Explains the best seasons, months, and times for carrying out specific projects.
Describes the qualities, colors, metals, stones, animals, and plants associated with the different seasons.
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|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsEarth Magic
A Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological, & Other Folk Wisdom
Note on the Text
Chapter One -March- The Reawakening
Chapter Two -April- The Month of the Cuckoo
Chapter Three -May- Beltane, Ring of Fire
Chapter Four -June- The Court of Midsummer
Chapter Five -July- The Month of the Rose
Chapter Six -August- Lammas Tide: Festival of the First Fruits
Chapter Seven -September- The Nut Brown Maiden
Chapter Eight -October- The Stirring of the Old Gods
Chapter Nine -November- Samhain: The Harp of Dagda
Chapter Ten -December- Yuletide: The Hawk of Winter
Chapter Eleven -January- The Bright New Year
Chapter Twelve -February- Imbole: The Rites of the Goddess
What People are Saying About This
"The author draws upon the rich symbolism of Celtic mythology to provide an introduction to a holistic feminine philosophy steeped in the Druidic past. Nahmad draws on herbal and astrological lore from the Celtic pagan tradition of the British Isles; she asserts that the wisewoman's traditions she describes have been passed down from woman to woman for many generations. She herself was made aware of this knowledge by her maternal grandmother. Chapters are organized around signs of the zodiac and convey a mixture of esoteric information and practical wisdom. Specific invocations are given as part of each chapter, but it is cautioned that these should not be rigidly applied. Although this astrological guide provides an interesting look at an alternative spiritual path, it may have limited appeal. Libraries with large collections on pagan religion and women's studies will want to add this book, but it is not an essential purchase for others."