Pagan Portals - Abnoba
Take an investigative journey to connect with Abnoba, the mysterious woodland goddess of the ancient Gauls.
The Gauls were the ancient Celtic people of continental Europe. Deep in the Black Forest, they worshiped Abnoba, the goddess of the wilds. In this book you will learn of the connections that Abnoba has to the forests, rivers, springs and wildlife and explore what we know of the historical record, before looking to similar goddesses. Explore a year of festivals along with tips for building an altar, a discussion of prayers and meditations and a Gaulish dedication ritual. Uncover what Abnoba can bring to your life and the many ways that she can enrich it.
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A valuable resource for Pagans and those who are interested in connecting deeper with this wondrous Gaulish goddess, the book is a rather fascinating insight into not only the historical aspects on the subject matter but the Celtic deity as a whole, along with modern-day Pagan practices. Full review: https://annecarlini.com/ex_books.php?id=388 ~ Exclusive Magazine, Review
In Pagan Portals – Abnoba: Celtic Goddess of the Wilds, Ryan McClain has created a valuable resource for Pagans who are interested in connecting with this fascinating Gaulish goddess. His combination of revivalist and reconstructionist techniques creates a vibrant pathway for working with Abnoba in the modern world. McClain digs deep to combine thorough research with heartfelt methods for building a relationship with this goddess. As the founder of a revivalist Pagan tradition myself, I can see how McClain’s devotion to Abnoba has inspired his work, bringing this ancient goddess alive in the world again for people from all walks of life to “meet” in their spiritual practice. Highly recommended. ~ Laura Perry, founder and head facilitator of Modern Minoan Paganism, author of Ariadne’s Thread: Awakening the Wonders of the Ancient Minoans in Our M
Ryan McClain shares his exploration of the Gaulish Goddess Abnoba. It's a fascinating insight into both the historical Celtic deity, and modern Pagan practice. The author offers up his own experience not to create dogma but to empower the reader to trust in their own journey. ~ Nimue Brown, author of Druidry and the Ancestors
Using his own personal experience along with academic research, Ryan McClain captures this obscure Goddess through his captivating words in this treasure of a tome. Ryan introduces us to the Gaulish Goddess of the Hunt, Abnoba, and guides along the path of devotion and prayer. I highly recommend Abnoba: Celtic Goddess of the Wilds to those who are called by this most fascinating Goddess. ~ Vivienne Moss, author of Hekate: A Devotional
This book has touched on a subject that is very dear to my heart. I believe it is really important to re-connect with the ancient deities and McClain has done just that. Filled with a wealth information about the goddess Abnoba taken from historical details and then added to with his own personal journey. It makes for a fascinating read. ~ Rachel Patterson, author of Pagan Portals - The Cailleach, Arc of the Goddess and the Kitchen Witchcraft series.
Ryan McClain's book 'Abnoba' brings to life a lesser known yet powerful and multi-faceted Gaulish goddess. Although the author himself acknowledges that there isn't a great deal of information to be found on her, the book makes use of what information does exist thus providing the reader with a balance between academic research and the author's own experiences in working with this goddess. McClain's book is a treasure trove of practical methods for connecting with the goddess Abnoba and learning more about her. "Abnoba" provides a fascinating take not only on the goddess but also on how best to navigate the experience of being called by a deity you may not recognize. I highly recommend this book. ~ Robin Corak, author of Pagan Portals' "Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power" and the forthcoming book "Demeter"