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A Year of Ritual: Sabbats & Esbats for Solitaries & Covens

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It's easy to lose ourselves in the everyday business of life. One way to bring our bodies, minds, and spirits into alignment is through ritual celebrations. A vital part of Wicca and Paganism, ritual strengthens our connection to nature and helps us enter the realm of the Divine.

For Witches and Pagans of all levels, A Year of Ritual provides ready-made rituals for a full
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Paperback, 231 pages
Published September 8th 2004 by Llewellyn Publications (first published September 1st 2004)
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Swankivy
Sep 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
I like that this book points out that ritual sites mark civilization, and how central ritual is to humans. I like this introduction--especially since it opens by telling us we are not passive in ritual and that we create or awaken aspects of ourselves that we can't just put on a shelf for the next time--that we have to do something with it throughout the year. But something I didn't like was the overused "science destroys mystery, and that is Bad" attitude. I don't believe science, or ...more
Julie Decker
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This concise book gives the Pagan reader a nice overview of Sabbats (solar festivals) and Esbats (lunar celebrations) and provides both solitary and group ritual suggestions for every one. Every holiday includes background information about the lore surrounding this time--including, where applicable, common traditions, deity associations, and suggestions on incorporation of various Pagan symbols--and gives a list of preparations, a script to run the ritual, and a bullet list of themes for each ...more
Angelika
Apr 06, 2014 rated it liked it
A nice groundwork for Sabbats and Esbats. Conveniently adapted for both the solitary and group setting. I have used this book as a layout for rituals I have constructed, however this is a great place for a beginner to follow another's design.
Cindy
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Good book for people who are just starting down the path.
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I describe myself as an explorer of myth and magic. My inquisitiveness has led me to investigate the roots of my beliefs and to integrate my spiritual path with everyday life. I like to develop creative ways to explore the world, which serves as the basis for my books. I have written nine books; numbers ten and eleven are in progress. In addition to writing, I am a yoga instructor and Reiki ...more