This wonderfully researched, thought-out and laid-out book is seasoned with an abundance of Celtic lore. The authors knowledge and apparent love of all thing Celtic is felt on every page. The book is divided into twelve chapters, one covering each month. And each chapter has peppered throughout an array of Celtic history, poetry, ritual, recipes, blessings, songs, goddess and god stories, myth, bestiaries, crafts and much more.
This compact book has a very reader-friendly layout and includes wonderful line-art through. The resource section is nine pages long and covers everything from Irish genealogy to Celtic music.
Kindling The Celtic Spirit would make a wonderful gift for anybody who cherishes Irish/Celtic tradition or as a book to keep beside ones bed, to read before sleeps so that one may drift off and enter a magical time and place where faeries played in sacred groves, bards sang of courageous deeds, and the Tuatha De Danann lived and prospered.
The first pleasure of this book is simply holding it and looking at the beautiful typography and layout. After that many pleasures await you in the words between the covers.
Ms. Freeman explores the myths and festivals of the Celts and brings the magic and joy found in the wisdom traditions of Ireland in a clear voice to the modern world. Reading these blessings and guided meditations, the lore and ritual and recipes one can reconnect with the ancient spiritual teachings of the Celtic peoples.