Celtic Myth and Religion: A Study of Traditional Belief, With Newly Translated Prayers, Poems and Songs
This book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world. Evidence is drawn from the archaeology of sacred sites, ethnographic accounts of the ancient Celts and their beliefs, medieval manuscripts, poetic and visionary literature, and early modern accounts of folk healers and seers. New translations of poems, prayers, inscriptions and songs from the early period (Gaulish, Old Irish and Middle Welsh) as well as the folklore tradition (Modern Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Breton and Manx) complement the text. Information of this kind has never before been collected as a compendium of the indigenous wisdom of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose traditions have endured in various forms for almost three thousand years.~*~
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Queen of the Night: the Celtic Moon Goddess in our lives
Book by Sharynne NicMhacha (Red Wheel / Weiser Press) - Available now directly from the publisher by clicking here, or from Amazon by clicking here.
A scholarly and mystical quest into the possibilities and expression of moon worship
in Celtic tradition and in areas inhabited by the Celts, including the primal significance
of moon phases, stone circles, Indo-European goddesses of the night, Druids and druidic
lore, sacred plants, ancient Celtic calendars,the Welsh figure of Arianrhod, the
Arthurian figures of Argante and Morgan le Fay, and Celtic folklore.
Queen of the Night helps readers understand the role and power of the moon in the ancient religions, folklore, and mythology of Ireland and the British isles and then discover how to tap that power in their daily lives.
Queen of the Night is a journey into the world of Celtic cosmology, shamanism, and sacred animals, as well as Celtic language, art, and culture, to discover the power and centrality of the moon. Since the earliest times, from stone circles and passage graves to the rites and customs of Druids, the moon has been the symbol of the Divine Feminine and has played a crucial role in worship and celebration.
In 13 chapters representing the moon's monthly and annual cycles, NicMhacha tells the story of Celtic moon mythology, as well as touching upon Greek, Hindu, and Norse traditions. Each chapter sets forth the role of the moon in Celtic tradition and culture and includes poetry, quotes, or prayers honoring the moon. At the end of each chapter, she offers meditations, ceremonies, and exercises to help readers connect with the moon and apply its power to their lives.
From the world of fairies to bards, seekers, and shamans; from the moon's role in the secret meetings of women spinners to the role of sacred animals and mythic beings, Queen of the Night is a lively, informative, and transformative book for anyone who wants to understand and experience the power of the moon.
Celtic, Medieval, Pagan trance-rock and meditative music (vocals,
woodwinds, electric guitar, percussion). Won Best CD of the Year in Boston
(1998 - Noise Mag.), received stunning press and airplay in the U.S., Canada,
Europe, Japan and the Middle East. Long unavailable much sought after, and fetching high prices on Ebay, this disc has been re-released by Forest of the Fae recordings in conjunction with Media Nemeton.
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