In this beautiful treasury of sacred wisdom, Mara Freeman shares the rich legacy of the Celts -- the festivals, gods and goddesses, saints, faeries, music, poetry, and storytelling that anchor this magical tradition. Discover myths, rituals, recipes, and crafts for every month of the year. Honor Saint Brigit with a prayer in February, or ensure a merry start to May with a bowl of frothy syllabub. Come together with friends and neighbors to celebrate community in the high days of August, then learn to weave a solstice wreath in snowy December.
Traditional blessings, ancient lore, and guided meditations inspire you to reconnect with the rhythms of the natural world, and view the sacred as an integral part of every day. Rediscover the wisdom and healing power of nature, and cultivate and honor your soul as you would the earth. Let the spirit of the ancient Celts enchant you in every season, year after year.
Mara Freeman is a leading writer, teacher and ritualist of Celtic, Druidic and related Western mythology and magical traditions. She is the founder of the Avalon Mystery School, a comprehensive training program in the Arts of Sacred Magic, and author of many published articles, and the book, Kindling the Celtic Spirit: Ancient Traditions To Illumine your Life throughout the Seasons (HarperSanFrancisco, 2001.) Dividing her time between California and West Wales, Mara teaches at universities and educational centers in the United States as well as leading annual retreats and pilgrimages in the British Isles and Ireland.