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Spell work Part 2

If you desperately feel the need to read a spell book I suggest you go for the historical side and err on the side of the tried and true by this I mean something like the charms in the Carmina Gadelica or one of the series of books put out on Kindle by a publishing house called Albacraft. The paperbacks are around $21.00 and the Kindle versions are $1.59 which is a much better price break.

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I still would never use these but you can get a better feel how spells were tradtionally used by the Gaels. There are many books in the series that contain folklore and stories that were collected from the people that used them everyday.

A prayer for St Patrick’s day

art by Joanne Colbert

Dearest Brighid,

May I keep my mouth shut today and not tell people “pog mo thoin”. Let me allow ignorant non-Irish to pinch me and not punch them. Give me the inspiration and the grace to be a person of peace on this day celebrating a misogynistic, intolerant, old Scottish troll. Help me not be tempted to take the hammer of your forge to the unsuspecting heads of the annoying.

Lady, give me strength of character not bludgeon people with history and let them keep their drunken hysteria.

So mote it be! Lady, please give me peace.

Reading assignment

The Hazelwood Grove is starting to read the Mist Filled Path together.  (I’ve read it before and it’s on my recommended reading list.) So if you want to follow along you are most welcome.

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