Goddess Alive ! : Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses into Your Lifeby: Michelle Skye
Fierce and Fabulous
Thirteen Goddesses for Modern Women
The changing of the seasons, phases of the moon, even our personal experiences-all are reflections of the Divine Feminine. 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.
Cerridwyn ~ Welsh Goddess of Rebirth and Renewal
Brigid ~ Irish Goddess of Healing, the Forge, and Creative Inspiration
Eostre ~ Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring
Freyja ~ Norse Goddess of Love and War
Aine ~ Irish Goddess of Faeries and Fertility
Danu ~ Irish Mother Goddess of Wisdom
Modron ~ Welsh Mother Goddess of Mystery
Hella ~ Norse Goddess of the Underworld
Branwen ~ Welsh Goddess of Sovereignty
Maeve ~ Irish Goddess of Personal Power
The Valkyries ~ Norse Goddesses of Battle Magic and Soul Journey
Morrighan ~ Irish Goddess of Magic and Death
Rhiannon ~ Welsh Great Queen and Horse Goddess
This book is the perfect resource for beginners looking to expand their knowledge of Celtic and Norse goddesses through a variety of activities that will help enhance their personal relationship with the deities. It also provides meditations, pathworkings, and more that will help increase their understanding of these thirteen goddesses. This book takes an unusual approach in that rather than look at one goddess for each lunar month (as is done in some other books), it examines a goddess associated with each of the eight major holidays and one for each of five phases of the Moon: waxing, full, waning, dark and new.
For each goddess you will learn:
- An in-depth description of the goddess and her history
- Qualities of the astronomical event associated to the goddess
- A pathworking that will take you to meet the goddess
- A guided meditation
- An activity to help you attune to time
- A ritual celebration
- An invocation
By the time you spend a year working with this book your in-depth knowledge of the goddesses will soar and your personal relationship with them will strengthen and grow. Goddess Alive!
is not merely a book about the goddesses. Sure, it gives you that information (enhanced with illustrations by Kris Waldherr), but it is primarily a practical book about establishing your personal relationship to the love and wisdom of the goddess. It's the book you need to study so you can achieve the next step in your spiritual development.contents
- Acknowledgments viii
- Starting on Your Journey 1
- the turning of the year :The Winter Solstice
: Cerridwyn, Welsh Goddess of Rebirth and Renewal 15 Imbolc:
Brigid, Irish Goddess of Fire 35 The Spring Equinox
: Eostre, Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring 57 Beltane
: Freyja, Norse Goddess of Love and War 75 The Summer Solstice
: Aine, Irish Goddess of Faeries and Fertility 93 Lammas/Lughnasadh
: Danu, Irish Mother Goddess of Wisdom 117 The Autumn Equinox
: Modron, Welsh Mother Goddess of Mystery 137 Samhain
: Hella, Norse Goddess of the Underworld 157
- the faces of the moon :Waxing Moon
: Branwen, Welsh Goddess of Sovereignty 179 Full Moon
: Maeve, Irish Goddess of Personal Power 195 Waning Moon
: The Valkyries, Norse Goddesses of Battle Magic and Soul Journey 217 Dark Moon
: Morrighan, Irish Goddess of Magic and Death 235 New Moon
: Rhiannon, Welsh Great Queen and Horse Goddess 255
- Bibliography 273
- Index 277mon avis :
un livre sur les Déesses très intéressant, et pas seulement pour les débutants !
Les présentations des Déesses sont très documentées, les visualisations guidées très approfondie (environ 3-4 pages chacune).
J'ai moins accroché aux rituels, mais je n'ai pas l'habitude d'utiliser des rituels rédigés.
une magnifique illustration pour chaque Déesse, je regrette juste que les illustrations ne soient pas en couleurs comme sur la couverture.