right here. Do you need a ritual for the Summer Solstice? It's in the book. Do you need some magic to gain love or money? You'll find it here, too.
Celtic Magic is a great place to start your studies of Wicca. Do you need to know how to make a magic circle? Instructions are in the book. Do you need a set of magical correspondences so you can determine the best goddess or god, color or incense to use for any magical purpose? You'll find it here, too.
Perhaps the best thing about this book is that it is clear and easy to understand. You'll not only read this book for the information, but because it is fun and holds your interest. This is a book you'll find yourself carrying around and frequently consulting. In fact you may find this to be the most valuable book you own.

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Table of Contents

Even as a young boy, I was interested in spirituality and its manifestations within religious structures. So it should come as no surprise that I was involved with the Wiccan movements in the United States. We published some of the first books on Wicca in the U.S. and held some of the first Pagan festivals in this country.

Over the years I have received thousands of letters from people wanting to know how to become Witches. Many of them came from people who knew a little about the Craft and were specifically interested in Celtic Wicca.

If you are interested in this style of the Craft and want to know where to start, I can recommend Celtic Magic by D. J. Conway. Over 225,000 people have this book, and you should have it, too.

This book has everything you need to start learning the Celtic traditions. The tools, the rituals, the magical methods — anything you would want is right here. Do you need a ritual for the Summer Solstice? It's in the book. Do you need some magic to gain love or money? You'll find it here, too.
Celtic Magic is a great place to start your studies of Wicca. Do you need to know how to make a magic circle? Instructions are in the book. Do you need a set of magical correspondences so you can determine the best goddess or god, color or incense to use for any magical purpose? You'll find it here, too.

Perhaps the best thing about this book is that it is clear and easy to understand. You'll not only read this book for the information, but because it is fun and holds your interest. This is a book you'll find yourself carrying around and frequently consulting. In fact you may find this to be the most valuable book you own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    Good but lacked in a lot of areas....

    Being that I've been studying the Celtic Path for 17 years, I couldn't resist when I saw this book. The content itself was not bad; however, I compare a majority of the content to swiss cheese. Great where there was information; however, full of holes. This is not to say that the information provided was sub-par; it just basically states that QUALITY ranked over QUANTITY in this book - which is a GOOD thing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2003

    Good Reference

    This book was one of the first books about magic that I bought. At first, I really liked it, mostly because I am very interested in anything to do with the Celts. However, after learning more about Wicca and about magic in general, I realized that the author didn't really distinguish between what was about Wicca and what was about Celtic magic. Although the two are linked, and Wicca originated from the beliefs of old cultures like the Celts, they are not the same. So I would buy this book if you are interested in learning about the Celts and their Deities, and how magic influenced their lives, but expect to be confused by the Wicca sections. The table of correspondence was also useful, as was the section about the ogham alphabet. Also, a lot of the spells seemed to be difficult to personalize, and there were some negative spells that I would never use, so don't buy it for the spells (the book also doesn't say whether the spells were actually used by the Celts, or if the author made them up). Overall, this book as good, but I was bothered by some of the innaccuracies and that the author didn't seem to make a point that practicing Wicca is different for everone, and what might be the right stone, candle, spell for her might not be right for someone else.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2003

    Don't Believe Everything You Read

    Be very wary when buying DJ Conway's books. Most of her historical and/or scientific "facts" are easily proved wrong. Many of you have likely already heard by now that she has two other books (Norse Magic and Egyptian Magic) that are remarkably similar to this book. This book is okay for beginners, the exercises can't do too much harm; at least they are thought provoking. As you advance in your own personal developments, though, you will find yourself throwing this book into the rubbish bin, shaking your head and laughing at the ludicrousness of it. Remember that the candle colours and herbs you use only mean what YOU believe they mean. There is no point in using a red candle for love if red makes you feel angry, or vice versa. Or blue to mean calming if it makes you feel depressed, the list goes on. The point of this review is: Don't believe it just because someone went so far as to publish it, it does NOT make them an expert, a professional, or even that they did their research first. Buyer beware.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2013

    I've been on a Celtic Path for more than 25 years & purchase

    I've been on a Celtic Path for more than 25 years & purchased this book when it first came out. It has proven to be one of the best purchases I've ever made. The writting is clear and concise, making it a wonderful "first" book for those interested in Celtic religious practices. I have found this book to be the one I reach for over more "scholarly" and "in-depth" books. My first copy is well worn & yellowed with age and love. Thankfuly I can get a new one!

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

    Light and Fluffy

    Gives a broad idea, but not really specific, kind of educational, easy read, and a tad boring. Adds a little insight to the old celtic culture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    Interesting

    i found this book to be a good source of information on Celtic God/ess'. some of the incantaitions aren't bad either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2003

    Greatest book I'ver ever got my hands on!

    the first Tow books I've ever touched was Celtic Magic and Earth Power by Schoot Chunningham, and I have to say just by reveiwing the pages, they had great spells! (if your interested in that subject) and just a treat! I would recomend this to anyone! and to be the first two books in that subjet to own!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2001

    Extremely Informational

    This was the 1st book on any magick I got. It had a lot of useful info, but I wish there were more spells. Now a have a different spell book, but I use this as a reference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2001

    Don't let the price fool you!

    This is a really good book with all kinds of plant, god-goddess, stone, color and how-to references. Fantastic all around book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2001

    Absoloutly Amazing

    This book is the best wiccan/occult I have ever encountered. It is great if you don't know a thing about magick, or if your a pro. This book is pure geniuse, a true must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2001

    wonderful

    This was the first book I ever read on Wicca, nearly five years ago, and it continues to be my most used and loved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2000

    great

    This was one of my first books. It was a good learning experience. I learned a lot about the Celts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2000

    Excellent

    Excellent for history on Celtic Mythology. Very good detailed information relating to faeries about their likes,dislikes,and color of clothing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    Extremely helpful

    This book is an excellent guide into practicing Celtic Magick as well as an informative text on the ancient Celts. A must have for anyone interested in Irish History.

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    Posted December 26, 2010

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