Goddess of Witches
About The Book
Learn the myths and legends behind this beloved goddess plus practices and suggestions for making Hekate part of your spiritual path. Courtney Weber offers an informed, accessible journey through the lore and history of Hekate, the ancient goddess of crossroads, ghosts, and witchcraft, and reflects on Hekate’s relevance today. Tools and techniques for incorporating this goddess into your personal journey round out the book.
Similar to her other works, Weber strikes a balance between the scholarly and the spiritual. Her exploration of Hekate combines solid research with practical, modern applications. The spiritual content is accessible to anyone with an interest in witchcraft, regardless of their faith or background.
Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of Hekate, exploring original mythology, historical context, and contemporary connotations, concluding with spells and personal rituals. The final chapter is a grimoire full of rituals, offerings, and other practices designed to help readers align themselves with this extraordinary goddess. The book also explores magickal ethics, what it means to be a witch in the twenty-first century, and best practices for successful witchcraft.
— Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation
— Ivo Dominguez, Jr., author of The Four Elements of the Wise and Spirit Speak
— Amy Blackthorn, priestess of Hekate and author of Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic
— Najah Lightfoot, author of Good Juju, Mojos, Rites & Practices for the Magical Soul
Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might
About The Book
An illuminating exploration of Ireland’s ancient dark goddess—the beloved “phantom queen” of the Celtic world—with practices for modern-day devotees.
The Morrigan is one of Pagan Ireland’s most famous–and notorious–goddesses. Her name translated as “phantom queen” or “great queen,” the Morrigan is famous for being a goddess of war, witchcraft and death, protection and retribution. This book also explores her patronage of motherhood, healing, shapeshifting, and the land. Classified among the Sidhe (fairies), the Morrigan dates back at least to Ireland’s Iron Age, but she is as modern as she is ancient―enjoying a growing contemporary and global following. Author Courtney Weber provides a guide for the modern devotee of this complex, mysterious goddess that encompasses practical veneration with modern devotionals, entwined with traditional lore and Irish-Celtic history.
Morgan Daimler, author of Pagan Portals the Morrigan and Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk
“Within the pages of The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might Ms. Weber has masterfully blended history, mythology, spell work and personal anecdotes into a book that beautifully explores the depth and breadth of The Great Queen and her associated goddesses. A must for neophyte to adept worshiper.”
Amy Blackthorn, priestess of The Morrigan, and author of Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic and Sacred Smoke
“At what point does a book go from being academic to being one of prose? Courtney Weber does it here with The Morrigan, one of the most exhilarating books to come out on one of the most complicated goddesses of the Celtic Realm. Inspiring, thought provoking, and a must read for anyone interested in this central goddess of European myth.”
Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, authors of A Witches’ Bible and Lifting the Veil: A Witches’ Guide to Trance Prophec
Tarot for One
About The Book
After teaching Tarot and speaking at Tarot symposia around the country for a decade, one question I have been consistently asked is, “How do I read Tarot for myself? I can read for others, but not me!” Therefore, I wrote Tarot for One, a personal workbook and resource guide designed to help form interpretations directly applicable to self-readings.
This book explores the Fool, the Major Arcana, the Court Cards, Cups, Wands, Swords, and Pentacles, as well as what I call the tough cards, reversals, practice spreads, and next steps. It includes common associations as well as extensive exercises to unlock your own interpretations for connecting personal journeys with the archetypical Tarot. You will learn to let the voice of the Tarot come through without overlaying too much of you own “stuff” during a reading.
Tarot for One includes dozens of original Tarot spreads and layouts, which have been repeatedly proven both fun and effective in my classes and workshops. It also contains tips on finding a deck, honing a Tarot practice, and avoiding common self-reading pitfalls. This is the essential guide for your personal journey with the Tarot.
Courtney Weber is one of a new generation of Tarot authors who are making the cards fresh and relevant to today’s world. Filled with real life examples, this book is almost like being in class with Courtney or like joining her in a fun and insightful conversation. She answers questions about the reading process as soon as (or just before) they arise in my mind. It’s an updated Tarot for yourself packed with exciting new ideas and perspectives that I’ll certainly be using.
Most tarot readers agree: reading tarot cards for others is a snap compared to reading for yourself. Remaining objective is hard, especially when you are emotionally invested in the outcome. Thanks to Courtney Weber’s Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself, you’re not going to struggle any longer! With smart exercises, clever spreads, easy-to-understand interpretations and tons of examples, Weber provides the perfect framework for getting out of your own way and uncovering clear, unbiased answers. If you love tarot and have always wanted to be able to read your own cards, this invaluable guide belongs on your shelf.
Filled with practical tips, real life examples, and plenty of creative activities, Tarot for One will help you become your own best reader…as well as make you a better reader in general. Weber’s firm yet gentle touch will guide you to find truth in the cards and within yourself.
MOTHER, DAUGHTER, HEALER, BARD, WARRIOR, FIRE GODDESS, GODDESS OF THE OAK, ANIMALS, AND MAGIC
About The Book
Brigid – mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wide-ranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations–Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa.
Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid’s healing powers. Inside you’ll find Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more.
A gorgeous history [and] a journey with the goddess herself: a journey through ritual, meditation and magic. Weber does a masterful job. If you are a fan of Brigid this is the book you¹ve been waiting for.
Think Eat, Pray, Love meets Mists of Avalon.
The book has a bit of everything; historical information, the re-telling of myths, personal narratives, and practical meditations and rituals complete with detailed instructions that often include photographs…I haven’t become a devotee of Brigid, but Weber’s book definitely has me thinking about the goddess — whatever you may call her — in a new way.
I very rarely find a non-fiction book I can’t put down, but I read this book in record time, snatching every little minute and skimping on sleep…within these pages I found a reflection of the divine that I can embrace personally and wholeheartedly as never before. The author Courtney Weber does a masterful job of telling her own story of discovery in a way that is humble, credible and humorous.
Do I recommend this book? Totally. It gets five broomsticks from me and is a worthy addition to any Pagan bookshelf.