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Crafting Secular Ritual

Crafting Secular Ritual
  • Author : Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
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  • Release Date :2016-11-21
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 1784503509
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Summary : Answering the call for new rituals in our secular age, this book recognises the essential importance of rituals to the psychological, physical and spiritual health of individuals, families, organisations, and society as a whole. The book examines and explains the history, function and place of emerging rituals in different cultures, as well as providing practical guidance for creating your own secular rituals. The author includes examples, risk factors and checklists for the stages of planning new rituals for life events such as birth, marriage, and death, as well as for public occasions such as graduation and protest marches.

Secular Ritual

Secular Ritual
  • Author : International Conference On Secular Ritual (1974. Burg Wartenstein, Autriche)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :293
  • ISBN : 9789023214571
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Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies
  • Author : Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
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  • Release Date :2017-02-21
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1784503444
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Summary : The growing absence of meaningful ritual in contemporary Western societies has led to cohesive research on the history of ritualizing behaviour in different cultures. The relatively new field of ritology, which includes neuroscience, anthropology, cultural psychology, psychotherapy and even art and performance, raises questions about the significance and practice of ritual today. This book is the first of its kind to discuss the importance of secular rituals for cultural and personal growth. Using a transdisciplinary approach, a range of contributors provide an authoritative account of the science and history of rituals and their role in creating healthy societies in the modern age.

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies
  • Author : Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2017-02-21
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1784503444
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Summary : The growing absence of meaningful ritual in contemporary Western societies has led to cohesive research on the history of ritualizing behaviour in different cultures. The relatively new field of ritology, which includes neuroscience, anthropology, cultural psychology, psychotherapy and even art and performance, raises questions about the significance and practice of ritual today. This book is the first of its kind to discuss the importance of secular rituals for cultural and personal growth. Using a transdisciplinary approach, a range of contributors provide an authoritative account of the science and history of rituals and their role in creating healthy societies in the modern age.

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals
  • Author : Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
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  • Release Date :2019-07-18
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1784507431
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Summary : The trend towards a more secular culture in Western society means that there can be greater flexibility in a wedding ceremony, but couples are often faced with the challenge of preparing a meaningful celebration outside the traditional religious framework. This hands-on, practical guide demonstrates how to approach and prepare a secular wedding ceremony that honours a couple's relationship with honest vows and rituals true to their shared values. In addition, it provides guidance on structuring a ceremony for couples that come from very different cultural or spiritual backgrounds. Includes the tools necessary for the creation of a ceremony, such as a Ritual Identity Questionnaire, checklists, and many other resources.

Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals

Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals
  • Author : Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
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  • Release Date :2019-11-21
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1784507466
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Summary : Funerals are among the most important life events in Western society, and fashioning a personalized ceremony for yourself or for a loved one is often the most meaningful way to celebrate the life of the deceased. For those wanting non-religious or secular funeral ceremonies, this step-by-step guide begins by identifying what you want from the funeral and showing how you can make it happen. With sections on society's views of mortality, our need for rituals and crafting the actual ceremony, this guide provides the tools and philosophy to understand, plan and tailor a funeral for individuals. Includes all the tools necessary for the creation of a ceremony, such as a Ritual Profiles, checklists, and many other handy resources.

RitualCraft

RitualCraft
  • Author : Amber K,Azrael Arynn K
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :552
  • ISBN : 1567180094
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Summary : From Sabbat events to magick ceremonies to handfastings, ritual is at the heart of Pagan worship and celebration. Whether you''re planning a simple coven initiation or an elaborate outdoor event for hundreds, "RitualCraft" can help you create and conduct meaningful rituals. Far from a recipe book of rote readings, this modern text explores rituals from many cultures and offers a step-by-step Neopagan framework for creating your own. The authors share their own ritual experiences-the best and the worst-illustrating the elements that contribute to successful ritual. "RitualCraft" covers all kinds of occasions: celebrations for families, a few people or large groups; rites of passage; Esbats and Sabbats; and personal transformation. Costumes, ethics, music, physical environment, ritual tools, safety, speech, and timing are all discussed in this all-inclusive guidebook to ritual.

The Craft of Ritual Studies

The Craft of Ritual Studies
  • Author : Ronald L. Grimes
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  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :414
  • ISBN : 0195301420
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Summary : Readership: Students and scholars of ritual studies, religious studies, anthropology

Power Spellcraft For Life

Power Spellcraft For Life
  • Author : Arin Murphy-Hiscock
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  • Release Date :2005-05-01
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1440520933
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Summary : Your intrepid guide to the art of spellcraft, Power Spellcraft for Life takes you on an in-depth magical journey of personal fulfillment. You'll explore the hows and whys of spellcasting, learn step-by-step how to build your own successful spells, raise positive energy to power them, and make your dreams come true. With Wiccan expert Arin Murphy-Hiscock as your guide, you will learn how to: Correctly time your spells for precise results Increase power and accuracy with the careful use of correspondences Successfully adapt spells from books to reflect your personal needs Learn powerful spells that will help you better your life/li> and more. Power Spellcraft for Life provides you with a deeper understanding of crafting and casting, allowing you to hone your skills; power up your energy; and create productive, positive change in all areas of your life.

Romantic Guide to Handfasting

Romantic Guide to Handfasting
  • Author : Anna Franklin
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  • Release Date :2016-06-08
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0738748560
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Summary : Sacred and solemn, handfasting is a marriage rite practiced by Pagans, Druids, Witches, and Shamans for centuries. Anna Franklin explores the fascinating origins of this beautiful ritual and provides practical advice and ideas for planning your own handfasting celebration.

A Religion of One's Own

A Religion of One's Own
  • Author : Thomas Moore
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  • Release Date :2014-01-09
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0698148592
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Summary : The New York Times bestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow-up to his classic Care of the Soul. Something essential is missing from modern life. Many who’ve turned away from religious institutions—and others who have lived wholly without religion—hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion’s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of One’s Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion. Two decades ago, Moore’s Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. In A Religion of One’s Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life. Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances. Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence. At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle, A Religion of One’s Own points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection.

Celebrating Interfaith Marriages

Celebrating Interfaith Marriages
  • Author : Devon A. Lerner
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  • Release Date :2011-04-01
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781429936705
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Summary : The first comprehensive wedding guide specifically for the Jewish/Christian couple who wants to honor both religious traditions in their service, vows, and readings. Saying "I do" is one of the happiest moments in a couple's life together--but planning that trip to the altar can be a stressful ordeal. The minute an engagement is announced two full clans want to celebrate the union their way! When one of those families is Jewish (50 percent of whom now marry outside their faith) and the other is Christian, the religious details can increase the pressure on the bride- and groom-to-be. Celebrating Interfaith Marriages provides all of the expert advice on how to combine elements of the two faiths so everyone can rejoice with the bride and groom on their wedding day. Devon Lerner draws from her twenty years of officiating interfaith weddings as she discusses the significance of vows and traditions unique to both faiths and suggests how to incorporate them into a service that is balanced and beautiful. She provides Christian and Jewish services readers can mix and match, as well as custom-bled ceremonies contributed by couples who have worked with her over the years. There's a chapter on how to avoid crashes on issues like location, when the ceremony takes place, and whether the bride and groom should see each other before meeting at the altar. A full section of readings, both biblical and secular, are here too, as well as anecdotes that will reassure and amuse. No interfaith couple will want to be without this essential handbook when they plan their special day.

How to Understand Your Gender

How to Understand Your Gender
  • Author : Alex Iantaffi,Meg-John Barker
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  • Release Date :2017-09-21
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 178450517X
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Summary : 'For anyone who's ever wished they had a smart, kind, friend with whom they could calmly and safely discuss gender issues: this most excellent book is that kind of friend'. - Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw Have you ever questioned your own gender identity? Do you know somebody who is transgender or who identifies as non-binary? Do you ever feel confused when people talk about gender diversity? This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. It looks at practical ways people can express their own gender, and will help you to understand people whose gender might be different from your own. With activities and points for reflection throughout, this book will help people of all genders engage with gender diversity and explore the ideas in the book in relation to their own lived experiences.

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft
  • Author : Skye Alexander
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  • Release Date :2014-07-31
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1440580022
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Summary : Provides information on creating a sacred space, promoting good energy, and creating incantations, potions, and charms.

Spell Crafts

Spell Crafts
  • Author : Scott Cunningham,David Harrington
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  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :201
  • ISBN : 9780875421858
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Summary : Spell Crafts Take a look at your hands. See them as wondrous vehicles of power. Feel the energy that flows through everything you do. Tap into that power! Carve a symbol, dip a candle, mix fragrant herbs, sculpt clay, and make your life all that you want it to be. When crafts are used to create objects intended for ritual or to symbolize the divine, the connection between the craftsperson and divinity grows more intense. This second edition of Spell Crafts, the much-loved and oft-read guide to magical handwork, features new illustrations and a new preface by David Harrington. Learn how to create and use all of the following: - magical simmering potpourris - a beaded psychic mandala - clay pentacles, plaques, and runic dice - a shaman''s arrow - sand paintings - Corn Mother - a magical spell broom - protective hex sign - Witch bottles - flower garlands - spell banner - magic mirror - prosperity trivet - wheat weaving