How can women turn birthday parties, baby showers, and other rites of passage into empowering celebrations brimming with meaning and fiery feminine spirit?
Emphasizing the Dianic Wiccan tradition, Barrett shows women how they can create empowering, transformative rituals that strengthen their profound connection to the Goddess. Instead of providing shortcuts, scripts, or rote rituals, she teaches women how to think like a ritualist. Step by step, readers learn the ritual-making process: developing a purpose and theme, building an altar, preparing emotionally and mentally (energetics), spellcasting, and more. For beginners or experienced ritualists, solitaries or groups, this thorough, engaging guide to the art of ritual-making can help women commemorate every sacred milestone-from menstruation to marriage to menopause-that touches their lives.
"Ruth Barrett brings her many years of experience in teaching and priestessing in the Dianic tradition to this book. Her thoughtfulness, intelligence and depth of understanding make it a valuable resource and will open a new perspective for many Pagans." -Starhawk, best-selling author of
The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing
I wrote Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries as a one-of-a-kind resource guide for the creation and facilitation of Goddess and woman-centered personal and group rituals from beginning to end. During my twenty-seven years as a Dianic Wiccan High Priestess, through teaching classes in Dianic Wiccan tradition, I’ve consistently found that while women have a great hunger for ritual to reflect the events...
Every year we write about the joys of Yule that brighten the season: creative gift-giving ideas, the burning of the Yule Log, the festive boughs of fir and hollyand of course, much-needed ways to de-stress after all the holiday madness. But can Yule be done differently, with a different focus? How can we celebrate the Winter Solstice in a way that might enrich us even more?Here are a couple...
A woman waits expectantly outside the Circle. I take her hand and lead her into the sheltering ring of other women who walk this path together. As she takes her place alongside her sisters, I kiss her on the cheek and say, “Thou art Goddess.” She ...
As above, so below.
As within, so without.
These Hermetic truisms have been embraced by Pagans from many different paths. Most of us accept that all things are connected: microcosm and macrocosm, inner and outer. We understand that the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual world, and vice versa. And yet, after the ritual is over and... read this article