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Glamoury: Magic of the Celtic Green World

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Discover the life-affirming, magical system of the "Green World" of the ancient Celts, when you read "Glamoury" by Steve Blamires.
The author is one of the foremost Celtic scholars in the world. He is the founder of the Celtic Research and Folklore Society and editor of their journal, "Seanchas." Blamires represented the interests of the indigenous Celtic peoples during th
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 8th 1995 by Llewellyn Publications
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(was going through boxes of books and realized I never reviewed this one)

The rituals in this book remind me a lot of Alexei Kondratiev's (see The Apple Branch), and as I didn't much care for Alexei's, I had the same feelings here. However, the book does pull a fair bit from Irish history and lore, which is surprisingly different for a Llewellyn book. But it still doesn't meet my standards and, as always, I urge people to go to source lore before delving into any neopagan books. That way you are
Angie Curtis
May 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Good book, great information especially on trance work which most authors do go into. He provides very in depth information on the goddesses and gods, sabbats and the mythical ans magical history of Ireland.

I do feel that I must warn anyone who reads this book that while is research and information on the subject matter is awesome his personal views/ beliefs are not. He believes that is form of Celtic spirituality is the only form and if anyone disagrees or can't perform or understand the ritual
Heather Adkins
There is some interesting information, but I didn't really feel a connection with this book. I believe it's geared more for men, and the rituals are much too complex and traditional for my own personal path. I ended up skipping over his entire Wheel of the Year segment and Magickal Tools segment because I didn't agree with anything he said. This book is good for someone interested in a traditional, ceremonial way of practicing that focuses on Irish deities and very different ideas than found in ...more
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: research, witchcraft, own
Very interesting. Lots of Good points... Some things i didn't agree with, like the Celtic deities having triple aspects. That's a whole neopagan, wiccan concept that doesn't sit right with me. But its a decent book over all, it encourages you to think and to study more, find what works for you and gives you some good guidelines on interacting with the Otherworld that feel sound.
Sarah Lampkin
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Currently, I am working on my final thesis paper for my master's program. This was the first book I've read, and there was a lot of information about celtic gods and goddesses along with the festivals. The information is extremely helpful for my research. I would suggest this book for anyone trying to learn more about the Celtic beliefs and lore. Very informative.
Kerr Cuhulain
Jan 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very good book on Celtic spirituality.
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paperback
Good book with interesting information.
Mar 14, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have liked something with a little less of the authors personal interpretation of how he thought the Celtic people did things.
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Celtic spirituality.
Kait Nolan
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting collection of lore and in depth look at the Irish Celts and the historical roots of their connection to Otherworld.
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if you want to know Celtic shamanism and magic this is your book
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Steve Blamires was born in the West of Scotland where the Celtic culture and the Gaelic language are both still strong. He now lives in New York State but prior to emigrating to the States he lived on the Isle of Arran, Scotland, a place considered by the ancient Gaelic Celts as the mystical Otherworld. He has taken a passionate interest in his indigenous Celtic culture since his early teens. Stev ...more
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