Tending the Ancestral Flame of the Beloved Celtic Goddess
Brigid’s Light is an anthology dedicated to the Celtic goddess Brigid, edited by Cairelle Perilloux and Laura Hegle (as Cairelle Crow and Laura Louella), foreword by Judika Illes, with contributions from Amy Blackthorn, Annwyn Avalon, H. Byron Ballard, Laura Tempest Zakroff, Mary-Grace Fahrun, Raven Morgaine, Courtney Weber and many other leading figures of the Pagan community.
This anthology celebrates Brigid, an ancient and mysterious Celtic spirit who ranks among today’s most popular modern goddesses. Venerated in many forms including as a saint and a goddess, Brigid has traveled the globe alongside the Celtic diaspora. Once a goddess with a narrow territory, she is now an internationally beloved presence. While acknowledging her origins, this book also explores Brigid from the perspective of those outside her original Celtic homeland.
Cairelle and Laura have gathered art, poetry, stories, spells, rituals, recipes, and traditions as an homage to the worldwide influence of Brigid’s magic and lore, especially among the descendants of immigrants to the Americas. In compiling these individual works, Cairelle and Laura have given voice to those traveling ancestors by showcasing a rich and beautiful heritage manifested through embodiments of devotion by their descendants, as well as others touched by Brigid.
WRITING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
In the spirit of service, 100% of the first year’s profit was donated in equal portion to three 501(c)3 organizations in the USA. The first, Rebuilding Together/She Builds, is a collaboration dedicated to advancing housing and community issues affecting women. The second, American Immigration Council, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose legal, education, policy and exchange programs work to strengthen America by honoring its immigrant history and shaping how Americans think and act towards immigration now and in the future. The third, First Nations Development Institute, works to improve economic conditions for Native Americans through direct financial grants, technical assistance & training, and advocacy & policy. All three non-profits have a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator.