In this practical and inspiring celebration of the festivals of the Celtic seasonal Wheel of the Year, Danu draws on her many years of personal practice and teaching to skilfully revive the ancient rituals and traditions of all eight festivals - Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lughnasadh, Autumn Equinox, Samhain and Winter Solstice - helping you weave a more soulful, nature-centred way of living into your everyday existence. Throughout the book, beautiful illustrations in the Celtic style capture the special atmosphere of each festival.* Learn to call upon the deities to support and assist you in your journey* Explore Celtic starlore to glean spiritual insights from the heavens* Make meaningful gifts for friends and family* Cast spells for creativity, fertility and blessing* Decorate your home with crafts and altars to manifest sacred space* Use the abundance of nature in recipes for self-healing and for delicious feasts* Explore the deeper meanings of the festivals through magical guided visualizations
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 135 x 216 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
- 19 May 2016
- Watkins Media
- Watkins Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
'The Magical Year is a fabulous collection of traditional lore, activity suggestions, recipes, rituals, deities and prayers to help us connect to and draw wisdom from the seasons. An invaluable resource for anyone new to the festivals of the Wheel of the Year but also an enjoyable read for those who have long celebrated these magical shifts in nature.' - Philip Carr-Gomm, Author and Chief Druid of OBOD 'An insightful guide, rich with Danu Forest's understanding of the ancient ways, traditions, folklore and magical lore behind the seasonal celebrations.' - Glennie Kindred, Author and Artist"
About Danu Forest
Danu Forest has been a practising druid witch and Celtic shaman for over twenty years, has been teaching Celtic shamanismand witchcraft for over a decade, and runs ashamanic consultation and healing practice.She is the author of"Nature Spirits: wyrd loreand wild fey magic"(Wooden Books), "TheDruid Shaman"(Moon Books) and"Celtic TreeMagic"(Llewellyn), creates and teaches emailcorrespondence courses, writes a "Danu'sCauldron" blog for witchesandpagans.com, and has been published in magazines suchas"Kindred Spirit," "Soul and Spiri"t, and"PaganDawn."She is also an Ard BanDrui in the IrishDruid Clan of Dana, an ordained priestess, adruid grade member of OBOD (Order ofBards, Ovates (healers/seers) and Druids)and a member of The Society of ShamanicPractitioners. For more information, seewww.danuforest.co.uk"