A comprehensive examination of the intertwined mythology, folklore, and literary history of the little people.Most people are familiar with the popular image of elves as santas helpers and dwarfs as little bearded men wearing red caps, who are mischievous and playful, helpful and sly, industrious and dexterous.But their roots go far deeper than their appearance in fairy tales and popular stories.Elves and dwarfs are survivors of a much older belief system that predates christianity and was widespread throughout western europe.
From seasonal celebrations to miracles and rebirth, this entry in the popular little bit of series explores the power, magic, and rituals of the goddess.Learn all about the maiden, mother, and wise woman archetypes, the she of clay and stars, and meditations connected with herincluding ones for love and passion, success and wealth, protection and intuition, and health and creativity.Enter the inner temple, pore through a goddess directory, and see how to become part of the goddess community.A 5.5" x 7.2" hardcover book with 128 pages.
Druid's herbal for the sacred earth year by ellen evert hopman: showing the reader how to use herbs to create rituals in celebration of festivals, the passing of life, births, blessings, weddings, funerals and this book is an invaluable tool for anyone who would incorporate herbs in these sacred rites.
Northern tradition for the solitary practitioner is not denomination-specific: rather, it seeks to provide an entry into interior practice for anyone involved in a branch of this broad family of traditions of the ancient norse, germanic, and saxon peoples, using material suitable for the solitary, independent practitioner.Those outside of the northern tradition who wish to deepen their own devotional practice will find this book helpful in their own work, as well.
Helping to teach druids how to practice ritual magic for practical and spiritual goals, the druid magic handbook by john greer seeks to help you learn the practice of druidry without requiring that you use a particular pantheon or set of symbols.
Learn about the ancient goddesses and how they can empower you, guide you, and help you achieve your own life goals.From greek and roman to nordic mythology, the goddesses often take center stage.Each goddess possesses her own strengths and traits that every woman can draw on for daily inspiration and guidance in their own life's journey.In find your goddess, you'll learn the mythical origins of these powerful female figures and how their stories relate to modern times.From aphrodite, the greek goddess of love and fertility, to kuan yin, the chinese goddess of mercy and compassion, you'll discover the history of each unique goddess and how they can manifest their virtues into your own life.Whether you're looking for guidance in relationships, your career, personal development, or physical and emotional wellness, find your goddess can help you identify and draw strength from the ancient wisdom of famous goddesses.Call on the power of divine femininity and let your own goddess shine.
The witches' god examines the many concepts of the god, 12 individual gods of history, including rituals for invoking each, and a comprehensive directory of 1000 gods from world cultures past and present.
A thorough reference to the many deities, magical beings, mythical places, and ancient customs of the norse and germanic regions of europe explores the legends and origins of well-known gods and figures such as odin, thor, krampus, and the valkyries, as well as a broad range of magical beings such as the elf king, the lorelei, the perchten, dwarves, trolls, and giants draws upon a wealth of well-known and rare sources, such as the poetic edda and the deeds of the danes by saxo grammaticus examines folktales, myths, and magical beliefs from germany, austria, switzerland, denmark, finland, sweden, norway, iceland, and england the legends of the norse and germanic regions of europe--spanning from germany and austria across scandinavia to iceland and england--include a broad range of mythical characters and places, from odin and thor, to berserkers and valhalla, to the valkyries and krampus.In this encyclopedia, claude lecouteux explores the origins, connections, and tales behind many gods, goddesses, magical beings, rituals, folk customs, and mythical places of norse and germanic tradition.
The witches' goddess is of great practical value in discovering and celebrating the transforming energy of the feminine principle of divinity.
The druidry handbook by john greer seeks to explore the living spiritual tradition rooted in the celtic past, and seeks to help you explore druidry to walk a path of harmony through reconnection with the green earth.