Promised: To be entered when I receive it from her. ~ Courtney Weber, author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess (2015) and The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might (2019, “Double Toil and Resist” on Patheos Pagan
Promised: To be entered when I receive it from her. ~ Lunaea Weatherstone, author of Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge (2015)
It is a unique challenge to bridge the ancient past with the modern, and the Christian with the Pagan, but Mael Brigde does so with ease and grace. She tells the story of Brigid through remarkable poetry that is as much prayer as it is verse. This gorgeous text could be used as a guidebook for a Brigid devotee through different holidays and times of life. A must have for all lovers of Brigid. ~ Courtney Weber, author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess and The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might
[Sun Among Stars] reflects the long and deep journey that Mael Bridge has made with Brigit in her many guises … [Her] journey is a deeply embodied one, reflecting insights gleaned during her studies which have become a living part of her. She encourages readers/students to grasp this possibility for themselves as they engage with the material.
This work offers a portal into the mysteries of Brigit and the possibility of readers grounding her qualities of compassion, courage, love, wisdom and fearlessness in their own unique ways in their current lives.
Thank you for this important and comprehensive work.
[NOTE: If Dolores's credit is too long, please use Ever Ancient, Ever New, rather than Brigid's Way.] ~ Dolores T. Whelan, author of Ever Ancient, Ever New – Celtic Spirituality in the 21st Century, and co-founder of Brigid's Way Celtic Pilgrimage
Sun Among Stars is an expression of one woman’s devotion to a goddess who contains multitudes. Brigit is healer and muse, soul-smith, midwife at the threshold of transformation. In these pages you will find prayers to form a daily liturgy, poetic tales to tell by candlelight, woven words to reach for when the soul falters in its faith. Read them aloud. Let their internal music take you swirling through time to the hearthside of the bards. Mael Brigde is their kith and kin, and her work here is as multitudinous as Brigit herself. ~ Lunaea Weatherstone, author of Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge (2015)
Mael Brigde has meticulously researched the life, myths and legends of Brigit, Goddess and Saint to create this beautiful heartfelt book of contemplative poetry. The prose in her introduction and conclusion are both eloquent and honest. We, the readers, are gifted myriad ways to rekindle the eternal flame of Brigit in our hearts and homes. Míle buíochas - a thousand thanks.
[NOTE: If Karen's credit is too long, please use the Celtic Way Pilgrimage rather than the Soul Seers co-editorship.] ~ Dr Karen Ward, Moon Mná Ireland, co-editor of Soul Seers - an Irish Anthology of Celtic Shamanism, and co-founder of Brigid's Way Celtic Pilgrimage.
Poetry is sacred to Brigit, so I can't imagine a more lyrical or lovely way to enter into her heart. Meet these devotions with a contemplative spirit, and allow their wonder and joy to sing to your soul.
[NOTE: If Carl's credit is too long, please use Christian Mystics rather than An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom.] ~ Carl McColman, author of An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom, and Christian Mystics
I have had the honor of speaking alongside her at a number of online conferences dedicated to Brigit. The last presentation of hers that I experienced was an hour-long reading of her poems, each blending into the next. It was an amazing experience that will always stay with me. ~ Gemma McGowan, Priestess of Brigit, Kells, Ireland
Mael Brigde is a long-time friend and a deeply dedicated devotee of Brigid. Her work with the Daughters of the Flame has been an inspiration to me for decades, and her poetry is clear and powerful. Her writing has consistently been a beacon for me, like the sunlight upon which Brigid hung her cloak. If you love Brigid, whether as Goddess or Saint, Mael Brigde’s poems will have words to deepen and broaden your connection with her. ~ Erynn Rowan Laurie, poet, essayist, and priestess. Author of Fireflies at Absolute Zero and Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom.
I can’t imagine reading this poetry and remaining untouched. I can’t imagine allowing this book to lie, languishing and ignored, at the back of the shelf. I can’t imagine allowing this book to pass you by. ~ Orlagh Costello, founder of Brigid's Forge, Facebook, From the foreword to this book
Mael Brigde’s Sun Among Stars is an essential weaving together of poetic inspiration, personal experience, and Brigid herself. Having read this book, you [will] have travelled along a pathway with the author, learning about who this enigmatic and powerful goddess is not from cold facts but from the heart of someone who has a strong connection to the source. It is at once contemplative and deeply personal, educational and reflecting the evolution in understanding and belief that we all go through over time. For this alone it is an invaluable addition to the corpus of material on Brigid. ~ Morgan Daimler, author of Pagan Portals - Brigid: Meeting the Celtc Goddess of Poetry, Forge, and Healing Well (2016) and A New Dictionary of Fairies, Afterword of this book