Brigid--mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wideranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations--Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa .
Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid's healing powers. Inside you'll find Brigidfocused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more.
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About the Author
Courtney Weber is a Priestess, writer, Tarot advisor, activist and practicing Witch in New York City. Her writing has appeared in several publications and she blogs at www.thecocowitch.com and on Witchesandpagans.com ("Behind the Broom: What the Books Don't Tell You"). She is the designer and producer of Tarot of the Boroughs, a photographic Tarot deck set in New York City. Courtney lecturers regularly around the United States and travels to Ireland frequently, leading tours of the sacred sites.
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"Brigid's origin myths bring no peace to the logical mind. She appears as an important daughter of a God in one myth, but the mother of that God in a different telling, while vanishing completely in a third version. Which version is the right version? Does any myth from any source even have a 'right' telling? The various versions tell us about the storyteller. Brigid's myths had many tellers and, therefore, many versions. Stories varied widely, circulated through oral tradition in local vernacular. As Christian monks later recorded the myths, characters were often augmented to fit Christian ideals." --from the book
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Who Is Brigid? 1
Chapter 2 The Origins of Brigid 23
Chapter 3 Brigid the Healer: Lady of Sacred Waters 37
Chapter 4 Brigid the Bard: Goddess of the Arts and Craftsmanship 55
Chapter 5 The Forge and the Anvil: Brigid the Fire Goddess 73
Chapter 6 Goddess of the Oak: The Sacrificial Brigid 97
Chapter 7 Battle Goddess: Brigid the Warrior 123
Chapter 8 Imbolc: Brigid the Springtime Goddess, the Mother, and the Midwife 143
Chapter 9 Brigid and Animals 175
Chapter 10 Brigid Magick 195