Pagan Prayer Beads: Magic and Meditation with Pagan Rosaries

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Weiser Books, May 1, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 190 pages
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Religions from around the world--Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism, Islam, and many more, including the Pagan earth religions--use prayer beads as useful guides to remembering prayers and principles. Pagan Prayer Beads by John Michael Greer and Clare Vaughn is a unique and practical introduction to the design, creation, and use of Pagan rosaries, teaching the reader to design and make personal prayer beads for use in myriad spiritual practices. Co-written by a beading expert (Clare Vaughn) and one of the leading lights in modern Paganism (John Michael Greer), this book will garner an eager audience--from beginners to elders--looking for new inspiration in their personal spiritual practice. Beautifully written, instructive, and straightforward, Pagan Prayer Beads is user-friendly and easy to understand. Lovely black-and-white photographs accompany the text to further illustrate the art and craft of Pagan prayer beads. The how-to sections were "tested" by novices to both crafting and "the craft," who found the directions clear and easy to follow. Throughout the book, Greer and Vaughn have included fascinating history and lore as well as crystal properties, Pagan symbology, and deeply meaningful prayers and rituals to use with the rosaries. * 30 lovely black-and-white photos accompany the beading instructions.
  

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Pagan Prayer Beads: How to Make and Use Pagan Rosaries

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Written by leading pagan Greer and beading expert Vaughn, this book helps readers make prayer beads for use in any practice. A chance to spread some real magic; with 30 black-and-white illustrations. Read full review

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Who knew a book could be this thick and basically not have the essentials in it ? It does lack a lot of information , It seems they took one part and just rewrote it several different times. I found better information by doing a google search. Sorry guys this one isn't worth it. ... Read full review

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Contents

Why Pagan Rosaries?
1
Designing Your Rosary
9
Choosing Your Materials
49
Making Your Rosary
75
Druid Rosaries
104
Wiccan Rosaries
116
Specialpurpose Rosaries
130
Rosaries You Can Wear
147
Using Pagan Rosaries
157
Experiencing the Moment
174
Glossary of Terms
179
Suppliers
187
Bibliography
189
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About the author (2007)

John Michael Greer is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America and a widely respected writer and teacher. He is the author of numerous articles and ten books, including Learning Ritual Magic and The Druidry Handbook. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Clare Vaughn is a longtime beader who currently makes Pagan rosaries and holds frequent workshops on making and using prayer beads. Clare is an experienced ceremonial magician and a practioner of plant-spirit magic, as well as the co-author of Learning Ritual Magic. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.

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