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Naming the Goddess by Trevor Greenfield
The Goddess Path: Myths, Invocations, and Rituals
Patricia Monaghan - 1999
Think of this book as a signpost on your spiritual travels, designed to help you nurture your own connection to the goddess and share in her boundless wisdom. Call her into your life with beautiful and ancient invocations. Create your own rituals to honor the lessons she has to teach. As you ponder life-changing questions and venture on brave new experiments, you fan the divine spark into flame--and, in that fire, you are transformed.The Goddess Path includes myths, symbols, feast days, ancient invocations, and suggestions for connecting with the following goddesses for these purposes and more:-Amaterasu for clarity -Aphrodite for passion -Artemis for protection -Athena for strength -Brigid for survival -The Cailleach for power -Demeter and Persephone for initiation -Gaia for abundance -Hathor for affection -Hera for dignity -Inanna for inner strength -Isis for restorative love -Kali for freedom -Kuan-Yin for mercy -The Maenads for ecstasy -The Muses for inspiration -Oshun for healing love -Paivatar for release -Pomona for joy -Asule and Saules Meita for family healthMonaghan, a faculty member at DePaul University, is a leader of the contemporary goddess movement. In The Goddess Path, she presents a means to work with the goddess, using ancient and modern techniques that will thrill and amaze you. For new levels of peace, joy, and increased closeness to the Divine, get The Goddess Path.
Everyday Wicca: Magickal Spells Throughout the Year
Gerina Dunwich - 2000
Everyday Wicca presents a friendly and fascinating introduction to the art of spellcasting and a thoughtful survey of the Wiccan calendar, explaining the spiritual significance of the phases of the moon, the passing seasons, and holy days.Chapters include - Lunar Spellwork -- How working in harmony with the moon is essential to successful magick. - The Wheel of the Year -- The Eight Sabbats celebrated, as well as sacred God/dess days. - The Rainbow of Magick -- The power of color in spellcasting. - The Magick of Incense -- The importance of incense in spellcasting. - An A-to-Z glossary of Wiccan terms. - The power of poetry in casting spells.Additionally, the book provides spells and magickal rites to be performed throughout the year. With Everyday Wicca in hand, readers, whether an experienced witch or an uninitiated novice, can learn to incorporate magick into all aspects of their lives.
Be A Goddess! A Guide to Celtic Spells and Wisdom for Self-Healing, Prosperity and Great Sex
Francesca De Grandis - 1998
A GUIDE TO CELTIC SPELLS AND WISDOM FOR SELF-HEALING, PROSPERITY AND GREAT SEXProfessional Celtic Shaman Francesca De Grandis shows readers how to tap into their Goddess power and unveils the mysteries of magic as a tool for spiritual developmen
Brigid: Meeting the Celtic Goddess of Poetry, Forge, and Healing Well
Morgan Daimler - 2016
Primarily looking at the Irish Goddess but including a discussion of her Pan-Celtic appearances, particularly in Scotland. Her different appearances in mythology are discussed along with the conflation of the pagan Goddess with Catholic saint. Modern methods for neopagans to connect to and honor this popular Goddess include offerings and meditation, and personal anecdotes from the author's experiences are included as well. Who was Brigid to the pre-Christian pagans? Who is she today to neopagans? How do we re-weave the threads of the old pagan Goddess and the new? Learn about Brigid's myths among the pagan Irish, the stories of Bride in Scotland, and the way that people today are finding and honoring this powerful and important deity to find the answer.
The Goddess Guide: Exploring the Attributes and Correspondences of the Divine Feminine
Brandi Auset - 2009
The Goddess Guide is indispensable for anyone who's ever wondered which Goddess to invoke for a particular ritual, blessing, prayer, or meditation. Easy to use and comprehensive, this essential book provides instant, at-a-glance info on more than 400 goddesses from diverse cultures, belief systems, and traditions around the world. All goddesses are clearly organized according to: Names - Attributes - ColorsThe Four Elements - The Sabbats - Geographical RegionsFeminine Aspects (Maiden, Mother, and Crone) Whether you are a beginner or a long-standing practitioner who seeks a deeper connection with Goddess energy in your life, this guide to the Divine Feminine deserves a special place on your bookshelf.
Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism
Diana L. Paxson - 2006
A Journey to Fulfillment and RenewalIn Essential Asatru, renowned author and priestess Diana Paxson demystifies an ancient, rich, and often misunderstood religion, and offers a practical guide for its modern followers.Filled with clear, concise instructions on living Asatru every day, this truly accessible guide takes you on a journey from Asatru's origins in Scandinavian and German paganism to its acceptance as an official religion in the 1970s.Essential Asatru also includes:• A complete history of Asatru gods and goddesses, including Odin, Thor, and Ostara• The life values, such as honor, truth, fidelity, and hospitality, that shape Asatru's tenets• Indispensable information on rituals, rune casting, ethics, and divinationEssential Asatru is an elegant and splendid introduction to a centuries-old religion that continues to enrich and fascinate its followers today.
Goddess Alive!: Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses Into Your Life
Michelle Skye - 2007
Create a stronger connection to the sacred world and your own divinity by welcoming these thirteen powerful Celtic and Nordic goddesses into your life. As you make your way through a transformative year, know that each goddess has a different energy and a unique lesson to teach you. Starting with the Winter Solstice, the eight seasonal Sabbats and five faces of the moon provide the guideposts along your path. Through ritual, invocation, guided meditations, and magical activities, you'll explore each goddess's unique mythology and discover her message for your life.
Celtic Women's Spirituality: Accessing the Cauldron of Life
Edain McCoy - 2000
Then learn to craft your own spiritual practice centered firmly in the Celtic mystical tradition that honors the feminine when you read "Celtic Women's Spirituality "by Edain McCoy. In this book you'll discover how any woman can awaken that burning Goddess spirit and release the wisdom and magick that is her birthright. You'll be able to: - Access the energies of the Warrior, Mother, Crone and Virgin - Perform the ritual of bonding with a friend in the Celtic soulfriend ritual - Learn the Celtic Wheel of the Year and how it is specifically related to women's spirituality - Discover the wisdom of the Celtic myths through ritual drama - Awaken your creativity with guided mediations - Use Celtic magick for healing and divination Included in this book are the keys to visiting the Otherworld on a shamanic journey. There you will uncover ways to overcome unhealthy and inhibiting fears, connect more intimately with the divine, improve your divination skills, and help manifest your warrior self. Finally, you will learn what you must do to become a modern Pagan priestess and self-initiate yourself into the Celtic tradition. Here is your chance to find your personal strength and inner power in a way that will allow you to manifest all of your strengths. "Celtic Women's Spirituality" is a journey of growth and self-discovery. Come! Start this journey today.
Artemis: Virgin Goddess of the Sun & Moon--A Comprehensive Guide to the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, Her Myths, Powers & Mysteries
Sorita d'Este - 2005
To them she was a powerful and complex goddess whose influence spread far and wide throughout the ancient world. She was worshipped and celebrated as a goddess of childbirth, women, song, dance and of wild animals. As the daughter of the Titan goddess Leto by the Olympian Fathre god Zeus, Artemis would prove herself from the moment of her own birth, by assisting her mother with the birth of her own twin brother, Apollo. Zeus, who fathered children with many other goddesses and mortals, had a special affection for ARtemis from the start and gave her all the gifts she asked for and more, making her one of the most powerful of the Olympian goddesses. Artemis, Virgin Goddess of the Sun & Moon by Sorita D'Este, explores the myths, powers and worship of this beautiful goddess. It is a throrough study with details of her temples and sanctuaries, the festivals which were held in honour of her, the roles she fulfilled in the myths, animals which were sacred to her, her relationship with her virgin attendants and other deities, as well as the many titles which were bestowed upon her. This groundbreaking book provides the most comprehensive study of this enduring goddess to date. ------ About the Author Sorita D'Este is a writer and researcher who lives and works in London, UK.She has a passion for the mysteries and gods of the western world and much of her work is focused on the spritiual and magical practices of ancient Greece, Rome and Britian. She is the co-author of The Guises of the Morrigan and Circle of Fire. Additionally she is a regular contributor to magazines, part works and journals, including DeAgostini's Enhancing your Mind Body & Spirit and Llewellyn's Annuals.
Northern Mysteries and Magick: Runes & Feminine Powers
Freya Aswynn - 1998
They comprise a powerful system of divination and a path to the subconscious forces operating in your life. Northern Mysteries & Magick is the only book of Nordic magick written by a woman, and it is the first to offer an extensive presentation of rune concepts, mythology, and magical applications inspired by Dutch/Friesian traditional lore.Also unique in this book is the inclusion of the feminine Mysteries of the North. You'll learn how they are represented in the runes. You will see how each of the major deities of Northern Europe still lives in the collective consciousness of people of Northern European descent.- A complete analysis of the Elder Futhark Runes and their meanings - How to use the runes for divination including several rune spreads - Using the runes in magick - Rune charms and power sigils - Shamanic drumming and chanting - Profiles of the eight major Gods - The Northern Feminine mysteries featuring four major goddessesThe first edition of this book was considered a classic. Now, revised and expanded, Northern Mysteries & Magick is one of the most amazing and important books ever on the Runes and the magick of Northern Europe.
Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge
Lunaea Weatherstone - 2015
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
Maiden, Mother, Crone: The Myth & Reality of the Triple Goddess
D.J. Conway - 1994
Through this trinity people have looked for salvation and revelation. But the time has come to reveal the ancient truth, one that precedes the male interpretation of the spiritual journey by thousands of years. This truth is the Triple Goddess: "Maiden, Mother, Crone." Through knowledge of the three aspects of the Goddess, people throughout the world have come home to the Divine Center of themselves. Now you can apply the formula of the Triple Three to daily life and use the empowering knowledge for self-discovery and growth, just as others have done for centuries. The Triple Goddess is an invaluable guide to your individual evolutionary journey.
Kissing the Hag: The Dark Goddess and the Unacceptable Nature of Women
Emma Restall Orr - 2008
this life-soaked book remains close to the fluids of body and soul... It's an obvious gift-book for women going through a life passage, but it could also be important for men, who are closer to the mysteries presented here than they might wish to be. Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul.