The Magical Year by Danu Forest

The Magical Forest

The Magical Forest

The turn of the seasons have been marked by celebrations and ceremonies across the world for millennia, and in Britain and Ireland they are lucky to have a rich heritage of Celtic seasonal lore and tradition, which is currently undergoing a revival in popular culture. The Celtic seasonal wheel is based on eight festivals winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lughnasadh, Autumn Equinox and Samhain. Together, these lead us through the cycle of the year, aligning our awareness with the seasonal pattern of the earth beneath our feet, through new growth and maturity in spring and summer to decline and spiritual incubation during the winter months. The Magical Year takes readers through each festival inturn, supporting their soul’s journey with traditional lore, ceremonies, meditations, nature and gardening ideas, craft activities and seasonal recipes, all drawn from the ancient practices of our Celtic ancestors, but made relevant for everyday modern life, wherever readers may live in the world.