Book Review Tending Brigid’s Flame by Lunaea Weatherstone

Book Review Tending Brigid’s Flame by Lunaea Weatherstone Review by Dawn Thomas 290 Pages Publisher: Llewellyn Publications Celtic, Goddesses, Paganism & Neo-Paganism I have had this book on my list to read for a while now. This is the perfect time to read about Brigid. The author has an easy to read style. Each chapter has short stories by different contributors. At the end of the book, there is an extensive list of resources. If you honor Brigid or Celtic deities, you will enjoy this book. The first chapter details the life of the Celtic goddess as well as the Christian saint. Her research reveals a wonderful woman who helped the poor and arranged her mother’s release from slavery. In the second chapter, the author gives examples for working with thresholds. They include blessing yourself and your guests. She discusses Celtic hospitality and the connections with faeries. There are several rituals for your home and hearth. Ms. Weatherstone also discusses the differences between shrines and altars along with how to care for them. The chapter ends with recipes for the Sabbat. The third chapter explains the importance of the number three. She includes the symbols triskele, triquetra, and beautiful Celtic…

Book Review: The Triskele by Lowri Thomas
Celtic , Fantasy , Sci Fi , Uncategorized / July 31, 2013

The Triskele (The Bwy Hir Trilogy)Author: Lowri Thomas Price: $2.99 Print Length: 334 pages Publisher: Lowri Thomas (December 2, 2012) Sold by:Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00AHGSOWI The story is set in modern times Wales. The Triskele is made of three parts: The Host, the Pride, and the Chosen. The Host (the male) and the Pride (the female) are Bwy Hir, an ancient race of giants referred to in the bible as Nephilim. The Chosen are the male initiated of the faithful families. The Chosen work closely with Druids in serving the Bwy Hir. The Bwy Hir use sacred stones to travel and the Druids and the Chosen use mirrors. The book begins with a romantic relationship between Anwen, the daughter of a Chosen family and Taliesin, the son of Mab, Queen of Summer and Aeron, King of Winter. Since their relationship is forbidden, they keep it a secret. When Anwen realizes she is pregnant, no one believes Taliesin could be the father. They don’t believe a Bwy Hir can join with humans. In another storyline, an Elder Druid is culling the Chosen families to make the Bwy Hir more dependent to the Druids. The action of the…