Celtic Magic - Llewellyn's World Magic Author:Deanna J. Conway Even as a young boy, I was interested in spirituality and its manifestations within religious structures. So it should come as no surprise that I was involved with the Wiccan movements in the United States. We published some of the first books on Wicca in the U.S. and held some of the first Pagan festivals in this country. — Over the years I have... more » received thousands of letters from people wanting to know how to become Witches. Many of them came from people who knew a little about the Craft and were specifically interested in Celtic Wicca.
If you are interested in this style of the Craft and want to know where to start, I can recommend Celtic Magic by D. J. Conway. Over 225,000 people have this book, and you should have it, too.
This book has everything you need to start learning the Celtic traditions. The tools, the rituals, the magical methods anything you would want is right here. Do you need a ritual for the Summer Solstice? It's in the book. Do you need some magic to gain love or money? You'll find it here, too.
Celtic Magic is a great place to start your studies of Wicca. Do you need to know how to make a magic circle? Instructions are in the book. Do you need a set of magical correspondences so you can determine the best goddess or god, color or incense to use for any magical purpose? You'll find it here, too.
Perhaps the best thing about this book is that it is clear and easy to understand. You'll not only read this book for the information, but because it is fun and holds your interest. This is a book you'll find yourself carrying around and frequently consulting. In fact you may find this to be the most valuable book you own.« less
mayqueene reviewed Celtic Magic (Llewellyn's World Magic) on
Helpful Score: 6
This is really a horrible book to learn about the Celts and their pagan roots and beliefs. It's poorly researched, badly written and contains so much fluff that I find it to be quite the waste of time, money, and paper.
Celtic Magic is an ancient practice firmly rooted in the Celtic Panthenon, Nature and the Elements. Included in this book are the various methods of spellwork, ritual, meditation, and divination that can help you influence or even change certain aspects of your life. This book goes into the history and culture of the Celts somewhat as well. An excellent book.
This is whati call a "search and replace" book. DJ Conway has "written" several similar titles, with the title (fill in the cultureal group) Magic. They are all alramingly similar as far as rituals and practices, but with different pantheons--Celtic replaced by Norse, etc. Not worth the time.
D.J Conway provides an introduction to the ways of the Old and what would seem forgotten. Firmly planting itself around the subject matters of deities, Nature, and Elements, this book is an excellent guide and sourcebook for anyone curious about rituals of pre-Christian worlds.