The Book of Celtic Symbols by Joules Taylor
Symbols, Stories, and Blessings for Everyday Living. Learn more than 50 sacred symbols and deities that express the ethos of the ancient Celts.
On the Back of the Book
This evocative guide reveals the symbols, rituals, and wisdom of the Celts. Discover how the motifs found on artefacts such as weaponry and jewelry are keys to powerful deities of nature and the cosmos, and evoke their blessings for inspiration in everything you do. Learn to write the Ogham alphabet, the language the Celts inscribed on stone, make a talisman for protection or celebrate the Celtic festivals of each season. Richly illustrated with artefacts and artworks, this magical book brings the essence of Celtic beliefs into everyday living.
More About the Book
In ancient times, Druids read the future through the movement of the stars and planets, in dreams, in the flights of birds, in the running of hares. Today, we too look for signs and symbols in the skies, and increasingly, seek a connection with the natural world as we journey through life. The Book of Celtic Symbols reveals more than 50 sacred symbols and deities that express the ethos of the ancient Celts. From celebrating the rites of spring to invoking the mother-goddess Briggida with her symbol, the triskele, this evocative guide unlocks ancient lore and explains how to communicate with the spirit of the land.
The Celtic Year introduces the solstices, seasons and quarter-days; Celtic Guides and their Symbols tells of deities from Daghdha, the patriarch whose emblem is the shield knot, to the bard Taliesin, symbolized by the salmon of wisdom. Further chapters explore the significance of trees and animal guides, and the inspiration to be found in the sacred landscape.
Illustrated with over 200 artefacts and specially commissioned illustrations, The Book of Celtic Symbols captures the essence of Celtic wisdom and shows how to bring its magic into our lives today.
Total Pages: 160 (Hardback)
About the Author
Joules Taylor has written ten books and co-authored another ten; published in seven languages, her work covers Celtic histroy and myth, clairvoyance, dream interpretation, and unicorns. She enjoys an established reputation for carefully researched and lucid writing, particularly exploring ancient traditions with modern applications. Her numerous articles, reviews and short stories have appeared in magazines and online. She shares her home in south-west England and her writer-partner Ken, their son, and assortment of pets, and a large garden filled with wild-flowers, bees, birds, hedgehogs, and visiting foxes.
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