Learn to Create Meaningful, Life-Changing Ceremonies.
Step into the mysteries of the ancient ways as you travel on an allegorical journey to explore the many dynamic aspects of what makes a ceremony transformative for yourself, your family and your community.
Weddings, rites of passage, baby blessings, funerals, yes, and also life changes that are not typically honored: loss of relationship, divorce, new home, new job, eldership and retirement.
For many of us, the formats provided by higher authorities are not enough, and imitating traditions of other cultures is controversial. We need to return to the bare bones of ceremony and create transformative events that are personalized to our own lives and the culture we live in. This is where our power lies.
With Tasara Stone’s careful guidance, you will learn to:
- Identify your heart’s yearning and turn its message into a pure, ceremonial intention
- Create beautiful metaphors and symbolic language to express your heart’s need
- Invoke and maintain sacred space
- Perform ceremony with effective, safe practices
For public ceremony you will learn to:
- Identify community needs and desires
- Empower others to participate in the ceremony-creation process
- Manage large groups of people when the energy is unpredictable
- Hold ethical and safe space for others
Tasara Stone’s lyrical writing, which includes prayers, blessings, and paeans of gratitude, transports us to a sacred landscape where our heart’s needs are treated with utmost care. We tune into the light that glows at our core, connecting us to all of life. We spend time with Mother Earth and her elemental spirits, who teach us to walk the sacred spiral path. We learn about the importance of aligning ourselves with the cycles of growing and dying, accepting and letting go. Only with this wisdom and love can we craft and experience ceremonies that are truly transformative.
Tasara Stone offers us not only a practical guide, she gives us a powerful and moving experience of the energies that will nourish our practice. Her words root us in the very soil out of which ceremony grows. Fully engaged, heart, mind, body and soul, we come to understand how the wisdom of ancient times can help us cultivate an authentic spiritual practice in the midst of modern life. This is another essential gift of The Ancient Bones. As we contemplate the lies and distortions that bombard us daily, we come to understand ceremony as a way of creating alternative stories for ourselves, ones that give our lives true meaning.
Access The Sweetness Within You. Sing Your Song. Shine Your Light.
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About the Author
You can read more about her and her offerings at http://littlelight.info. Her blog, Ravenspeak, is at http://ravenspeaks.littlelight.info/.
Table of Contents
The Circle is Open
The Song of Ceremony
Part I: Journey Into Ceremony
Into our Hearts
The Song of the Bone of Intention
The Bridging Bone of Symbols Made
The White Bone of Sacred Space
The Compass Bone to Claim our Place
The Calling Bone to Bring Them Here
The Bone of Passion Stokes the Fire
The Bone of Home to Kiss the Ground
Part II: The Landscape of Ceremony
Initiation into Mystery
Your Personal Practice
The Hollow Bone: Bringing Your Ceremonies to the World
The Bone of Honor: Each Other
The Mother Bone: Ecosystem
The Spiral Returns
Blessings and Devocation
Part III: Gift Bundles For the Road
Bundle of Songs
Bundle of Light in the Darkness
Bundle of Sticks: Crib Notes
The Mother Bone Poem