The Book of Celtic Magic: Transformative Techniques from the Cauldron of Awen

The Book of Celtic Magic: Transformative Techniques from the Cauldron of Awen

by Kristoffer Hughes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738737058
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 08/08/2014
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 516,610
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kristoffer Hughes (Wales) is Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, a Mount Haemus Scholar, and a member of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. He is a teacher, writer, workshop leader, and guest speaker at Pagan conferences, camps, and festivals throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Hughes has also contributed to Welsh and English television and radio.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments 5

Introduction 6

Part 1 – Weaving the Web of Celtic Magic 14

  1. Understanding Celtic Magic 15
  2. Awen – The Spirit of Celtic Magic 26
  3. The Rituals of Celtic Magic 46
  4. Constructing Celtic Rituals 53
  5. The Triskelion Ritual 62

Part 2 – The Companions of Celtic Magic 73

  1. Magical Allies 74
  2. Celtic Gods and Goddesses 82
  3. Mabon and Modron 90
  4. Rhiannon – The Mare of Sovereignty 103
  5. Cerridwen – The Witch Goddess 110
  6. Llyr – The Mighty God of the Sea 115
  7. Braint/Brig/Briganti – The Spring Goddess of Healing 122
  8. Gwyn ap Nudd –Leader of the Wild Hunt 126
  9. The Celtic Demigods/Goddesses 134
  10. Pwyll – Hearing the call of the Wild 141
  11. Efnysien and Nisien – I would Know my Light and Shadow 146
  12. The Children of Llyr – Bran, Branwen and Manawydan 153
  13. Gwydion – The Flawed Magician’s Lessons in Magic 171
  14. Genius Loci – Spirits of Place and the Ancestors 179

Part 3 – By Oak, Ash and Thorn – Celtic Tree Magic 194

  1. The Magic of Trees 195
  2. A Yard of Magic – The Wonder of Wands 213
  3. Kat Godeu – The Battle of the Trees 221
  4. Tree Divination – The Ogam 236

Part 4 – By Oak flower, Broom and Meadowsweet – Celtic Plant Magic 247

  1. The Magic of Plants 248
  2. The Physicians of Myddvai 266
  3. Practical Plant Magic 287

Part 5 – By Bone, Tooth and Claw – Celtic Animal Magic 295

  1. The Magic of Animals 296
  2. The Celtic Bone Oracle 325

Part 6 – The Islands of Annwn – A Celtic Divination System 334

  1. The Forts of Truth 335
  2. The Spoils of Annwn 355

Glossary 359

A Guide to Welsh Pronunciation 372

Bibliography 375

Index 384

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