The Witch's Circle (previously titled Circle of the Cosmic Muse) by Maria Kay Simms describes all aspects of a unique system of Wiccan ritual practice enriched by astrological symbolism. Whether you are just learning about Wicca, or have conducted many rituals of your own, The Witch's Circle will help you directly experience what lies at the heart of Wiccan tradition: the connection between your life and the natural cycles of Earth and the heavens.
Everything you need to know to set up and run a Wiccan circle is provided in The Witch's Circle: fully scripted rituals for an entire year of Esbats (the monthly moons associated with the astrological signs) and Sabbats; special rituals for handfastings, dedications, and other occasions; ritual aids such as music, chants, and meditations; and instructions for everything from setting up the altar and making ritual robes to spellcasting.
Use the insights and wisdom found in The Witch's Circle to give an even deeper meaning to your ritual practice and your worship of the Goddess and God.
Grave minding and grave decorating traditions run hand in hand with
the season of Samhain, and perhaps nowhere is this as apparent as in
Central and South America during Dias de los Muertos. However, elements of this practice are easily incorporated into modern Pagan traditions and offer a subtle yet powerful method of honoring the dead. It
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