To Walk a Pagan Path

To Walk a Pagan Path
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Author: Alaric Albertsson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780738739229
Release: 2013-11-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Inspiration and Ideas for a Holistic Pagan Lifestyle Live fully as a Pagan every day of the year, not only on full moons and holidays. With practical tips for integrating earth-centered spirituality into every aspect of life, To Walk a Pagan Path shows you how to: Cultivate a meaningful Pagan practice by following seven simple steps. Develop a sacred calendar customized for your beliefs, lifestyle, and environment. Make daily activities sacred with quick and easy rituals. Reclaim your place in the food cycle by producing a portion of your own food—even if you live in an apartment! Express Pagan spirituality through a variety of craft projects: candles, scrying mirrors, solar wreaths, recipes, and more. Create sacred relationships with animal familiars.

The Pagan Path

The Pagan Path
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Author: Janet Farrar,Stewart Farrar,Gavin Bone
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0919345409
Release: 1995
Editor: Phoenix Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It has often been stated that Paganism is the fastest growing religion in the world; this book helps to answer why...As a result of many years of research with pagans throughout the world, the authors have compiled an extensive work on paganism today. Chapters include: The Ancient Roots; The Modern Rebirth; Pagans in the Community; Pagan Families; Paganism and Sex; No Place for Satan; Paganism and Christianity; The Global Village; The Way In. Other chapters cover Magic and Divination, Healing, God and Goddess Forms, The Earth our Mother, The Rainbow of Paths, and Pagan Humor. Recommended by Chas Clifton, editor of the Witchcraft Today series of books, and Loretta Hoback of New Age Retailer.

The Path of Paganism

The Path of Paganism
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Author: John Beckett
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780738752204
Release: 2017-05-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Paganism is a way of seeing the world and your place in it. It means challenging the assumptions of mainstream society and strengthening your relationships with the gods, the universe, your community, and your self. The Path of Paganism provides practical advice and support for honoring your values and living an authentic Pagan life in mainstream Western culture. Discover tips for establishing or deepening a regular practice. Explore how your spirituality can help you deal with life's inevitable hardships. Learn the basics of leadership roles and other steps to take as you gain experience and move into more advanced practices. With questions for contemplation as well as rituals to help you integrate new concepts, this book guides you through a profoundly meaningful way of life. Praise: "This is an absolute gem of a book! John's love of his Pagan path fills this book with incredible enthusiasm and confidence...I would recommend this book to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Both will find many pearls of wisdom within these pages. Highly recommended."—Damh the Bard

Pagan Paths

Pagan Paths
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Author: Peter Jennings
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781407072678
Release: 2008-09-04
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Paganism is a collection of spiritual paths that have their roots in the ancient religions of the world. Thousands of Pagans today share a love of Nature and a reverence of the Divine, but how they express their beliefs differs according to the path they follow. This ground-breaking guide to Paganism explains--the main issues involved in setting out on the Pagan path --the beliefs and practices of Wicca, Hedgewitch traditions, Druidry, Shamanism, Asatru, Mystery Groups, Ecletic Paganism and some foreign traditions--the Pagan approach to magic--the significance of sacred sites--how to be a practical Pagan - celebrations and organisations --the growing role of Paganism in today's world - Eco-Paganism and Cyber Paganism

Travels Through Middle Earth

Travels Through Middle Earth
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Author: Alaric Albertsson
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9780738715360
Release: 2009
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tolkien's enduring vision of Middle Earth was largely inspired by the worldview of ancient Saxon Pagans. In this pagan guidebook, Alaric Albertsson presents a complete introduction to Anglo-Saxon cosmology, deities, spirits, and rituals. Travels Through Middle Earth offers practical information about the Saxon Pagan path, including many ways to incorporate Saxon rituals into contemporary spiritual life. Discover the húsel, a basic ritual for honoring personal ancestors, the Gods, and dwarves and elves. Learn how to set up a wéofod, the Saxon altar, to connect with the Gods. Also covered in this handbook: the concept of wyrd and how it shapes your destiny, the holy tides and how to celebrate them, rites of passage, worship, magic, and even instructions for making mead.

Paganism

Paganism
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Author: River Higginbotham,Joyce Higginbotham
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780738717036
Release: 2013-05-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive guide to a growing religious movement If you want to study Paganism in more detail, this book is the place to start. Based on a course in Paganism that the authors have taught for more than a decade, it is full of exercises, meditations, and discussion questions for group or individual study. This book presents the basic fundamentals of Paganism. It explores what Pagans are like; how the Pagan sacred year is arranged; what Pagans do in ritual; what magick is; and what Pagans believe about God, worship, human nature, and ethics. For those who are exploring their own spirituality, or who want a good book to give to non-Pagan family and friends A hands-on learning tool with magickal workings, meditations, discussion questions, and journal exercises Offers in-depth discussion of ethics and magick

Wiccan Warrior

Wiccan Warrior
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Author: Kerr Cuhulain
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1567182526
Release: 2000
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written by a Wiccan police officer and martial artist, "Wiccan Warrior" combines personal insights and real-life anecdotes with ritual, magick, energy work, meditation, self-examination, and self-discipline to show how to access the Warrior archetype within.

Pagan Portals The Awen Alone

Pagan Portals   The Awen Alone
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Author: Joanna van der Hoeven
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9781782795469
Release: 2014-11-28
Editor: John Hunt Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Druidry is a wonderful, spiritually fulfilling life path. Through the magic that is Druidry, we build deep and abiding relationships with the natural world around us, and through our connection to the natural environment we walk a path of truth, honour and service. We aim to immerse ourselves in the present moment, in the present environment, in order to share in the blessing that is the cycle of life. Throughout the ages, people have withdrawn from the world in order to connect more fully with it. This book is an introductory guide for those who wish to walk the Druid path alone, for however long a time. It is about exploration and connection with the natural world, and finding our place within it. It covers the basics of Druidry and how, when applied to the everyday life, enriches it with a sense of beauty, magic and mystery. This book is for those people who feel called to seek their own path, to use their wit and intelligence, compassion and honour to create their own tradition within Druidry.

A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans and Pagans

A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans and Pagans
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Author: Thea Sabin
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780738730011
Release: 2012-05-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the Pagan and Wiccan communities grow, so does the need for teachers, mentors, and role models. For those who want to share their knowledge, teaching can be a very empowering and spiritual experience. But practicing the Craft and teaching it are two very different things. In this timely guide, popular Wiccan author and teacher Thea Sabin presents clear techniques for creating a curriculum, including sample syllabi. She also provides instruction and guidance on crucial aspects of becoming an effective and inspiring teacher of Wicca and Paganism. Develop teaching methods for adult learners Manage group dynamics Give great presentations Find and screen students Set up online classes Cultivate patience and humility You will also find interviews and advice from several respected Pagan teachers, such as Patrick McCollum, Holli Emore of Cherry Hill Seminary, Christopher Penczak, and T. Thorn Coyle.

Pagan Spirituality

Pagan Spirituality
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Author: River Higginbotham,Joyce Higginbotham
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780738724324
Release: 2012-11-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a world filled with beginner books, deeper explanations of the Pagan faith are rarely found. Picking up where their critically acclaimed first book Paganism left off, bestselling authors Joyce & River Higginbotham offer intermediate-level instruction with Pagan Spirituality. Respected members of their communities, the Higginbothams describe how to continue spiritual evolution though magick, communing, energy work, divination, and conscious creation in a pleasant, encouraging tone. Learn how to use journaling, thought development, visualization, and goal-setting to develop magickal techniques and to further cultivate spiritual growth. This book serves to expand the reader's spiritual knowledge base by providing a balanced approach of well-established therapies, extensive personal experience, and question-and-answer sessions that directly involve the reader in their spiritual journey.

Wicca for Beginners

Wicca for Beginners
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Author: Thea Sabin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780738717753
Release: 2010-09-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Due to the sheer number of Wicca 101 books on the market, many newcomers to the Craft find themselves piecing together their Wiccan education by reading a chapter from one book, a few pages from another. Rather than depending on snippets of wisdom to build a new faith, Wicca for Beginners provides a solid foundation to Wicca without limiting the reader to one tradition or path. Embracing both the spiritual and the practical, Wicca for Beginners is a primer on the philosophies, culture, and beliefs behind the religion, without losing the mystery that draws many students to want to learn. Detailing practices such as grounding, raising energy, visualization, and meditation, this book offers exercises for core techniques before launching into more complicated rituals and spellwork. Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Wiccan/Pagan Book "In her first book-length work, Sabin presents a first-rate, fresh, and thorough addition to the burgeoning field of earth-based spiritual practice volumes...written in a light, informative style that magically mines depth, breadth and brevity."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Everyday Witchcraft

Everyday Witchcraft
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Author: Deborah Blake
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780738743776
Release: 2015-03-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Walk your personal Pagan path with grace and wisdom, integrating a spiritual practice into your life in just a few minutes per week. Simple, fun, and easy to follow, Everyday Witchcraft shows that, no matter how busy or hectic life is, even small acts can add meaning and depth to your life. This remarkable book is filled with creative ideas and a variety of quick yet significant ways to connect with the rhythms of nature each day, not just on sabbats or the full moon. Make your home into a magickal place, work with the God and Goddess on a regular basis, and discover the magickal power of animals. From five-minute rituals and “hibernation vacations” to mini daily divinations, you can easily make the wisdom and practice of Witchcraft an enriching part of everyday life. Praise: “This is a book that deserves a place on all shelves for it is pertinent not only to the Pagan-inclined but to all who look to better their lives.”—Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft “A must-have for any Witch looking to evolve their practice from a mere study of the Craft into a fully fledged lifestyle.”—Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick and The Witch's Bag of Tricks

The Circle Within

The Circle Within
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Author: Dianne Sylvan
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780738718361
Release: 2012-12-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Circle Within is your guide to creating a personal spiritual practice for daily life. The first section is a thoughtful examination of Wiccan ethics and philosophy that explores how to truly live Wicca. The second section includes devotional prayers and rituals that provide inspiration for group or solitary practice. Topics in this Wicca book include: cultivating an ongoing personal relationship with deity, ethics and standards of behavior, concepts of sacred space, elements of a daily practice, tuning into the Wheel of the Year and the elements, and creating meaningful personal Pagan rituals. Move beyond the basics of Wicca and enter the sacred space of the circle within. COVR Award Winner

Wyrdworking

Wyrdworking
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Author: Alaric Albertsson
Pages: 346
ISBN: 0738721336
Release: 2011
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Within the pages of this magical handbook, you'll find everything you need to know to practice Saxon sorcery. Alaric Albertsson once again uncovers the practices and customs of the Anglo-Saxons hidden in early charms and English folk traditions. His first book, Travels Through Middle Earth, taught readers how to connect with the Saxon cosmology, deities, spirits, and rituals. Now, Wyrdworking tells how to craft rune charms, brew potions, cast effective spells, and use magical techniques to find love and prosperity. This guide explores the folklore, meanings, and magical properties of all thirty-three Old English Futhorc runes, classifying them by theme, such as animals or trees, to help you learn. Discover how to make a wand or staff, consecrate and use a seax (knife), and practice the herbal healing known as wortcunning. Design effective spells through the use of galdor (incantations), practice wiglung (the art of soothsaying), and create your own set of powerful divinatory runes.

Pagan Portals Spirituality Without Structure

Pagan Portals   Spirituality Without Structure
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Author: Nimue Brown
Pages: 91
ISBN: 9781782792796
Release: 2013-11-29
Editor: John Hunt Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many people crave a spiritual life without wanting to belong to rigid religions with the almost unavoidable power structures and politics that involves. This book explores how to construct your own spiritual path, considering the implications of seeking a spiritual life without wanting organised religion to dominate it. As such it has applications for Pagans, atheists, agnostics, heretics from any mainstream faith, and seekers of all kinds.

The Earth Path

The Earth Path
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Author: Starhawk
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062125200
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

America's most renowned witch and eco–feminist offers a sequel to her bestselling classic The Spiral Dance, weaving together the latest findings in environmental science with magical spells, chants, meditations and group exercises to create the ultimate primer on our relationship to the earth. From the earliest times, respecting our interdependent relationship with nature has been the first step toward spirituality. Earth, air, fire and water are the four elements worshiped in many indigenous cultures and celebrated in earth–based spiritualities such as Wicca. In The Earth Path, America's best–known witch offers readers a primer on how to open our eyes to the world around us, respect nature's delicate balance, and draw upon its tremendous powers. Filled with inspiring meditations, chants, and blessings, it offers healing for the spirit in a stressed world and helps readers find their own sources of strength and renewal. Will appeal to Starhawk's traditional Pagan, New Age, and feminist readership. Young women newly interested in magic and witchcraft. A new and growing generation of those involved in ecology

A Woman s Guide to the Earth Traditions

A Woman s Guide to the Earth Traditions
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Author: Vivianne Crowley
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0007116993
Release: 2001
Editor: HarperThorsons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This practical guide traces the history and origin of the most compelling earth traditions.

The Flame in the Cauldron

The Flame in the Cauldron
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Author: Orion Foxwood
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781609258160
Release: 2015-03-01
Editor: Red Wheel/Weiser

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Few words entice and incite like the word witchery. Thousands of self-identified witches, pagans, and magical practitioners embrace the word, but seldom go beyond the practice of the well-accepted and learned forms of "traditional" witchcraft to explore the path of old-witchery. Orion Foxwood invites readers to walk on the path of old-style witchery, a nature-based practice that is as old as the swamps and as wild as the woods. For the first time, Foxwood reveals some of his own deeply personal rituals and spells directly from his own grimoire of witchery; he highlights the differences (and similarities) between Wicca, "traditional" witchcraft, and old style witchery. By weaving his own path to witchery throughout the book, he gives readers examples of how to identify the way toward this path. There is a revolution among the Pagan and Witchcraft communities, a movement away from prescribed ritual and neopagan practices and a reaching back toward what Foxwood says is in the heart of any true witch: a thundering call deep within their very blood to become a healer, a reckoner, a protector of magical arts, and a guardian of the wild woods.

The Path of a Christian Witch

The Path of a Christian Witch
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Author: Adelina St. Clair
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780738726410
Release: 2010-09-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A unique mix of memoir and how-to that includes practical daily Pagan rituals, this inspiring book shows how one woman blended Christian traditions with the magic and beauty of a Wiccan practice. Raised in the Catholic faith, yet strongly drawn to Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent many years questioning and soul-searching before she found a way to blend aspects of Wicca and Christianity into a vibrant and loving belief system. Filled with personal anecdotes, this book tells the story of St. Clair's journey of self-discovery and revelation, from her initial fear and guilt to her ultimate sense of peace and joy. With warmth and heartfelt reverence, St. Clair discusses vital aspects of Witchcraft and Christianity, as well as the commonalities between the two. Monotheism vs. polytheism Magical practice The teachings of Christ Goddess worship The femininity of God The Wheel of the Year Praying the rosary Sacred space

The Path of Druidry

The Path of Druidry
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Author: Penny Billington
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780738729848
Release: 2011-08-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Listen to the call of spirit and seek truth in wild groves, the shifting seasons, and the beauty of the Old Ways. Discover how to embark on this sacred green path and enrich your life with its ancient wisdom. Practicing Druid Penny Billington offers a clear and structured course of study grounded in Celtic history and mythology, and highlights the mysteries and modern practice of this nature-based tradition. Each chapter begins with an evocative visualization and captivating Welsh mythic tales from the Mabinogionare woven throughout, introducing lessons and key concepts. A series of hands-on exercises will help you internalize these truths, develop a spiritual awareness rooted in nature, build a relationship with the multi-dimensional world, and ultimately adopt a druidic worldview to guide you in everyday life. Archetypes Animal energy The elements The Nwyfre Symbols The Wheel of the Year The Otherworld Trees as teachers and healers Shapeshifting From joining a druidic community to starting out as a solitary practitioner, this unique spiritual guide offers advice on everything you need to know about practicing Druidry today. Praise: "I loved this rich and intuitive approach to the study of modern Druidry. Penny's book is full of wisdom and insight. The comprehensive course is accompanied by beautiful visualizations and carefully crafted inspirational exercises."—Barbara Erskine, bestselling author of Lady of Hay