The Healing Power of Celtic Plants

Angela Paine, who has degrees in plant chemistry from London University and has published extensively and internationally in scientific journals, provides here both a history of their use, a guide to using them today, and an account of ...

Author: Angela Paine

Publisher: Moon Books

ISBN: 1905047622

Category: Health & Fitness

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One of the most fascinating aspects of the culture of the Celts was their use of plant medicine, and central to this was the use of herbs. This book traces that history, from its ancient Druidic roots to 2006, where many of these herbs are still used clinically to treat a range of conditions.

Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids

Combining the latest scientific data on the healing properties of the herbs used by the ancient Celts with recent archaeological discoveries, written in a jargon-free, easy to understand narrative style and offering a botanical description ...

Author: Angela Paine

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785355554

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Following on from Healing Power of Celtic Plants, Angela Paine's latest book covers a new range of Celtic medicinal plants which are native to Britain, as well as a few plants, such as Sage and Rosemary, which were introduced by the Romans. Combining the latest scientific data on the healing properties of the herbs used by the ancient Celts with recent archaeological discoveries, written in a jargon-free, easy to understand narrative style and offering a botanical description of each plant, an outline of their chemical constituents, and advice on ways to grow, harvest, preserve and use each plant, Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids is an essential guide.

The Healing Power of Trees

Perform guided meditations and go on journeys to discover the totems, guides, and deities corresponding to each species.

Author: Sharlyn Hidalgo

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738728315

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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From the birch to the willow, Sharlyn Hidalgo invites you to walk in the footsteps of the druids and enrich your life with the sacred power of trees. This wise and inspiring book will introduce you to all fifteen revered trees of the Celtic Tree Calendar and their unique gifts of healing, guidance, and higher consciousness. Progress through the calendar in sequence or choose a particular month to cultivate a relationship with these majestic spirits of nature. Perform guided meditations and go on journeys to discover the totems, guides, and deities corresponding to each species. Travel through the Wheel of the Year and learn about each tree's astrology, ruling planets, rune symbol, and ogham—its letter of the Celtic tree alphabet. The Healing Power of Trees is your guide to living the principles of the Celtic tradition—tuning in to the rhythms of nature, respecting the land, and fulfilling your role as a steward of the earth. Includes information on all 25 ogham letters, Celtic holidays, and how to conduct a tree-honoring ceremony.

Celtic Plant Magic

This is the first working guide to the creation and application of plant-based compounds for magical and healing purposes as well as Celtic Sex rituals based on the Druidic tradition.

Author: Jon G. Hughes

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892819243

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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This is the first working guide to the creation and application of plant-based compounds for magical and healing purposes as well as Celtic Sex rituals based on the Druidic tradition.

Plant Spirit Wisdom

Ross Heaven is a psychologist, author, therapist, and plant spirit healer.

Author: Ross Heaven

Publisher: Moon Books

ISBN: 1846941237

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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This volume presents readers with an intelligent exploration of the Celtic, Native American, and European use of herbs and plants in spiritual healing.

The Celtic Encyclopedia

NAME Mistletoe LATIN Viscum album CELTIC Drualus / Uchelwydd
ALTERNATIVE All Heal ALPHABET II TYPE plant ... Omensticks or divining rods (
Coel-Creni) were cut on the eve of summer solstice and had the power to find
hidden ...

Author: Harry Mountain

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581128949

Category: History

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The book concentrates on the cultures that arose in Europe after the dispersal of the Aryan-speaking people from their homeland north of the Black Sea during BC 4th millenium. Relying on mythology, history and archeology the author has traced the development and movements of the "Q-Celt" and "P-Celt" speaking peoples of Europe and Asia Minor. The time span covers from BC 3rd millenium to the Roman occupation of Celtic Europe. The emphasis is on the Bronze and Iron Ages. The result is a comprehensive overview of the people we have come to call the Celts. The work uses a clear language style and is organized as an encyclopedia for easy reference. Over 50 sub-cultures, 260 tribes and 1000 characters (dieties, heroes, warriors, etc.) are listed alphabetically, with separate chapters describing religious practices, customs, social structure, etc. as well as relevant museum collections and sites of interest. Complete 5 volume set, ISBN 1581128894, US $129.95 Vol 1, ISBN 1581128908, US $25.95 Vol II, ISBN 1581128916, US $25.95 Vol III, ISBN 1581128924, US $25.95 Vol IV, ISBN 1581128932, US $25.95 Vol V, ISBN 1581128940, US $25.95

Mountain Magic Celtic Shamanism in the Austrian Alps

Of this very herb Macer, the best doctor that ever was, tells us that it has great
power for they who pull it out as a whole, together ... There are many poisonous
plants out there, and even though they have great healing powers, we must take
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Author: Christian Brunner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312995192

Category: Religion

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Christian F. Brunner, author of several books on pagan spirituality in the Alps, has practiced ancient healing methods for over twenty years. He is also a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, contributing regularly to the Order's monthly magazine, ""Touchstone."" The author invites you to take a stroll with him through his beloved Alps, where myths and folk customs still sing of the people who lived there in antiquity, the Celts. Caitlin Matthews says about the book: ""This is a wonderful book. The Alpine and Mountain traditions preserve so much lore and practice ""

The Celtic and Scandinavian Religions

But what of their medical and healing powers? Pliny himself shows that these
were connected with magic. In the famous mistletoe rite, this plant and the tree on
which it grows were held to be sacred, the mistletoe being rarely found.

Author: J. A. MacCulloch

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596054165

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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There is some evidence that certain women had priestly functions, perhaps a near relation of the gthi, and occasionally acting for him. Such a woman was called gydja and might even own a temple. The god Frey had a young priestess in his temple, regarded as his consort... -from "Scandinavia: Worship and Its Accessories" Highly readable and densely informative, this general survey of Celtic and Scandinavian mythology and its beliefs and practices, first published in 1948, remains an excellent resource. The author, a well-regarded expert on the subject, explores: .nature worship .deities and lesser supernatural beings .mythical heroes .magic and divination .creation stories .magic and morality .and more. Readers in comparative mythology and fans of Arthurian, Celtic, and epic fantasy fiction will find this book a delight. British scholar JOHN ARNOTT MACCULLOCH (1868-1950) wrote numerous books on ancient mythology, including Religion of the Ancient Celts, The Childhood of Fiction: A Study of Folk Tales and Primitive Thought, Mythology of All Races, Religion: Its Origin & Forms, and Medieval Faith and Fable.

The Celtic Year

The healing and protecting powers of the plants was always felt as a gift from
God , and Esther de Waal in A World Made Whole quotes the song of a
Hebridean woman who had cured herself of leprosy , to express this conviction .
Above all ...

Author: Shirley Toulson

Publisher: Element Books, Limited

ISBN: 1852308729

Category: Religion

Page: 259

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Describes the seasons of the Celtic year, Celtic holy sites and religious festivals, and the traditional prayers and blessings of the Celtic Church

Secret Medicines from Your Garden

A guided exploration of herbal lore and healing plants found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows • Draws on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions • ...

Author: Ellen Evert Hopman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620555583

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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A guided exploration of herbal lore and healing plants found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows • Draws on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions • Provides simple recipes to safely make herbal remedies from local plants and honey for first aid, immune support, and treatment of common ailments • Details the “triangle” formula-making system of William LeSassier • Explains how to work with plant spirits, herbal astrology, and Animal Spirit Medicine Weaving together ancient wisdom, mystical folklore, and modern plant research, master herbalist Ellen Evert Hopman explores the many uses of flowers, trees, common weeds, and ornamental plants for food, medicine, spiritual growth, and magical rituals. She reveals the herbal lore surrounding each plant, drawing on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions. She includes recipes throughout so you can make medicines from wild and domesticated plants easily found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows, and she discusses what to plant to ensure you have leaves, berries, and flowers all year. The author reveals how to quickly intuit an unknown plant’s properties using the signatures of plants--universal indications and contraindications based on the form, color, and location of a plant. She includes an in-depth section on honey and Bee Medicine, allowing you to appreciate the labors of these plant-dependent insects. Exploring the magical role of herbs in ancient ritual, Hopman provides recipes for Egyptian temple incense and their sacred medicine known as “Kyphi” or “Kaphet,” used to purify the body, banish insomnia, and promote vivid dreaming. She explores shamanic Plant Spirit and Animal Spirit Medicine as well as herbal astrology. She also explains the “triangle” formula-making system of her herbal mentor William LeSassier to help you develop custom herbal remedies tailored to a person’s unique strengths and weaknesses. Showing how to easily incorporate wild plants into your life to receive their healing benefits throughout the seasons, Hopman reveals the power of the bounty that Mother Nature has provided right at our doorstep.

Christmas in Scotland

Nonetheless, in Celtic myth, mistletoe was regarded as a great healer. In Celtic,
mistletoe means "all heal," a name given to the plant believed to possess
miraculous healing powers. For ancient Celtic peoples, mistletoe was closely
associated ...

Author: World Book

Publisher: World Book Incorporated

ISBN: 071660860X

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Describes the celebration of Christmas in Scotland, both in the past and in the present, and includes crafts, carols, and recipes.

The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners

The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants Wolf D. Storl ... The early Irish church was
much more tolerant of older traditions and permitted Celtic folklore to flourish
within its ... One such monk was the hermit Saint l-'iacre, born of a Celtic king.

Author: Wolf D. Storl

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583945292

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

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Traditional herbalists or wise women were not only good botanists or pharmacologists; they were also shamanic practitioners and keepers of occult knowledge about the powerful properties of plants. Traveling back to the healing arts of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners takes readers deep into this world, through the leechcraft of heathen society and witches’ herb bundles to the cloister gardens of the Middle Ages. It also examines herbal medicine today in the traditional Chinese apothecary, the Indian ayurvedic system, homeopathy, and Native American medicine. Balancing the mystical with the practical, author Wolf Storl explains how to become an herbalist, from collecting material to distilling and administering medicines. He includes authoritative advice on herb gardening, as well as a holistic inventory of plants used for purposes both benign and malign, from herbs for cooking, healing, beauty, and body care to psychedelic plants, witches’ salves for opening alternative realities, and poisonous herbs that can induce madness or cause death. Storl also describes traditional “women’s plants” and their uses: dyeing cloth, spinning and weaving, or whipping up love potions. The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners is written for professional and amateur herbalists as well as gardeners, urban homesteaders, and plantspeople interested in these rich ancient traditions.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft 3rd Edition

practices are said to be a mix of Celtic and Gardnerian traditions. Celtic Wicca.
This tradition looks to ancient Celtic and Druidic deities and beliefs with an
emphasis on the magickal and healing powers of plants, minerals, gnomes,
fairies, and ...

Author: Denise Zimmerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101097496

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.

Power of Raven Wisdom of Serpent

Celtic Women's Spirituality Noragh Jones. 6. Woman. of. healing. Herbal. healing
. Throughout the history of medicine, ordinary people have gone on using herbal
remedies and faith healing alongside or ... The leading characteristics are an
instinctive ability to gather healing plants from their own locality when they are
sick ...

Author: Noragh Jones

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0940262665

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The customs and spirituality of the traditional communities of the highlands and islands of Scotland were preserved in a way that has been lost to most people today. Jones describes the vital roles of women in those communities, with their customary powers of "seeing," healing, blessing, and cursing. Their hospitality, conviviality, and deep wisdom, together with their celebration of the tasks of daily life, have much to teach us today in our modern way of life.

Celtic Lore Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess

... including trees and plants, as have their own spirits, we will also learn to
connect to the transformative and healing ... of shape-shifting, the Morrigan blurs
the lines between human and animal, drawing her power and personality from
both.

Author: Stephanie Woodfield

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738730851

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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Invoke the Morrigan—the Celtic embodiment of the victory, strength, and power of the Divine Feminine—and be transformed by her fierce and magnificent energy. In this comprehensive, hands-on guide to Celtic Witchcraft, Stephanie Woodfield invites you to explore the Morrigan's rich history and origins, mythology, and magic. Discover the hidden lessons and spiritual mysteries of the Dark Goddess as you perform guided pathworkings, rituals, and spells compatible with any magical path. Draw on the unique energies of the Morrigan's many expressions—her three main aspects of Macha, Anu, and Badb; the legendary Morgan Le Fay; and her other powerful guises. From shapeshifting and faery magic to summoning a lover and creating an Ogham oracle, the dynamic and multifaceted Dark Goddess will bring empowering wisdom and enchantment to your life and spiritual practice.

Cyclopaedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

In the early ages the bards stood in the as their fancy attributed to the Druidesses
the power highest esteem . ... They appointed the punishment for murder of God ,
who gives life to the vegetable world and heal . and other crimes , and decided
all disputes of inherite ing power to plants . ... and are the foundation of many
supersti . occupations and enjoyments , so that the dead and liv - tions in Celtic
lands ...

Author: John McClintock

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001645441

Category: Bible

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Cyclop dia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

In the early ages the bards stood in the as their fancy attributed to the Druidesses
the power highest esteem . ... They appointed the punishment for murder of God ,
who gives life to the vegetable world and heal and other crimes , and decided all
disputes of inheriting power to plants . ... and are the foundation of many supersti
. occupations and enjoyments , so that the dead and liv- tions in Celtic lands of ...

Author: John McClintock

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858001973142

Category: Bible

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Celtic Threads

Other stories from the early Celtic Christian period tell of the intimate and mutual
relationship of the saints and animals . One such ... An Eye Washed Miraculously
Clear The early Christian believers and saints were reputed to have great
healing powers . This power was often connected with their keen knowledge of
the healing qualities of plants and herbs , which they probably inherited from the
Druids .

Author: Padraigín Clancy

Publisher: Veritas Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028814312

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Drawing from the pre-Christian and Christian 'Celtic' story, the collection moves through the wonders and the darknesses of the Celtic tradition. It asks: Is Celtic spirituality soul food or junk food? How can it be of value today? Why is the archetype o

Resurgence

Indeed , at the heart of the book is the Celtic cauldron itself , initiator , healer and
source of wisdom : “ The central ... others the healing power of plants and others
the ways of justice and right behaviour , “ memory was supreme , without it there
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556026814392

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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