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Old Ways Old Secrets

Author : Jo Kerrigan
ISBN : 9781847177544
Genre : Social Science
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In a land like ours, the old beliefs bring pleasure and wisdom… Exploring the legends, special places and treasured practices of old, Jo Kerrigan reveals a rich world beneath Ireland’s modern layers. So many of today’s Irish traditions reach back to our ancient past, to the natural world: climbing to the summit of a mountain at harvest time; circling a revered site three, seven or nine times in a sun-wise direction; hanging offerings on a thorn tree; bringing the ailing and infirm to a sacred well. Old Ways, Old Secrets shows us how to uncover the wisdom of the past, as fresh as it is ancient. 'Inviting, lyrical text and beautiful, atmospheric photographs ... A fascinating read.' Evening Echo on West Cork: A Place Apart

The Old Ways

Author : Robert Macfarlane
ISBN : 9780241145531
Genre : Travel
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'Read this and it will be impossible to take an unremarkable walk again' Metro THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane travels Britain's ancient paths and discovers the secrets of our beautiful, underappreciated landscape. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations. 'Really do love it. He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful' Antony Gormley 'Macfarlane immerses himself in regions we may have thought familiar, resurrecting them newly potent and sometimes beautifully strange. In a moving achievement, he returns our heritage to us' Colin Thubron 'The Old Ways confirms Robert Macfarlane's reputation as one of the most eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature' Scotland on Sunday 'Sublime writing . . . sets the imagination tingling. Macfarlane's way of writing [is] free, exploratory, rambling and haphazard but resourceful, individual, following his own whims, and laying an irresistible trail for readers to follow' Sunday Times 'Macfarlane relishes wild, as well as old, places. He writes about both beautifully. I love to read Macfarlane' John Sutherland, Financial Times 'A marvellous marriage of scholarship, imagination and evocation of place. I always feel exhilarated after reading Macfarlane' Penelope Lively SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2012

Old Ways New Hope

Author : Charles Wing
ISBN : 9781984569431
Genre : Fiction
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This is the story of a freelance translator who is invited on an archaeological search because of a strange language. His travels take him around the world, and he becomes the leader in the search after the death of a close friend. He falls into the greatest discovery of mankind that leads him toward the origins of man and a great many inventions. How he deals with the discovery will lead him into outer space and the old ones. Then he has many choices with what to do to change the world.


Author : George Hutton
ISBN : 9781441512260
Genre : Fiction
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The Sabbats

Author : Edain McCoy
ISBN : 1567186637
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Mark the passing of time and honor each season with sacred ritual and seasonal craftwork, ancient stories and traditional treats. Create a colorful mask for Samhain, make a honey cake for Imbolg, fashion a chaplet of flowers at Bealtaine, bake a Brigid's blackberry pie for Lughnasadh, even accompany your sabbat festivities with music from eight traditional musical scores--it's easy with Sabbats as your guide. Learn how to combine old customs with new expressions of your beliefs and your chosen tradition. Deepen your connection to the turning of the wheel as you celebrate the eight sacred seasons of the Witches' year.

Hereditary Witchcraft

Author : Raven Grimassi
ISBN : 1567182569
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discover the real sources of many of the traditions, beliefs, and techniques of modern Witchcraft! And what author Raven Grimassi reveals in Hereditary Witchcraft is the documented ancient roots of the Old Religion. One-by-one, Grimassi goes through the tenets of Witchcraft and shows their ancient sources. The association of the pentagram with Witchcraft goes back at least 2,500 years. The idea of the four elements goes back to a philosopher named Empedocles of Sicily in around 475 B.C.E. The practice of many covens today of having a Priestess, Priest, and Maiden can be traced back over 2,000 years to ancient Pompeii. This book is filled with history, myth, and folklore. But it is also filled with rituals and techniques that you can do. On these pages you will learn how to prepare and banish a magic circle. You'll learn rituals you can do by yourself, including those for the Solstices, Diana's Day, and Cornucopia. With this information you can become a follower of the Old Ways! Of course, one of the most famous aspects of Witchcraft is magick. Grimassi doesn't disappoint here, either. You'll learn runic magick and divination; you'll learn about doing magick with the Moon and stars; you'll learn secret symbols and the powers of herbs. If you are a Witch - or you're thinking about becoming a Witch - this is one of the most important books you could possibly have. You'll find the documentation to support the antiquity of your beliefs and the way Witchcraft is practiced today. This book is both a guide for everyday life and a resource to discover Wiccan origins. If you don't have a copy of this book, get one today. You'll use it for the rest of your life.

The Truth About Leprechauns

Author : Robert Curran
ISBN : 9781847179364
Genre : Social Science
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From the origins of this hero of Irish lore to his habits, occupations and characteristics. This book offers enlightenment on little-known aspects of the wider fairy world, as well as turning the spotlight on the real leprechaun. Every country has its own myths about fairies and ‘wee folk’, but the Irish leprechaun is the undisputed king. To some, he is an impish figure full of harmless mischief, forever guarding his elusive crock of gold. To others, he is an evil gnome bent on disrupting the lives of mortals with his black magic and malevolent acts. Historian and folklorist Bob Curran looks at the origins of this hero of Irish lore – fallen angel, diminished god or son of fairies – and at his habits, occupations and characteristics. He explores the superstitions surrounding the leprechaun and his enduring place in popular culture, and turns the spotlight on the ‘real’ leprechaun – mysterious, complex and contradictory.

The Prince With The Golden Hand

Author : Patricia Robin Woodruff MDIV
ISBN : 1088929192
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"Yulianka knew her grandmother was a witch, so when Baba showed up that gray and boring day, the young girl thought Baba must have read her mind."... with these words a young girl embarks on a journey of discovery to find out about her Slavic heritage. If you have never quite connected with the religion you were taught, it may be that your soul calls you back to the Old Ways. Learn the secrets that have been hidden for a thousand years; the secrets of the Earth and Stars that have persisted since before written history. Long before Christianity, the Indigenous people in the Slavic lands lived in harmony with nature. They listened to the nature spirits of water and woods, learning the healing properties of plants. They could see that life was circular, just like the seasons. Spring transformed into the lush season of summer and fruits, berries and grains were harvested. Then the Wheel of the Year turned and the winter was upon them; a time to pull inward and rest. Yet with the coming spring, the world was reborn! The God and Goddess of the Slavs were joyful providers; giving their people golden apples, grapes and ripe grain. Their God and Goddess transformed with the seasons. When the indigenous religion was forced to go underground, the teachings were kept alive in tales. This is such a tale.

Brehon Laws

Author : Jo Kerrigan
ISBN : 9781788491938
Genre : History
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A bright and readable book giving an overview of the ancient legal codex, Brehon Law. Brehon Law is an incredibly valuable part of our Irish heritage, being not only the oldest legal codex but also a priceless source of information about the earliest culture, customs and practices of this country. Its origins lie far back in pre-recorded history; hundreds if not thousands of years before Christianity arrived. Originally evolved by the people for the people, reflecting the needs of the times and developing with them, the laws were always transmitted orally, passed down from generation to generation. By the time Christian scribes committed them to written documents, therefore, they were already ancient. As such, Brehon Law sources are scarce and often present conflicting information - Jo Kerrigan's Brehon will discuss the genuine laws, insofar as they are known, while offering a fresh, engaging perspective on those which will most resonate with the modern reader. Subjects such as the Bee Tracts, the value of dogs and cats, sex/marriage/rape/divorce, punishment and honour price will be presented alongside illustrations and photographs.

Old Days Old Ways

Author : Alex Nicol
ISBN : 9781760870775
Genre : History
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Alex Nicol takes us back to the old days in the bush, when booking into a country pub was likely to turn into an adventure, and when radio was the glue that held far flung communities together. Full of colourful characters and making do with what's at hand, these stories are classically Australian. There are the wartime mates who helped each other build farms on their soldier settler blocks, and the 'Adelady' keeping the farm running after her husband died. There is the young woman who ran down water buffalo in the Northern Territory, and Possum, the legendary bush hermit who lived off the land on his own for 60 years, quietly doing jobs for farmers without being asked. There is the neighbour caught 'fishing' in the chookyard with a long line and a small hook baited with bread, and the little girl who swallowed a sapphire she found on the side of the road. With a bush yarn, it's all about the way you tell it. As the voice of rural Australia for over two decades on ABC radio, Alex Nicol can tell a yarn with a punchline that will keep you grinning for the rest of the day. 'Alex Nicol's Old Days, Old Ways evokes and celebrates those unmistakeable national qualities that set us apart and that reside in the common man and woman.' - Ian 'Macca' McNamara, Australia All Over

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