History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess
249 Blz., ISBN 978 1 57863 567 2
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, Caribbean Voodoo deity.
"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
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.
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