My thoughts on The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber

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weberIn what is Courtney Weber’s best book to date, we are taken on a fascinating journey into the realm of the Mare Queen, the Morrigan.

Celtic Mythology is a tangled web, and no holy power more so than she who is sometimes called the Phantom Queen. Oft misunderstood, and the subject of much debate among scholars, linguists, and esotericists, the Morrigan is largely a mystery.

Was she a single goddess, or three sisters? The Morrigan is the foreteller of death, who watches over the battlefield with foresight, often inciting bloodlust in warriors and aiding them in victory. The Morrigan encourages bravery, preys on the fears of her champions’ enemies, and is said to wash the bloodstained clothes of those whose death is fated.

The Morrigan bears many names and wears as many faces. She is a harbinger of death and a protector of life.

In Weber’s latest work, The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might, the author mirrors the complexities of the Goddess by delivering a book difficult to pin down. It is equal parts academic and practical, as Weber combines historical research with her personal gnosis and the application of both research and discovery into practice.

I found the book to be thought-provoking and insightful. Weber weaves gracefully between foundational research and speculative conflation to produce a work that is alternatively prose, poetry, and pedantic.

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There is depth to the narrative within these pages that will inspire you to greater study and to seek a personal connection with the goddess herself in all her many guises.

Weber brings them all to life, drawing the reader along and making them a part of the journey.

This is a book perfect for beginners, but there are plenty of insights for those of us longer of tooth.

The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber is highly recommended and available wherever books are sold. And at just over $12 on Amazon, an absolute steal.

 

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