Cerridwen: Celtic Goddess of Inspiration
by Kristoffer Hughes
An Authentic Guide to the Welsh Magical Bard Tradition
The witch goddess Cerridwen is the focus of devotion and reverence amongst witches and Pagans around the world. This book traces Cerridwen's roots through layers of history and myth, and it provides hands-on exercises and visionary rites to help you realize her immeasurable power in your own magical practice.
Based on years of intensive research by celebrated Welsh Druid Kristoffer Hughes, this wonderful work shows you how to evoke the magic of ecstatic poetry and song as you join the lineage of magical bards who have explored the secrets of Awen and Cerridwen's cauldron of inspiration. You will also discover first-ever English translations from ancient Welsh manuscripts as well as Kristoffer's powerful approach to contemplative journeying, working with sigils, and creating an altar. With rituals for initiation, affirmation, and clarity, this deeply poetic book explores the transformative energies of the goddess of witches.
Praise for Cerridwen:
"As a first language Welsh speaker, Hughes's intimacy with this original, Middle Welsh source material has enabled him to speak with authenticity and authority about a Goddess who has been both misunderstood and misrepresented for a millennium."–Liz Riley Jones, author of the Hiraeth Trilogy
"A thrilling and deep immersion into the mysteries of Ceridwen and the Bardic tradition that has the power to transform the reader with its inspiration and its scholarship."–Philip Carr-Gomm, author of Druid Mysteries
"By offering so much of his personal experience, research and knowledge, Kristoffer opens a doorway to that sacred place where the worlds of humankind and deep mystery meet."–Lisa & Anton Stewart, authors of Simply Wicca
"This book will help you to discover a sacred relationship with the keeper of the cauldron, a story as relevant to us today as it was in the past."–Adrienne Piggott, lead singer of Spiral Dance
"An extraordinary, breath-taking experience channelling Cerridwen's solicitous energy–a journey for the mind and soul."–Caryl Bryn, award-winning author of Hwn ydy’r Llais, tybad?
"Kristoffer brings Cerridwen into the present where she touches not only the world around her, but also those who reach out to her."–Jean (Drum) Pagano, Archdruid ADF
"While taking care to present the historical sources, Kristoffer Hughes has also conveyed his own deep insight into this ancient, yet perpetually new, mythology. Read it, learn from it, and enjoy it."–Dr. Gwilym Morus-Baird, Celtic scholar
"Kristoffer has given us all the elements we need in order to enter into a meaningful relationship with Cerridwen, inviting the Awen which that relationship brings."–Tiffany Lazic, author of The Great Work