A Woman's Book of Rituals and Celebrations by Barbara Ardinger

By Barbara Ardinger

This is a instruction manual on how one can practice sacred ceremonies within the culture of Goddess spirituality in one's own residence with traditional home goods. An annual cycle of celebrations is integrated, as is suggestion on easy methods to manage an altar and use uncomplicated instruments. the writer, a practitioner of Wicca (witchcraft), expounds the life-affirming, eco-feminist values of that culture. feedback for rituals and ideas for inventing one's personal are given. Poetry and advantages combination in a name which helps social gathering of the Goddess snapshot in way of life. those rituals are own, relocating rites which rejoice love and peace, and which act as meditations for contemplating new rituals, previous traditions, and the process women's lives.

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By Barbara Ardinger

This is a instruction manual on how one can practice sacred ceremonies within the culture of Goddess spirituality in one's own residence with traditional home goods. An annual cycle of celebrations is integrated, as is suggestion on easy methods to manage an altar and use uncomplicated instruments. the writer, a practitioner of Wicca (witchcraft), expounds the life-affirming, eco-feminist values of that culture. feedback for rituals and ideas for inventing one's personal are given. Poetry and advantages combination in a name which helps social gathering of the Goddess snapshot in way of life. those rituals are own, relocating rites which rejoice love and peace, and which act as meditations for contemplating new rituals, previous traditions, and the process women's lives.

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Sit quietly for as long as you want to, feeling the energies of the things in the circle of your life. Contemplate who you have been, who you are now, who you are becoming. Realize that you are blessed in your life, that you are a blessing to other lives. At the end, blow out the candle, put all your things into their proper places, and go on with your day. A Blessing for Our Foremothers For this ritual, first get out the old family photo albums and family souvenirs. Select photos of your mother, your aunts, your grandmothers, great aunts, great grandmothers, as many female ancestors as you can find.

This is most likely the best representation of your family tree. Next, add to your collection photos of women you admire but are pretty sure you’re not related to: Eleanor Roosevelt or Eleanor of Aquitaine, Cleopatra or Jinga Mbandi, Amelia Earhart or Marie Curie, Golda Meir or Indira Gandhi. Cut photos out of magazines or, if you don’t want to mutilate a book or magazine, make a photocopy or hold the book open so that the photo you have chosen is visible. 3 These are some of the women you will be blessing.

This phase lasted through the Neolithic, and we have much evidence of worship of the feminine principle, the unnamed Great Goddess, in ruins throughout Old Europe (beginning ca. ). E. with the rise of the earliest patriarchal religions. She has been sleeping in Her natural dark moon phase for 5,000 years and is now awakening to begin Her next new moon phase. We’re observing and celebrating the re-emergence of open worship of the Goddess after a thousand years of hidden, underground worship. To use the current jargon, we’re changing our paradigms, seeing new patterns and influences in old lives.

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