I’ve been saying for a long time that when it comes to worship of deities the pagan community is way behind. We look at the word worship as a bad word mainly, I think, because of the baggage we all carry from the religions we grew up with.
This book is a step in the right direction. This is only the second book that I have read on prayers to the deities (not from the Wiccan perspective) and so far the only one that I have read which is geared toward Irish Polytheists.
The author uses prayers from volumes I and II of the Carmina Gadelica. She re-paganized them using the appropriate deity that makes sense with the prayers. The book has two parts prayer and magic. The prayers and charms are grouped by subject, which makes them easier to find.
What I loved the most about the book is the explanations before the prayers and charms that the author provides. She takes the time and puts in the effort to make it all make sense to the reader. This is a book that most Irish polytheists should have in their library and perhaps this will encourage her and more authors like her to provide us with more books of this nature. The people who came before us left us a wealth of literature, which we are just now starting to really tap into.