The Elements of Ritual: Air, Fire, Water & Earth in the Wiccan Circle

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Llewellyn Publications, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 273 pages
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Wicca 202: Advanced training by an experienced High Priestess
Many books may tell you how to cast a Wiccan circle, but none really bother to explain why. When you finish reading The Elements of Ritual, you''ll know what each step of the circle-casting ceremony means, why it''s there, and what it accomplishes. You''ll learn several alternative approaches to each step, and you''ll be empowered to write your own effective ceremonies using sound magical, theological, and pragmatic principles.
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Advanced, sophisticated Witchcraft philosophy and practice
Delves further into the theology and theory of every phase of ritual, along with practical how-tos and how-not-tos, and much esoteric, hard-to-find informationEvery step of ritual has at least two sample scripts, including an avant-garde exampleProvides detailed instructions for writing your own ritual
Includes meditations on the deeper meanings of each phase of ritual

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Review: The Elements of Ritual: Air, Fire, Water & Earth in the Wiccan Circle

User Review  - Letitia Webb - Goodreads

The Elements of Ritual is one of the best books I have read regarding Wicca and ritual. Unlike so many books available now, Elements not only describes a typical Wiccan ritual, it pulls apart and ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Ritual: Air, Fire, Water & Earth in the Wiccan Circle

User Review  - Bianca Bradley - Goodreads

I have found that if you like this author, then you will be more suited to going to the more traditional branches of Wicca. If you like Cunningham and feel drawn to him, then you are more suited to ... Read full review

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Deborah Lipp was initiated into a traditional Gardnerian coven of Witches in 1981, became a High Priestess in 1986, and has been teaching Wicca and running Pagan circles ever since. She has appeared in various media discussing Wicca, including the A&E documentary Ancient Mysteries: Witchcraft in America, on MSNBC, in The New York Times, and in many smaller TV and print sources. Deborah has been published in many Pagan publications, including The Llewellyn Magical Almanac, Pangaia, Green Egg, The Druid's Progress, Converging Paths, and The Hidden Path, as well as Mothering Magazine. She has lectured at numerous Pagan festivals on a variety of topics. Deborah is a technical writer with a variety of skills. She lives in Rockland County, NY, with her son, Arthur, who tap dances, and two cats. Deborah reads and teaches Tarot, designs wire-and-bead jewelry, solves and designs puzzles, watches old movies, hand-paints furniture, and dabbles in numerous handcrafts.

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