By Barbara Ardinger
This is a guide on how you can practice sacred ceremonies within the culture of Goddess spirituality in one's own residence with traditional home goods. An annual cycle of celebrations is integrated, as is recommendation on find out how to arrange an altar and use basic instruments. the writer, a practitioner of Wicca (witchcraft), expounds the life-affirming, eco-feminist values of that culture. feedback for rituals and concepts for inventing one's personal are given. Poetry and benefits mixture in a identify which helps social gathering of the Goddess snapshot in everyday life. those rituals are own, relocating rites which have a good time love and peace, and which act as meditations for contemplating new rituals, previous traditions, and the process women's lives.
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Every time the alarm sounded, she said a brief prayer for her personal health and the health of the planet. That’s mindfulness. I want to enlarge this process: let’s turn it into “rememberfulness” and get rid of the alarm. How? Try this. Go about your regular day at the office or the plant or at home, and do all the zillions of things you normally do. At the same time, reserve one small, side corner of your mind to remember. Anytime you come to a stopping place, pull the contents of this small, side corner forward and remember.
Now find photos of other children, kids from all the countries of the world, all doing their kid things or assuming adult responsibilities. Make a circle with these photos around the two white candles, your own kids, and the earth. Light your candles. Close your eyes and take several deep, easy breaths. Feel the blessing energy from the candles, the cleansing energy of the white light. Feel the energy of all these children, both at their most raucous and adventuresome play, and in repose, study, or sleep.
We do need leaders, of course, but leadership should be based on ability and knowledge, not on aggression and control. So, dear brothers, if you can behave yourselves, please join our circles. Do the rituals yourselves, alone and in your own private spaces, and let yourselves feel the poetry. You’re welcome in our circles when your presence and energy complement ours. Let us all worship and work and play and dance the dance of life together. Let us all honor each other as beautiful, individual people and as best-beloved children of the Great Goddess.
A Woman's Book of Rituals and Celebrations by Barbara Ardinger