Celtic Witchcraft

Celtic Witchcraft Chapter 9

Jul 10th, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage Highway under the Hills Celtic Triad- Three unbreathing things paid for only with breathing things: An apple tree, a hazel bush, a sacred grove. Left: A Hazel tree growing in a natural spiral. Image: Wikimedia Commons. I decided to head this final chapter with the above triad as it speaks to me

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Celtic Witchcraft Chapter 8

Jun 10th, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage Splendid Poison Celtic Triad- Three occasions for one to speak falsehood without excuse: to save the life of one who is innocent, to keep the peace among neighbours, and to preserve the Wise and their crafts. Left: A stone near Killala, County Mayo, with Ogham writing upon it. Image courtesy of Wikimedia

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Celtic Witchcraft Chapter 7- Between Cauldron and Club

Apr 14th, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage Celtic Triad- There are three things that are never at rest in anyone: the heart in working, the breath in moving, and the soul in purposing. Every witch has their tools. Some may have shelves filled with crystals, ornaments and herbs. Some may have nothing but a piece of clothing that has

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Celtic Witchcraft Chapter 6

Feb 18th, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage Wild Spirit Animals and magic: it’s an association as old as the hills. Modern media portrays the witch and her familiar; normally a cat, but often a bird, a toad or similar. Sadly, in the witch trials of the 16th and 17th century, it was normal for a close relationship with a

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Celtic Witchcraft, Chapter Five

Dec 18th, 2014 | By

by Mabh Savage An Elemental Thing… Magic, and therefore witchcraft, is intrinsically intertwined with the elements. In most western traditions, we look to the four ‘classical’ elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. These are often associated with the respective cardinal points of the compass: north, east, south and west. In Wicca and associated paths,

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Colour me Red (and Black and White…)

Oct 24th, 2014 | By

We’ve examined how to feel the turn of the world around us. Now it’s time to look at some of the detail. Let’s get a bit closer to the magic surrounding us every day. Colour is a fundamental part of our modern world, used in signs, warnings, adverts, clothes and more to send a multitude

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Stopping the Clock, Losing the Calendar

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft Chapter 3, by Mabh Savage Celtic Triad: Three sorrows that are better than joy: the heaviness of a herd feeding on mast, the heaviness of a ripe field, the heaviness of a wood under mast. When does the Celtic year start? And more importantly, does it matter? To the first question

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Celtic Witchcraft chapter 2: Stepping Stones

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

By Mabh Savage Celtic Triad: Three candles that illumine every darkness: truth, nature, knowledge. In magic we look to the elements, the directions and spirits among many, many other things, as a way to quantify and understand the universal energies we are harnessing. In Wicca and other ritual based on a similar foundation, the cardinal

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A Witch on a Celtic Path

Jul 24th, 2014 | By

Mabh Savage is writing a Pagan Portal book on Celtic Witchcraft. You will be able to read this as a work in progress, month by month, here on the blog! Without further ado… here’s the first chapter…   A Witch on a Celtic Path Celtic Triad: Three things to be avoided by the Wise: expecting

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