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Celestially Auspicious Occasions: Seasons, Cycles & Celebrations
     

Celestially Auspicious Occasions: Seasons, Cycles & Celebrations

by Donna Henes
 
From ancient times to the present there have been special days that mark the passage of time, announce the arrival or retreat of the sun, moon, and stars, and signify holy days and holidays alike. "Celestially Auspicious Occasions" presents a fascinating cross-cultural exploration of the rites and rituals inspired by heavenly events, from Valentine's Day to the blue

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From ancient times to the present there have been special days that mark the passage of time, announce the arrival or retreat of the sun, moon, and stars, and signify holy days and holidays alike. "Celestially Auspicious Occasions" presents a fascinating cross-cultural exploration of the rites and rituals inspired by heavenly events, from Valentine's Day to the blue moon to connection between ancient Egyptian beliefs and Easter eggs.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Gail Wood (SUNY Coll. of Technology Lib., Alfred, N.Y.)
... In this delightful compilation, Henes ... provides a lively narrative on the solstices, the equinoxes, mid-seasonal celebrations, eclipses, birthdays, and leap year as well as days, months, weeks. Combining folklore, customs, and poetry, she covers many different cultures in this well-written, readable book. Recommended for public libraries, folklore collections, and where there is an interest in seasons and ceremonies. (Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Author of The Fruitful Darkness - Joan Halifax
This marvelous book, full of inspiration, wisdom and instruction, is useful for all occasions.

Director of the Santa Fe Planetarium - Suzanne Chippindale
I appreciate her sense of spirituality and how the workings of the cosmos have an influence on it.
New Visions
An entertaining compilation of myths and rituals surrounding the four seasons and the planetary cycles of the year. Written with wit and reverence, the author often unearths some startling tales in her research into ancient and modern cultures. From the early origins of Halloween to the appearance of the blue moon to the connection between ancient Egypt and contemporary Easter eggs, this book presents a fascinating cross-cultural exploration of the rites and rituals inspired by astrological even

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149755493
Publisher:
Monarch Press
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,130,779
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Donna Henes is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher specializing in multi-cultural ritual celebrations of the cycles of the seasons and the seasons of our lives. She is the author of four books and she writes columns for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A respected ritual expert, she serves as a consultant for motion pictures. In addition to teaching and lecturing worldwide, Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, ritual practice and spiritual consultancy where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

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