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Member: Sile

CollectionsYour library (946), Wishlist (51), Currently reading (22), To read (343), Read but unowned (43), Favorites (9), All collections (1,018)

Reviews111 reviews

TagsTBR (315), History (242), Pagan (223), Fiction (207), For Sale (156), Britain (153), Folklore (143), Scotland (136), Myth (134), Occult (128) — see all tags

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About meResident of the UK, formerly of Australia, and have been enjoying books since I was 4½ years old. I wish I had more time to read, but I do what I can, when I can these days. My readings interests are now focussed on the esoteric and occult areas.

About my libraryNot as large as I would like it, but still improving. Mostly consists of books relating to the pre-Christian religion of the British Isles.

GroupsAlba gu bràth, Audiobooks, Books of Shadows, Bookworm Witches, Druidry, From Avalon to Tir Na Nog, Irish & Celtic Studies, Pagan Knowledge, Pagans inc, Reading Gàidhligshow all groups

Favorite authorsLy de Angeles, Geraldine Moorkens Byrne, Hilda R. Ellis Davidson, Owen Davies, John Lenahan, Terry Pratchett, Eblanna Raven, Tracey Swain, J. R. R. Tolkien, Fiona Walker-Craven (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresTreadwell's, Waterstone's Orpington

Favorite librariesSwanley Library


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LocationKent, UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 20, 2007

Currently readingThe Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe
Practical Psychic Self-Defense: Understanding and Surviving Unseen Influences by Robert Bruce
Everyday Gaelic by Morag Macneill
Echoes of a Savage Land by Joe McGowan
The Nation's Favourite Poems by Griff Rhys Jones
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What you can do is touchstone the book title and author in the event listing. I see you've been here quite a while, so I may be teaching my grandmother how to suck eggs (as my own grandmother used to say), but if you put single square brackets around the title and double square brackets around the author, that will create links to them, and put an image of the book cover (if there's one on LT) in the event listing.
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Thanks for the recommendations on the groups! I haven't been on much lately, been fighting bronchitis, but hopefully I'll be back to my regular dizzy self soon! Thanks again and I hope to get to know you and the group members soon :)
Ta! I am interested, though absolutely uneducated. Did some Irish language study years ago and do miss it. If I may tag along for now, that would be great.
Hello :)

Thanks for the add, and the tip about the toolbar ;)
Great to hear from you, and that you're well! :) Yes, busy as usual, but look forward to seeing you when you get back to Gaelic. All the best for now M
I keep seeing interesting things being added to your bookshelf, which always makes me wonder how you are. Hope this finds you well, and enjoying life, anyway. Cheers
Hey BrythonWitch,

Thanks for your great list of books. I can't wait to start reading and collecting them. Part of the fun is in the thrill of the hunt of looking for, finding and collecting them. That's how it was for me when I first started reading and collecting Stephen King in 1978 and Anne Rice in the early 80s. I'd hear about some signed, numbered, limited edition Stephen King coming out at the time and I decided I just had to get a copy no matter how much $$$$ it cost me. I had a lot of fun building up my Stephen King collection to what it is today. You know it's a kind of a challenge if you look at it that way. Though when I first heard that Anne Rice was going to stop writing her Vampire Chronicles books and dedicate the reat of her life to writing only about the fictional life of Jesus she lost me as a fan. I still have all of her Vampire Chronicles some of her Sleeping Beauty books and the New Tales of the Vampires. She said since she found Religion again she dedicated her life to writing only books about the fictional life of Jesus. I say why can't she still write her horror novels for her long-time fans like myself and then write the stories about Jesus for her newer fans thereby satisfying all of her fans. After all it was her horror novels that made her famous and a house hold name in the first place. I feel she owes it to us to continue writing her Vampire Chronicles books. Well anyway, Thanks again for the list of books. I'll let you know how I'm doing on finding the books from your list and after I've had a chance to read some of them too.

Hello BrythonWitch,

I would really love to see your list that you've compiled for the various different traditions:


I thought that magic is what magicians like David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone & Houdin would do up on a stage like card tricks and optical illusions and magick was more like what you see in the Harry Potter books and films. I'd really appreciate seeing a copy of your list BrythonWitch.



Hey! Long time no see... How're you doing?
hello, what an interesting library you have! ive been looking for 13 moons as youve given it such a good reveiw along with other people but cant find it anywhere. any help you can give me in finding one? im located in the uk too. anyway nice to meet you, and i look forward to discussing books with ya.
Yes please direct me to some websites, it would be so helpful. Thank you for this! My Grandfather was from Lanarkshire, Scotland and I have a very heavy interest in anything Scottish. I love the sound of Gaelic and I am saddened that it is one of the dying languages. I also think that if I learn and then teach my Husband, who would be able to figure out what the heck we were talking about if we wanted to have a private conversation in a crowd. LOL
I got my book from a book sale and it had no CD's, so no I wasn't aware. I wish I had them, it would make learning so much easier. I have always wanted to learn Gaelic, but not knowing what each word sounds like makes it hard. I will have to look into getting the CD's now. Thanks for the heads up!
My kind of library

(If I came in would I ever find my way out?)

Just started building mine on here - a way to go yet!
Leabhraichean Gàidhlig aig City Lit air gaeliccl
Seo mise! 'S math, math do choinneachadh an-diugh! Good to meet you today - check out my books and perhaps we can get a Gaelic group started.
Tìoraidh an-drasda, Morag
Yes! I am Heathen1 :o) Small world!
Hi! It's me... on a desert Island not letting Stormy touch my books. :D There are no coincidences? I was already watching you!
Hi! I saw your link to LT in your signature at the Stonewylde forum. At the moment we share 21 books. :)
Thanks for the compliment on my photos. I maneuvered myself out of Flickr on the censorship issue - and somehow I have not been taking too many photos since then. Your Flickr-link does not seem to work, either, btw :-)
Kind regards Christian
Oh, and if you still want the "Auraicept na n-éces", I can send you a copy, gratis. Let me know.
I found "Math vab Mathonwy; An Enquiry into the Origins and Development of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi with the Text and a Translation. by W.J. Gruffydd" on your Amazon Wishlist and wanted to let you know that it is well worth reading even after all these years. Gruffydd has a very good mix of objective research and a palpable love for his subject matter. I have yet to come across another study specifically about the Math vab Mathonwy myth which has been as valuable as Gruffydd's work. You *do* have to account for the age of the text in some ways, as some of his calculated speculations no longer have academic currency, but anyone with a good background in more recent works on Kymric mythology can manage to discern the good from the no-longer-useful.

That being said, find it in a library. The prices that I see online for that book are outrageous. I found my copy in one of those sales that libraries have whenever they need to make space for new additions to their shelves.
Only came back here today so missed your message back in May - yes, I'm also on PN and post from time to time - usually use my own name, it's easier to remember than trying to work out what sort of pseudo I've used!

gwyn eich byd

Hi, have been reading the ReadItSwapIt forums & saw a link in your signature to your library here at LT so thought I'd call on by & say hello. :-)

Been having a browse through some of your books tahgged as pagan. I've recently finished reading some Bernard Cornwell novels set in ancient Britain that feature druidism. This has piqued my interest so I wonder if you could recommend a good introductory book on the subject. Cheers. :-)
hiya! have about a million more books to add so we may have some in common yet!
Just seen that I get messages on this thing! hello! sorry I didn't reply.
Hope you're well.
Look for the ones tagged Giveaway Box -- those for sure are available. If you're in the UK, don't know how the shipping costs would work out.
PS - Emma Wilby has another book coming out in 2008 that you might be interested in, here is a link for more info:

*laughs* ooops, I missed that typo, thanks for alerting me to it, I'll go and repair that now.

I do see that we share a few books in common, nicetomeeatcha and all that jazz ;)

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