Posts Tagged ‘ Celtic ’

Excerpt from Pagan Portals Manannan

Jun 28th, 2019 | By

Pagan Portals – Manannán mac Lir by Morgan Daimler – unravelling the mystery, magic, and myth of Manannán. Here’s an excerpt from the preface: The Celtic gods have often held a place, as in paganism, as one of the more popular and more often written about pantheons, yet it can be a challenge to find

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Quia Ergo Femina: My Journey to the Goddess

Nov 22nd, 2018 | By

My parents began taking me to church as soon as I was old enough to go, which is to say, from the time of my christening onward.  I grew up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, which was somewhat more relaxed toward Communion than the Catholics but still had a lot of rules to

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Celtic Medicinal Plants

Aug 11th, 2018 | By

Moon Books author Angela Paine will be giving a talk on Celtic Medicinal Plants at the Christian Community, Cainscross road, Stroud on Sunday the 2nd September 2018 at 11.00 am. She will also be signing copies of her new book, the Healing Plants of the Celtic Druid, in which she covers a whole new range of

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Danu Forest at The Shamanic Lands

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By

Moon Books author Danu Forest will be talking at the Shamanic Lands conference in Wales this May.   Danu will be talking about the Celtic Otherworld and offers you  the invitation to explore your own connection to Annwfn, and seek the wisdom of its Chief and Guardian Gwyn ap Nudd, the bright god of the Brythonic

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Different Kinds of Warriors Part One

Mar 10th, 2018 | By

Great black wings Beating at my back Keeping me on track Pulling up the slack So I am not I fight, The black hyenas Of the mind When I find They are chewing The carcass Of my motivation I pray to the Morrígan For she knows how to transform Into the beast that is needed

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Brigid’s Day

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

Brigid, who is also known as Persephone Rises like an epiphany From the womb of Winter’s death. Imbolc, celebrated at the start of February; roughly half way between winter solstice and spring equinox (in the Northern hemisphere anyway- in the southern hemisphere this would be around the start of August, around the time we are

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Winter Solstice Video Link from Newgrange

Dec 18th, 2017 | By

Although I live in Ireland I am sadly the other end of the country from the Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange where hundreds gather for the sunrise of Winter Solstice. Those few lucky people enough to be able to enter the tomb gather in the darkness to await the rays of the sun which light up

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The Crows with White Feathers

Nov 26th, 2017 | By

We see them every day now. I don’t know when they moved in; or maybe they’ve always been around and we just never noticed them until recently. Three huge, adult crows who always hang around together, hopping along the grass verges outside the local council building. I saw a meme recently that said ‘If you’ve

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Hello, I’m Angela Paine

Nov 24th, 2017 | By

  I am the author of the healing power of Celtic plants My second book, Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids, will appear in bookshops and online some time next year. This time of the year I try to migrate to somewhere warmer, such as India, South East Asia, the Canaries, travelling on a shoestring,

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Celtic Witchcraft for Beltane and Beyond

May 7th, 2017 | By

By Mabh Savage This time last year I was delighted to be at Waterstones, launching my latest book, Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft. As well as speaking about the book, and treating everyone to some mead and my mum’s delicious cakes, I popped in a few little spells for people to try out. I tried to

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