- Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more
Kindling the Celtic Spirit: Ancient Traditions to Illumine Your Life Through the Seasons Hardcover – 11 Oct 2001
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
?This is an excellent book, offering a bright window into the Celtic World.?--John Matthews, author of "Drinking From the Sacred Well??a stunning book, rich in enchantments, legend and lore?abounding in practical wisdom to nourish body and soul.?--Margie McArthur, author of "The Wisdom of the Elements"Mara Freeman?has a profound understanding and appreciation of [Celtic] tradition, and a talent for sharing it effectively."--Alexei Kondratiev, author of "The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual""Mara Freeman has written a book that is fun, deep, playful, serious, useful, magical and enlightening.?--Matthew Fox, author of "One River, Many Wells and "Original Blessing?A very important work...[a] long awaited and much needed inspirational manual...?--Elizabeth Murray, author of "Cultivating Sacred Space??Mara Freeman brings a depth of scholarship and clarity of presentation that outshines the rest.?--R. J. Stewart, author of the bestselling "Merlin Tarot, " and many books on meditation, music and magic..".a tempting invitation to the world of the Celts."--"Knoxville Sentinel"A fascinating book."--"The Carmel Pinecone
In this beautiful book, renowned Celtic authority and gifted storyteller Mara Freeman shares the richness of the Celts - the festivals, gods and goddesses, saints, faeries, music, poetry and storytelling that anchor this magical tradition. Lovers of all things Celtic will discover stories, rituals, recipes and crafts for every month of the year. Traditional blessings, ancient lore and guided meditations inspire readers to re-connect with the rhythms of the natural world, view the sacred as an integral part of every day, hone their intuition and give free rein to the imagination. With Kindling the Celtic Spirit, they will rediscover the wisdom and healing power of nature, cultivate and honour the soul as if it were the earth and allow the charm of ancient Celtic spirituality to enchant, every season, year after year.See all Product description
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Each chapter also includes the following sections:
The Sacred Grove:
A Celtic Bestiary:
Loch Maree 124
The Tristan Stone 163
Four Island Pilgrimages (Iona, Bardsey Island, The Skelligs, Glastonbury) 224
Croagh Patrick 247
Bala Lake 272
The Hag of Beara 307
Alderley Edge 331
Gods of the Celts:
The Dagda 26
Crom Dubh 247
The Inner Cauldron:
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
This compact book has a very reader-friendly layout and includes wonderful line-art through. The resource section is nine pages long and covers everything from Irish genealogy to Celtic music.
Kindling The Celtic Spirit would make a wonderful gift for anybody who cherishes Irish/Celtic tradition or as a book to keep beside ones bed, to read before sleeps so that one may drift off and enter a magical time and place where faeries played in sacred groves, bards sang of courageous deeds, and the Tuatha De Danann lived and prospered.
What I like most is the way she uses poetry and her choices of poetry. Most books on Celtic spirit tend to use poetry that doesn't flow or connect to my heart. Most of her choices, or choices of translations, are wonderful.
I don't like the way she collects all her information (animal lore, myths, seasonal crafts ect) under a particular month ONLY because it's hard to reference later.
Her uses of stories are also done well. She choses good stories to tell that illustrate the holy day and then tells them beautifully.
The only thing I really don't like is the fact that the book, like Faery Wicca by Stepanich, is a way to gather "followers" and bring in the dough through classes, trips, workshops and divination. At least if you don't read the appendixes you won't see that part though ;o)
Oh, another useful thing she does is give prononciations (sp) of Celtic words! :o) :o)