If you ever had something you wanted to know about meditation, this book covers it. A fantastic reference and how-to guide whether you are looking forIf you ever had something you wanted to know about meditation, this book covers it. A fantastic reference and how-to guide whether you are looking for something to bolster your spiritual life or a practice to help with stress and your health....more
Jennifer Reif does a fantastic job of providing information for the Demeterian Wheel of the Year. This book includes mythology, history and modern dayJennifer Reif does a fantastic job of providing information for the Demeterian Wheel of the Year. This book includes mythology, history and modern day rituals for groups and solitary practitioners. This is a must-book for anyone practicing the ways of the ancient Greeks and wish to honor Demeter and her daughter Persephone.
A niggle though, Reif's feminist views do blind her in some regards toward the mythology....more
Our ancestors believed ingredients from the natural world cured not only physical ailments, but spiritual ones as well. Throughout the years, medicineOur ancestors believed ingredients from the natural world cured not only physical ailments, but spiritual ones as well. Throughout the years, medicine has forgotten this gem of information, but thanks to inspiration from treatments such as the Indian Ayurveda and the world rapidly going back to its organic ways, we are beginning once again to see the fruits, herbs and vegetables as gifts of the divine and are using this knowledge to live better and healthier.
The human body is over 70 percent water and can go months without eating but we cease to exist within days without fluids. Practitioners of Chinese jamu and Indian Ayurveda have long since known the vital importance of liquids. This book brings that knowledge to the masses and is filled with numerous recipes for each of seven energy centers of Indian philosophy.
Chakra Tonics utilizes scientific research and ancient wisdom to create delicious vital elixirs for the modern body and soul. These recipes help to clear out stale energy and revitalize our health.
Laced with anecdotes, myths, poetry, original songs and sheet music, poetry, and history plus convenient exercises, examples and lessons, Taking Up The Runes would be a wonderful textbook for a class on runes or for self-learning. The book is divided into two sections. In part one, we are introduced individually to the runes themselves. In part two, we are shown original workings and rituals to bring the magic of the runes sensibly into our lives.
Diana introduces the novice to the runes and their lore and magic, but it’s also a wonderful addition to any adept’s collection. Taking Up The Runes is a wonderful workbook for using runes on a psychic, spiritual and magical level.
I would have given this book five stars, however, I have heard some heathen practitioners say that there are some problems regarding the lore parts of this book. As I barely know any Northern mythology, I'm going to take their word on it and say be sure to supplement this with original translations of Norse mythology....more
Being the third book on runes to come from Edred, this definitely stands out because it deals mainly with the casting of runes. This book contains genBeing the third book on runes to come from Edred, this definitely stands out because it deals mainly with the casting of runes. This book contains general rune meanings, divinatory tables, the positive and negative aspects of each rune, its linguistic component and phonetic value. We are provided with runic layouts and sample readings to help us better get a feeling for the art of reading the staves....more
Legend tells that the runic wisdom was brought to the gods and people by way of the god Odin. It is said that Odin hung from the world-tree (YggdrasilLegend tells that the runic wisdom was brought to the gods and people by way of the god Odin. It is said that Odin hung from the world-tree (Yggdrasill) for nine nights. Wounded by a spear and losing an eye to the ravens, the runes were said to have risen from the roots of the tree and Odin received their knowledge.
This is the second book Edred wrote regarding runes, and their lore and magic. While it contains some things from the first book, it definitely has some surprises of its own. New with this book is far more information on the Elder runes, runic codes and poems, cosmology and more.
Part One—Historical Lore—goes way more in depth than the previous volume with over ninety pages dedicated to the runes and their records, which I enjoyed immensely being the history nut I am.
Part Two is a gateway to the hidden lore. Here we delve into the esoteric meanings and lore of the Elder Futhark. This is basically a shorter version of the information given in his previous book....more
Better than most books of this type, but still not worth recommending. Why do all books like this always tackle the "woo-woo" mystic side of things buBetter than most books of this type, but still not worth recommending. Why do all books like this always tackle the "woo-woo" mystic side of things but always completely lack giving the reader a foundation in the Celtic world view/cosmology first?
You can't wake up one day and go "I think I'll become a Druid today" and then jump right into draíocht (Gaeilge [Irish:] - 'spell', 'magic' or 'charm'). You need to completely change the way you see the world by adopting the world view first.
Also, I'm so tired of pan-Celtic books. Yes, Goidelic and Brythonic tribes have similarities, but they also have differences. Not every tribe saw things the same way. Even within Goidelic tribes there were differences, same with Brythonic. Quit lumping them all together, please....more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit around a fire and listen to the words of the elders of the Wiccan religion? Look no further. WiccaHave you ever wondered what it would be like to sit around a fire and listen to the words of the elders of the Wiccan religion? Look no further. Wiccan Wisdomkeepers is a phenomenal book by English High Priestess Sally Griffyn that delves into the multiplicity of Wiccan spirituality in today’s world.
Starting with a fantastic introduction on the history and growth of Wicca as a religion and paganism as a whole, this book is filled with the love, beauty and mystery one finds in earth-based spirituality. It offers gorgeous and intimate photography not found elsewhere and even includes a couple of basics for the non-Wiccan reader.
They touch on topics close to most of our hearts and let us know that we are not alone in the fight in environmentalism, feminism, motherhood and much more. We are allowed behind the scenes and learn how each of them practices, celebrates the Wheel of the Year; honor their ancestors and the land and how to work the magic of transformation....more