Brigid - History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess by Courtney Weber
"A gorgeous history [and] a journey with the goddess herself: a journey through ritual, meditation and magic. Weber does a masterful job. If you are a fan of Brigid this is the book you¹ve been waiting for." --Jason Mankey, managing editor, Patheos Pagan
"Verdict: This is not a scholar’s book or a beginner’s introduction but instead a hands-on manual for the neopagan believer with a powerful interest in Celtic spirituality." —Graham Christian, formerly with Andover-Harvard Theological Lib., Cambridge, MA, Library Journal Xpress Review
"Lady of the Well, the Forge, and the Green Earth, I seek you." --Brigid, I Seek You
Brigid—mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wide-ranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations—Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa.
Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid’s healing powers. Inside you’ll find Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more.
“Brigid’s origin myths bring no peace to the logical mind. She appears as an important daughter of a God in one myth, but the mother of that God in a different telling, while vanishing completely in a third version. Which version is the right version? Does any myth from any source even have a ‘right’ telling? The various versions tell us about the storyteller. Brigid’s myths had many tellers and, therefore, many versions. Stories varied widely, circulated through oral tradition in local vernacular. As Christian monks later recorded the myths, characters were often augmented to fit Christian ideals.” —from the book
|Courtney Weber is a Wiccan priestess, writer, tarot adviser, and activist. A tarot reader with nearly 20 years’ experience, Courtney produced and designed Tarot of the Boroughs, a modern tarot deck set in New York City, composed of original photography. She is the author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess (Weiser, 2015). She has been published on Huffington Post, The Wild Hunt, in Circle Times magazine, and elsewhere. Photo credit: Rebekah Carmichael
|6 x 9
11 b&w photographs
May 1, 2015