Publisher: Career Press
Size: 80.80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 379
An examination of Witchcraft and the many ways it is practiced today uncovers the roots of Wiccan beliefs, Wiccan Scripture, and sacred symbols, in an updated edition that includes hands-on advice for spellwork and sample rituals for celebrations and worship.
Finding the Earth Goddess includes the personal journey of the author who has abandoned her own religion to embark on the Wiccan path and also includes practical suggestions for the reader to start their own journey into Wicca. It is full of interesting information and includes the History of the Religion, The Wiccan Celebrations, Magickal Tools, Step-by-step Ceremonies and Creating Magick. Finding the Earth Goddess has illustrations throughout and personal entries by the author. The sole purpose of this book is to help beginners start their own spiritual journey.
Published to coincide with the Pagan holiday Samhain on October 31st, this new title by a renowned author and Witch will appeal to spiritualists and environmentalists alike as it celebrates the eight holidays in the Pagan tradition. The Pagan origins of many of our everyday traditions, including the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, are celebrated here as holidays that spring from the seasons of the earth. Wit its practical suggestions for enjoying seasonal renewal, Celebrate The Earth blends all the richness and ancient lore of Witchcraft with how-to advice to create a modern-day celebration of nature. For each holiday, it offers instructions on: Earth magic--sample rituals, preparation, garb, herbcraft, spellcraft, and magical stones, for promoting love, romance, and healing. Holiday fare--recipes and menus to prepare. Ancient activities--crafts and games passed down through generations. Also included is a list of sources--an extensive bibliography, plus lists of specialty shops and mail order catalogs.
Tens of thousands of people throughout the world practice or wish to practice Wicca on their own. This book serves as both a beginner's guide for those exploring Wicca for the first time, as well as a "refresher" to bring seasoned Witches up to speed. Exploring Wicca provides an overview of Witchcraft and the many ways it is practiced today. It explains exactly how you can become a Wiccan practitioner and live a magickal life. Lady Sabrina teaches how to cast spells for love, money, personal success, and renewed health, as well as how to reconnect with nature and the powers of the universe. In addition to describing the magickal arts, this newly revised and expanded edition of Exploring Wicca explains the principles and ideals that govern the practice of Wicca, including hands-on advice for spellwork and sample rituals for celebrations and worship.
Create a spiritual space to find peace and meaning in your witchcraft with this accessible guidebook to Wiccan rituals. Rituals are an important part to any witch’s life. They are used to commemorate special moments, mark changes, and help unify us with nature and deities. They help connect us to something bigger than ourselves and provide a way for us to formally contact our concept of deity. The Witch’s Book of Rituals provides all the vital information you need to understand the different aspects of rituals, including how they are used, and provides ready-made rituals for you to perform. Learn how to create custom rituals for performing seasonal celebrations like Samhain or daily rituals when you need to get in touch with yourself and your spirit guides. Arin Murphy-Hiscock takes you through the most important aspects so you can take control of your own spiritual practice. Whether it is giving yourself space to ask for what you need, talking to your guiding spirits, or creating new personal acceptance through traditions and ritualistic practices, The Witch’s Book of Rituals is the all-inclusive guide to performing these rituals correctly. Create a space to celebrate your practice and find peace and connection with this favorite Wiccan tradition.
This title provides a detailed description of the eight major Pagan festivals as they fall chronologically throughout the year.
How Wiccan Spirituality Is Filling a Spiritual Hunger in America Hundreds of thousands of people practice Wicca and other forms of modern Pagan spirituality in America today, and journalist Catherine Edwards Sanders wanted to understand why such belief systems are rapidly attracting followers. When a routine magazine assignment led her to realize that her stereotype of Wiccans as eccentric spiritual outsiders was embarrassingly misinformed, her curiosity compelled her to understand the Wiccan mystique. With the support of a journalism fellowship, Sanders spent a year interviewing neo-Pagans and witches and found that the lure of this emerging spirituality was not the occult, but rather a search for meaning in an increasingly fragmented and materialistic culture. With keen observation, challenging insight, and compassionate critique, Sanders produces a lively narrative about what she experienced and discovered during her travels: Halloween rituals in Salem, anti-globalization protests in New York, and the contrasts between what seekers find in neo-Paganism that they perceive as lacking in Christian tradition. In Wicca’s Charm, Sanders explains the powerful attraction of an increasingly mainstream spirituality that celebrates the wonder of creation and the life-giving energy of women while also exploring why Christian churches often fail to engage these seekers, but how they can learn to tap into the deep roots of Christianity to nourish the hunger of so many who seek a holistic and authentic worship experience.
The Wiccan calendar is marked by significant festivals, called sabbats. The most famous is Halloween, also known as Samhain, but you will be familiar with others, too, such as the Summer and Winter Solstices. Wiccans celebrate these sabbats with rituals, crafts, and food and drink, and in this book, Silja reveals how you can bring some of that magic into your life, even if working as a solitary witch. She also details other special days throughout the year, such as August 23, the Roman festival of Vulcanalia, which is celebrated with bonfires. Discover, too, how Wiccans celebrate personal rites of passage, such as the naming of a baby and a couple committing to each other in a Wiccan wedding, known as a handfasting. Finally, Silja explains how to write your own daily, weekly, or monthly rituals to bring you peace and happiness. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this is your essential guide to all your Wiccan celebrations.
This two-volume work presents a comprehensive survey of all the ways people celebrate religious life around the globe. • More than 800 A–Z entries on religious holidays and calendars • Photographs of people celebrating various holidays around the world • A bibliography with each entry that offers sources for further research