Connect to the Great Goddessthrough the Magic of Birds
Birds have been symbolic of the Great Goddess for millennia, representing her power and connection to the mysteries of life, death, and spirit. Bird Magic teaches you how to commune with the Goddess, incorporating her into your magical life through exercises, crafts, meditations, and more.
Working with bird magic helps awaken your intuition, tap into subtle energies around you, and strengthen your bond with the natural world. Providing an encyclopedic listing of more than sixty bird specieshighlighting each one’s history, folklore, location, appearance, and magical wisdomBird Magic shows how they can enhance your spiritual and personal life. With in-depth information, helpful illustrations, and hands-on guidance, this book will be your go-to reference for years to come.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Sandra Kynes is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. Sandra is a yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner and loves connecting with the natural world through gardening, hiking, and ocean kayaking. Her work has been featured in various Llewellyn publications, Utne Reader , The Portal , Circle Magazine , and The Magical Buffet website. Her books include: Star Magic (2015), Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences (2013), Mixing Essential Oils for Magic (2013), andSea Magic (2008).
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction 1 PART ONE: THE PRACTICES Chapter 1: Birds and Divinity 7 Chapter 2: Birds in Spiritual Practices and Symbolism 13 Chapter 3: Come from Her: Life-Giver and Creatrix 19 Chapter 4: Connecting with the Life-Giver and Creatrix 25 Chapter 5: Return to Her: Death-Wielder and Regeneratrix 31 Chapter 6: Connecting with the Death-Wielder/Regeneratrix 37 Chapter 7: Are Her: Transformer and Eternal Spirit 43 Chapter 8: Connecting with the Transformer and Eternal Spirit 49 Chapter 9: Bird Guides and Messages 55 Chapter 10: Feathers 61 PART TWO: THE PROFILES Albatross: Black-Footed Albatross, Snowy Albatross 71 Blackbird: Brewer's Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, Red-Winged Blackbird 74 Bluebird: Eastern Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird 78 Canary: 81 Cardinal: Northern Cardinal 84 Chickadee: Black-Capped Chickadee, Carolina Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee 87 Chicken: Domestic Chicken 91 Cormorant: Double-Crested Cormorant, Great Cormorant 94 Crane: Sandhill Crane, Whooping Crane 97 Crow: American Crow 100 Cuckoo: Black-Billed Cuckoo, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo 103 Dove: Mourning Dove 106 Duck: American Pekin Duck, Mallard, Wood Duck 109 Eagle: Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle 113 Egret: Great Egret, Snowy Egret 116 Falcon: American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon 119 Finch and Goldfinch: House Finch, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch 123 Flamingo: American Flamingo 127 Goose: Canada Goose, Snow Goose 130 Grouse: Dusky Grouse, Ruffed Grouse 133 Hawk: Cooper's Hawk, Red-Tailed Hawk 136 Heron: Great Blue Heron, Green Heron 139 Hummingbird: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird 142 Ibis: Glossy Ibis, White Ibis, White-Faced Ibis 145 Jay: Blue Jay, Steller's Jay 148 Kingfisher: Belted Kingfisher 151 Lark and Meadowlark: Horned Lark, Eastern Meadowlark, Western Meadowlark 154 Loon: Common Loon 158 Magpie: Black-Billed Magpie 161 Mockingbird: Northern Mockingbird 164 Nighthawk and Nightjar: Common Nighthawk, Eastern Whip-Poor-Will, Common Poorwill 167 Nuthatch: Red-Breasted Nuthatch, White-Breasted Nuthatch 171 Oriole: Baltimore Oriole, Bullock's Oriole 174 Osprey: 177 Ostrich: 180 Owl: Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Long-Eared Owl, Snowy Owl 183 Parrot and Parakeet: African Gray Parrot, Yellow-Headed Parrot, American Parakeet 187 Partridge: Gray Partridge 191 Peacock: Blue Peafowl 194 Pelican: American White Pelican, Brown Pelican 197 Penguin: Blue Penguin, Emperor Penguin 200 Pheasant: Ring-Necked Pheasant 203 Pigeon: Rock Pigeon 206 Quail: California Quail, Northern Bobwhite 209 Raven: Common Raven 212 Roadrunner: Greater Roadrunner 215 Robin: American Robin 218 Sandpiper and Plover: Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer 221 Seagull: Herring Gull, Ring-Billed Gull 224 Sparrow: House Sparrow, Song Sparrow 227 Starling: European Starling 230 Stork: Wood Stork 233 Swallow and Swift: Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, White-Throated Swift 236 Swan: Mute Swan, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan 240 Turkey: Wild Turkey 244 Vulture: Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture 247 Waxwing: Bohemian Waxwing, Cedar Waxwing 250 Woodpecker: Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker 253 Wren: House Wren 256 Summary: 259 Appendix A: Chronology 261 Appendix B: Sabbats and Deities 263 Bibliography: 269 Index: 283