Modern Handfasting

Modern Handfasting
Author: Liz Williams
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-10-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 0738766828

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Handfasting is quickly becoming a widely practiced tradition, not only for pagans, but for people from all walks of life. This book is a thorough resource that shares ritual scripts, sample vows, and all the information you need to plan your own ceremony or serve as a celebrant for others. In Modern Handfasting, you will discover the history, practicalities, legal considerations, logistics, and magic of the big day. Author Liz Williams—a priestess and longtime celebrant—guides you through opening the ceremony, creating a circle, consecration, calling the quarters, vows, tying the knot, and closing the ceremony. You will also discover tips and stories from other celebrants as well as practical information for finding a celebrant, early planning, troubleshooting, working with ceremonial tools, and choosing colors, dates, and other details with magical correspondences.

Passages Handfasting

Passages Handfasting
Author: Kendra Vauhan Hovey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-11-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1440516367

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Modern Witchcraft Guide to the Wheel of the Year

The Modern Witchcraft Guide to the Wheel of the Year
Author: Judy Ann Nock
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1507205376

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"Contains material adapted from ... The Provence Press guide to the Wiccan year"--Title page verso.

Celebrating Life Customs around the World From Baby Showers to Funerals 3 volumes

Celebrating Life Customs around the World  From Baby Showers to Funerals  3 volumes
Author: Victoria Williams Ph.D.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1247
Release: 2016-11-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1440836590

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This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures

Wicca A Modern Practitioner s Guide

Wicca  A Modern Practitioner s Guide
Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publsiher: Adams Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-13
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1507210744

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Go beyond the basics of witchcraft and take your study of wicca to the next level: everything you need to know to have a deeper understanding of wicca, its teachings, and the meaning behind its rituals and practices. You’ve bought your crystals and cast your basic spells, planted your herb garden and smudged your home—now what? Wicca: A Modern Practitioner’s Guide takes you beyond the trendy witchy basics to the deeper roots the practice, with explanations of the traditions, beliefs, and rituals that make up the wiccan religion. Learn about Solitary Wicca, which teaches you how to practice wicca—whether you work with a coven or practice alone—and goes beyond the “how” of different practices to explore the “why”: for example, when should you create a sacred space rather than cast a circle? How and why do you purify yourself before a ritual? What is grounding, and why is it important for you to ground yourself before doing spellwork? For those who seek them, Wicca has all the answers.

A Witches Canon Part 2

A Witches  Canon Part 2
Author: Roy H. Blunden
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 368
Release:
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1525587463

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An Exploration of the Traditional Witchcraft Coven, its Organization and Rituals, including Initiations, Rites of Passage, Magical and Social practices. The truth is, “Old” Gerald B. Gardner had little interest in how the Traditional Witchcraft Coven had been organized and structured. So apart from an example of how it should not be done, he passed on little information about how it was meant to be organized. That knowledge of how best to organize and structure a modern Coven has had to be reclaimed from the old records and by trial and error. So too the social Rites of Passage; those of birth, marriage and death that were all long since appropriated by the religious authorities have likewise needed to be restored. As too the traditional forms of Coven Magic and Healings, whilst still keeping Witchcraft ever the religion of Dance, Fun and Mirth. After all, who said that religion is not to be enjoyed? A Witches’ Canon, Part 1, provides a fact-based referenced guide for those wishing to further explore the Religion and Celebratory Rituals of Traditional Wicca. A Witches’ Canon, Part 2, has been written to provide a practical, referenced guide to the social aspects of Traditional Wicca; of Coven Organization, Initiations, Rites and Rituals. A Witches’ Canon, Part 3, is a fact-based referenced guide to the practice of Magical Witchcraft, both nice and naughty. If it isn’t fun, then it ain’t worth doing.

Women s Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies

Women s Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies
Author: Rosemary O'Day
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2014-06-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 1317886313

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Women in early modern Britain and colonial America were not the weak husband- and father-dominated characters of popular myth. Quite the reverse, strong women were the norm. They exercised considerable influence as important agents in the social, economic, religious and cultural life of their societies. This book shows how women on both sides of the Atlantic, while accepting a patriarchal system with all its advantages and disadvantages, contrived to carve out for themselves meaningful lives. Unusually it concentrates not only on the making and meaning of marriage, but also upon the partnership between men and women. It also looks at the varied roles – cultural, religious and educational – that women played both inside and outside marriage during the key period 1500-1760. Women emerge as partners, patrons, matchmakers, investors and network builders.

Contemporary Druidry A Historical and Ethnographic Study

Contemporary Druidry  A Historical and Ethnographic Study
Author: Michael T. Cooper
Publsiher: Sacred Tribes Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2010-08-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1452471320

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Contemporary Druidry is one of the fastest growing religions in Western society. This book addresses the attempt by practitioners to bring an ancient spirituality into the mainstream. It examines ancient Druid beliefs and critiques the contemporary expression by comparing the two. Relying on eight years of research and more than 200 interviews, the book provides an outsider's look at this faith

The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Runes

The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Runes
Author: Judy Ann Nock
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-02-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1507217560

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Explore how the ancient power of runes can enhance your witchcraft practice with this essential, comprehensive guide to reading runes. If you are looking to add a new tool to your divination skill set, look no further than the ancient tradition of runic language. Runes are a powerful divination used to see the future, make decisions about current life, aid in spell casting, commune with the dead, and so much more! In The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Runes, you will learn about this centuries-old magical experience of using runes in your craft. Each letter in the runic alphabet, whether it’s Norse, Celtic, or modern witch runes, holds a profound message meant to guide and inform, as well as enhance intentions about witchcraft. Within these pages, you will learn about the history of ancient runes, how to read and interpret them, and how to use them in your craft to enhance your magical powers.

Life Ritualized

Life Ritualized
Author: Phoenix LeFae
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-02-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 0738764760

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Make your experiences more sacred and meaningful with this book's guidance on ritualizing life's many transitions, no matter how big or small. Phoenix LeFae and Gwion Raven help you commemorate rites of passage, including lesser acknowledged ones like getting a driver's license. Life Ritualized offers detailed instructions for group and solitary activities that enrich these moments for witches and Pagans. Whether it's a weighty occasion like birth, marriage, or death, or a more private one like blessing a new house or changing jobs, this book provides everything modern witches need to make it a moment of reflection and reverence. Featuring ritual basics and guidelines for creating your own unique rites, Life Ritualized brings deeper spiritual experiences into your life.

Planet Wedding

Planet Wedding
Author: Sandra Choron
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2010
Genre: Weddings
ISBN: 9780618746583

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A meticulously researched bouquet of more than 300 fascinating, informative, and always entertaining lists on all things nuptial, this fully-illustrated guide offers a unique compendium for anyone who is getting married or planning a wedding.

Witchcraft

Witchcraft
Author: Patricia D. Netzley
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2009-06-25
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 0737746386

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This encyclopedia covers all aspects of witchcraft: magical tools, rituals, concepts, and traditions as well as witchcraft-related deities and historical events. It offers entries about important figures in the field of witchcraft, from witch-trial judges and other persecutors to people at the forefront of the modern witchcraft movement. Compelling entries present definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

Marriage Customs of the World An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions 2nd Edition 2 volumes

Marriage Customs of the World  An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions  2nd Edition  2 volumes
Author: George P. Monger
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 743
Release: 2013-04-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1598846647

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture. • Over 300 topical entries organized in alphabetical order make this book a comprehensive, easy-to-use resource • "Further Reading" sections following each entry promote deeper research • Photographs of various elements of wedding celebrations illustrate the text

Extraordinary Groups

Extraordinary Groups
Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2015-10-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 147863183X

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Extraordinary Groups has had a storied history of excellence over multiple editions. Now available from Waveland Press at the start of its fifth decade of availability, its interdisciplinary approach to groups engaged in unconventional lifestyles makes it a popular textbook choice in hundreds of college courses across the social sciences, including anthropology, religion, history, and psychology. Written by sociologists, using and illustrating sociological principles, the book is appealing because it is descriptive and explanatory rather than analytical. Descriptions of the groups are interwoven with basic sociological concepts, but systematic analysis and inductive reasoning are left to the discretion of the instructor. Extraordinary Groups is a compelling overview of the broad tapestry of social life that constitutes the United States. The illustrated, full-featured Ninth Edition includes a glossary and end-of-chapter key terms, sources on the Web, and selected readings.

Wicca Book of Spells and Witchcraft for Beginners

Wicca Book of Spells and Witchcraft for Beginners
Author: Sarah Bruhun
Publsiher: AndreaAstemio
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2020-01-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN:

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Would you like to discover more about Wicca? With this audiobook you will learn about the history and practice of the Wiccan tradition, discover the incredible power of spellcasting for health, wealth and happiness, and explore the magical side of herbs & plants to connect with nature, as the earliest shamans did in the ancient world. The world we live in today seems wholly distant from the one our ancestors lived in—a world where humans and Nature were at one, their existence intertwined in the natural cycles of life. Wicca teaches us to appreciate the Earth, celebrating the intricate changes in the seasons and everything they bring. As you'll discover in this book, Wicca is a reincarnation of the very earliest religions, practiced for millennia before the advent of Christianity. Wiccans celebrate and share many of the same beliefs our ancestors held, with practices that honor the old ways while being compatible with contemporary life. For thousands of years, our ancestors believed that the Elements — Earth, Air, Fire, and Water — were the building blocks of the Universe, and their inherent properties and energies could be directed to manifest particular outcomes. Through ritual and magic, Wiccans interact with the primal forces of the Elements in a variety of ways, calling upon them for assistance in the transformation of their realities. Interest in Wicca, Witchcraft, and contemporary magic has increased exponentially over the past few decades. The dramatic rise of this Nature-based religion is due at least in part to the Internet—just twenty years ago, people curious about these subjects often had little access to credible information, especially those without a good New Age or Occult bookstore nearby. But the appeal of Wicca is also growing in tandem with the increasing complexities of our modern, high-pressured mainstream society. Whether you're just looking to learn more about the Wiccan way of life, or you want to start practicing Wicca yourself, you will have a solid understanding of the essence of Wicca after listening to this audiobook. Click the Buy Button and Start Practicing Witchcraft Today!

Celtic Myth Magick

Celtic Myth   Magick
Author: Edain McCoy
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781567186611

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Tap into the mythic power of the Celtic goddesses, gods, heroes, and heroines to aid your spiritual quests and magickal goals. Human and divine energies complement each other; when joined, they become a potent catalyst for true magick and change. Celtic Myth & Magick describes the energies of over 300 cross-referenced Celtic deities and heroic figures so you can quickly determine which one can best help you in attaining specific goals through magick—such as greater prosperity (Cernunnos), glowing health (Airmid), or a soul partner (Aengus MacOg). This guidebook explains how to use creative Pagan ritual and pathworking to align yourself with the energy of these powerful archetypes. Undertake three magickal quests to the inner plane—where you’ll join forces with Cuchulain, Queen Maeve, and Merlin the Magician to bring their energies directly into your life. This inspiring, well-researched book is written especially for solitary Pagans who seek to expand the boundaries of their practice to form working partnerships with the divine.

Practically Useless Information on Weddings

Practically Useless Information on Weddings
Author: Norman Kolpas
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-04-05
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 1418553883

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The ultimate gift book for the bride, her mother, bridesmaids, friends, and the occasional groom. Fascinating facts include the world's longest wedding ceremony, shortest ceremony, and most-watched ceremony (on television). Also included is vital information on diamond engagement rings, gift guidelines for each anniversary, the significance of rice, the meaning of flowers used in bouquets, and the story behind traditions and sayings like "something old, something new." The book will be equally popular as a gift and curiosity for the nearly wed or as a resource for those hard-to-find facts that provide the background on much of the traditional wedding lore. A complete index provides access by topic.