Pagan Portals Irish Paganism

Author: Morgan Daimler
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 178535146X
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Irish Reconstructionist Polytheism is an often misunderstood path, but it is one with great richness and depth for those who follow it. This short introductory book touches on the basic beliefs and practices of Irish Polytheism as well as other important topics for people interested in practicing the religion using a Reconstructionist methodology or who would just like to know more about it. Explore the cosmology of the ancient Irish and learn how the old mythology and living culture show us the Gods and spirits of Ireland and how to connect to them. Ritual structure is explored, as well as daily practices and holidays, to create a path that brings the old beliefs forward into the modern world.

Witta

Author: Edain McCoy
Editor: Llewellyn Publications
ISBN: 9780875427324
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Discover how you can bring the secrets of the Old Religion of Ireland into your life today for positive change and personal development, when you read Witta by Edain McCoy. The beauty and simplicity that is paganism may never be more evident than in Witta, the Old Religion of Ireland. Witta was born of a people who loved their rugged, green Earth Mother and who worshiped her through the resources she provided—without the elaborate tools, ritual dress, and rigid, intimidating initiation rites prescribed by other religions. The magick and ritual words come, as they did thousands of years ago, from within the heart of the practitioner. Witta is the first practical guide that teaches Irish paganism as a religious system within the framework of Irish history. It provides an overview of what influenced the Wittan religion. Then it gives you practical, specific guidelines for using and constructing Wittan rituals and practicing Irish spells and magick. ·Discover the connection between Celtic mythology and the tradition of Witta ·Learn how the Druids bridged the gap between the old ways and the new ·Find out how the eight sabbats of Witta differ from those of Wicca ·Explore the meaning and symbology of the tools used in Wittan ritual ·Understand why faeries and spirits are important to Wittan practice ·Find out how the trees in the Celtic Tree system relate to magickal practice ·Uncover the inherent power within homespun spell-crafting ·Construct your own rituals according to Wittan tradition ·Follow practical guidelines for initiating spirit and faery contact The ancient religion of Witta offers a positive, tranquil, peace-loving path for anyone seeking spiritual alternatives. Let Witta be your map for following that path.

Celtic Flame

Author: Aedh Rua
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595529704
Size: 16,51 MB
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This book is a complete, practical guide to Irish Pagan traditions that will give you access to essential information about the Pagan Irish deities, spirits, worldview, values, and way of life. More important, it includes information on tools, rituals, and magick that will allow you to begin practicing right away! With Celtic Flame, you can begin practicing Irish Paganism, accessing the power of the Irish deities and spirits with rituals that work! Beyond this, it gives you the inside scoop on the Irish deities, who they are, what they want, and how to get them on your side. So, get this book and begin practicing a more meaningful and authentic Celtic path than you ever thought possible.

21st Century Irish Paganism

Author: Jenny Butler
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9781472472090
Size: 17,68 MB
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21st Century Irish Paganism provides an overview of the beliefs and practices of practitioners of Paganism in modern Ireland. Modern-day nature-based spirituality or religiosity, as distinct from pre-Christian contexts of indigenous religions, is examined here in relation to beliefs, rituals, festivals, sacred sites, and the creation of art and ritual objects. Beliefs in magic, deities, fairies and other spiritual beings are explored. This book provides valuable insights into the lived experiences of Irish Pagans including those who are followers of Druidry and other forms of Celtic spirituality, Wicca and other kinds of Pagan Witchcraft. The book presents a detailed documentation and analysis of this vibrant and dynamic culture that relates to Irish landscape, mythology and history in unique ways. The richly descriptive accounts of magical rituals and festival celebrations that the author took part in, along with interview extracts from Pagan practitioners themselves, combine to shed light on the motivations for this kind of spiritual expression and the attraction that Pagan religion holds for its followers. As the first extensive academic study of Irish contemporary Paganism, this book reveals important information about current cultural and social change in Ireland.

Contemporary Pagan And Native Faith Movements In Europe

Author: Kathryn Rountree
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782386475
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Pagan and Native Faith movements have sprung up across Europe in recent decades, yet little has been published about them compared with their British and American counterparts. Though all such movements valorize human relationships with nature and embrace polytheistic cosmologies, practitioners’ beliefs, practices, goals, and agendas are diverse. Often side by side are groups trying to reconstruct ancient religions motivated by ethnonationalism—especially in post-Soviet societies—and others attracted by imported traditions, such as Wicca, Druidry, Goddess Spirituality, and Core Shamanism. Drawing on ethnographic cases, contributors explore the interplay of neo-nationalistic and neo-colonialist impulses in contemporary Paganism, showing how these impulses play out, intersect, collide, and transform.

Pagan Portals Gods And Goddesses Of Ireland

Author: Morgan Daimler
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785354507
Size: 20,28 MB
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A concise guide to the Gods and Goddesses of pagan Ireland, their history, mythology, and symbols. Rooted in the past but still active in the world today, the Gods and Goddesses of Ireland have always been powerful forces that can bless or challenge, but often the most difficult thing is to simply find information about them. This short introductory text looks at a variety of different Irish deities, common and more obscure, from their ancient roots to the modern practices associated with honoring them in, an encyclopedia-style book with entries in easy-to-use sections.

Child S Eye View Of Irish Paganism

Author: Blackbird O'Connell
Editor:
ISBN: 9781304034151
Size: 10,92 MB
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Crafting Contemporary Pagan Identities In A Catholic Society

Author: Kathryn Rountree
Editor: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754669739
Size: 17,96 MB
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Contemporary western Paganism is now a global religious phenomenon with Pagans in many parts of the world sharing much in common - from a nature-revering worldview and lifestyle to a host of chants, invocations, ritual tools and magical practices. But there are also locally-specific differences. Local religious contexts, landscapes, histories, traditions, politics, values and norms all impact on local Paganisms. This is nowhere more evident than in a strongly Catholic society, where religion and culture are deeply entwined. Taking the Mediterranean society of Malta as a case study, this book invites readers inside the world of a small, hidden sub-culture. Showing what it is like being Pagan in a society where the vast majority of the population is Roman Catholic, and Catholicism permeates every sphere of public and domestic, social and political life, Rountree reveals that Paganism here is a unique brew of indigenous and global influences. Pagans employ both creativity and borrowing in constructing identities within a cultural context characterized by antagonism as well as continuity. This book explores the intersections of religious and cultural identity, the global and local, Paganism and Christianity, with insights grounded in rich ethnographic detail based on long-term fieldwork. Rountree makes invaluable comparisons with other studies of modern Pagans and their various worlds.

Druid Shaman Priest

Author: Leslie Jones
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This work examines the changing figure of the Druid as a continuum from classical times to the present. It queries why, if we know virtually nothing about the real druids, people have found the image of the druid so compelling.