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Neopagan Rites: A Guide to Creating Public Rituals that Work
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Neopagan Rites: A Guide to Creating Public Rituals that Work

by Isaac Bonewits, Philip Emmons Bonewits
 

Practical and engaging, this guide represents the best practices from Isaac Bonewits' over thirty-five years of experience creating, attending, and leading public ceremonies as a Neopagan priest and magician. Ideal for Earth-centered spiritual movements and other liberal religious traditions, Neopagan Rites explains how to design powerful and effective rites

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Practical and engaging, this guide represents the best practices from Isaac Bonewits' over thirty-five years of experience creating, attending, and leading public ceremonies as a Neopagan priest and magician. Ideal for Earth-centered spiritual movements and other liberal religious traditions, Neopagan Rites explains how to design powerful and effective rites of worship for small groups or large crowds.

With his trademark humor and candor, Bonewits covers every important aspect of creating and performing a public ritual that inspires and unifies the participants, and fulfills its intended purpose. You'll learn how to:

Determine the purpose of your ritual
Create a basic ritual format that can be customized for different events
Choose the optimal time and location for your event
Enhance your ceremony with music, singing, poetry, and dance
Add visual drama with costumes and altar decorations
Include people with special needs in your ceremony
Raise, channel, and send energy to your ritual's deity or cause

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738711997
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,379,448
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

A practicing Neopagan priest, scholar, teacher, bard, and polytheologian for over 35 years, Isaac Bonewits was one of North America's leading experts on ancient and modern Druidism, Witchcraft, magic, and the occult, and the rapidly growing Earth Religions movement. He is the author of numerous books including Real Magic, The Pagan Man: Priests, Warriors, Hunters, and Drummers, Real EnergyNeopagan Rites.

Isaac Bonewits was the Founder and an Archdruid Emeritus of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, a 3° Druid within the United Ancient Order of Druids, a retired High Priest in both the Gardnerian and the N.R.O.O.G.D. traditions of Wicca, an initiate of Santeria and the "Caliphate Line"of the Ordo Templi Orientis, as well as a member of other Neopagan and Mesopagan Druid orders. He was also a member of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) for several years.

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