Pagan Prayer Beads: Magic and Meditation with Pagan Rosaries

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Religions from around the world--Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism, Islam, and many more, including the Pagan earth religions--use prayer beads as useful guides to remembering prayers and principles. Pagan Prayer Beads by John Michael Greer and Clare Vaughn is a unique and practical introduction to the design, creation, and use of Pagan rosaries, teaching the reader to design and make personal prayer beads for use in myriad spiritual practices. Co-written by a beading expert (Clare Vaughn) and one of the leading ...

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Overview

Religions from around the world--Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism, Islam, and many more, including the Pagan earth religions--use prayer beads as useful guides to remembering prayers and principles. Pagan Prayer Beads by John Michael Greer and Clare Vaughn is a unique and practical introduction to the design, creation, and use of Pagan rosaries, teaching the reader to design and make personal prayer beads for use in myriad spiritual practices. Co-written by a beading expert (Clare Vaughn) and one of the leading lights in modern Paganism (John Michael Greer), this book will garner an eager audience--from beginners to elders--looking for new inspiration in their personal spiritual practice. Beautifully written, instructive, and straightforward, Pagan Prayer Beads is user-friendly and easy to understand. Lovely black-and-white photographs accompany the text to further illustrate the art and craft of Pagan prayer beads. The how-to sections were "tested" by novices to both crafting and "the craft," who found the directions clear and easy to follow. Throughout the book, Greer and Vaughn have included fascinating history and lore as well as crystal properties, Pagan symbology, and deeply meaningful prayers and rituals to use with the rosaries. * 30 lovely black-and-white photos accompany the beading instructions.

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Editorial Reviews

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Written by leading pagan Greer and beading expert Vaughn, this book helps readers make prayer beads for use in any practice. A chance to spread some real magic; with 30 black-and-white illustrations.


—Graham Christian
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578633845
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 700,565
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

John Michael Greer is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America and a widely respected writer and teacher. He is the author of numerous articles and ten books, including Learning Ritual Magic and The Druidry Handbook. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Clare Vaughn is a longtime beader who currently makes Pagan rosaries and holds frequent workshops on making and using prayer beads. Clare is an experienced ceremonial magician and a practioner of plant-spirit magic, as well as the co-author of Learning Ritual Magic. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.

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Table of Contents


Why Pagan Rosaries?     1
Designing Your Rosary     9
Choosing Your Materials     49
Making Your Rosary     75
Druid Rosaries     104
Wiccan Rosaries     116
Special-purpose Rosaries     130
Rosaries You Can Wear     147
Using Pagan Rosaries     157
Experiencing the Moment     174
Glossary of Terms     179
Suppliers     187
Bibliography     189
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2007

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    Obviously I'm interested in creating pagan prayer beads (rosaries) for myself and others. This book not only explains their purpose and goes in depth about the various styles prayer beads can take, it even gives step-by-step directions on how to create them, ideal for those who are unaccustomed to beading. John Michael and Clare often use the first person in their examples to help you connect with the purpose behind the specific rosary they're discussing. The only thing I would ask for from this book would be colour pictures. The black and white ones allow you to count the beads mentioned, but you don't get a very good idea of the visual power these things have.

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