A Circle of Stones by Erynn Rowan Laurie

By Erynn Rowan Laurie

A Circle of Stones, initially released in 1995, deals a distinct method of meditation and Otherworld visiting in a Celtic Pagan context by using prayer beads as a spotlight for knowing early Gaelic cosmology and how you can trip via its 3 nation-states of land, sea, and sky. With chapters on ritual, altars, visiting, and speaking with deities, this brief booklet has supplied seekers with instruments for his or her religious paintings for almost two decades. This new version deals a miles more advantageous pronunciation consultant for the Irish and Scots Gaelic within the textual content, and a brand new foreword that provides context for the book’s old position within the emergence of Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan spirituality.

One of the vintage foundational works of the Celtic Reconstructionist move, A Circle of Stones provides a gorgeous meditation self-discipline established round a reconstructed cosmology of the pagan Irish Celts. Drawing upon conventional Gaelic prayers, poetry, and mythological symbolism to be used in live performance with a mindfully crafted Celtic mala or set of prayer beads, Erynn Laurie has created an available gateway by which the devoted seeker might discover the geographical regions of the Irish Otherworld and turn on its quite a few strands of knowledge of their lives."
Jhenah Telyndru, Avalon inside of: A Sacred trip of fantasy, secret, and internal knowledge, Founder, Sisterhood of Avalon

Circle of Stones used to be not just the 1st e-book introducing us to Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism, yet was once additionally the main chic. an easy selection of meditations and directions that concurrently introduces the reader to the language, gods, and poetry of the ancient
Celts. this can be a workbook that rewards repeated returns to its pages, permitting beginners and skilled Pagans alike to drink from Manannan mac Lir's good of knowledge. The go back of Laurie's booklet to print is a boon, a present to the broader Pagan neighborhood that are supposed to no longer be neglected.
Jason Pitzl-Waters, The Wild Hunt @ Patheos.com

This long-anticipated and much-demanded reprint of A Circle of Stones will proceed to face, as has the 1st version, as an enormous monument within the turning out to be smooth culture of Celtic Reconstructionist polytheist perform, relatively within the medieval- and folk-derived Irish traditions of that flow. The historic importance of this ebook by myself makes it an important merchandise within the library of a person drawn to those subjects.
Dr. Phillip A. Bernhardt-House, Werewolves, Magical Hounds, and Dog-Headed males in Celtic Literature.

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