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.
Read Online or Download A Woman's Book of Rituals and Celebrations PDF
Best mysticism books
A textual content on Christian and Buddhist mysticism - DT Suzuki explores the closeness in deliberating Meister Eckhart with Mahayana Buddhism.
This interesting new ebook offers an exploration of the novel aspect of psychology: parapsychology. Assuming no past wisdom of psychology, Roberts explores a big selection of surprising phenomena (dream telepathy, close to dying studies, alien abductions, astrology, the placebo impact, and understanding in the course of anesthesia and in comas), addressing the myths surrounding paranormal event and putting them in the context of clinical learn.
Nin maintains her debate at the use of substances as opposed to the artist's mind's eye, portrays many well-known humans within the arts, and recounts her visits to Sweden, the Brussels World's reasonable, Paris, and Venice. "[Nin] appears to be like at lifestyles, love, and artwork with a mix of gentility and acuity that's infrequent in modern writing" (John Barkham Reviews).
"Every guy who undertakes the adventure to the Our Lord's Sepulcher wishes 3 sacks: a sack of endurance, a sack of silver, and a sack of religion. "―Symon Semeonis, an Irish medieval pilgrim
As medieval pilgrims made their technique to the locations the place Jesus Christ lived and suffered, they skilled, between different issues: holy websites, the majesty of the Egyptian pyramids (often often called the "Pharaoh's granaries"), dips within the lifeless Sea, unusual wilderness landscapes, the perils of touring alongside the Nile, the customs in their Muslim hosts, Barbary pirates, lice, thoughtless touring partners, and quite a few problems, either nice and small. during this richly specified learn, Nicole Chareyron attracts on a couple of hundred firsthand money owed to think about the trips and worldviews of medieval pilgrims. Her paintings brings the reader into brilliant, intimate touch with the pilgrims' suggestions and feelings as they made the often tough pilgrimage to the Holy Land and again domestic again.
Unlike the knights, princes, and infantrymen of the Crusades, who traveled to the Holy Land for the aim of reclaiming it for Christendom, those next pilgrims of varied nationalities, professions, and social sessions have been encouraged by means of either non secular piety and private interest. The tourists not just wrote journals and memoirs for themselves but in addition to exhibit to others the majesty and strangeness of far away lands. of their debts, the pilgrims relate their feel of astonishment, pity, admiration, and sadness with humor and a touching sincerity and honesty.
These writings additionally show the complicated interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims within the Holy Land. all through their trip, pilgrims faced sometimes antagonistic Muslim directors (who managed entry to many holy sites), Bedouin tribes, Jews, and Turks. Chareyron considers the pilgrims' conflicted, usually simplistic, perspectives in their Muslim hosts and their social and spiritual practices.
- The Masnavi: Book Two
- Visions in Late Medieval England: Lay Spirituality and Sacred Glimpses of the Hidden Worlds of Faith (Studies in the History of Christian Thought)
- Inner Space: Introduction to Kabbalah, Meditation and Prophecy
- Emissary of Light
- The Making of Modern “Mysticism”
Additional resources for A Woman's Book of Rituals and Celebrations
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.