Books - Recommended Readings from Your Village Witch

Gods and Goddesses

Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess
Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess

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 wideranging 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, and Voudon Loa .

Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid's healing powers. Inside you'll find Brigidfocused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more.

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Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess $18.95 /each

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

Invoke the Morrigan, the Celtic embodiment of the victory, strength, and power of the Divine Feminine, and be transformed by her fierce and magnificent energy.

In this comprehensive, hands on guide to Celtic Witchcraft, Stephanie Woodfield invites you to explore the Morrigan's rich 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 compatible with any magical path. Draw on the unique energies of the Morrigan's 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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Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan $21.99 /each

Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective
Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective

Drawing on twenty-six years of experience as a Jungian analyst, the author shows how the stories and images of ancient mythology can illuminate the depths of the psyche. In particular she shows how those in the grip of addiction confront the great Irish goddess Maeve, whose name means the inebriating one and whose drink was the sacred mead. Maeve represents the profoundly human and archetypal need for experiences of ecstasy and sovereignty. Written with passion and clarity, the author gives us Queen Maeve in full, and invites us to comprehend the wildness of the Celtic imagination. She brings with her the sensitivity of a psychoanalyst who has companioned many souls suffering the dislocations and addictions of modern life. For those who have had to battle with their own addictions or with those of their loved ones or clients, this book offers the promise of understanding how that battle is suffered, fought, and won.

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Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective $29.95 /each

Hekate: Goddess of Witches
Hekate: Goddess of Witches

Learn the myths and legends behind this beloved goddess plus practices and suggestions for making Hekate part of your spiritual path.

Courtney Weber (author of Brigid and The Morrigan) offers an informed, accessible journey through the lore and history of Hekate, the ancient goddess of crossroads, ghosts, and witchcraft, and reflects on Hekate's relevance today. Tools and techniques for incorporating this goddess into your personal journey round out the book.

Similar to her other works, Weber strikes a balance between the scholarly and the spiritual. Her exploration of Hekate combines solid research with practical, modern applications. The spiritual content is accessible to anyone with an interest in witchcraft, regardless of their faith or background.

Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of Hekate, exploring original mythology, historical context, and contemporary connotations, concluding with spells and personal rituals. The final chapter is a grimoire full of rituals, offerings, and other practices designed to help readers align themselves with this extraordinary goddess. The book also explores magickal ethics, what it means to be a witch in the twenty-first century, and best practices for successful witchcraft.

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Hekate: Goddess of Witches $16.95 /each

The Goddess Path: Myths, Invocations, and Rituals
The Goddess Path: Myths, Invocations, and Rituals

Now you can find more meaning and joy in your life, journey inward, find the divine, and become transformed, when you read The Goddess Path by Patricia Monaghan.

The Goddess Path can be your guide to speed you on your spiritual quest. Think of this book as a signpost on your spiritual travels, designed to help you nurture your own connection to the goddess and share in her boundless wisdom. Call her into your life with beautiful and ancient invocations. Create your own rituals to honor the lessons she has to teach. As you ponder life-changing questions and venture on brave new experiments, you fan the divine spark into flame-and, in that fire, you are transformed.

The Goddess Path includes myths, symbols, feast days, ancient invocations, and suggestions for connecting with the following goddesses for these purposes and more.

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The Goddess Path: Myths, Invocations, and Rituals $21.99 /each

 Invoke the Goddess: Connecting to the Hindu, Greek & Egyptian Deities
Invoke the Goddess: Connecting to the Hindu, Greek & Egyptian Deities

Bring more love, peace, healing, and personal empowerment into your life by working with the Hindu, Greek, and Egyptian goddesses. Looking for love? Aphrodite will assist you. Need a magickal boost? Isis will show you the way. Lacking inspiration? Sarasvati will set your creativity flying.

Invoke the Goddess explores the symbolism of fifteen female manifestations of the Divine and offers guided visualizations that will show you how to connect with the Goddess's power. You'll also discover a thorough guide to cleansing your chakras, preparing ritual colored baths of solarized water, and the basics of a healthful and magickal diet and exercise plan. This remarkable book makes it easy to find the perfect deity you need for enhancing your life and relationship with the Goddess.

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Invoke the Goddess: Connecting to the Hindu, Greek & Egyptian Deities $17.99 /each

Invoking the Egyptian Gods
Invoking the Egyptian Gods

Delve into the powerful undercurrents of Egyptian magick and be forever changed. This book presents authentic rituals to invoke the gods. Step into their hidden realm, where true gnosis and healing are found.

A deeply spiritual experience unfolds as you begin to invoke the deities of ancient Egypt. Discover your true magickal name, create a doorway into other dimensions, receive messages from the Neteru, and become one with the gods once again.
• Call upon Isis for boundless love
• Invoke the warrior goddess Sekhmet for protection
• Summon Nut to unleash your creativity
• Reconnect with Hathor, Osiris, and many other gods and goddesses

Combining elegant rites with an evocative description of each deity's myths, this book invites you to begin a soul-level transformation and awaken to your own strength, power, and divinity.

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Invoking the Egyptian Gods $19.95 /each

Norse Goddess Magic: Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual
Norse Goddess Magic: Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual

A practical guide to the magic of the feminine side of the Norse pantheon

•Provides invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work

•Details the author's trancework to discover the personalities and powers of Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, and the 12 lesser known Aesir goddesses associated with her

•Offers a comprehensive guide to tranceworking to connect with the deities

Combining traditional research on folklore and the Eddas with trancework and meditation techniques, Alice Karlsdóttir was able to rediscover the feminine side of the Norse pantheon and assemble working knowledge of 13 Norse goddesses for both group ritual and personal spirit work.

Detailing her trancework journeys to connect with the goddesses, the author reveals the long-lost personalities and powers of each deity. She explores the Norse goddess Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, along with the 12 Asynjur, or Aesir goddesses, associated with her, such as Sjofn the peacemaker, Eir the Healer, and Vor the Wisewoman. She shares their appearances in the Eddas and Germanic mythology and explains the meanings of their names, their relationships to each other, and their connections to the roles of women in Old Norse society. She provides detailed instructions for invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work. She also offers a comprehensive guide to ritual tranceworking to allow anyone to directly experience deities and spiritual beings and develop spirit work relationships with them.

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Norse Goddess Magic: Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual $16.95 /each

Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, & Norse Magic
Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, & Norse Magic

Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. Revered since the Viking Age, Odin has been called the greatest of the gods--the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a transformer of consciousness, and a trickster who teaches truth. He is both war god and poetry god, and he is the Lord of Ravens, the All- Father, and the rune master.

Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Magic is the first book on Odin that is both historically sourced and accessible to a general audience. It explores Odin's origins, his appearances in sagas, old magic spells, and the Poetic Edda, and his influence on modern media, such as Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each chapter features suggestions for rituals, exercises, and music, so readers can comprehend and become closer to this complicated god.

Author Diana Paxson, an expert on Viking-era mythology, provides a complete portrait of Odin and draws on both scholarship and experience to provide context, resources, and guidance for those who are drawn to work with the Master of Ecstasy today.

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Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, & Norse Magic $22.95 /each

Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God
Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God

Anyone interested in the feminine face of God throughout the ages will find Sophia an illuminating experience. Caitlin Matthews' scholarship connects us to past, present, and future in the very depths of our femininity. ----Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and author of Bone: Dying into Life. Sophia, or "wisdom" in Greek, has been revered in many forms throughout history--from the Dark Goddess of ancient Anatolia; to her Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, and Cabalistic manifestations; to her current forms as Mary and the orthodox St. Sophia. In the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, Sophia sits with God until the creation. Then she falls into matter and becomes manifest in every atom, permeating all things "like the sparks that run through charcoal," as Matthews says. While God is "out there," the Goddess is "in here"-- the mother-wit of practical inspiration and compassion at the heart's core. This definitive work comprehensively establishes a realistic Goddess theology for Westerners in the twenty-first century: grounding spirituality in daily life and the natural world; learning to work playfully and play seriously; ending the gender war to enjoy sacred marriage.

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Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God $21.95 /each

The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might
The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might

An illuminating exploration of Ireland's ancient dark goddess—the beloved "phantom queen" of the Celtic world—with practices for modern-day devotees.

The Morrigan is one of Pagan Ireland's most famous--and notorious--goddesses. Her name translated as "phantom queen" or "great queen," the Morrigan is famous for being a goddess of war, witchcraft and death, protection and retribution. This book also explores her patronage of motherhood, healing, shapeshifting, and the land. Classified among the Sidhe (fairies), the Morrigan dates back at least to Ireland's Iron Age, but she is as modern as she is ancient―enjoying a growing contemporary and global following. Author Courtney Weber provides a guide for the modern devotee of this complex, mysterious goddess that encompasses practical veneration with modern devotionals, entwined with traditional lore and Irish-Celtic history.

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The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might $16.95 /each

A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru
A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru

Asatru Then and Now From its pre-Christian beginnings to its contemporary practitioners, Heathenry has long fascinated people from every corner of the world. Written from the unique perspective of a Heathen gythja, or Godwoman, A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru shows how to bring the beliefs and traditions of this ancient faith into your life today. In this complete guide to Asatru, you will discover:

• The mythology, folklore, and historical sagas of Northern European Heathens
• How to conduct rituals for birth, naming, entry into adulthood, weddings, divorces, funerals, and holy days • Practical techniques for meditation, trance-work, prayer, and working with runes and charms
• Heathen perspectives on the nature of time, creation, worship, ethics, oaths, and hospitality
• An in-depth glossary, index, pronunciation guide, and bibliography for further study

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A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru $17.99 /each

The Spirit of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses: Their History, Magical Power, and Healing Energies
The Spirit of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses: Their History, Magical Power, and Healing Energies

Brings the history of these gods and goddesses to life, along with visualizations, rituals, and exercises to help make them part of the reader’s spiritual practice.

Figures like Brigid, Cernunnos, Rhiannon, and the Morrigan are honored for their magic, their bravery, and their mythical deeds. Among pagans, the gods and goddesses of Gaul, Ireland, Wales, and the other Celtic lands rank with the most popular and influential of the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons.

This book provides an accessible guide for readers to learn about and connect spiritually with the gods and goddesses of the Celtic lands:
Learn key features of each of the major Irish, Welsh, and continental Celtic deities
Discover the major myths and lore associated with each deity
Create rituals and magical work appropriate for each deity
Understand the psychological archetypes of each god and goddess
Forge true and meaningful relationships with the deities for our time
Relate the various gods and goddesses to the sabbats and holy days

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The Spirit of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses: Their History, Magical Power, and Healing Energies $16.95 /each

 Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge
Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge

Filled with rituals, exercises, and meditations, Tending Brigid's Flame presents the beloved Celtic goddess through three aspects of her sacred flame:

Hearth: The Welcoming Flame opens the door to receive Brigid into your home, to protect and make sacred all the activities of everyday life. Food magic, hospitality, and house-blessing are some of the ways Brigid keeps your home fires burning.

Temple: The Devotional Flame explores Brigid's allies, seasons, symbols, and sacred places. You'll meet Brigid's sister goddesses, both Celtic and worldwide, and learn about the timeless custom of flamekeeping and other ways you can offer your devotion to Brigid within the temple of your heart.

Forge: The Transforming Flame shares ways in which Brigid transforms and inspires through craft and creativity, healing of body and spirit, the power of words, and tempering your skills into personal excellence.

Brigid has brought Celtic spirituality close to the hearts of people worldwide. Tending Brigid's Flame celebrates your own personal connection with Brigid and her place in your world.

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Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge $17.99 /each
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