A Woman s Book of Rituals and Celebrations

Author: Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D.
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681386
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a handbook on how to perform sacred ceremonies in the tradition of Goddess spirituality in one's own home with ordinary household items. An annual cycle of celebrations is included, as is advice on how to set up an altar and use simple tools. The author, a practitioner of Wicca (witchcraft), expounds the life-affirming, eco-feminist values of that tradition. Suggestions for rituals and ideas for inventing one's own are given. Poetry and blessings blend in a title which supports celebration of the Goddess image in daily life. These rituals are personal, moving rites which celebrate love and peace, and which act as meditations for considering new rituals, old traditions, and the course of women's lives.

Rituals of Celebration

Author: Jane Meredith
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738735442
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To give her family and friends a deep experience of earth-based spirituality, Jane Meredith holds eight rituals per year, celebrating the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarter festivals. 'Rituals of Celebration' provides accounts of the most memorable rituals she's organised, as well as how-to instructions for creating the rituals.

Celebrating the Crone

Author: Ruth Gardner
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
ISBN: 9781567182927
Format: PDF, ePub
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Urging the reader to embrace silver hairs, wrinkles and the change of life, this text shows how to create your own ceremony of age and to recognise the power, wisdom and the Goddess within.

The Grandmother of Time

Author: Zsuzsanna E. Budapest
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062501097
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In The Grandmother of Time, Zsuzsanna Budapest teaches both beginners and experieced practioners how to intergrate wiccan spirtuality into their everyday lives. Here are new approaches to today's rituals, from birthdays and dedications of newborn babies to purifying our homes and protecting us in travel.

Power of Rituals for Women

Author: Linda Ann Smith
Publisher: Power of Rituals for Women
ISBN: 0979584604
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Power of Rituals for women is the go-to for turning ordinary events and occasions into extraordinary memorable experiences.This book is written for women who want to: Connect with each other in inspiring ways.

Practicing the Presence of the Goddess

Author: Barbara Ardinger
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681351
Format: PDF, Kindle
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More women than ever are incorporating some kind of spiritual practice into their daily lives, and not always in traditional religious form, but as alternative or hybrid practices. In Practicing the Presence of the Goddess, Barbara Ardinger offers a wide variety of meditations and personal rituals to help women honor the feminine spirit and commune with the Goddess. These include creating a sacred space at home, building a meaningful altar, using ritual and meditation to enrich awareness, and inventing new rituals to celebrate personal events. The author's wry, gentle humor and loving attitude shine through the text, which offers possibilities ranging from bringing love into one's life to having a heart-to-heart with the Goddess.

Celebrations

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307777928
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou’s poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice. Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring “On the Pulse of Morning,” read at President William Jefferson Clinton’s 1993 inauguration; the heartening “Amazing Peace,” presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; “A Brave and Startling Truth,” which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations; and “Mother,” which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives. Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White. More than a writer, Angelou is a chronicler of history, an advocate for peace, and a champion for the planet, as well as a patriot, a mentor, and a friend. To be shared and cherished, the wisdom and poetry of Maya Angelou proves there is always cause for celebration. From the Hardcover edition.

Women s Rituals

Author: Barbara G. Walker
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: 9780062509390
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discusses women's spirituality, and provides information on holidays, herbs, chants, robes, altars, mandalas, crystals, the laws of the Goddess, and rites of passage

How to Celebrate Everything

Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804176310
Format: PDF, Docs
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A New York Times Best Cookbook of Fall 2016 • A warm and inviting guide to turning birthdays, holidays, and everyday occasions into cherished traditions, with more than 100 time-tested recipes—from the creator of the popular blog and book Dinner: A Love Story and author of the New York Times bestseller Dinner: The Playbook “Families crave rituals,” says Jenny Rosenstrach, and by rituals she means not just the big celebrations—Valentine’s Day dinners, Mother’s Day brunches, Halloween send-offs, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday cocktail parties—but the little ones we may not even realize are rituals: a platter of deluxe nachos on Super Bowl Sunday, or a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes after every braces-tightening session. Whether simple or elaborate, daily or annual, these rituals all serve the same purpose for Rosenstrach: to bring comfort, connection, and meaning to every day. 100+ recipes, including: • popovers, apple fritters, and golden pancakes, perfect for sleepover mornings or birthday breakfasts • “Interfaith Sliders”: one version with ham and another with brisket • Rosenstrach’s legendary chocolate Mud Cake—plus an entire section on birthdays, including a one-size-fits-all party planner that does not rely on pizza • complete menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve • and, of course, dozens of Rosenstrach’s signature family dinners: Grilled Soy-Glazed Pork Chops, Harissa Roasted Chicken, Crispy Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce and Naan, Grilled Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Butter and Summer Cabbage, and more In this digital, overscheduled age, How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter—and eat well while doing it. Praise for How to Celebrate Everything “I have been an ardent fan of Jenny Rosenstrach’s beautiful writing for years. I always know that every word of her books will be something to savor, and How to Celebrate Everything will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys family, friends, and delicious food.”—Ree Drummond, New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks “Enjoy How to Celebrate Everything for the easy-to-follow recipes. But even more satisfying are the wonderful anecdotes of family life and [Jenny Rosenstrach’s] genial examination of the lasting role that food plays in our lives beyond the plate.”—Family Circle (September “What We’re Reading” Pick) “With characteristic warmth and humor, [Rosenstrach] urges readers to ritualize and celebrate the small moments in family life by sharing stories from her own. . . . Rosenstrach is a skilled storyteller and introduces each occasion with an engaging essay before offering up the much-loved recipes that inspired it. . . . A delicious and delightful ode to the ways family and food intertwine, reinforcing each other.”—Booklist “Featured recipes are proven kid friendly and presented with humorous mommy angst and nostalgic commentary . . . Rosenstrach inspires, reminding us that the real celebration is family itself.”—Publishers Weekly “This well-designed cookbook comes with a side helping of lifestyle inspiration.”—Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

Casting the Circle

Author: Diane Stein
Publisher: Crossing Press
ISBN: 0307827887
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn how to create a sacred space and use ritual for empowerment in everyday life, with this classic from Diane Stein.