The Turning of the Year

The Turning of the Year

Author: Eithne Massey

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781788493109

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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From the author of the hugely successful book Legendary Ireland, The Turning of the Year explores the Celtic division of the year, from Samhain to Imbolc, to Bealtaine, to Lunasa, back to Samhain. It examines the significance of particular times of the year and features re-tellings of various legends associated with them. The book will look at the close connection of the Irish with the land and with nature, bringing us on an exhilarating journey through the Irish seasons and the customs that welcomed each one in turn. Along the way we encounter saints, scholars, kings and goddesses, whose stories, preserved in myth and folktale, counterpoint the book's exploration both of lost traditions such as keening and how other customs and rituals have been preserved in today’s celebrations and communal events. It brings to the reader a new awareness of how such ritual can still have relevance in our lives, and a deeper appreciation of the power of the natural world.
The Turning of the Year
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Eithne Massey
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-11 - Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

From the author of the hugely successful book Legendary Ireland, The Turning of the Year explores the Celtic division of the year, from Samhain to Imbolc, to Bealtaine, to Lunasa, back to Samhain. It examines the significance of particular times of the year and features re-tellings of various legends associated
The Turning of the Year
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Jim Crompton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-13 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

Time passes, and seasons change. Often, we change with them. The Turning of the Year is a short story collection that looks at each of the twelve months as separate and special. These stories are both down-to-earth and optimistic, based on author Jim Crompton’s observations from forty years spent teaching,
The Turning of the Year
Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors: Bill Martin
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Describes the characteristics of each month of the year in rhyming text and illustrations.
The Turning Of The Year
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Lynne Tann-Watson
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-18 - Publisher: Lulu.com

The cycle of the seasons brings changes to the work in the countryside and the garden, together with change in the natural world. The Turning Of The Year looks at these changes, along with the associated holidays, feast days and customs, to reconnect the modern world with the seasonal cycle.
At the Turn of the Year
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: William Sharp
Categories: English essays
Type: BOOK - Published: 1913 - Publisher:

"William Sharp began writing mystical prose and verse as Fiona Macleod in 1893, and this remained unknown until his death"--Bookseller's adversisement.