Celtic
The Celtic Wheel of the Year: Celtic and Christian Seasonal Prayers
The Celtic Wheel of the Year
Celtic and Christian Seasonal Prayers
Paperback      ISBN: 1905047959

A spiritual handbook full of wisdom, grace and creativity, 'The Sacred Wheel of the Year' dips into the deep wells of Celtic tradition and beyond in order to gather the clear water of life.

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
The Celts
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback      ISBN: 0192804189

Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of preconceived ideas and stereotypes.

Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people for the first time, using an impressive range of evidence, and exploring subjects such as trade, migration, and the evolution of Celtic traditions. Along the way, he exposes the way in which society's needs have shaped our visions of the Celts, and examines such colorful characters as St. Patrick, Cu Chulainn, and Boudica.
The Celts: Conquerors of Ancient Europe
The Celts
Conquerors of Ancient Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 0810928523

Offers a history of this ancient Northern European tribe, describing their customs, manner of dress, daily life, and religion

The Celts: Search for a Civilization
The Celts
Search for a Civilization
Paperback      ISBN: 1784293350

'Informed, impeccably researched and written' Neil Oliver

'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling' Brian Cox

The Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this engimatic tribe: their origins, their treasure and their enduring legacy today. What emerges is not a wild people, but a highly sophisticated tribal culture that influenced the ancient world - and even Rome.

It is the story of a multicultural civilization, linked by a common language.

It is the story of how ideas travelled in prehistory, how technology and art spread across the continent.

It is the story of a five-hundred year fight between two civilizations that came to define the world we live in today.

It is the story of a culture that changed Europe forever.


'Roberts's lightness of touch is joyous, and celebratory' Observer

'Clear-spoken and enthusiastic' Telegraph

Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation
Christ of the Celts
The Healing of Creation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470183500

Christ of the Celts

I explore the Celtic image of Christ as the Memory of what we have forgotten. He remembers the dance of the universe and the harmony that is deep within all things. He is the Memory also of who we are.
--from the Prelude

Diagnosing the human soul with a longing for peace in the face of fear and fragmentation nurtured by global political forces and fundamentalisms, Newell offers the ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity as a way forward in healing humankind and the earth.
--Publishers Weekly

This graceful, wise, and important book is a superb introduction to the treasures of Celtic Christianity for our time.
--Marcus Borg, author, The Heart of Christianity

Christian Mythology: Revelations of Pagan Origins
Christian Mythology
Revelations of Pagan Origins
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1620553686

Reveals how Christian mythology has more to do with long-standing pagan traditions than the Bible

- Explains how the church fathers knowingly incorporated pagan elements into the Christian faith to ease the transition to the new religion

- Identifies pagan deities that were incorporated into each of the saints

- Shows how all the major holidays in the Christian calendar are modeled on pagan rituals and myths, including Easter and Christmas

In this extensive study of the Christian mythology that animated Europe in the Middle Ages, author Philippe Walter reveals how these stories and the holiday traditions connected with them are based on long-standing pagan rituals and myths and have very little connection to the Bible. The author explains how the church fathers knowingly incorporated pagan elements into the Christian faith to ease the transition to the new religion. Rather than tear down the pagan temples in Britain, Pope Gregory the Great advised Saint Augustine of Canterbury to add the pagan rituals into the mix of Christian practices and transform the pagan temples into churches. Instead of religious conversion, it was simply a matter of convincing the populace to include Jesus in their current religious practices.

Providing extensive documentation, Walter shows which major calendar days of the Christian year are founded on pagan rituals and myths, including the high holidays of Easter and Christmas. Examining hagiographic accounts of the saints, he reveals the origin of these symbolic figures in the deities worshipped in pagan Europe for centuries. He also explores how the identities of saints and pagan figures became so intermingled that some saints were transformed into pagan incarnations, such as Mary Magdalene's conversion into one of the Celtic Ladies of the Lake.

In revealing the pagan roots of many Christian figures, stories, and rituals, Walter provides a new understanding of the evolution of religious belief.
The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
The Discovery of Middle Earth
Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
Paperback      ISBN: 0393349926

In this real-life historical treasure hunt, bestselling author Graham Robb--one of the more unusual and appealing historians currently striding the planet (New York Times)--reveals the mapping of ancient Gaul as a reflection of the heavens, demonstrates the lasting influence of Druid science and recharts the exploration of the world and the spread of Christianity. This fascinating (Los Angeles Times) history offers nothing less than an entirely new understanding of the birth of modern Europe.

Druid Magic: The Practice of Celtic Wisdom
Druid Magic
The Practice of Celtic Wisdom
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184812

Perhaps the most mystical, magical people ever known were the Druids. They were wizards, storytellers, teachers and spiritual leaders. They were attuned to the Earth and the Sun. And they were very powerful.

Druid Magick presents everything you need to know to become a Druid and even start your own Druid "Grove" (the name of a Druid group). Learn about the Druid's tools--the sickle, wand, cord, and more--and how to make and use them. Discover all of the beliefs the Druids hold, including the emphasis on honor and ethics.

And, of course, you'll learn the secrets of the magic of the Druids.

  • Protection spells
  • How to use magic to find missing items
  • Learn to visit other "worlds" (levels of reality)
  • Shapeshifting
  • And more

Druidry is far more than historic Celtic leadership. It is a living, growing, spiritual tradition that can bring you more self-assurance and self-development than you've before ever had.

Winner of the 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for best Magic Book

Druid Magic Handbook: Ritual Magic Rooted in the Living Earth
Druid Magic Handbook
Ritual Magic Rooted in the Living Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 1578633974

The first and only Druidic book of spells, rituals, and practice. The Druid Magic Handbook is the first manual of magical practice in Druidry, one of the fastest growing branches of the Pagan movement. The book breaks new ground, teaching Druids how to practice ritual magic for practical and spiritual goals within their own tradition. What sets The Druid Magic Handbook apart is that it does not require the reader to use a particular pantheon or set of symbols. Although it presents one drawn from Welsh Druid tradition, it also shows the reader how to adapt rites and other practices to fit the deities and symbols most meaningful to them. This cutting edge system of ritual magic can be used by Druids, Pagans, Christians, and Thelemites alike

The first manual of Druidic magical practice ever, replete with spell work and rituals.
John Michael Greer is a highly respected authority on all aspects of Paganism.

A Druid's Handbook to the Spiritual Power of Plants: Spagyrics in Magical and Sexual Rituals
A Druid's Handbook to the Spiritual Power of Plants
Spagyrics in Magical and Sexual Rituals
Paperback      ISBN: 1620552655

A practical guide to creating plant extracts, essences, and complexes for use in Druidic sex magic rituals

- Explores the identification, harvesting, and magical properties of more than 70 flowers and trees

- Details the careful and meticulous spagyric preparation of plant extracts and complexes

- Demonstrates how plant compounds are used in Druidic sex magic rituals by both couples and groups

In this practical guide to Druidic plant magic, Jon G. Hughes reveals the gentle alchemy of converting plant essences into potent compounds for working sex magic rituals. Examining the identification, harvesting, and magical properties of more than 70 flowers and trees, he details the careful and meticulous spagyric preparation of plant extracts and complexes as well as the process of obtaining or creating suitable alcoholic spirits for the base of these preparations. He includes instructions to make all necessary tools and explores how to prepare yourself to work with plant essences and properly use the magical compounds you create.

Hughes explains how to release the energies, healing attributes, and magical capacities of flowers and trees through the respectful seduction of a plant's virtue and the 3-step spagyric process of separation, purification, and reunification. He shows how the spagyric process maximizes the power of the acquired essence in preparation for its use in magical ritual. Detailing Druidic sex rituals for both a couple and a group, Hughes demonstrates how plant compounds are used in specific magical rituals and practices as well as the role of the plant complex in sexual potency. Exploring the underlying accord between alchemy and Druidic practices, Hughes provides a valuable manual for anyone wishing to harness the magical potential of plant energy.