Maisie McGillicuddie’s Sheep Got Muddy Written by Kelly Grettler and illustrated by Darya Beklemesheva, 2020 Texan author gathers inspiration for this new picture book after a long-awaited trip to Ireland. The well planned out, lyrical story follows young Maisie around the emerald isle in search for her lost sheep. CleverlyContinue Reading

Sacred Tree Medicine by Ellen Evert Hopman

A Druid’s Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine by Ellen Evert Hopman, Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 2008      I came to read A Druid’s Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine after having read and reviewed three of Hopman’s other impressive books: A Druid’s Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year; The Sacred HerbsContinue Reading

Sacred-Herbs-of-Samhain by Ellen Evert Hopman

The Sacred Herbs of Samhain: Plants to Contact the Spirits of the Dead by Ellen Evert Hopman, Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 2019      With my love of the Wheel of Light with its eight spokes and communing with plant spirits through ecstatic trance, I found this title irresistible and hadContinue Reading

Sacred-Herbs-of-Spring by Ellen Evert Hopman

The Sacred Herbs of Spring: Magical, Healing and Edible Plants to Celebrate Beltaine by Ellen Evert Hopman, Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 2020      I was given the opportunity to review a prepublication manuscript of The Sacred Herbs of Beltaine and jumped at the opportunity with my love for her previousContinue Reading

A Druid's Herbal by Ellen Evert Hopman

A Druid’s Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman, Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1995      I came to review Hopman’s book because of my reading and review of her most recent book, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain: Plants to Contact the Spirits of the Dead and ofContinue Reading

Sacred Plant Initiations by Carole Guyett

Sacred Plant Initiations: Communicating with Plants for Healing and Higher Consciousness by Carole Guyett. Rochester, VT: Bear & Co, 2015      I was drawn to reviewing Sacred Plant Initiations by its title since I use and value initiation ceremonies for communicating with plants.  Also, in first flipping through the bookContinue Reading

Druid Isle by Ellen Evert Hopman

The Druid Isle by Ellen Evert Hopman, Woodbury, MI: Llewellyn Publications, 2010.      I was led to read and review The Druid Isle after reading Hopman’s first impressive novel, Priestess of the Forest.  The Druid Isle, the second book of a trilogy, is equally impressive.  Ellen Evert Hopman, a teacherContinue Reading

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Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey by Ellen Evert Hopman, 2020      I was asked to review Priestess of the Forest by the author, Ellen Evert Hopman, after having reviewed several of her other books.  With my long term love for the time-free stories of the ancients, especially storiesContinue Reading

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Think Before You Ink! This sums up the experience of many who wish to express love for their Celtic heritage, but have no idea – not only what to say – but how to say it correctly. What’s the difference between Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic? How does that phraseContinue Reading

Celtic Chef Eric McBride The Celtic Caterer

To Say Chef McBride is passionate about Celtic Food and its Culture is a bit of an understatement.  Classically educated in Celtic History and Literature his experiences have taken him across 4 continents and more than 20 countries.  At one point he found himself the Head Maître d’ for PrincessContinue Reading