"Courtney Weber's new book, The Morrigan, Celtic Goddess of Magic and Might, adds much to the experiential material available on the Morrigan. The book is full of personal stories, interesting interpretations of the Morrigan's mythology, and methods to connect to her. It will certainly appeal to many of the goddess's followers today." --- 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 Lifting the Veil: A Witches’ Guide to Trance Prophecy, Drawing Down the Moon, and Ecstatic Ritual.
“This well-crafted honoring of The Morrigan warmed my Celtic soul. Educational through excellent research of the ancient texts, practical with ritual, prayer and spells, it brings alive this great Irish Goddess and her myths and legends in a contemporary way that is understandable and crucially relatable. A seminal book indeed - míle buíochas a thousand thanks.” - Karen Ward, co-editor of Soul Seers; An Irish Anthology of Celtic Shamanism and author of Moon Mná Women’s Celtic Circle annual diary-journal
"In The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might, Courtney Weber explores one of the most fascinating and complex deities: Ireland’s goddess of many names and many faces. Weber provides a cohesive and brilliant book full of solid historical research, personal experience, and practical application with ease and grace, while guiding the reader to connect and create their very own personal practice and relationship with this ancient goddess. Whether you're already a devotee of the Phantom Queen or you've found yourself recently drawn to her call, this is a book to be cherished." --Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation
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.
|Courtney Weber is a Wiccan priestess, writer, tarot adviser, and activist. A tarot reader with nearly 20 years’ experience, Courtney produced and designed Tarot of the Boroughs, a modern tarot deck set in New York City, composed of original photography. She is the author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess (Weiser, 2015). She has been published on Huffington Post, The Wild Hunt, in Circle Times magazine, and elsewhere. Photo credit: Rebekah Carmichael|