By Barbara Ardinger
This is a instruction manual on the best way to practice sacred ceremonies within the culture of Goddess spirituality in one's own residence with usual home items. An annual cycle of celebrations is integrated, as is recommendation on tips on how to manage an altar and use easy instruments. the writer, a practitioner of Wicca (witchcraft), expounds the life-affirming, eco-feminist values of that culture. feedback for rituals and concepts for inventing one's personal are given. Poetry and advantages mix in a name which helps party of the Goddess snapshot in everyday 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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You might be surprised. Do an inventory of your own path of faith. If you’re anything like me, you’ve come to your present belief along a winding path. I was born into a Calvinist church and explored most of the nooks and crannies of New Thought, metaphysics, and Eastern religions before I got where I am now. When you’ve completed your own inventory, try the following ritual. ) A Ritual for the Path of My Faith If you have any physical souvenirs (like your christening gown or Sunday school attendance pins or Unitarian Universalist Association card), gather them and lay them in chronological order in a wide zig-zag (snake track) in front of you.
Spend a few minutes gathering twelve things or representations of things (photographs or symbols) that you believe make an accurate picture of who you are. These things can include your daily organizer, the keys to your 1954 Edsel, a worn silver spoon your grandmother used in her kitchen, baby clothes from your ancestors or your children, or whatever you collect, your favorite childhood copy of Swiss Family Robinson or the paperback thriller you bought yesterday. In addition, find a pink or bright spring green candle, a holder (preferably black, but it can be anything you like), and matches.
Children of heedless development, I bless you. May you live in peace. Children of our wounded, stumbling planet, I bless you. And I promise you: I will act to ensure you a future I will act to restore your home. Bright blessings. PART ONE PRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF THE GODDESS PRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF THE GODDESS The most, and the least, that we can say about the Goddess is that She Is. Like Jehovah and Popeye, She Is What She Is. She Is All That Is, She always was, She is now, and She always will be.