Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan

Celtic Lore Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess Invoking the Morrigan Experience the life transforming beauty of Celtic Witchcraft by calling upon the Morrigan the Celtic embodiment of the victory strength and power of the divine feminine In this comprehensive and han

  • Title: Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan
  • Author: Stephanie Woodfield
  • ISBN: 9780738727677
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Experience the life transforming beauty of Celtic Witchcraft by calling upon the Morrigan the Celtic embodiment of the victory, strength, and power of the divine feminine.In this comprehensive and hands on guide, Stephanie Woodfield invites you to explore the Morrigan s history and origins, mythology, and magic Discover the hidden lessons and spiritual mysteries of the DaExperience the life transforming beauty of Celtic Witchcraft by calling upon the Morrigan the Celtic embodiment of the victory, strength, and power of the divine feminine.In this comprehensive and hands on guide, Stephanie Woodfield invites you to explore the Morrigan s history and origins, mythology, and magic Discover the hidden lessons and spiritual mysteries of the Dark Goddess as you perform guided pathworkings, rituals, and spells Draw on the unique energies of her many expressions her three main aspects of Macha, Anu, and Badb the legendary Morgan Le Fay and her other powerful guises.From shapeshifting and faery magic to summoning a lover and creating an Ogham oracle, the dynamic and multifaceted Dark Goddess will bring empowering wisdom and enchantment to your life and spiritual practice.

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    1. Most of us are familiar with Morrigan in her guise as Morgana La Fey, King Arthur’s wicked half sister who seduces him and is constantly trying to bring down his kingdom. Morgana was portrayed in very negative light. It was not until “Mists of Avalon” came out that she was finally portrayed in a positive light. The Morrigan is in fact an ancient goddess of the Tuatha d’Dannan. She blessed the warriors with strength as they fought against the Fir Bolgs. Later on Tuatha D’Danan would fig [...]

    2. Most Pagans who have been around the block for a few years have learned to be highly critical/skeptical of titles published by Llewellyn and for good reason. This book, however, was a nice surprise and managed to use credible (and academic) sources for its passages regarding lore of the Morrigan, Celtic Reconstruction, and mythos. Works cited includes authors such as Isaac Bonewits, Ronald Hutton, and academic press publishers. That being said, I can only give this book 4 vs. 5 stars only becaus [...]

    3. We've used several of the rituals so far during group Esbats and they have been very powerful! Everyone seemed to get into it. Actually combined a few of the new moon rituals into one. Highly recommend.

    4. This is an excellent example of the power of a great cover. I saw a photo of a table full of books posted by a friend who was at an event. The cover of this one caught my eye, so I did a bit of research and decided to order it.I hope that you don't allow the fact that it took me so long to read it to deter you. I would read bits and set it aside, then pick it up again after I had a chance to contemplate the material. In my opinion, this isn't the sort of book that you plow through in one or two [...]

    5. Three mentions of 'magick' on the first page of this book raised my ire. A quick scan then revealed knockers (I really cannot imagine in what way the author sought to connect them with Morrigan without having read the book) to be described as 'benign faeries'. Any Cornishman will tell you that the story's far more complicated than that. Further scanning suggested that much of the book consists of various rituals and spells (I know, the distinctly Wiccan sounding title did cause me to worry about [...]

    6. I was drawn to this book, as the Morrigan is one of the deities I call upon in a Celtic version of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. I wanted to learn more about her from someone who works with her regularly, and this book was a great resource. Lots of rituals, meditations, and loads of information drawn from many sources of ancient Celtic lore and legend. Very well researched and heartfelt.

    7. while truly wasn't what i was looking for this is a rather strong book. Woodfield speaks of her personal experience and how they played a role in developing in her life. the mytho aspect is strong but the book is tilted more towards those looking or needing more of a spellcrafting book on The Morrigan. if that's what you're looking for this book is prefect for you.

    8. 2.5 rounded up to 3. Because some of her information was actually on the accurate side. The rest though, rituals, invocations and ChargesNew Age all the way

    9. I read this book while doing research on the Morrigan. I am not a Wiccan practitioner so I can't comment on its relevancy or accuracy in that respect. What I can say is that this book is a really interesting and thorough examination of the Morrigan and her place in Irish mythology. It's also far easier to read than other academic dissertations or books on Irish myths and gods. I think anyone interested in this goddess should give this book a try.

    10. This book is now one of my all-time favourite books. The author has put together a great read. The guided visualisations at the beginning of each chapter are riveting and all the information about the Morrigan put forward in a personal approach was super. I highly recommend this book.

    11. I loved this book from start to finish. It came at a most appropriate time in my life to learn about the Morrigan.

    12. This is a great accompaniment to any proficient follower of the celtic pre-christian spirituality and/or wiccan religion. The author gives a wide variation on the goddess Morrigan and Her archetypical aspects. It is a great resource in forming a priest/ess outlook on working with this goddess and lays good groundwork for exploring Her many faces. I would suggest further exploration in more academic tomes on this goddess, but please keep this handy to help create ritual to honor her and help deep [...]

    13. There is a lot of great information in this book. I love the Spellwork, it flows easily. I've always had a affinity for this Goddess and I truly feel more connected to her energy after working with some of the spells in this book. I find these spells to be a bit on the lighter side for this dark Goddess, but it is a great place to start to dive deeper into your own work with her. This is a great base to help inspire you to write your own spells and rituals to suit your particular branch of Witch [...]

    14. I really do love this book. Stephanie does a fantastic job of helping you through your journey to meet the Morrigan. I have always had a love of the goddesses many faces, and felt a particular draw to the Morrigan. This is a well written and pretty well rounded book. The Morrigan is a hard subject to write about being that they/she/it suffers from what most celtic/irish pantheon deities suffer from the stories were over written, re-written, and lost. As you read the collection that Stephanie has [...]

    15. A very well put together book!For a long time, I have been searching for information about The Morrigan and goddesses associated with Her. Now, I have found a book that is so full of information, it could have easily been a two volume set. Stephanie Woodfield has done her homework. This book contains history, myth, poems and prose, spells, meditations and recipes for incense. I recommend this book as a read-through or as a reference book.

    16. Love this book. I picked it up on a whim as the title appealed to me and have never been so pleased with a book. It was a very interesting read and the poems and rituals are beautiful too and add to the charm of this book.I didn't give it 5 stars though because the spells and rituals are not indexed which means you have to add your own bookmarks to your favourites.

    17. Insightful Read about the Ancient Ones of Ireland. Author References historical literature, The aspects of The Morrigan, Queen Maeve.

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