Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions index Sacred Texts Wicca & Neo-Paganism Irish Druids And Old Irish Religions by James Bonwick This scholarly, but very readable, book covers what was known about Druids and Irish Paganism at the end of the nineteenth century. Title PagePrefaceContents Part I. Who Were The Druids? Part II. IntroductionIrish SuperstitionsIrish Magic, and Tuatha De DanaansIrish GodsIdol-WorshipSerpent FaithSun-WorshipFire-WorshipStone-WorshipAnimal WorshipThe Shamrock, and Other Sacred PlantsWell-WorshipHoly BellsIrish CrossesThe Sacred Tara HillRound Tower CreedOssian the BardThe Culdees of Druidical DaysThe Future Life, or Land of the WestAncient Irish LiteratureThe Lia Fail, or the Stone of Destiny
The power of the willow tree The Power of the Willow Tree By Glennie Kindred (Originally Published at Imbolc 1997) The Willow is the tree most associated with the moon, water, the Goddess and all that is feminine. The early spring festival of Imbolc, Oimelc or Imolg is one of the two great female fire festivals among the yearly cycle of four. The willow has much to teach us in its associations with our feminine aspects. The willow has always been known as a tree of dreaming and enchantment, and it was associated in Celtic legend with poets and with spells of fascination and binding. This movement on the emotional level, of allowing the emotions to come through to the surface, is the power of the willow's essential energy. When you are either over-stimulated by your feelings or cut off from them, connecting with a tree with a water attunement will greatly help. On a herbal level, willow bark has been used for its pain-relieving qualities for at least 2,000 years.
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Willow Folk names: Osier, Pussy Willow, Saille, Salicyn Willow, Saugh Tree, White Willow, Witches Aspirin, Withe, Withy Medicinal properties: Willow bark contains salicin, or Salicylic acid, used to make aspirin. Infusions from the bark have long been used as a remedy for cholls, rheumatism, and fevers. Willow sap applied to the skin can remedy acne, and a strong decoction of boiling the bark and leaves in water can be rubbed into the scalp for dandruff. Magickal properties: New Moon magick, creativity, fertility, female rights of passage, inspiration, emotion, binding. Also known as the tree of immortality because of its ability to re grow from a fallen branch in moist ground. A wand made from Willow wood has many uses: sleep with it and have more vivid dreams, use it to draw down the moon, protection for underworld journeying Magickal Brooms, witch's brooms are traditionally bound with a willow's branch. There once was a Willow, and he was very old, But ere the rude winter could buffet him with snow,
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Greek Gods and Goddesses 316Google + "Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen." --Homer, The Iliad The gods of ancient Greece, most of whom were adopted by the ancient Romans, were generally described as human in form, unaging, nearly immune to all wounds and sickness, capable of becoming invisible, able to travel vast distances almost instantly, and able to speak through human beings with or without their knowledge. Each Greco-Roman divinity has his or her own specific appearance, genaeology, interests, personality, and area of expertise, subject to significant local variants. The deities of ancient Rome were based in the Greek pantheon, but also included gods and goddesses incorporated from other cultures (such as Egyptian and Persian) and divinities associated with the Roman state. Sponsored Links
Gods And Goddesses A selection of articles related to gods and goddesses. Original articles from our library related to the Gods And Goddesses. See Table of Contents for further available material (downloadable resources) on Gods And Goddesses. Our Pagan Village: The Importance and Persuit of Honor Candlelight flickers over the Beltaine revels. Food is laid out in the circle for the feast. Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life What is hypnotic trance? 2.1 'Trance;' descriptive or misleading? Parapsychology >> Hypnosis Pagan Mythology Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays The Religious Experience: A Wiccan Viewpoint What is religion? Religion & Philosophy >> Religions Religions >> Paganism & Wicca Survivalists' Guide for the New Millennium: Chapter 6 AS THE WORM TURNS Health and well being are part of the natural birthright of the human being. Gods and Goddesses
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Earth Mysteries: Stonehenge and the Druids, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire - Earth Mysteries Stonehenge and the Druids, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire After centuries of neglect in the wake of first Roman and then Christian suppression, the Druids were rediscovered during the Renaissance when the revival of interest in ancient Greek and Latin writers brought attention to the works of Pliny, Tacitus, and Julius Caesar and their descriptions of the Celtic world. First in France in the sixteenth century, and then in England, the ancient Celts (or Gauls as they were known in France) and Druids were claimed as historical ancestors. In England as early as 1624 the Celtic warrior queen Boudicca is credited by Edmond Bolton with building Stonehenge as her monument. Druids celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge Already by 1649, John Aubrey had suggested that the Druids were probably responsible for building Stonehenge, a theme he developed into a book originally to be titled 'Templa Druidum' but which ultimately formed a chapter in his "Monumenta Britannica".
Hekate: Moving Through Darkness Invocations Overview Hekate is primarily a goddess of the Underworld, holding dominion over death and rebirth. This is meant both in the literal sense and in the metaphorical as well. For life is filled with many deaths and rebirths aside from that of the flesh. Because of this the Dark of the Moon especially is her time of the month, since it is a time of endings and beginnings, when what was is no more, and what will be has yet to become. Hekate guards the limenoskopos (the doorstep), for she is a goddess of liminality and transition. Hekate is also the goddess of psychological transformation. Then and now Hekate is a goddess of Witchcraft and those who walk between the worlds. She is not commonly portrayed as such, but I also see her as a shamanic deity. While some Greeks describe her as a virgin goddess, it bears noting that to the Ancient Greeks the word virgin did not always mean a girl uninitiated into sexual intercourse, but could also mean a woman not beholden to any man. 'Εκατη