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Be A Goddess: A Guide to Magical Celtic Spells for Self-Healing, Prosperity and Great Sex Paperback – February 3, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 1 edition (February 3, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062515055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062515056
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 4.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #739,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

NEW AGE DeGrandis "knows her stuff."--Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance

"I loved it. . . . An important book. . . . A well written and superb step-by-step introduction to Celtic Shamanism."--Margot Adler, author of Drawing Down the Moon and Heretic's Heart

Mysticism can be practical: good magic gets your house cleaned, creates abundance, and helps conjure your own brand of bewitching sexuality. So says Francesca De Grandis in this down-to-earth and entertaining guide to the goddess magic of Celtic shamanism--and she should know. De Grandis has led countless students to profound personal transformation and inner wisdom through her step-by-step program of spells, rituals, and meditations. This is serious shamanic training at its playful best!

Be a Goddess! shows you how to:

cast spells for the good things in life-fun, fine food, a happy home, and romance, love your body and be cleansed in spirit, take a magical bath for the sheer pagan pleasure of it, gain the passion, sensuality, and unique individuality of Celtic shamanism, drink from The Cup of Love, a powerful love spell, and get just about anything you want--boom! flash of smoke!--by using The Spell Itself.

With this book you can gain the wild, natural power of goddess spirituality, learn to use the simple, potent magic of the Faerie folk, and become a goddess for life.

About the Author

Francesca De Grandis, daughter of a Sicilian witch, completed a rare seven-year training to become a Celtic Shaman in the Faerie tradition. She runs her own school, The Third Road, where lawyers and bike messengers alike come to learn and be enchanted by the magic and mysticism of Goddess Spirituality. She lives in San Francisco.


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Customer Reviews

If you buy this book for the right reasons it will change your life.
Jessica M. Taylor
I highly recommend this work, for to call it a book would be an incredible understatement.
"artsy75225"
Francesca's book helped me feel the presence of the goddess in my daily life.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

88 of 90 people found the following review helpful By roseysgrove@hotmail.com on July 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
Francesca De Grandis `Be a Goddess' The Third Rd tradition is an immensely transforming experience for the wayfarer, journeymen or seeker on the way to finding their initial starting point or for those with an inherent deeply resonating connection in a Celtic Shamanic Magical Discipline. Francesca brings together a broad range of powerful practises for the aspiring spirit, which is truly reaching out to be connected and transformed in a down-to-earth, practical everyday application of knowledge. She is real, accessible, encouraging, has a great web site, and `there' for you. For prospective readers, I know there is a tendency when flicking through a book to be cautious and sceptical of current works that involve the terms - magic, shaman, guides, spirits, beings and fairies. To immediately disregard that which we do not understand, because of connotations & misrepresentation in a `Oh I know here we go off with the fairies again, when will these authors get a life!' `I am looking for a real discipline not delusion!' type of inner voice.
Well I understand this, as I have been the world's greatest sceptic. But now I am the world's greatest eclectic! So, if you truly have a `desire' to reach into your `Self' and find the inherent beauty and magic of the human state, and `desire' to abide in a clarified, empowered, sacred space within you daily - this course will lay down the essential approach and inner housekeeping required for a life time discipline of worship, humility, enchantment, passion and fantastic super sweaty sex.
I have researched over 50 books on magic, shamanism, witchcraft, ritual, healing, energy and pain management. All due to the need to find the essence of transpersonal medicine (Body, Mind, Emotion and Soul healing) from ancient healing arts.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Beate Meiswinkel on December 1, 1999
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Yesss, "Be a Goddess" definately changed my life! I had always been longing for the presence of the loving goddess and had no idea how I could "reach" or "find" her. After starting the work in Be a Goddess I realized she had been with me all the time - was I so blind? I remember myself crying hard to feel her wrapping her arms around me and just didn't realize she did...all the time!
Working with "Be a Goddess" is highly recommended! The pace of the book is quite good. One can integrate the work on the chapters perfectly into a busy everyday life.
Thank you, Francesca de Grandis!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Nina Bay on June 9, 2000
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This book is great if you have no prior experience with any kind of withcraft. I have always been interested in the supernatural, but a bit scared to practice it. Well not any more as this book has taught me a lot about ethics when using magic. This is truly good, clean and safe magic. There is nothing to be afraid of - just enjoy being special. And that is what this book does - it makes you realise that you are special in and of yourself. Furthermore, I felt like this book was written especially for me. I could just relate to so many of the things she wrotes and it often made me laugh. I am glad that my first contact with witchcraft was through "Be a Godess". I fell like it has given me a safe and solid base in withcraft and I still use the book regularly. To me this book is magic - in and of itself.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 5, 2002
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If this book were titled "fantastic and fun exercises to improve your self-esteem" perhaps more people would expect and appreciate what they get. This is not a reference on Celtic myth or historical Celtic religion, although bits are included for flavor, updated with the author's interpretation. This is not a book for the physical practice of basic Wicca, although some of the attitudes you can pick up here will affect your religious beliefs more deeply than correspondences or ritual specifics.
I love the "prayers" and meditations, and really found my confidence and happiness much improved. The exercises helped me change my relationship with the Divine from the judeochristian victim model to the Goddess participant and friend model.
And by the way, improving your self esteem does lead to prosperity and great sex.
The word Celtic can be used broadly or loosely, and the Celts adapted across time and geography. There are many unknowns, and many more debates in Celtic study. A tenet of Wicca/Goddess study is that you can appropriate what you will from history and build on it yourself to come up with your own beliefs and rituals that are meaningful for you. If you need to go through and change every instance of the word Celtic in this book to Francesca's neo-celtic eclectic, do it without rancor. But still try the exercises, and see if they don't make you happier. That's the point.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K. Kohl on June 3, 2000
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Ms. De Grandis delivers a charming, practical and insightful look at her specific branch of the Faerie Way, suitable for anyone wishing to know more about the Craft, or just gain better control over their lives. Step by step, she leads you through "lessons" in a conversational way.
What I like best about this book, other than its approachability, is the way the author slowly reveals information about her own challenging path, rather than hitting you over the head with her expertise right off the bat, which only adds to its and her credibility.
I was sufficently moved by the book to pick up the phone and schedule my first ever "reading" with Ms. De Grandis. A wonderful experience. She's just as loving and effective in person as she is in print.
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