Celtic Myth & Magick: Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses

Celtic Myth & Magick: Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses

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by Edain McCoy
     
 

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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).

Overview

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567186611
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
World Religion and Magic Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
534,683
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.03(h) x 0.94(d)

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Have you ever noticed how some of the most useful things in the world are also the most common? You can get hammers and screwdrivers at convenience stores, yet they make taking care of your home easier and more efficient. You would think that such valuable devices would become expensive and rare, but just the opposite is true.

The same is true for dictionaries. They have become inexpensive and you can even get them in formats that are small enough to keep in a purse or pocket.

Perhaps we should have called Edain McCoy's Celtic Myth & Magick a dictionary. After all, it does list over 700 Celtic deities, heroes, and heroines in alphabetical order, sharing their myths, correspondences, and uses in magick. This is of incredible value to anyone using the Celtic pantheon of deities in his or her spiritual system.

Or perhaps we should have called it a complete guide. Besides the dictionary, it includes an introduction to Celtic tradition and lore, information about rituals, rites, festivals, ceremonies, and spells you can do. You'll also learn Celtic pathworking; invocation and evocation; and information on almost fifty popular Pagan traditions that draw upon the Celts as a source. The book also shares data on resources for supplies and even includes Celtic music and Celtic dress.

But there is no reason for Edain to brag in the title. The book speaks for itself. And what it says is that it is simply the most complete book on Celtic traditions ever published. For even more details you can check out the large bibliography of sources.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Paganism, Witchcraft, or the ancient Celts. If you really want to learn about the ancient Celts and how you can put their traditions, knowledge, and wisdom to use in your spiritual practices, get this book.

Meet the Author

Edain became a self-initiated Witch in 1981 and has been an active part of the Pagan community since her formal initiation into a large San Antonio coven in 1983. Edain has researched alternative spiritualities since her teens, when she was first introduced to Kaballah, or Jewish mysticism. Since that time, she has studied a variety of magickal paths including Celtic, Appalachian folk magick, and Curanderismo, a Mexican-American folk tradition. Today, Edain is part of the Wittan Irish Pagan tradition, where she is a priestess of Brighid and an elder.

An alumnus of the University of Texas with a BA in history, she is affiliated with several professional writer's organizations and occasionally presents workshops on magickal topics or works individually with students who wish to study Witchcraft.

This former woodwind player for the Lynchburg (VA) Symphony claims both the infamous feuding McCoy family of Kentucky and Sir Roger Williams, the seventeeth-century religious dissenter, as branches on her ethnically diverse family tree. In her "real life," Edain works as a licensed stockbroker.

Edain is the author of fifteen books, including Bewitchments; Enchantments; and her most recent release, Ostara: Customs, Spells & Rituals for the Rites of Spring.

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Celtic Myth & Magick: Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celtic Myth & Magick is a very well rounded descriptive book full of various refrences. It explains people,art,rituals,lifestyle & it's religion in such a rich manner. It holds interest at the same time. This book I would recommed for anyone who is just interested in learning more or for one who follows this path on a daily basis
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a HPS of a Celtic Coven, I require my students to spend time with my copy of this book or to purchase it on their own. Great book with a lot of wonderful stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the first books I read when I decided to look into other forms of religion. I finally landed on Druidism and this book helped me get there. It is a wonderful guide by an acclaimed writer. I thought the best touches was the lists of the religions and dictionary of the Gods\Goddesses and how it tried to cover all Paths, not just one in general. Over all, a very good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was good at the begenning and the end but the middle was only astral projection type stuff and there was very little mytrh at all. The dictionarys were very good though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great doorway of opportunities in Celtic MAgik believers. To be able to harness the goddess' great powers is a wonderful feeling, and this book helps you along the pathway.
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