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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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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