Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Celtic Religions. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

Everything You Need to Know to Begin Working With Runes The enigmatic nature of the runes is undeniable. In fact, the English word “rune” comes to us from the Norse word runa, which means “a secret,” or “to whisper.” As symbols, the runes mean little to the untrained eye, yet the magical energies they activate can be used for positive, impactful change in your everyday life. But what are runes, exactly? On the surface level, runes are the characters in a writing system used by the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. But unlike our modern letters, the runic symbols had been used for magical purposes long before they were fashioned into an alphabet. This is known from runic inscriptions found on ancient artifacts as well as Germanic myth and lore handed down over the centuries. Indeed, those who work with the runes today are taking part in an age-old magical tradition established by our Northern European pagan ancestors. In Runes for Beginners , best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain shines the light on these ancient symbols, showing you how to discover and utilize their unique magical energies. With both an eye toward tradition and a multicultural spirit, Lisa combines an appreciation for the Germanic roots of the runes with a more eclectic Neopagan approach. Unlike many other books on the topic, Runes for Beginners is completely accessible to those with no experience in Northern European magical traditions, yet it doesn’t ignore those traditions altogether. You will emerge from this guide with a basic understanding of the runes’ role in ancient Germanic paganism, as well as a solid foundation of knowledge to build your own runic practice, regardless of your religious or spiritual path. Foundations in Runic Magic and Divination The runes represent various aspects of the human experience of the Universe—both tangible and intangible. Each runic symbol embodies a natural force, or type of energy, which the rune worker can attune to and then manipulate in various ways. Runes can be sent out into the Universe to manifest a magical goal, or they can be used to consult with the unseen realms about a situation at hand. In Runes for Beginners , you’ll learn all you need to know to start working with runes, including: The history of the runes and their role within the framework of the Germanic magical worldview The origins of runic wisdom in Norse mythology An overview of the Elder Futhark, the oldest-known runic alphabet and most widely used rune system in contemporary Neopaganism Basic techniques of rune magic, including rune scripts, bind runes, and creating runic talismans How to make your own runes Instructions for traditional rune-casting as well as contemporary rune spreads Tips for successful divination The divinatory meanings and magical uses of each rune in the Elder Futhark A suggested reading list for further exploring the runes and the magical and spiritual traditions of the ancient Germanic peoples Detailed tables of correspondence for a handy condensed magical and divinatory guide By the end of this guide, you will have a working knowledge of the runes that will enable you to use them with confidence in magic and divination. However, when it comes to truly mastering the runes, the importance of time and practice can’t be emphasized enough. Indeed, working with runes can truly become a lifelong journey, but Runes for Beginners is an excellent first step along the way. If you’re ready to start exploring the runes for yourself, just scroll to the top of the page and hit the Buy button!

  • Author: Lisa Chamberlain
  • Publisher: Chamberlain Publications (May 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1912715015
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.34 x 8 inches

                 

2. The Book of Secret Wisdom: The Prophetic Record of Human Destiny and Evolution


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

In these troubled times, do you wonder about the future and the destiny of humanity? Do you want to know the true purpose of your existence on Earth and in the Universe? The most secret book in the world holds the answers you seek! Named as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2020 by Watkins Mind Body Spirit , Zinovya Dushkova , Ph.D. , is one of the few who has gained access to the million-year-old manuscript widely known as the Book of Dzyan , which contains answers to humanity's most pressing questions. Written in the language of the Gods, called Senzar , it is secretly hidden in the heart of the Himalayas, accessible to only a chosen few over the course of human history, including Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Pythagoras, Plato, and Helena Blavatsky. Now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova has presented a never-before-seen excerpt from the mysterious Book of Dzyan in The Book of Secret Wisdom to bring new meaning and hope into your life. Beautiful and enlightening, it will reveal not only our past, but also our present and future. To facilitate your understanding of this profound and poetic text, the book contains a comprehensive glossary gleaned from the supreme sources of wisdom. In The Book of Secret Wisdom , you will discover the answers to these questions: What are the ultimate goal and purpose of human existence? What is the cause of natural disasters, global warming, and epidemics? What really happened in 1999 and 2012? What Great Event occurred invisibly in 2017? When will Armageddon and the Last Judgment occur? What should you expect in the coming decades? Why are people dying, and is there a chance to be immortal? Why does it seem that time is speeding up? What is the famous Philosopher's Stone? and much, much more! The all-embracing and undistorted Truth presented in this book was once accessible only to the privileged initiates of ancient civilizations who spent much of their lives seeking it. But now it is available to you in the pages of The Book of Secret Wisdom , a book that offers unprecedented access to the world's most ancient mysteries. If you are a spiritual seeker who enjoys expanding the boundaries of your understanding, this book is for you. "This book is an immeasurable treasure of knowledge. Its depth and scope are incredible." -- 2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards Judge "It reads beautifully like a storybook, feels like a fable, and reveals valuable lessons of love for this lifetime." -- Allyson Gracie, Wellness Specialist, Pilates & Yoga Instructor "One of the most inspiring, all encompassing, volumes of true truth I have read in all my years of seeking truth." -- April Gieseking "It is deep, deeper and vast than you could have ever imagined." -- Aakriti, Goodreads Buy The Book of Secret Wisdom now to unveil the future and destiny of humanity!

  • Author: Zinovya Dushkova
  • Publisher: Radiant Books (October 12, 2015)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-5990543140
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches

                 

3. Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

A leading spiritual teacher reveals how Celtic spirituality—listening to the sacred around us and inside of us—can help us heal the earth, overcome our conflicts, and reconnect with ourselves. John Philip Newell shares the long, hidden tradition of Celtic Christianity, explaining how this earth-based spirituality can help us rediscover the natural rhythms of life and deepen our spiritual connection with God, with each other, and with the earth. Newell introduces some of Celtic Christianity’s leading practitioners, both saints and pioneers of faith, whose timeless wisdom is more necessary than ever, including:   Pelagius, who shows us how to look beyond sin to affirm our sacredness as part of all God’s creation, and courageously stand up for our principles in the face of oppression. Brigid of Kildare, who illuminates the interrelationship of all things and reminds us of the power of the sacred feminine to overcome those seeking to control us. John Muir, who encourages us to see the holiness and beauty of wilderness and what we must do to protect these gifts. Teilhard de Chardin, who inspires us to see how science, faith, and our future tell one universal story that begins with sacredness. By embracing the wisdom of Celtic Christianity, we can learn how to listen to the sacred and see the divine in all of creation and within each of us. Human beings are inherently spiritual creatures who intuitively see the sacred in nature and within one another, but our cultures—and at times even our faiths—have made us forget what each of us already know deep in our souls but have learned to suppress. Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul offers a new spiritual foundation for our lives, once centered on encouragement, guidance, and hope for creating a better world.

  • Author: John Philip Newell
  • Publisher: HarperOne (July 6, 2021)
  • Genre: History, World
  • ISBN: 978-0063023499
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.97 x 8.25 inches

                 

4. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

" Anam Cara is a rare synthesis of philosophy, poetry, and spirituality. This work will have a powerful and life-transforming experience for those who read it." —Deepak Chopra John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In  Anam Cara,  Gaelic for "soul friend," the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as: Light is generous The human heart is never completely born Love as ancient recognition The body is the angel of the soul Solitude is luminous Beauty likes neglected places The passionate heart never ages To be natural is to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom

  • Author: John O'Donohue
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1St Edition (October 21, 1998)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0060929435
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.58 x 8 inches

                 

5. If Women Rose Rooted: A Life-changing Journey to Authenticity and Belonging


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

In this life-changing book that blends myth, memoir and modern day mentors, renowned psychologist Dr Sharon Blackie journeys from the wasteland of modern society to a place of nourishment and connection. ‘Mind-blowing. An anthem for all we could be ... I sincerely hope every woman who can read has the time and space to read it.’ Manda Scott, author of  Boudica  and  A Treachery of Spies ‘If women remember that once upon a time we sang with the tongues of seals and flew with the wings of swans, that we forged our own paths through the dark forest while creating a community of its many inhabitants, then we will rise up rooted, like trees. ‘And if we rise up rooted, like trees . . . well then, women might indeed save not only ourselves, but the world.’ Like Women who Run with the Wolves , this is powerful rallying cry to women to embrace a different kind of femininity. Described as both transformative and essential, Sharon Blackie leads the reader on a quest to find their place in the world, drawing inspiration from the wise and powerful females in native mythology, and guidance from contemporary women who have re-rooted themselves in land and community and taken responsibility for shaping the future. Beautifully written, honest and moving,  If Women Rose Rooted  is a passionate song to a different kind of femininity, a rallying, feminist cry for the rewilding of womanhood; reclaiming our role as guardians of the land.

  • Author: Sharon Blackie
  • Publisher: September Publishing (UK) (August 20, 2019)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1912836017
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 1.1 x 7.7 inches

                 



6. The Secret Book of Dzyan: Unveiling the Hidden Truth about the Oldest Manuscript in the World and Its Divine Authors


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

Have you heard of the secret Book of Dzyan ? Generations of Truth-seekers have been searching for this mysterious manuscript of untold antiquity that conceals the entire wisdom of the world, yet only a chosen few have ever gained access to it. Thus, in 2015, Zinovya Dushkova , Ph.D. , published a new excerpt from the Book of Dzyan in The Book of Secret Wisdom that revealed the future and destiny of humanity. At that time, however, she was not allowed to disclose anything more about the Book of Dzyan than Helena Blavatsky had already done in her time. But now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova, who is named as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2020 by Watkins' Mind Body Spirit , has been permitted to cast more light on the Book of Dzyan and answer the following questions: Who are the authors of the Book of Dzyan ? Where was it stored in the past, and where is it now? What are its structure and contents? When was the Book of Dzyan written? Why is it now of such great significance, even in your own life? In addition, you will also learn about the attempt that the Masters of Wisdom made to enlighten the world in the 20th century and what challenges face humanity in the 21st century. Get this book now to unveil the hidden truth about the oldest manuscript in the world and its divine authors!

  • Author: Zinovya Dushkova
  • Publisher: Radiant Books (October 27, 2018)
  • Genre: History, World
  • ISBN: 978-5604058671
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.19 x 8 inches

                 

7. How to Access Jesus in the Heavenly Realm - Manual: Heaven is real and FUN


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

In this manual, I will walk you through how you may access the presence of Jesus in the Heavenly realm by the Holy Spirit. Since 1988 the Holy Spirit has been taking me to Heaven. Jesus would show me various fun places and allow me to do fun things. I asked, "Why was He showing me these places?" Jesus said, "Because people think all they do here is float around wearing diapers, eating grapes, or doing nothing but bowing before ME. I have planned for each person, in detail, what makes them happy to be here with Me. Heaven is real and Fun and I am coming back soon!"

  • Author: Kim Robinson
  • Publisher: Independently published (October 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1697901726
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

                 

8. Wild Magic: Celtic Folk Traditions for the Solitary Practitioner


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

Shake off the energy of our frenetic modern-day life and reconnect to the wild magic of your heart. This book is an immersive guide to creating deep relationships with faerie folk, green kin, the ancestors, and the spirits of the land. Explore dozens of meditations and exercises based on Celtic lore that serve as energetic keys for accessing levels of reality and spiritual destinations that will forever transform your relationship to the here and now. Learn how to work with animal spirits, the powers of place, and the tides. Discover the magic of the elements and attune your soul to the sun, the moon, and the cycles of the seasons. Connecting to nature in a magical way opens our awareness to a wider deeper source than anything we can comprehend. Wild Magic is all about sensing subtle energies, starting fires traditionally, practicing herbal magic, making a divination kit, and so much more. This is a book drawn from country wisdom and Celtic tradition, with spells and rituals designed to channel your own modern wildness for the benefit of all.

  • Author: Danu Forest
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality, Celtic

                 

9. The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Courtney Weber
  • Publisher: Weiser Books (November 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1578636631
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches

                 

10. Beauty: The Invisible Embrace


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Celtic Religions - August 2021

The author of Anam Cara describes, in his unique style, rediscovering the true sources of compassion, serenity, and hope in our lives In this eagerly awaited follow-up to his international bestsellers Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes, John O’Donohue turns his attention to the subject of beauty―the divine beauty that calls the imagination and awakens all that is noble in the human heart―focusing on the classical, medieval and Celtic traditions, on art, music, literature, nature and language. O’Donohue opens our eyes, hearts and minds to the wonder of our own relationship with beauty. Rather than “covering” this theme, he uncovers it, exposing the infinity and mystery of its breadth. His words return us home to the dignity of silence, the profundity of stillness, the power of thought and perception, and the eternal grace and generosity of beauty’s presence. In this masterful and revelatory work, O’Donohue encourages our greater intimacy with beauty, and celebrates it for what it really is: a homecoming of the human spirit.

  • Author: John O'Donohue
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Perennial ed. edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-0060957261
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.61 x 8 inches