Holy Hills And Pagan Places Of Ireland

Author: Hector McDonnell
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ISBN: 9781904263623
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In this illustrated book Hector McDonnell describes how Ireland's pre-Christian beliefs still shape Ireland's beliefs and customs.

History Of Paganism In Caledonia

Author: Thomas Wise
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Sculptured Stones Of Scotland

Author: John Stuart
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The Church Of England Magazine Afterw The Church Of England And Lambeth Magazine

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Author: Spalding Club, Aberdeen
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Pagan Magic Of The Northern Tradition

Author: Nigel Pennick
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620553902
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A practical guide to the magical history, customs, and practices of pre-Christian Northern Europe • Details the everyday magic of the Northern Tradition, including household magic, protection spells, and the significance of the days of the week • Explores direct natural magic, such as shapeshifting and soul travel, and talismanic or sigil magic, including runes and rituals to unlock the power of crafted objects • Explains how many of these customs continue to the present day In the pre-Christian societies of Northern Europe, magic was embedded in the practical skills of everyday life. Everything in Nature was ensouled with an inner spirit, as was anything made by hand. People believed in magic because it worked and because it was part of the functionality of their day-to-day lives. Many of these practical observances and customs continue to the present day as rural traditions, folk customs, household magic, and celebrations of the high and holy days of the calendar. Exploring the magical pagan traditions of the people now called Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian, Slavonic, and Baltic, Nigel Pennick examines the underlying principle of the Northern Tradition--the concept of Wyrd--and how it empowers the arts of operative magic, such as direct natural magic and talismanic or sigil magic. Through direct natural magic, individuals can shape shift, journey out of the body, or send one of their three souls (fylgia or “fetch”) ahead of them. Sigil magic involves the powers contained in objects, which can be channeled after the appropriate ritual. Runes are the most powerful sigils in the Northern Tradition and were used to ward off illness, danger, hostile magic, and malevolent spirits. Emphasizing the importance of the cycles of Nature to the tradition, Pennick explores the eightfold sun dials and the four ways the solar year is defined. He looks at the days of the week and their symbolic association with different deities as well as why particular acts are performed on certain days and what the customary lucky and unlucky days are. He also examines sacred spaces, household magic, protection spells, and the role of music in the Northern Tradition. Explaining all the traditional holidays and activities necessary to honor them, Pennick shows how anyone can participate authentically in the magic of the Northern Tradition if they take care to do things properly, with respect, and on the right day.

Myths And Symbols In Pagan Europe

Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719025792
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The Irish Book Lover

Author: Bruce Stewart
Editor: Princess Grace Irish Library
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The Irish Book Lover ranks as the longest-lasting of all twentieth-century Irish literary journals, with a run of 227 issues published under the editorships of John S. Crone (1909-25), Séamus Ó Casaide (1928-1930) and Colm Ó Lochlainn (1930-57). As a bibliographical and reviewing journal rather than a forum for commentary, poetry or fiction, it is less often consulted than literary journals such as the Irish Review or The Bell but nevertheless illustrates with great clarity some of the key changes in modern Irish culture and society between 1909 and 1957. Though superseded by a variety of reviewing organs, it gives an inspiring example to Irish book lovers in our own time.The Princess Grace Irish Library has compiled a sampler of the journal here, together with an index of the entire series. The present volume also contains the introductory lecture given by Dr. Nicholas Allen at the "Irish Book Lover" Symposium held in Monaco to commemorate the journal. The symposium was also afforded a planned opportunity to survey existing resources for Irish literary history in the company of fifteen Irish publishers, librarians, teachers, critics and - last but not least - owners of Irish-studies websites.

Walker S Hand Book Of Ireland

Author: James Godkin
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Stories From A Sacred Landscape

Author: Caimin O'Brien
Editor: Mercier PressLtd
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In this book, Caimin O'Brien looks beneath the monastic ruins of County Offaly. O'Brien draws on archaeology, history, poetry, folklore and legend to create vivid portraits of twenty-three sacred places within Offaly. He recounts the tales that surround the county's first saints and the monasteries they founded. Because four of the five ancient provinces of Ireland met in Offaly, its monasteries played a crucial economic and political role in Irish history. O'Brien follows the stories of Offaly's monastic foundations through tribal conflict, Anglo-Norman conquest, Gaelic Revival, the Reformation and on to the present day. Lavish illustrations make this book a visual feast. It features images of Offaly's monastic landscape by the internationally renowned photographer James Fraher. The book also contains full-colour photographs of the treasures produced in Offaly's monasteries, including exquisite gold, silver and bronze artworks and illuminated manuscripts. In addition, it highlights the artistry of monastic stonemasons and of the county's stained glass windows, many by Harry Clarke Studios.

The Origin And History Of Irish Names Of Places

Author: Patrick Weston Joyce
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Irish Builder And Engineer

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The Irish Book Lover

Author: John Smyth Crone
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Ecclesiastical Dictionary

Author: John Thein
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A Dictionary Of Christian Biography Literature Sects And Doctrines Being A Continuation Of The Dictionary Of The Bible

Author: Smith
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The Profane Book Of Irish Comedy

Author: David Krause
Editor: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press
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This book discusses the major works of 14 Irish playwrights: Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Dion Boucicault, William Boyle, Paul Vincent Carrol, George Fitzmaurice, Lady Gregory, Denis Johnston, Sean O'Casey, Lennox Robinson, Bernard Shaw, George Shields, J.M. Synge, and W.B. Yeats. Shown are the ways in which these works are linked, emotionally and thematically, to early Gaelic literature and the tradition of the mythic pagan playboy. -- Publisher description

The Journal Of The Royal Historical And Archaeological Association Of Ireland

Author: Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland
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