Bird Magic: Wisdom of the Ancient Goddess for Pagans & Wiccans

Bird Magic: Wisdom of the Ancient Goddess for Pagans & Wiccans

by Sandra Kynes
Bird Magic: Wisdom of the Ancient Goddess for Pagans & Wiccans

Bird Magic: Wisdom of the Ancient Goddess for Pagans & Wiccans

by Sandra Kynes


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Connect to the Great Goddess through 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 species—highlighting each one's history, folklore, location, appearance, and magical wisdom—Bird 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738749310
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 312
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Sandra Kynes (Mid-coast Maine) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and the author of seventeen books, including Star Magic, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, and Sea Magic. Additionally, her work has been featured in Utne Reader, The Portal, and Circle Magazine. Sandra's writing also appears regularly in Llewellyn's popular almanacs and datebooks. Visit her at

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction 1

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

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

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