Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge

Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge

by Lunaea Weatherstone

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Overview

Brigid is worshiped worldwide as a source of inspiration, protection, and blessing. In Tending Brigid's Flame, Lunaea Weatherstone presents the beloved Celtic goddess as a true soul-friend for women today, exploring her legends and lore, attributes and allies, holidays, symbols, and sacred places. Filled with rituals, exercises, and meditations, Tending Brigid's Flame shows how to welcome Brigid into your home and make sacred all the activities of everyday life, from food magic to faery traditions, and from scrying to personal healing. Using the symbolism of fires that burn in hearth, temple, and forge, this breathtaking book sends you on a journey through the transformative power of one of the world's most revered goddesses.

With illuminating reflections and real-world inspiration from nineteen wisewoman devotees of Brigid

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738740898
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 11/08/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 265,481
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lunaea Weatherstone (Portland, Oregon) is a priestess, writer, teacher, and tarot counselor who has been serving the Pagan community for more than twenty-five years, since her days as owner/editor of SageWoman magazine. As Grove Mother for the Sisterhood of the Silver Branch, she offers year-long programs in goddess spirituality. Lunaea has been working with the tarot for more than forty years. 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue: Invoking Brigid

My Journey to Brigid

About this Book

Chapter One The Source of the Flame

Brigid the Goddess

The Celts

The Flame Endures: Brigid the Saint

A Sun Among the Stars of Heaven

Brigid of Kildare

Brigid and Patrick

From Goddess to Saint to Goddess

Chapter Two Hearth: The Welcoming Flame

Céad Míle Fáilte: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

The Door and the Threshold

Sacred Hospitality

The Place of Gathering

The Roof and the Floor and All Between

Brigid’s Cross

Blessing the Herd

Welcoming the Wee Folk

Shrine and Altar

Brigid in the Garden

Brigid in the Kitchen

Your Kitchen Hearth

Brigid’s Pantry

This Day and Every Day

Brigid’s Broom: Mindful Housecleaning

This Night and Every Night

Smooring the Fire

Chapter Three          Temple: The Devotional Flame

Brigid and the Power of Three

The Triple Brigid

Triskele and Triquetra

Brigid’s Sisters

Brigid’s Celtic Kin

Sisters Across the Seas

Brigid and Mary

Brigid Between the Worlds

Brigid’s Earthly Journey: Seasons and Festivals

Imbolc

Seasons of Light and Dark

Brigid of the White Moon

The Spring Moons

The Summer Moons

The Autumn Moons

The Winter Moons

Brigid’s Earthly Allies

Birds, Beasts, and Fish

Plants

Stones

Brigid’s Sacred Places

Kildare

Holy Wells and Springs

Worship, Devotions, and Prayer

Léitheoireacht Diaga: Divine Reading

A Book of Devotions

The Pleasure of Prayer

The Genealogy of Brigid

Brigid’s Eternal Flame

Brigidine Sisters

Ord Brighideach

Flamekeeping: Time and Timelessness

Temporal Flames

Perpetual Flames

Invoking the Fire

Faithfulness and Compassion

Circle or Solitary?

Practical Flamekeeping

Chapter Four            Forge: The Transforming Flame

Brigid the Creatrix

Soul Windows: Icons for Brigid

Spool and Spindle

Brigid the Jewelsmith

The Magics of Metals

Metalwork as Meditation

Coirníní Paidir Bríd: Prayer Beads for Brigid

Brigid and the Power of Words

Triads

Oaths and Vows

Preserving Your History

Brigid the Healer

Bathing in Brigid’s Well

Brigid’s Soul Forge

Brigid and Excellence

Sword and Shield

Brigid’s Ink: Celtic Tattoos

Immrama

Fire in the Head

Brigid the Midwife

Brigid at the Threshold of Death

Brigid the Foster Mother

Brigid Anam Cara

Good for the Soul

Song and Silence: Brigid’s Soul Restorers

Soulful Silence

Brigid of the Augury

Scrying

A Poetry Oracle

Emerging from the Forge: Your Name Poem

Chapter Five Tending Your Flame

Brigid’s Charity

Brigid the Activist

Nineteen Flames for Brigid

Resources

Contributors

Bibliography

Index


 

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