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Holy Hills And Pagan Places Of Ireland

Author : Hector McDonnell
ISBN : 1904263623
Genre : Ireland
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In this illustrated book Hector McDonnell describes how Ireland's pre-Christian beliefs still shape Ireland's beliefs and customs.

Pagan Magic Of The Northern Tradition

Author : Nigel Pennick
ISBN : 9781620553909
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A practical guide to the magical history, customs, and practices of pre-Christian Northern Europe • Details the everyday magic of the Northern Tradition, including household magic, protection spells, and the significance of the days of the week • Explores direct natural magic, such as shapeshifting and soul travel, and talismanic or sigil magic, including runes and rituals to unlock the power of crafted objects • Explains how many of these customs continue to the present day In the pre-Christian societies of Northern Europe, magic was embedded in the practical skills of everyday life. Everything in Nature was ensouled with an inner spirit, as was anything made by hand. People believed in magic because it worked and because it was part of the functionality of their day-to-day lives. Many of these practical observances and customs continue to the present day as rural traditions, folk customs, household magic, and celebrations of the high and holy days of the calendar. Exploring the magical pagan traditions of the people now called Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian, Slavonic, and Baltic, Nigel Pennick examines the underlying principle of the Northern Tradition--the concept of Wyrd--and how it empowers the arts of operative magic, such as direct natural magic and talismanic or sigil magic. Through direct natural magic, individuals can shape shift, journey out of the body, or send one of their three souls (fylgia or “fetch”) ahead of them. Sigil magic involves the powers contained in objects, which can be channeled after the appropriate ritual. Runes are the most powerful sigils in the Northern Tradition and were used to ward off illness, danger, hostile magic, and malevolent spirits. Emphasizing the importance of the cycles of Nature to the tradition, Pennick explores the eightfold sun dials and the four ways the solar year is defined. He looks at the days of the week and their symbolic association with different deities as well as why particular acts are performed on certain days and what the customary lucky and unlucky days are. He also examines sacred spaces, household magic, protection spells, and the role of music in the Northern Tradition. Explaining all the traditional holidays and activities necessary to honor them, Pennick shows how anyone can participate authentically in the magic of the Northern Tradition if they take care to do things properly, with respect, and on the right day.

Myths And Symbols In Pagan Europe

Author : Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
ISBN : 0815624417
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this book, questions are posed such as: do such parallels go back to early times or are they owing to late Viking contact? This issue gives us knowledge of the early peoples in Europe.

Pagan Britain

Author : Ronald Hutton
ISBN : 9780300197716
Genre : History
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DIVBritain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic Era to the coming of Christianity. He draws on an array of recently discovered evidence and shows how new findings have radically transformed understandings of belief and ritual in Britain before the arrival of organized religion. Setting forth a chronological narrative, Hutton along the way makes side visits to explore specific locations of ancient pagan activity. He includes the well-known sacred sites—Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge, Maiden Castle, Anglesey—as well as more obscure locations across the mainland and coastal islands. In tireless pursuit of the elusive “why” of pagan behavior, Hutton astonishes with the breadth of his understanding of Britain’s deep past and inspires with the originality of his insights./div

Healing Waters

Author : Dr Ronan Foley
ISBN : 9781409488620
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together a range of different place-studies, including holy wells, spa towns, Turkish baths and sweat-houses, sea-bathing and the modern spa, this book investigates associations between water, health, place and culture in Ireland. It is informed by a humanistic approach, showing how health and place are socially and culturally constructed and how health is embodied, experienced and enacted in place. In addition, the work argues that an understanding of health and place must also consider the historical, societal and cultural orthodoxies that shape and produce those places.

The Irish Book Lover

Author : John Smyth Crone
ISBN : UOM:39015020678358
Genre : Irish literature
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The Irish Book Lover

Author : Bruce Stewart
ISBN : UOM:39015063668712
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Irish Book Lover ranks as the longest-lasting of all twentieth-century Irish literary journals, with a run of 227 issues published under the editorships of John S. Crone (1909-25), Séamus Ó Casaide (1928-1930) and Colm Ó Lochlainn (1930-57). As a bibliographical and reviewing journal rather than a forum for commentary, poetry or fiction, it is less often consulted than literary journals such as the Irish Review or The Bell but nevertheless illustrates with great clarity some of the key changes in modern Irish culture and society between 1909 and 1957. While offering a unique source of information on older, antiquarian books in Ireland, The Irish Book Lover throws open a window on the attitude of the contemporary intelligentsia to works such as James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist and W. B. Yeats's responsibilities, the novels of Liam O'Flaherty and Kate O'Brien or those of less-remembered writers of the day such as Temple Lane and Mrs. Thomas Concannon. Though superseded by a variety of reviewing organs, it gives an inspiring example to Irish book lovers in our own time. The Princess Grace Irish Library has compiled a sampler of the journal here, together with an index of the entire series. The present volume also contains an introductory lecture given by Dr. Nicholas Allen at the "Irish Book Lover" Symposium which was held in Monaco to commemorate the journal. The symposium was also afforded a planned opportunity to survey existing resources for Irish literary history in the company of fifteen Irish publishers, librarians, teachers, critics and--last but not least--owners of Irish-studies websites. The present volume is mirrored on the PGIL EIRData website, giving access to a body of digitized text that embraces a wider selection of the long-running journal together with an electronic index of its pages. This new departure for Irish studies has been conducted by Dr. Bruce Stewart under the terms of a contract between the Ireland Fund of Monaco to the University of Ulster under the aegis of the Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco).

Encyclopedia Of Irish Spirituality

Author : Phyllis G. Jestice
ISBN : 1576071464
Genre : Reference
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Looks at ways the Irish have adapted, revived, and reinterpreted their religious past to create a uniquely Irish spirituality.

Holy Places Of The British Isles

Author : William Anderson
ISBN : IND:39000005530279
Genre : Christian shrines
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ISBN : 0864423527
Genre : Ireland
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A guide to travel in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It includes extensive accommodation listings, from camp sites to five-star hotels, and provides information on getting around. Information on walking trails and cycling routes is also supplied.

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