Author Courtney Weber has a personal relationship with the goddess Brigid. As Weber follows Brigid as a Patron Goddess, she at one point promised to write a book entirely about the figure, and Weber fulfilled her promise with Brigid: History, Mystery and Magick of the Celtic Goddess. Brigid is known as many things; a bard, a warrior, a Saint, a goddess of oak, goddess of fire, healer and a woman. In some cultures she is a goddess. In the Catholic church she is a Saint. In Voudon she is a powerful Loa. In other words, Brigid is a big deal. In the book, Courtney Weber explores the myths and legends surrounding this popular goddess and shows how she went from Celtic roots, to being capture by the Roman imagination and making it all the way to America in the form of a Catholic Saint and Voudon Loa. Each section explores the past, but is concluded with guided meditations and focused spells, recipes or blessings.
For one just interested in the legends surrounding Brigid, I found the book fascinating. I wasn’t really that much into the spell work, but I started this book knowing that certain sections were never intended for me. Followers of Brigid will feel a sense of kinship with Weber. The guided meditations are interesting pieces, but the true power of this book lies with the inclusion of the history of Brigid. While Weber does not define any of the legends as the correct or most important, she does take the time to express the importance of the stories themselves.
Brigid: History, Mystery and Magick of the Celtic Goddess explores the strength and power of a female figure that is definitely an image to look up to.
Brigid: History, Mystery and Magick of the Celtic Goddessis now available from Weiser Books.