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Ceremonies Of The Seasons: Exploring And Celebrating Nature's Eternal Cycle

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'Ceremonies of the Seasons' is a celebration of the rituals that lie behind the calendar. It is the perfect book for all lovers of nature and rural traditions, as well as anyone intrigued by myth, symbolism and ceremony.
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Published April 15th 2007 by Duncan Baird
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tequila Corbly
Sep 13, 2013 tequila Corbly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People wanting to research Religion and Holiday Celebrations
It's an excellently written book that gives small and easy to understand details of the different ways the seasons and their changes are celebrated around the world and through history. The illustrations are gorgeous, and the photographs were selected to work with the text.

While it does give basics, I will recommend finding further details on ceremonies if you would like to learn more about them. It contains several variants of the Wheel of the Year that highlight the season, and different holid
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Kelley
Feb 17, 2009 Kelley rated it it was amazing
This book is so interesting! It's fun to learn about where our traditions come from. If I ever go on jeopardy, I am going to know some great trivia facts. The book is written in a clear but intelligent style. The pictures and marginal notes help make it not a dry read, although it is information dense.
Paula Mitchell
Jun 29, 2013 Paula Mitchell rated it really liked it
Lovely, illustrated overview of basic history of seasonal celebrations across various cultural traditions. Useful as a reference, but not a deep study of any one tradition or holiday. Those with more than a casual interest in the history of our holidays and festivals will want to seek additional resources.
Ralph
Oct 26, 2008 Ralph rated it liked it
I enjoy the books setup. I can read a new chapter during each new season. It has recipes, folklore, history, invocations...a potpourri of different cultures and ideas for watching nature work her magic. Jumps around a bit too much for my liking, but I love the ideas they give, and I still use the book frequently.
Johnna
Jan 11, 2011 Johnna rated it liked it
I thought I would get more out of this in terms of the wheel of life but it's pretty generic. Good resource for basic questions.
Laura Jackson
May 25, 2012 Laura Jackson rated it liked it
Shelves: own-copy
This is a good general book; I liked that it went into all forms of festivals. The artwork was fantastic and beautiful :) I used this for my Research Project and it was a great starter.
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Basic ritual recommendations for year-round. Beautifully illustrated.
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