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Creating Rites for Transformation and Celebration

By: Azrael Arynn K, Amber K
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9781567180091
English  |  624 pages | 7 x 10 x 1 IN
Pub Date: August 2006
Price: $29.95 US,  $34.95 CAN
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An Introduction: Why RitualCraft?…xv
Section 1
an overview of ritual
1. What Is Ritual?…3
2. Rituals Around the World…13
3. Best and Worst Rituals…29
Section 2
the design and construction of ritual
4. You as Ritualist…43
5. The Steps of Ritual…61
6. Clarifying Your Purpose…85
7. The Ritual Mind…103
8. The Language of Correspondences…125
9. Participants in Ritual…135
10. The Environment of Ritual…153
11. The Timing of Ritual…163
12. The Visual Aspects of Ritual…177
13. Speech and Sound in Ritual…193
14. Music in Ritual…207
15. The Feel of Ritual…221
16. Guided Meditation in Ritual…235
17. Altars and Ritual Tools…253
18. Costumes in Ritual…273
19. Safe and Appropriate Ritual…291
Section 3
rituals small and large
20. Ritual for One or Two…307
21. Ritual for Families…321
22. Ritual for Small Groups…333
23. Ritual for Large Groups and Public Gatherings…349
Section 4
the varieties of ritual
24. Ritual for the Moon and the Seasons…373
25. Rites of Passage…395
26. Ritual for Personal Transformation…407
27. Ritual for the Fun of It…421
28. Teaching Ritual…431
In Conclusion: Crafting Ritual…443
Section A
tools for ritualcrafting
A-1 Basic Ritual Steps…449
A-2 Ritual Preparation Worksheet…451
A-3 Circle Casts and Quarter Calls…457
A-4 Ritual Theme Ideas…461
A-5 Samhain Ideas…463
A-6 7 or So Habits of Highly Effective Ritualists…464
A-7 A Toolbox of Ritual Resources to Collect…466
A-8 Sources for Supplies…468
A-9 Quick Reference for Selected Deities by Attribute…469
A-10 Magickal Symbols…473
A-11 Language of Correspondences…475
A-12 Sacralizing Outdoor Spaces…484
A-13 Songs and Chants and the Spiral Dance…486
A-14 Handfasting Outline…490
A-15 Ritual Critique…492
Section B
readings for use in ritual
B-1 Charge of the Goddess…495
B-2 Charge of the Dark Goddess…497
B-3 Charge of the Earth Mother…498
B-4 Rede of the Hornéd One…499
B-5 Caim of Bride…500
B-6 I Am…501
B-7 Descent of Inanna…502

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