Secrets of the Druids

Drawing on comparative mythology and linguistics, archaeological evidence, and etymology, Teresa Cross offers readers a comprehensive course in the history and development of the Celtic spiritual tradition and its lore, reconstructing the ...

Author: Teresa Cross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1644111292

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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A guide to the history and practices of the Druids and the Celtic faith • Reconstructs the Druidic faith from surviving remnants, parallels with other Indo-European traditions, and dedicated study of scholarly sources • Details magical rites and ceremonies, methods for consecrating an outdoor temple, and customs for celebrating important festivals such as Beltaine and Samhain • Discusses rules for firecraft, making offerings to deities and spirits, and the ancient Coligny calendar, including the names of the months in old Gaulish Druids and their magic, lore, and rituals have fascinated all those who encounter them, from the ancient Greeks and Romans onward. Even today, the mere mention of their name evokes pictures of standing stones, mistletoe, golden sickles, white-robed priests, and powerful sorcerers. But were they really as we picture them? Drawing on comparative mythology and linguistics, archaeological evidence, and etymology, Teresa Cross offers readers a comprehensive course in the history and development of the Celtic spiritual tradition and its lore, reconstructing the Druidic faith from the remnants that have survived and dedicated study of scholarly sources. She also reveals parallels with other Indo-European traditions, such as the similarities between Celtic and Vedic Hindu beliefs and practices. She chronicles the ethics and spiritual teachings of Druidism and the Celtic faith and examines what happened to these beliefs during centuries of Christianization. Moving from history to practice, Cross details magical rites and ceremonies as practiced by modern-day followers of Druidactos. She explores the structure of the Touta, which roughly corresponds to “tribe,” methods for consecrating a nemeton, the outdoor temple that offers the optimum sacred space for the meeting of heaven and earth, and the rites and customs associated with important festivals such as Beltaine and Samhain. She also explores the rules of firecraft, the sacred art of giving to the cosmos, making offerings to deities and spirits, sacred food and beverages, and the ancient Coligny calendar, including the names of the months in old Gaulish. Offering an authentic handbook for starting your own Celtic group led by Druids, Cross reveals the meanings and metaphysics behind the Celtic and Druidic customs and traditions, reuniting the fragmentary remains of long-lost Druid culture with the still-living practices of the Celtic faith.


The Celtic Druids

It must be recollected that I am not only working against the secrets of the Druids,
but also against the labours of their enemies for thousands of years, to destroy all
remains of those secrets. It is proper to observe before I proceed further, that ...

Author: Godfrey Higgins

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602066701

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 532

View: 736

Or, An Attempt to show, that The Druids were the Priests of Oriental Colonies Who Emigrated from India; and were the Introducers of the First or Cadmean System of Letters, and the Builders of Stonehenge, of Carnac, and of Other Cyclopean Works, in Asia and Europe. Complete with many informative prints and maps. Partial Contents: Necessity of Etymology; Alphabets; Changes in Language; Druids acquainted with Letters; Irish, Greek, and Hebrew Letters the same; Hieroglyphics; Ciphering invented before Letters; Virgil a Druid; Genesis; Persia, India, and China, the Depositaries, not the Inventors of Science; Who the Celtf were; Affinity between the Latin, Sanscrit, and Celtic; Term Barbarian; Arrival of Phoenician Colonies in Ireland; Origin of Irish Fables; Derivation of the word Britain; Hero Gods; Derivation of the words: Albion, Druid, Vates and Bards; Britain known to Aristotle; Road to Britain lost, like that to America and Australia; magnetic Needle; Ancient Oracles founded by Celtf; Druids probably Pythagoreans; Cross common to Greeks, Egyptians, and Indians; Monograms of Christ; Druids admitted the Creation of Matter; Festivals removed by the precession of the Equinoxes; Druid Festival of Christmas; Mother of the Gods; Baal; Gods of India and Ireland the same; Chaldees of the Jews; St. Patrick; A single Plain Stone the Origin of Idolatry; Rocking-Stones or Logan Stones; Circular Temples, Stonehenge and Abury; Stonehenge not a Roman, Saxon, or Danish Work; Ancient Superstitions respecting Numbers; Observations on Hebrew Chronology; Hierarchy of the Druids; Druids Assertors of their Country's Liberty; Immortality of the Soul and Metempsychosis; Druids had an excellent System ofMorals; Mistletoe and other Sacred Plants; Institution of Priesthoods an Evil.

Ogham

This solidly researched guide to Ogham, the traditional alphabet of Irish poets and loremasters, belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Celtic traditions or modern Druid spirituality.

Author: Robert Lee Ellison

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780976568117

Category: Irish language

Page: 166

View: 137

This solidly researched guide to Ogham, the traditional alphabet of Irish poets and loremasters, belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Celtic traditions or modern Druid spirituality. Ellison deserves high praise for a readable and practical introduction to the intricacies of Ogham lore

The Book of Elven Faerie

"The Book of Elven-Faerie: Secrets of Dragon Kings, Druids, Wizards & The Pheryllt" became the genesis of the modern 'Mardukite' movement when privately released by prolific visionary writer, Joshua Free, in 2006.

Author: Joshua Free

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511916097

Category:

Page: 212

View: 411

THE ORIGINAL UNDERGROUND CLASSIC RETURNS! An authentic, beautiful and uniquely complete Elvish Druidic Tradition revealed in the light of the mortal world... for the first time ever! The original underground bestselling masterpiece returns in a newly formatted, revised & expanded economical third edition! "The Book of Elven-Faerie: Secrets of Dragon Kings, Druids, Wizards & The Pheryllt" became the genesis of the modern 'Mardukite' movement when privately released by prolific visionary writer, Joshua Free, in 2006. This revolutionary and controversial compendium of lore and magic reveals many things including: * How ancient traditions of Mesopotamia (Sumerians, Babylonians, etc.) evolved into mystical, mythical and societal systems of Western Europe. * How the most arcane practices shaped the customs and beliefs of the Western World. * How modern folk magic can be traced back through the evolution of human civilization as carried by Druidic Tribes, the Tuatha de Dannan and ancient Anunnaki. An entire exploration into the Elven Way, Celtic Faerie Tradition and Danubian Druidism is offered -- such as never seen before. Drawing from hundreds of sources, a reconstructionist Elven-Faerie tradition and system paradigm is presented by critically acclaimed Mardukite Druid, Joshua Free, including two complete grimoires that bring the magic and enchantment of nature, the elemental world, astral plane and woodlands to life. "The Book of Elven-Faerie" actually restores the historical basis of the modern 'New Age' movement, resulting from one seeker's pursuits into the origins of the 'Druids'. The first part describes the history of elves and faeries, how they were created and eventually disappeared. The second part dives into the practice of the Elven-Faerie tradition, complete with rituals for both groups and solitary practitioners. The book concludes with a section on less formal practices including working on the astral plane, sacred trees, herbalism and forest magick, including use of the Ogham.

Book of Elven Faerie

This compendium includes: "Druids of the Deep," "The Elven-Faerie Grimoire" and "The Greenwood Forest Grimoire." [Mardukite Catalog Designation: Liber-D (Year-0)] Also in this series: - "Draconomicon" by Joshua Free - "Druidry" by Joshua ...

Author: Joshua Free

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478189862

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 396

View: 785

The Elvish Tradition brought to the light of the mortal world... for the first time ever! An authentic path to Druidism! The original underground bestselling masterpiece returns in a NEW updated, revised & expanded second edition! "Book of Elven-Faerie: The Secrets of Dragon Kings, Druids, Wizards & The Pheryllt" became the genesis of the modern 'Mardukite' movement when privately released by prolific visionary writer, Joshua Free, in 2006. This revolutionary and controversial compendium of lore and magic reveals many things including: * How ancient traditions of Mesopotamia (Sumerians, Babylonians, etc.) evolved into mystical, mythical and societal systems of Western Europe. * How the most arcane practices shaped the customs and beliefs of the Western World. * How modern folk magic can be traced back through the evolution of human civilization as carried by Druidic Tribes, the Tuatha de Dannan and ancient Anunnaki. An entire exploration into the Elven Way, Celtic Faerie Tradition and Danubian Druidism is offered -- such as never seen before. Drawing from hundreds of sources, a reconstructionist Elven-Faerie tradition and system paradigm is presented by critically acclaimed Mardukite Druid, Joshua Free, including two complete grimoires that bring the magic and enchantment of nature, the elemental world, astral plane and woodlands to life. "Book of Elven-Faerie" actually restores the historical basis of the modern 'New Age' movement, resulting from one seeker's pursuits into the origins of the 'Druids'. This compendium includes: "Druids of the Deep," "The Elven-Faerie Grimoire" and "The Greenwood Forest Grimoire." [Mardukite Catalog Designation: Liber-D (Year-0)] Also in this series: - "Draconomicon" by Joshua Free - "Druidry" by Joshua Free


Secrets of East Anglian Magic

Also called the Druids ' Cord , the Snor is an ancient means of laying out squares
, rectangles and labyrinths by sacred geometry . It is believed to have been one
of the secrets of the Celtic Druids , later preserved by the Freemasons ...

Author: Nigel Pennick

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 307

A practical guide to the traditional secrets of the magical practitioners of East Anglia. It serves as a sourcebook for talismanic magic, charms against evil, household and animal magic, folk remedies, ceremonies of protection, curative spells and recipes.

Keeper of the Celtic Secrets

WRITTEN AS A BOOK OF FICTION - BUT IS IT Revealed in this book, is the mystery behind the Missing Link, the answer to the 'creation or evolution' question, the origins of the races, the origins of Rh-Negative blood; the Red Thread, the ...

Author: Betty Rhodes

Publisher: Betty Rhodes

ISBN: 159800283X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 841

WRITTEN AS A BOOK OF FICTION - BUT IS IT Revealed in this book, is the mystery behind the Missing Link, the answer to the 'creation or evolution' question, the origins of the races, the origins of Rh-Negative blood; the Red Thread, the Origin of the Hebrew people, the wandering planet of Hibiru - yes, Hibiru, and much more. See, how patterns can reveal the future, what the Garden of Eden really was, and learn about the ancient Gods of Sumer, the Mazzaroth trail, and much more. This book has a heart wrenching love story, and is full of mystery, danger, and excitement, but more importantly, it contains the unveiling of secret knowledge from some old secret journals. Journals, scribed in 1650, have passed down to 'the keeper of the secrets', Samantha O'Brian, who decides to share these amazing secrets with the world. These secrets will open your eyes to wisdom so astounding, that you won't believe your eyes.

Secrets of the Stones

From the seat of the Druid metropolitan temple at Bath he detected in every
feature of the surrounding country its former sacred function . The ancients , he
declared , expressed all their knowledge in emblematic form in the lay - out of
their ...

Author: John Michell

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN:

Category: Archaeoastronomy

Page: 96

View: 758

Traces the history of the theory that ancient earthworks, such as Stonehenge, were amazingly accurate stations for obserbing the stars.

The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries

THE DRUIDS . 80 . HE Druids , the Magi of the West . The secret doctrines of the
Druids were much the same as those of the Gymnosophists and Brahmins of
India , the Magi of Persia , the priests of Egypt , and of all other priests of antiquity
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Author: Charles William Heckethorn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 330

View: 533



Taliesin Or The Bards and Druids of Britain

The whole tenor of the result of an investigation into the supposed evidences of
this mystery leads to the conclusion that the Welsh Bards neither of the sixth nor
of the twelfth century had any mysteries to conceal , beyond the secrets , such as
 ...

Author: David William Nash

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 314



Druid Magic

Now you can with the secrets revealed in Druid Magick. This book presents everything you need to know to become a Druid and even start your own Druid "Grove" (the name of a Druid group).

Author: Maya Magee Sutton

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567184815

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 331

View: 181

Perhaps the most mystical, magical people ever known were the Druids. They were wizards, storytellers, teachers and spiritual leaders. They were attuned to the Earth and the Sun. And they were very powerful. ouldn''t it be amazing if you could be a Druid? Now you can with the secrets revealed in Druid Magick. This book presents everything you need to know to become a Druid and even start your own Druid "Grove" (the name of a Druid group). You''ll learn about the Druid''s tools - the sickle, wand, cord and more - and how to make and use them. You''ll discover all of the beliefs the Druids hold, including the emphasis on honor and ethics. You''ll learn how a Druid sees the Divine in everything and how even sex can be sacred. And of course you''ll learn the secrets of the magic of the Druids. You''ll learn how to do protection spells and how to use magic to find missing items. You''ll learn how you can visit other "worlds" or levels of reality. You''ll even learn how to do shapeshifting and experience the world as an animal! Are you having a mental block? With this book you''ll learn how to tap into the creativity that was a hallmark of the Druids. You''ll be able to write, draw, write or perform music with much greater ease and depth than ever before. Become a Druid can bring you all this and more! Druidry is far more than historic Celtic leadership. It is a living, growing, spiritual tradition that can bring you more self-assurance and self-development than you''ve ever had before. Jump out of the ordinary! Try something new to bring that spark back into your life. Discover the secrets of Druid Magic. Winner of the 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for best Magic Book

A Rattleskull Genius

about the Caerwys eisteddfodau in the sixteenth century , hinting vaguely at the
association between Druids , bards and the ... He now believed that the time had
come to reveal the arcane secrets of the ancient Druids to the whole world .

Author: Geraint H. Jenkins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 515

View: 488

Iolo Morganwg is arguably the most extraordinary figure in the entire cultural history of Wales. Since his long and turbulent career unfolded against a backdrop of improvement, industrialization, evangelicalism, enlightenment and romanticism, it is not surprising that a myriad Iolos emerged: the multi-gifted stonemason, the druidic bard, the labouring poet, the romantic myth-maker, the consummate forger, the political radical, the agricultural commentator, the apostle of anti-trinitarianism, and many others. His life was riddled with apparent ironies, paradoxes and contradictions, and the aim of this stimulating volume is to re-evaluate his diverse interests and to celebrate the multifaceted achievements of a flawed but endlessly fascinating self-styled rattleskull genius.

The Secret Doctrine Anthropogenesis

The mystery veiling the origin and the religion of the Druids , is as great as that of
their supposed fanes is to the modern Symbologist , but not to the initiated
Occultists . Their priests were the descendants of the last Atlanteans , and what is
 ...

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Theosophy

Page:

View: 157


Alice Leighton or the Murders at the Druid s Stones

The marriage having been strictly secret , the desire to possess the title and
property of his deceased brother tempted Sir Charles to ... Have The domestic
obeyed : a hackney - coach rolled up THE MURDER AT THE DRUIDS ' STONE3
. 263.

Author: Thomas Frost

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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Red Hat Linux Secrets

With the Disk Druid utility program , described in the next section , it is simple to
create a swap partition . Simply mark a partition type as a swap device and Disk
Druid will perform the necessary tasks . Disk preparation As you get ready to ...

Author: Naba Barkakati

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 976

View: 414

The updated edition covers Linux commands, installation, customizing, maximizing hardware, dial-up networking, and using Linux as a work-group server or Internet host

Highland Magic

Three Druid sisters who hold the key to salvation and the hearts of the men who would love them. Join New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant as she transports you into the dark and dangerous world of the Druids.A vow made.

Author: Donna Grant

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781942017318

Category:

Page:

View: 124

One prophecy to save the world. Two realms fighting for control. Three Druid sisters who hold the key to salvation and the hearts of the men who would love them. Join New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant as she transports you into the dark and dangerous world of the Druids. A vow made... For centuries Frang has kept a secret - he's immortal. 'Tis a curse instead of a blessing though. His immortality was bestowed upon him to teach him a lesson, and instead of remaining youthful, the curse turned him into the image of an old man. He's waited for the day he could return to a mortal man, but when that day arrives and he must leave his beloved Druid's Glen, he suddenly finds he might not want to be mortal after all. A secret kept... Kenna holds a great secret, one that if discovered could have her burned at the stake. She's not just a healer, she's a Druid. 'Tis a secret she has buried deep inside her. Until Frang. He offers freedom in the Druids, a promise too heady to ignore.