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Blessing: The Art and the Practice

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A spiritual teacher explores the practice of blessing, discusses how it represents a means to channel one's sense of goodwill and compassion, and offers guidance for developing rituals of blessing as a part of one's spiritual practice.
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published November 30th 2002 by Riverhead Books (first published May 21st 2001)
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Naomi
There's a Unitarian Universalist joke where the punchline is "what's a blessing?" Now there are many Unitarian Universalists who know what blessing is and even how to engage this spiritual practice, and there are some with no interest, and there are those who would like to learn. And so, Unitarian Universalists who want to learn, like everyone else, turn to books and teachers and videos.
Spangler's volume is for folks who are curious about the spiritual practice of blessing or who would like to l
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Iona  Main Stewart
This must be one of Spangler’s best books – at least, it’s the best I’ve read so far. It is so exquisitely written and is thus a joy to read.

He covers all the various angles on blessing and gradually approaches the core of its art. He begins by recounting an episode he experienced at the age of twenty, when a woman asked him to give her a blessing. He had no idea how to do so, but knew he couldn’t refuse. He realized already on that occasion that “what was most needed was simple human caring and
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Tadhg Jonathan
Great book for giving an indepth view of what blessings are, and how to bless using creative visualisation. You may not be familiar with the latter but the author explains it all, and it has the effect of initially slowing down each blessing (which is a good thing as one doesnt want to bless in a quick, offhand or trite way). A superb book about something we may do glibly, or leave to others to do. Highly recommended.
Yaaresse
This is a lovely, beautifully written book about putting the concept of blessing or invocation of grace into daily life. The slant is toward a more inclusive and non-traditional use of the term "blessing" (in keeping with the author's leanings), but it's not so new-agey that it won't appeal to the mainstream or more traditional reader looking for inspiration about bringing the sacred into daily practices.
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