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

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By Barbara Ardinger

This is a guide on the way to 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 recommendation on easy methods to organize 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 mixture in a name which helps party of the Goddess photo 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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Since this is the case, I am pleased to announce that there is one thing I can absolutely guarantee. I can promise you a journey into the world of Goddess Thealogy and practice that will positively change your life (while also increasing the quantity and quality of Light in the world) without asking you to make any radical changes in your present lifestyle. Practicing the Presence of The Goddess is no harder than cooking a fine meal, according to Barbara Ardinger. She will personally guide and direct you in how to transform the simple, everyday objects in your home and the seemingly ordinary events of your life into powerful ritual tools and into sacred moments of Goddess revelation.

Feel their power, their love, their labor, their successes. Feel their energy. Sit quietly and think of the old family stories. Think about books you’ve read that have had active female protagonists, movies about women, myths of goddesses and heras. Remember the stories of strong, interesting women. You can open your eyes and read the following blessing or tape it beforehand and listen to it. You can also use it as a model to write your own words of blessing. In the presence of the Most Holy Ones— the Mothers of my body the Grandmothers of my soul— I give thanks.

Think about the state of the world: progressive and repressive politics, famine and hunger, wars and threats of war, the “childization” of poverty. Think about the state of the planet: polluted air and water, burning forests, suffering and dying birds, animals, and people. Is this the kind of place you want your kids and their kids to live in? Read the following blessing or tape it beforehand and listen to it or use it as a model to make up your own words. Children of the living earth— I bless you.

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