Celtic Tree and Animal Spirit Astrology
A unique and exciting new Astrology System based on a blend of Celtic Tree knowledge, ancient wisdom and modern astrology Celtic Tree and Animal Spirit Astrology is a completely new and carefully devised system of astrology linking many aspects of Celtic myth and symbolism into the modern-day zodiac. The Celts saw trees as a link with the supernatural world. Trees provided a connection to the world of spirits and ancestors through doorways into other worlds. Celtic tree astrology is the astrology system believed to be practised by the ancient Irish, based on natural symbolism: the tree. There are a number of versions of Tree Astrology, many centred on the cycles of the moon with the year divided into the 13 lunar months established by the Druid religion. The system used in this book draws specifically on the trees of the Ogham (the Celtic Alphabet and core behind the concept of Celtic Tree Astrology) known to be native in Ireland in Celtic times. Symbols and deities drawn from Celtic myths, festivals and documents have been linked with symbols, associations and attributes of the modern-day zodiac to offer insight into psychology, spirituality and life path depending on the reader's Celtic Tree. As well as delving deeper into the meaning of each tree, this book weaves modern astrology practices, Celtic myths and festivals and known associations of animals through Celtic and other cultures into the Celtic Tree System. This combination of the author's knowledge of astrology, psychology and symbolism will take you on one of the most wondrous of all journeys: the journey of self-discovery.
Secret Medicines from Your Garden
A guided exploration of herbal lore and healing plants found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows • Draws on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions • Provides simple recipes to safely make herbal remedies from local plants and honey for first aid, immune support, and treatment of common ailments • Details the “triangle” formula-making system of William LeSassier • Explains how to work with plant spirits, herbal astrology, and Animal Spirit Medicine Weaving together ancient wisdom, mystical folklore, and modern plant research, master herbalist Ellen Evert Hopman explores the many uses of flowers, trees, common weeds, and ornamental plants for food, medicine, spiritual growth, and magical rituals. She reveals the herbal lore surrounding each plant, drawing on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions. She includes recipes throughout so you can make medicines from wild and domesticated plants easily found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows, and she discusses what to plant to ensure you have leaves, berries, and flowers all year. The author reveals how to quickly intuit an unknown plant’s properties using the signatures of plants--universal indications and contraindications based on the form, color, and location of a plant. She includes an in-depth section on honey and Bee Medicine, allowing you to appreciate the labors of these plant-dependent insects. Exploring the magical role of herbs in ancient ritual, Hopman provides recipes for Egyptian temple incense and their sacred medicine known as “Kyphi” or “Kaphet,” used to purify the body, banish insomnia, and promote vivid dreaming. She explores shamanic Plant Spirit and Animal Spirit Medicine as well as herbal astrology. She also explains the “triangle” formula-making system of her herbal mentor William LeSassier to help you develop custom herbal remedies tailored to a person’s unique strengths and weaknesses. Showing how to easily incorporate wild plants into your life to receive their healing benefits throughout the seasons, Hopman reveals the power of the bounty that Mother Nature has provided right at our doorstep.
A fascinating guide to the many different traditions within astrology, including Western, Chinese, and Native American systems. With easy-to-understand charts and delightful illustrations, Astrology Dictionary explores the techniques and systems to provide valuable insights into destiny, character, and relationships.
Llewellyn's 2014 Witches' Datebook
Today’s busy Witches can stay on top of it all—the magical and the mundane—with Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook, now featuring enchanting illustrations from award-winning artist Kathleen Edwards. Add a little magic to each day and keep pace with the ever-turning Wheel of the Year with this indispensable, on-the-go tool. You’ll find fun, fresh ways to celebrate the sacred seasons and enhance your practice—inspiring Sabbat musings (Elizabeth Barrette), tasty Sabbat recipes (Magenta Griffith), Moon rituals (James Kambos), and animal magic (Lupa). For spellwork, there’s astrological information and daily colors. Also included are in-depth articles on charming jewelry (Ellen Dugan), a Witch’s mini herb garden (Deborah Blake), spontaneous divining (Autumn Damiana), spellcraft on the fly (Marion Sipe), and more.
Llewellyn's 2012 Witches' Companion
Keep on top of the latest witchy trends, practices, and discussions in the Wiccan/Pagan community with Llewellyn's insightful and thought-provoking Witches' Companion. Designed for busy modern witches, this book contains a treasury of simple, practical tips for living your craft each day with wisdom and flair. Nearly two-dozen original articles deal with everything from popular debates and craft ideas to health and eco-activism. Gain fresh perspective and helpful advice on timely topics organized by theme: community, witchy living, witchcraft essentials, and magical transformations. —The joys and challenges of being a Pagan parent —When (and if) it's appropriate to dress "witchy" —Easy recipes for delicious, magical meals —Ways to save money while enjoying a spiritually rich practice . . . and much more! Bonus: A sixteen-month calendar featuring Moon void-of-course data, plus spotlighted monthly national causes and ways for you to get involved. Also look for our Witches' Calendar and Witches' Datebook, the perfect complements to Llewellyn's Witches' Companion.
Llewellyn's 2011 Witches' Calendar
JORDAN D. BROWN has written award-winning books, articles, and websites for children, teachers, and parents. His clients include Scholastic, Sesame Workshop, TIME for Kids, and Thirteen/WNET. His nonfiction work includes Robo World, a biography of a robot designer (Joseph Henry Press, 2005); his children's fiction includes Just Kidding! (2001) and Animal E.R. (1999). Brown has written science articles, games, and humorous songs about astronomy, paleontology, marine biology, and much more for the American Museum of Natural History's kids website, OLogy. Brown has also served as Educational Consultant for a variety of preschool children's shows, including The Mr. Men Show (Cartoon Network), Dinosaur Train (PBS), My Friend Rabbit (NBC), and Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (Nickelodeon).
How to Become a Witch
Set forth on the Witch's path—this friendly introductory guide presents the key beliefs and practices of Witchcraft and offers step-by-step instruction on how to become a Witch. Best-selling authors Amber K and Azrael Arynn K have nearly fifty years of Craft experience between them. They've taught hundreds of students the basics of Witchcraft, and now they're offering readers the same clear, structured guidance here. This Witchcraft book teaches you everything you need to know about Craft essentials: Ritual tools Daily practices Ethics Spellcasting Deepening your connection to nature Divination and dreams Sabbats and Esbats The Wheel of the Year Gods and Goddesses Pentagrams and other Craft symbols Training, initiation, and degrees Learn about Witchcraft as a way of life, how to locate a coven or work as a solitary, and—most importantly—how to grow magickally and spiritually.
Indigenous Medicine Wheel For All People
Based on the eight spoke medicine wheel as received by Dr. Stec, this book may be used as a reference and guide to animals, trees, crystals, angels, and daily animal totems. The Medicine Wheel that he teaches does not represent any tribe of North America or any tradition.
Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Companion
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Companion -- Modern and Creative Ways to Advance Your Craft Discover great tips and ideas for improving your Witchcraft every day. Llewellyn’s Witches’ Companion will keep you one step ahead of the latest witchy trends, Craft practices, and Pagan issues. This impressive guide features some of the most innovative Wiccan/Pagan thinkers writing today: Elizabeth Barrette • Melanie Marquis • Michael Furie • Tess Whitehurst • Lupa • Tiffany Lazic • Diana Rajchel • and many more Includes more than two dozen provocative and practical articles Tips for the Aspiring Psychic The Witchy Household Music for Ritual and Magic How to Celebrate the Sabbats During Challenging Weather Living Pagan at Work Personal Healing with the Ancient Ones Creating Your Own Coven Website Pagans and Mental Illness Why You Need Your Muse Includes a sixteen-month calendar and lunar information for spellwork and rituals
Treasures of the Unicorn
Best selling author Ted Andrews guides you once more into Nature on the sacred quest for the unicorn. And on that quest you find what was lost, heal what was hurt and restore to life what had died!
The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire
Discover the Power of the Grimoire! A grimoire records your personal journey through the world of magick. It's where you record your favorite spells, chronicle your magical developments, and keep your most treasured secrets. And now, Skye Alexander, spellcraft expert and author of The Modern Guide to Witchcraft, teaches you how to create your own. First, you'll learn the importance and history of the witch's grimoire. Then, you'll go step by step through the process of putting together your very own book. From selecting spells to blessing your grimoire, you will be able to personalize your book of shadows and tailor it to your specific powers. With your own grimoire in hand, you'll be ready to continue your journey in learning the craft.
Fabulous Creatures, Mythical Monsters, and Animal Power Symbols
Signs & Symbols
From ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day graffiti, discover the secrets, origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols The world around us is filled with signs and symbols. Modern signs like alphabets and flags are universally recognisable, whereas many symbols of ancient derivation are hard to decipher. Explore the fascinating origins and meanings of the signs and symbols people have used over the centuries and discover how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklore, art and contemporary culture. Find out why a flag at half-mast is a symbol of mourning, why a heart pierced by an arrow is a symbol of love and the ancient roots of fertility symbols.
A History of the World's Religions
A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. A History of the World’s Religions examines the following topics: Some Primal and Bygone Religions The Religions of South Asia The Religions of East Asia The Religions of the Middle East This fourteenth edition is fully updated throughout with new images and inset text boxes to help guide students and instructors. Complete with figures, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the world’s religions.
The Piatkus Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit
Don't know your asana from your elemental? Have you always wanted to know the difference between a psychic and a spirit medium? The Piatkus Dictionary of Mind Body & Spirit will make you an instant expert. This definitive reference work covers all aspects of this growing field of interest, covering subjects as diverse as holistic health and alternative therapies; eastern medical practices; ancient civilisations; alternative spiritual teachings and practices; pagan religions and magic; religion and philosophy of eastern and ancient cultures; astrology, divination and prophecy; earth energies and geomancy; mythology and folklore; self-help and personal development. Both an expert's guide to definitions, and a browser's delight, The Piatkus Dictionary of Mind Body & Spirit is a fun and invaluable reference book.
Llewellyn's Magical Sampler
Raymond Buckland • Scott Cunningham • Silver RavenWolf • Ted Andrews • Don Michael Kraig • Edain McCoy • D.J. Conway • John Michael Greer • Sandra Kynes • Ember Grant • Donald Tyson • Dr. Jonn Mumford The Best Spells, Rituals, and Ideas from Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, a bestselling magical resource since 1990 Delve into the brilliant minds of the most popular magical writers, and discover powerful tips, techniques, and lore for important esoteric topics. With more than seventy articles organized according to the four elements, this book is an indispensible collection of magical ideas for casual magic users and aficionados alike. Money and Prosperity • Auras and Crystals • Folklore and Faeries • Totems and Sacred Animals • Dreams and Magical Symbols • Runes and Tarot • Ceremonies and Rituals • Spiritual Protection • Psychic Awareness • and Much More
The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery
Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find the ancient and modern interpretation for magical and mystical terms, together with explanations for the differences between the varied (and often conflicting) approaches to magic.
The Secret Language of the Soul
This latest in the Secret Language series is an inspiring survey of faith and ritual through the ages, from Native American vision quests to chakras, avatar, and archangels. Original and ancient artworks depict some of the most profound and compelling images ever devised. This richly illustrated volume is an inviting universal guide to the realm of the divine. Over 200 full-color illustrations.