The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts

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The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts

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Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007519435

Genre: History

Page: 576

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Book Summary: The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Celts explores the history, culture, and mythology of these great peoples.


THE ELEMENT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES: An A-Z of Fairies, Pixies, and other Fantastical Creatures

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THE ELEMENT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES: An A-Z of Fairies, Pixies, and other Fantastical Creatures

Author: Lucy Cooper

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007581092

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 576

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Book Summary: The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies explores the history, legends, and mythology of these little peoples.


Signs & Symbols of the World

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Signs & Symbols of the World

Author: D.R. McElroy

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 0760365784

Genre: Reference

Page: 528

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Book Summary: This informative and engaging illustrated reference provides the stories behind 1,001 signs and symbols, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day political and subculture symbols. What in the world does Ω mean? And what about its meaning might have led my coffee date to tattoo it on his entire forearm? Where did the symbol ∞ originate, and what was its first meaning? How did the ampersand symbol & come about and how was it applied daily in book publishing? And what is the full story behind that staring eye on top of the pyramid on our American dollar bill? This comprehensive guide to signs and symbols explains. Find within: More than 1,000 illustrations An extensive collection of written and cultural symbols, including animals, instruments, stones, shapes, numbers, colors, plants, food, parts of the body, religious and astrological symbols, emojis, and gestures Historical facts culled from a wide variety of sources Learn all about the signs and symbols that surround us and their part in our rich world history. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including birthday astrology, dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, and flower meanings. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, flower meanings, and the stories behind signs and symbols. Also available in the series: Complete Book of Birthdays, Complete Language of Flowers, Complete Book of Dreams, and Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care.


The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander

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The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476621160

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Book Summary: Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series—and the massive serial novel on which it is based—has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic. Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan Seer, the storyline is filled with mythology and symbolism from around the world, from the Fair Folk and the Loch Ness monster to wendigos, ghosts, zombies and succubae. Literary references abound, from the Bible to the classics, to Shakespeare and the English romantic poets. The series is also rich with its own symbolism: heather and white roses, the dragonfly in amber, Claire’s blue vase and wedding gown, her wedding rings and pearl necklace. This book untangles the myriad of myths, legends, symbols and literary references found in the series.


The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A–Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic

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The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A–Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic

Author: John Matthews,Caitlin Matthews

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007365055

Genre: Self-Help

Page: 576

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Book Summary: From unicorns and trolls to werewolves and griffins, this comprehensive guide is the key to discovering every magical creature from myth, folklore and legend around the world.


Celtic Visions

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Celtic Visions

Author: Caitlin Matthews

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780282729

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

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Book Summary: Through prayers, chants, and practical exercises, Celtic Visions teaches readers how to tap into their inner spiritual power, enabling them to experience heightened perception and open portals to other realms of existence. Drawn from ancient Gaelic and Welsh sources, this visionary guide reveals the truth behind the prophetic visions of the druids and seers. It explains their methods for communicating with the Otherworld through omens and fairy lore and explores the Celtic gift of "second sight"—the ability to perceive both the visible and the invisible aspects of reality.


Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

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Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476612420

Genre: Social Science

Page: 428

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Book Summary: Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.


Encyclopedia of Spirits

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Encyclopedia of Spirits

Author: Judika Illes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062046098

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1072

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Book Summary: Enter the World of Spirits! The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a comprehensive and entertaining A to Z of spirits from around this world and the next. Within these pages meet love goddesses and disease demons, guardians of children and guardians of cadavers. Discover Celtic goddesses and goddesses of the Kabbalah, female Buddhas, African Powers, Dragon Ladies, White Ladies, Black Madonnas, the Green Man, the Green Fairy, lots and lots of ghosts, djinn, mermaids, fairies, and more. From the beneficent to the mischievous, working with these spirits can bring good fortune, lasting love, health, fertility, revenge, and relief. Discover: The true identities of over one thousand spirits (as well as their likes and dislikes) How to communicate with specific spirits for your own benefit How to recognize these spirits when they manifest themselves The mythological and historical events associated with specific spirits The colors, days, numbers, and astrological signs associated with specific spirits The Encyclopedia of Spirits also provides an overview of the role of spirit communication throughout history and a general guide to working with spirits. No matter what your life's problems or desires, this book can guide you to the right spirits who can help fulfill your dreams. For the spiritual adept, the amateur, or the simply curious, the Encyclopedia of Spirits will inform, inspire, and delight.


Sacred and Mythological Animals

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Sacred and Mythological Animals

Author: Yowann Byghan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147663887X

Genre: Social Science

Page: 445

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Book Summary: From the household cat to horses that can fly, a surprisingly wide range of animals feature in religions and mythologies all across the world. The same animal can take on different roles: the raven can be a symbol of evil, a harbinger of death, a wise messenger or a shape-changing trickster. In Norse mythology, Odin's magical ravens perch on his shoulders and bring him news. This compendium draws upon religious texts and myths to explore the ways sacred traditions use animal images, themes and associations in rituals, ceremonies, texts, myths, literature and folklore across the world. Sections are organized by the main animal classifications such as mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and insects. Each chapter covers one significant grouping (such as dogs, cats or horses), first describing an animal scientifically and then detailing the mythological attributes. Numerous examples cite texts or myths. A final section covers animal hybrids, animal monsters and mythical animals as well as stars, constellations and Zodiac symbols. An appendix describes basic details of the religions and mythologies covered. A glossary defines uncommon religious terms and explains scientific animal names.


Modern Druidism

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Modern Druidism

Author: Yowann Byghan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476631786

Genre: Religion

Page: 252

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Book Summary: This introduction to modern Druidism provides a comprehensive overview of today’s Pagan religion and philosophy, whose roots are in the Celtic tribal societies of ancient Britain and Ireland. The author covers Druidism’s mythology, history and important figures and its beliefs and moral system, and describes practices, rituals and ceremonies. A gazetteer of important sacred sites is included, along with information about modern Druid groups and organizations.


A New Dictionary of Fairies

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A New Dictionary of Fairies

Author: Morgan Daimler

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 178904037X

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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Book Summary: Fairies are a challenging subject, intertwining culture, folklore, and anecdotal accounts across centuries and millennia. Focusing primarily on the Celtic speaking cultures, with some material from adjacent cultures including Anglo-Saxon and Norse, A New Dictionary of Fairies has in-depth entries on a variety of fairies as well as subjects related to them, such as why we picture elves with pointed ears or where the idea of fairies being invisible comes from. It also tackles more complicated topics like the nature and physicality of the fairy people. Anyone with an interest in the Good Neighbours will find this book a solid resource to draw from.


The Element Encyclopedia of Birthdays

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The Element Encyclopedia of Birthdays

Author: Theresa Cheung

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007357095

Genre: Self-Help

Page: 576

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Book Summary: Did you know that your birthday can give you surprising details about your personality profile, your ideal partner, and your dark side? The Element Encyclopedia of Birthdays combines astrology, psychology, numerology and tarot for practical advice on how to make the best of yourself and shape your future.


The Celtic Shaman

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The Celtic Shaman

Author: John Matthews

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446458687

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Probably the oldest known spiritual discipline, shamanism is the timeless art of living in harmony with creation, providing a universal system to work with today, whatever our religion or spiritual affiliation may be. A reflection of a living tradition with a supremely practical approach to life, it teaches skills for living and ways to utilize latent abilities which we all possess. Celtic Shamanism derives from the native traditions of North-West Europe. The shamanic contribution of the Celts and their predecessors has been overlooked until recently, and is one of the last shamanic traditions to be explored. While it shares common elements with American, Australian and Siberian teachings, it derives entirely from Celtic source material. The Celtic Shaman offers a varied and easily followed plan of self-tuition for anyone interested in Celtic mythology and the Western mysteries.


The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies: The Ultimate A–Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom

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The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies: The Ultimate A–Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007359179

Genre: Social Science

Page: 576

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Book Summary: Discover everything you ever wanted to know about secret societies like the Freemasons, the historical mystery of Atlantis, why King Arthur, Leonardo da Vinci and Hitler are key figures, plus conspiracy theories, forgotten sciences and ancient wisdom.


15-Minute Yoga (Collins Gem)

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15-Minute Yoga (Collins Gem)

Author: Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007372515

Genre: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Bite-sized yoga that fits in with your everyday life and gives instant results.


Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

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Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

Author: David Gibbins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250038650

Genre: Fiction

Page: 352

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Book Summary: How far would you go for Rome? Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus – Roman legionary and centurion – and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great's Empire, to total war in North Africa and the Siege of Carthage. Scipio's success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed and jealousy – for the closest allies can become the bitterest of enemies. And then there is the dark horse, Julia, of the Caesar family – in love with Scipio but betrothed to his rival Paullus – who causes a vicious feud. Ultimately for Scipio it will come down to one question: how much is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome? Inspired by Total War: Rome II, from the bestselling Total War computer strategy game series, Destroy Carthage is the first in an epic series of novels. Not only the tale of one man's fate, it is also a journey to the core of Roman times, through a world of extraordinary military tactics and political intrigue that Rome's warriors and citizens used to cheat death.


Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

Author: T. W. Rolleston

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605206318

Genre: Fiction

Page: 454

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Book Summary: First published in 1911-this is a replica of the 1917 second edition-this classic work is considered by many the best work on the spiritual and mythological history of the Celtic peoples. Rolleston, a seminal scholar in the literature, explores: [ the Celts in ancient history [ the religion of the Celts [ the Irish invasion myths [ the early Milesian kings [ tales of the Ultonian cycle [ tales of the Ossianic cycle [ and much more. Anyone intrigued by the history and culture of Britain, Ireland, and Wales should consider this essential reading. Irish writer and editor THOMAS WILLIAM HAZEN ROLLESTON (1857-1920) published some 168 books, including *Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland* (1888), *Life of Lessing* (1889), and *The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cumhail* (1910).


Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess

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Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess

Author: Stephanie Woodfield

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738730858

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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Book Summary: 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.


The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac

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The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac

Author: Adele Nozedar

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007283962

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 704

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Book Summary: Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias'. This is the biggest A-Z reference book on symbolic objects you'll ever find.


Kevin McCloud’s 43 Principles of Home: Enjoying Life in the 21st Century

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Kevin McCloud’s 43 Principles of Home: Enjoying Life in the 21st Century

Author: Kevin McCloud

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007412355

Genre: House & Home

Page: 400

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Book Summary: Kevin McCloud’s 43 Principles of Home represents a landmark piece of interiors publishing.