Ancient Wisdom: Earth Traditions in the Twenty-First Century
Carlton Books, Limited, Oct 28, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
From the Americas to the Antipodes, from the Stone Age to the present day, this fascinating and colorful reference explores the rise, development and current resurgence of ancient spiritual belief systems. Dr. Vivianne Crowley, a lecturer in Psychology at the University of London and a priestess in the Wiccan tradition, investigates the philosophy that underpins each belief system -- its myths, rituals, magical practices and initiation rites. Included are explorations of Voodoo, Celtic, Wiccan, Native American, and Nordic traditions; providing a truly global overview of these ancient spiritual structures.
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