In this beautifully-written guide, Chief Druid Philip Carr-Gomm shows how the way of Druids can be followed today. He explains - The ancient history and inspiring beliefs of the ancient Druids - Druidic wild wisdom and their tree-, animal- and herb-lore - The mysteries of the Druids' seasonal celebrations - The Druids' use of magic and how their spirituality relates to paths such as Wicca This guide will show how the wild wisdom of the Druids can help us to connect with our spirituality, our innate creativity, the natural world and our sense of ancestry. The life-enhancing beliefs and practices of this spiritual path have much to offer our 21st-century world.
Explore the powerful magic of the twenty-five trees in the ogham tradition. Enrich your spiritual practice with authentic Celtic wisdom and practical techniques. Written by a Druid witch and Celtic shaman, Celtic Tree Magic shows you how to: • Practice ogham divination, charms, and spells • Work with each tree’s magical correspondences and healing attributes • Make salves, tinctures, ointments, and green crafts • Find tree spirit allies in nature and the otherworld • Fashion wands and other magical tools With exercises, hands-on tips, and an accessible exploration of folklore and myth, this lovely and lyrical handbook provides practical skills and deeper understandings for beginners and intermediate practitioners. Praise: “A trusted and guiding hand through the Celtic forests of wisdom and magic.”—Kristoffer Hughes, author of The Book of Celtic Magic and founder of the Anglesey Druid Order “This lovely work offers a truly experiential journey . . . It offers the reader a richer understanding of nature and self.”—Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids and author of Druid Mysteries “Danu Forest has made masterful use of the original sources . . . I heartily commend this book.”—Nicholas R. Mann, author of Druid Magic
Jesus the Master Builder kept me up all night. Few books have that power.' -- Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian Did Jesus visit Britain? The activities of Jesus before the start of his ministry at the age of thirty have been the subject of much speculation. Did he travel beyond the bounds of Palestine in his search for wisdom knowledge? Where did he acquire the great learning which amazed those who heard him preaching and enabled him to cross swords in debate with Scribes and Pharisees? A number of legends suggest that Jesus travelled to the British Isles with Joseph of Arimathea, who worked in the tin trade. With these legends as his starting point, Gordon Strachan uncovers a fascinating network of connections between the Celtic world and Mediterranean culture and philosophy. Taking the biblical image of Wisdom as the 'master craftsman', Strachan explores the deep layers of Mystery knowledge shared between the Judaic-Hellenic world and the northern Druids -- from the secret geometry of masons and builders, which Jesus would have encountered in his work as a craftsman in Palestine, to the Gematria or number coding of the Old and New Testaments. This book is the basis of the film documentary 'And Did Those Feet'.
This innovative system of self-initiation into ceremonial magic provides Druids with powerful rituals based on the life stages of the great magician Merlin. Featuring eight full ceremonial workings to perform throughout the year, this impressive guide deepens your spirituality and connects you to mysteries passed down across the ages. John Michael Greer presents a wealth of information on Merlin's life and myths as well as ancient initiations and how they intertwined with Celtic deities. Even if you have no experience with Druid magic, this book's detailed instructions make it easy to start your journey or enhance your spiritual path in exciting ways. By marrying ceremonial magic with the legend of Merlin, this vital work unlocks ancient wisdom for the modern magician.
Contemporary Druidry is one of the fastest growing religions in Western society. This book addresses the attempt by practitioners to bring an ancient spirituality into the mainstream. It examines ancient Druid beliefs and critiques the contemporary expression by comparing the two. Relying on eight years of research and more than 200 interviews, the book provides an outsider's look at this faith
The Sun Initiation of the Druid Priests and their Moon Science; The Mysteries of Ancient Ireland; Celtic Christianity - the Heritage of the Druids; Teachings of the Mysteries - the Spirit in Nature; The Great Mysteries - the Mystery of Christ; The Function of the Standing Stones; Spiritual Imaginations.
Trees, and the magic associated with them, manifest the spiritual aspects of the Green World. Celtic Tree Mysteries revives the ancient knowledge and lore of the trees with a practical system of magical ritual and divination. Within the pages of this trusted reference guide, you will find comprehensive instruction and insight on the theory and practice of the Celtic Tree mysteries, including little-known and often misunderstood tenets. Learn the difference between the Ogham script and the Tree Alphabet (and how to use them together for magical purposes). Decipher the physical, mental, and spiritual lessons of the twenty trees of the Ogham, and how to incorporate their wisdom into your life. Find out how to create your own set of Ogham sticks . . . perform Otherworld journeys . . . and discover the deeper, hidden meanings contained within the beautiful, ancient Celtic legends and Green World lore. This is a Print-on-Demand title. Please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery.