Celtic Myth & Magick
Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses
Llewellyn ISBN 1567186610
* Présentation de l'éditeur
Tap into the mythic power of the Celtic goddesses, gods, heroes, and heroines to aid your spiritual quests and magickal goals.
Human and divine energies complement each other; when joined, they become a potent catalyst for magick and change. Celtic Myth & Magic describes the energies of over 300 cross-referenced Celtic deities and heroic figures so you can quickly determine which one can best help you in attaining specific goals through magick—such as greater prosperity (Cernunnos), glowing health (Airmid), or a soul partner (Aengus MacOg).
This guidebook explains how to use creative ritual and pathworking to align yourself with the energy of these powerful archetypes. Undertake three magickal quests to the inner plane—where you’ll join forces with Cuchulain, Queen Maeve and Merlin the Magician to bring their energies directly into your life. This inspiring, well-researched book is written especially for solitary Pagans who seek to expand the boundaries of their practice to form working partnerships with the divine.
Although there are many different Pagan traditions, in the West, one of the most popular and widely-practiced traditions is that of the ancient Celts. Indeed, some would argue that the ancient Celtic system was the source for modern Wicca and Witchcraft. Finally, Edain McCoy has brought together all of the various bits of information on this culture into one of the most important books of Celtic lore ever, Celtic Myth & Magick.
Here you will find all of the important pieces of information which can unite your knowledge into a clear and complete tradition. Just look at what is included:
- A dictionary of over 325 Celtic Goddesses and heroines, including information about their myths, uses in magick and correspondences
- A dictionary of over 400 Celtic Gods and Heroes, also including information about their myths, uses in magick, and correspondences
- A huge cross-referenced list of the deities
- A listing of resources and suppliers
- A massive bibliography for further study
- An introduction to almost fifty Pagan traditions directly related to the ancient Celts
- The rituals tools used by Celtic Pagans and their attributions
- The Celtic Wheel of the year, its festivals and celebrations
But this only scratches the surface of what's in Celtic Myth & Magick. You will also learn what to do with this information. You will learn how to use the deities and spiritual ideas to make magick in your life. This includes such things as spells for healing, safety, love, and money. It shows you how to do evocations and invocations. You will discover how to do guided meditations — pathworking — in order to find more information on your own. And you'll learn how to create your own pathworkings, spells, and rituals and even how to pick your Craft name.
Never has so much information on the Celts been found in one book. If you are involved in Paganism or simply want to know more about the ancient Celts, this book is a must.
* Table des matières
I understanding the Celts and their pantheon p1
II practical ritual and the celtic pantheon p 39
III the power of pathworking p 115
IV Gods Goddesses, Heros and Heroines p 167
V references and ressources p 355 * Avis
livre intéressant, présentant la "wicca celtique" plus que le druidisme.
- les deux premières parties présentent les bases du pagansime et des traditions celtes (traditions ésotériques, éléments, pratiques, sabbats...), rien d'inédit, mais fixe bien les bases, permet de s'y retrouver.
- la troisième partie propose 3 méditations guidées autour de divinités et héros celtes (Cuchulain, Maeve et Merlin), j'ai bien aprécié
- la quatrième partie qui représente la moitié du volume du livre est une encyclopédie des dieux et héros celtes, avec la prononciation. intéressant et utile.
- dans les références et ressources, on trouve notament un index des divinités par thème, classement inhabituel et utile, quelques chants et recettes.
Livre simple et agréable à lire, avec de beaux entrelacs sur les bord de pages et têtes de chapitre.
Pour moi c'est bon livre de référence.