Spiritual Ceremonies to Enrich Daily Life
Practice Sacred Living. Rituals are often performed to acknowledge special, sacred moments of life. When we align ourselves with the rhythms of the earth, we see that every day is sacred. Sacred living is the art of acknowledging the abundance of life and the deep meaning within natural rhythms. The Witch’s Guide to Ritual teaches the practice of daily rituals for self-care and personal growth.
The Art of Healing. The Witch’s Guide to Ritual can help you create a healing ritual space, whether you are an experienced hedge witch or a beginner exploring new magical practices. You’ll learn about the history of rites and rituals, mythology for today’s world, and how healing works in a modern witch house.
Celebrate life. The key to celebrating the abundance of life lies in the recognition that we are surrounded by all that is magical. Organized by season, The Witch’s Guide to Ritual offers a suggested ceremony for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple rites, suggestions, meditations, and holiday celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary.
What you'll learn inside this book:
- The psychological benefits of rituals in your life
- Why participating in group events enriches your life and brings you closer to friends, family, and loved ones
- How to create an altar or shrine as a power center in your home for spiritual renewal
- Which crystals, herbs, symbols, and talismans can bring you calm, health, love, prosperity, and happiness
Healing is possible with sacred living. If you enjoyed The Witch’s Book of Self-Care, The Spirit Almanac, The House Witch, or The Witch’s Book of Rituals, you’ll love this new guide to inspired magical practice.
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About the Author
Cerridwen Greenleaf is a writing instructor, medieval scholar, and practicing astrologer. She leads spirituality workshops and retreats throughout the U.S, and has published a number of books on mysticism. She is also the author of Running Press’s bestselling gift books, The Witch’s Spellbook and Spells for Love and Romance. Cerridwen's books have sold over 100,000 copies.
Arin Murphy-Hiscock is the author of Wicca, The Way of the Green Witch, The Green Witch, The Way of the Hedge Witch, Pagan Pregnancy, Power Spellcraft for Life, Solitary Wicca for Life, and The Hidden Meaning of Birds: A Spiritual Field Guide. She has been active in the field of alternative spirituality for over twenty years and lives in Montreal, Canada.
Table of Contents
Foreword Arin Murphy-Hiscock 9
Introduction: Calling the Circle 13
Chapter 1 For the Good of All: The History and Use of Ritual 17
Chapter 2 The Essential Tool Kit: Everything You Need for Rites and Rituals 25
Chapter 3 Establishing a Power Source: Creating a Personal Altar 53
Chapter 4 The Faces of the God and Goddess: Mythology for Modern Times 77
Chapter 5 Mother Moon: Celestial Guidance and Rites of the Night 95
Chapter 6 Rites of Passage and Marking Time 117
Chapter 7 A Coven of One: Rituals for the Solitary Practitioner 149
Chapter 8 North, South, East, and West: The Four Directions and the Four Elements in Ritual 173
Chapter 9 Celebrating the Wheel of the Year: Rituals for Holidays 209
Chapter 10 Designing Your Own Rituals: Traditional and Alternative 279
Chapter 11 Energy Work: Managing Energy and Creating Sacred Space 285
Chapter 12 Rituals for the Road: Making Your Own Talismans, Amulets, Charms 293
Ritual Resources: Appendix I 301
Ritual Resources: Appendix II 314
Ritual Resources: Appendix III 320