The Bardic Handbook. The Complete Manual for the Twenty-First Century Bard
Glastonbury: Gothic Image Publications, 2006. First edition. Soft colour illustrated covers. This complete manual contains all you need to know to start you on the Bardic Path. Here you will find inspiration and instruction, whether you want to dedicate yourself to the Way of Awen, or simply wish to improve your public-speaking skills and be able to express yourself with confidence. Learn how to enchant an audience with gramarye, through poetry, storytelling and songcraft, and how to use magical words to bless, honour, heal and celebrate your identity, community and cultural heritage. With an easy-to-follow 12 month self-study programme and week-by-week exercises and mini-lessons about bardic lore, this book will lead you along the Way of Awen. For ease of understanding and to invoke inspiration, the book is divided into five parts corresponding to the elements of the Western Magical Tradition: Spirit, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Book and contents in very good condition. 320 pages. 240 x 170 mm (9½ x 6¾ inches).
Kevan Manwaring has been performing his poetry and stories for many years in venues across Britain. Kevan founded The Silver Branch Bardic Network, which teaches creative writing for the Open University and freelance workshops in the Bardic Arts.