Creating Circles and Ceremonies: Rituals for All Seasons and Reasons

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Career Press, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 287 pages
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Creating Circles & Ceremonies is the accumulation of decades of circles, ceremonies, rituals, Mystery plays, initiations, rites of passe, and other magickal workings co-created by the Zell-Ravenhearts, today's most foremost Wizard/Witch couple. Here, in one easy-to-read volume, is their collection of chants, invocations, circle-castings, quarter-callings, spells and ceremonies. It is also a "kit" to use to assemble your own rituals, for any season or reason: Book I presents a basic ritual outline. Book II gives numerous example of actual ceremonies. These can be adapted and modified as needed for any size group. Book III provides an assortment of full rituals and ritual elements for celebrations of the eight great seasonal festivals called the Wheel of the Year. Versions of these have been commemorated for millennia in most traditional cultures of the Northern Hemisphere and today are universal throughout the worldwide Pagan Community.
 

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Contents

Welcome to the Circle of Magick
14
Creating a Sacred Space
27
Calling the Quarters
42
Inviting in the Deities
52
Working the Magick
72
Communion
81
Communion
82
Ending the Ritual
91
Other Rituals
181
Wheel of the Year
191
What Are the Sabbats?
192
Ostara Spring Equinox
196
Beltaine May Day
203
Litha Summer Solstice
211
Lughnasadh First Harvest
220
Mabon Fall Equinox
227

Rites Rituals
99
Types of Ritual Workings
100
Rituals for Recurrent Occasions
104
Blessings Dedications Consecrations
118
Rituals of Protection Healing
128
Elemental Rituals
138
Rites of Passage
149
Handfastings
162
Meditations Initiations Mysteries
171
Samhain Halloween
240
Yule Winter Solstice
250
Oimelc Lady Day
259
A The Church of All Worlds Tradition
268
B Pantheons of Various Cultures Religions 270 C Ritual Resources
280
Credits References
281
E Index
285
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About the author (2006)

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart (1942-) is an elder in the worldwide magickal community, and has worked as a grade school teacher and a family and youth counselor. Through his publication of Green Egg magazine over a period of 30 years, Oberon was instrumental in the founding of the modern Pagan movement, which he so named. In 1970, he had a profound Vision of the Living Earth that he published as an early version of ?The Gaia Thesis.? Oberon is an initiate in several magickal traditions and has been involved in many interfaith projects. He is a thealogian and ritualist, creating and conducting rites of passage, seasonal celebrations, Mystery Initiations, Earth-healings, and other large rituals. Oberon has traveled throughout the world, celebrated solar eclipses at ancient stone circles, raised unicorns, and swum with mermaids in the Coral Sea. He is author of the acclaimed Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, and Headmaster of the online Grey School of Wizardry. Living in Northern California, Oberon also sculpts altar statues of gods and goddesses, and is lifemate to Morning Glory, his beloved Witchy wife of 32 years.

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