A Practical Guide to Irish Spirituality
This book is about change, growth, learning, and connection. It is conversational, and informal, and a little bit fun to read. It is about looking at things around you – past, present, and future – and asking the important questions. Perhaps the only really important question: Why? This is a book for all of us who are looking, searching for a way to plant our feet firmly on Irish ground, and take responsibility for what we are doing here, for our place in the big picture that is Ireland today.
This is also a practical guide and a work book, and that is important to understand before you buy. There are more questions within these pages than there are definitive answers. Understand that this work is up to you, and nobody else will take responsibility for the work you need to be doing. There is genuine guidance though, some funny bits, and more than a couple of pokes and prods to help you on your way.
Pagan Portals- The Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queens
On shadowed wings and in raven's call, meet the ancient Irish goddess of war, battle, prophecy, death, sovereignty, and magic. This book is an introduction to the Morrigan and several related goddesses who share the title, including Badb and Macha. It combines solid academic information with personal experience in a way that is intended to dispel the confusion that often surrounds who this goddess was and is. The Morrigan is as active in the world today as she ever was in the past but answering her call means answering the challenge of finding her history and myth in a sea of misinformation, supposition, and hard-to-find ancient texts. Here in one place, all of her basic information has been collected along with personal experiences and advice from a long-time priestess dedicated to a goddess who bears the title Morrigan.
The Book of The Great Queen: The Many Faces of the Morrigan from Ancient Legends to Modern Devotions
The Book of the Great Queen is the culmination of nearly 20 years of the author's study and practice as a dedicant of the Morrígan. The intention for the book is to provide a comprehensive and in-depth look at the Morrígan as we know her through textual, historical, and archaeological sources, her role and cult of worship in ancient Celtic religion, and to provide guidance for the modern devotional practitioner drawing on these traditions. Cover art and illustrations are by Valerie Herron of Mystic Media. Production of the book has been crowd-funded through a very successful IndieGoGo campaign in 2014, nearly tripling the original goal.
By Blood, Bone, and Blade: A Tribute to the Morrigan
Phantom Queen. Night Hag. Mistress of Battles. The Great Raven. She is both benevolent mother and righteous wrath. She is creative destruction and destructive creation. She is inspirational, and perplexing, and maddening. She drives us forward in times of defeat, and offers succor in times of pain and hardship. She is loved, and she is feared. Honored across ancient Ireland, she has never been forgotten. In this anthology, her modern-day devotees offer poems, short fiction, rituals, essays, and artwork to The Lady in all her many splendid and terrifying forms. Hail The Morrigan!
Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan
In this comprehensive, hands-on guide to Celtic Witchcraft, Stephanie Woodfield invites you to explore the Morrigan's rich history and origins, mythology, and magic. Discover the hidden lessons and spiritual mysteries of the Dark Goddess as you perform guided pathworkings, rituals, and spells compatible with any magical path. Draw on the unique energies of the Morrigan's many expressions―her three main aspects of Macha, Anu, and Badb; the legendary Morgan Le Fay; and her other powerful guises.
The Tain: Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge
The Táin Bó Cuailnge, center-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. Thomas Kinsella's lively translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions. This edition includes a group of related stories which prepare for the action of the Táin along with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy.