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The Big Book of Pagan Prayer and Ritual

By Ceisiwr Serith
  • ISBN Code: : 1633411656
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
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A complete guide to the practice of prayer and ritual for Pagans of all traditions. Here is an extraordinarily comprehensive collection of payers and rituals for contemporary Pagans from a variety of traditions to turn to again and again. The Big Book of Pagan Prayer and Ritual includes the following: The role of prayer—yesterday and today The various hidden structures of prayers How to pray both with and without words Rituals for purification, creating sacred space, protection, prosperity, good health, and more Prayers for specific times of day and special days of the month and year Prayers for life—from pregnancy to birth, childhood, first days of school, weddings, aging, and death Lists of offerings, a glossary of deities from many traditions, and an index of prayers by first line

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  • Pdf File: missing-witches.pdf

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A guide to invocations, rituals, and histories at the intersection of magic and feminism, as informed by history's witches--and the sociopolitical culture that gave rise to them. When you start looking for witches, you find them everywhere. As seekers and practitioners reclaim and restore magic to its rightful place among powerful forces for social, personal, and political transformation, more people than ever are claiming the identity of "Witch." But our knowledge of witchcraft and magic has been marred by erasure, sensationalism, and sterilization, the true stories of history's witches left untold. Through meditations, stories, and practices, authors Risa Dickens and Amy Torok offer an intersectional, contemporary lens for uncovering and reconnecting with feminist witch history. Sharing traditions from all over the world--from Harlem to Haiti, Oaxaca to Mesopotamia--Missing Witches introduces readers to figures like Monica Sjoo, HP Blavatsky, Maria Sabina, and Enheduanna, shedding light on their work and the cultural and sociopolitical contexts that shaped it. Structured around the 8 sabbats of the Wheel of the Year, each chapter includes illustrations by Amy Torok, as well as invocations, rituals, and offerings that incorporate the authors' own wisdom, histories, and journeys of trauma, loss, and empowerment. Missing Witches offers an inside look at the vital stories of women who have practiced--and lived--magic.

Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture

By Catherine M. Roach
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0857850946
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: stripping-sex-and-popular-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At the heart of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture lies a very personal story, of author Catherine Roach's response to the decision of her life-long best friend to become an exotic dancer. Catherine and Marie grew up together in Canada and moved to the USA to enroll in PhD programs at prestigious universities. For various reasons, Marie left her program and instead chose to work as a stripper. The author, at first troubled and yet fascinated by her friend's decision, follows Marie's journey into the world of stripping as an observer and analyst. She finds that this world raises complex questions about gender, sexuality, fantasy, feminism, and even spirituality. Moving from first hand interviews with dancers and others, the book broadens into a provocative and accessible examination of the current popularity of "striptease culture," with sex-saturated media imagery, thongs gone mainstream, and stripper aerobics at your local gym. Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture scrutinizes the naked truth of a lucrative industry whose norms are increasingly at the center of contemporary society. A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org

Walking in Beauty

By Phoenix LeFae
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  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Book Code : 0738762598
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: walking-in-beauty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Must-Have Guide to Embracing the Magnificence in Yourself and the World Using the pentacle as a magickal framework, this exhilarating book presents techniques and exercises that help you manifest joy, discover your inner and outer beauty, recognize blessings, and bring balance to your life. Phoenix LeFae presents a revolutionary approach based on the pentacle and the five points of beauty, devotion, desire, creativity, and expression. Walking in Beauty awakens you to the splendor of the world; it is both a meditation tool and a key to greater awareness. Through exercises, rituals, affirmations, and guerilla acts of kindness, this excellent guide shows you how to run the energy of the pentacle through your body and clear any blocks that keep you from living a fully engaged and beautiful life.

Wicca and Astrology

By Charlyn Scheffelman
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982277319
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 587
  • Pdf File: wicca-and-astrology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After completing “My Strange Paranormal Life” and “Nytewind’s Wiccan Way, I thought I was done. But no...I came to realize how two of my practices, Wicca and Astrology, shared many qualities that, when used together, would increase the strength and scope of my rituals and spell work! Thus, my new book...”Wicca and Astrology; How They Work Together,” which is full of example rituals.

Initiated

By Amanda Yates Garcia
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1538763079
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: initiated.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes meets Women Who Run With The Wolves in this "gorgeously written, fierce, political, personal, and deeply inspiring" (Michelle Tea) memoir about finding meaning, beauty, and power through a life in witchcraft. An initiation signals a beginning: a door opens and you step through. Traditional Wiccan initiates are usually brought into the craft through a ceremony with a High Priestess. But even though Amanda Yates Garcia's mother, a practicing witch herself, initiated her into the earth-centered practice of witchcraft when she was 13 years old, Amanda's real life as a witch only began when she underwent a series of spontaneous initiations of her own. Descending into the underworlds of poverty, sex work, and misogyny, Initiated describes Amanda's journey to return to her body, harness her power, and create the magical world she longed for through witchcraft. Hailed by crows, seduced by magicians, and haunted by ancestors broken beneath the wheels of patriarchy, Amanda's quest for self-discovery and empowerment is a deep exploration of a modern witch's trials - healing ancient wounds, chafing against cultural expectations, creating intimacy - all while on a mission to re-enchant the world. Peppered with mythology, tales of the goddesses and magical women throughout history, Initiated stands squarely at the intersection of witchcraft and feminism. With generosity and heart, this book speaks to the question: is it possible to live a life of beauty and integrity in a world that feels like it's dying? Declaring oneself a witch and practicing magic has everything to do with claiming authority and power for oneself, of taking back our planet in the name of Love. Initiated is both memoir and manifesto calling the magical people of the world to take up their wands: stand up, be brave, describe the world they want, then create it like a witch.

Power of the Witch

By Laurie Cabot,Tom Cowan
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  • Publisher : Delta
  • Book Code : 0804152217
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: power-of-the-witch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The earth, the moon, and the magical path to enlightenment. Written by a practicing witch who conducts classes and seminars on witchcraft—the oldest Western religion, a means of power and enlightenment, and a healing art. “Laurie Cabot has written a fascinating account of a beautiful and sadly misunderstood religion, witchcraft. She has with her life and work done a great deal to legitimize this ancient pagan form of worship. I am among the ecumenical Christians who have discovered the truth about witchcraft, that it is neither demonic nor evil. Power of the Witch is a marvelous introduction to the magical and highly ethical world of wicca.”—Whitley Strieber

Wicca

By D.J. Conway
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  • Publisher : Crossing Press
  • Book Code : 0307785890
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 735
  • Pdf File: wicca.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the ultimate guide to the ancient religion of Wicca by best-selling Pagan author, D. J. Conway. WICCA: THE COMPLETE CRAFT offers a comprehensive overview of Wiccan philosophy, dispels the common misconceptions, and is a useful primer for practicing Wicca as a spiritual lifestyle. Included are chapters on sacred space, ritual tools, holy days, meditations and visualizations, spells and the art of spell casting, as well as terminology.