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Author : Thuri Calafia
ISBN : 9780738722115
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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You’ve heard that dreamlike voice calling to you: a yearning to work with the earth’s life energies . . . a heartfelt desire to become a student of the Craft. Now is the time to call forth your passion and strength of will, and commit yourself fully to the Path of the Wise. Dedicant: A Witch’s Circle of Fire invites you to set forth on the sacred journey to becoming a Witch. Designed to harmonize with the Wheel of the Year, the monthly lessons feature seasonally themed stories, meditations, Witchcraft lore, ethics questions, spells, and pathworking rituals. The course on Wicca culminates in a powerful self-initiation rite that brings you to the level of Initiate. Blending purposeful study with reflection and awareness, the Circles system of Wicca study is ideal for the solitary student or as part of a coven curriculum. Dedicant helps you ignite your inner light and keep it burning by teaching you the core essentials of Wiccan wisdom: Creating a spiritual grimoire • Writing and performing daily devotionals Calling the Gods and Goddesses • Conducting Sabbat and Esbat rituals Performing herb and energy work • Making and using magical tools Selecting ritual garb • Casting a power circle PRAISE FOR DEDICANT "Calafia does a great job of laying out the groundwork, and she presents it in a unique, workable structure that's easy to follow and offers a solid scaffolding for self-development." --Witches and Pagans
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Dedicant S Guide To First Degree Priesthood

Author : M. L. Rosenblad
ISBN : 9781782793632
Genre : Religion
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A first step to Clergy in the Craft of the Wise. A Dedicant's Guide to First Degree Priesthood is the first in a three-part series designed to teach the steps needed to advance to the first level of Priesthood in the Pagan/Wiccan community. This book, in concert with the second and third degree books form a reference that will be of aid throughout a Clergy member's lifetime. M. L. Rosenblad is the founder of the American Spiritual Alliance and the Gaianist Free Church.
Category: Religion

The Adf Dedicant Path Through The Wheel Of The Year

Author : Michael Dangler
ISBN : 0692658394
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One of the most well-developed programs of study in modern Druidry has just gotten a little bit better! �r nDra�ocht F�in: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) introduced training along the Dedicant Path in 1997. "The Dedicant Path Through the Wheel of the Year" (now in its fifth edition) is a guide to the ADF Dedicant Path, with homework, rituals, and additional suggested readings to help the Dedicant work through the material. This book is designed to supplement "Our Own Druidry," the guide to ADF Druidry, which comes with an ADF membership. You can find more information about ADF (and join) at

Smoke Signals For The Gods

Author : F. S. Naiden
ISBN : 9780190232719
Genre : History
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Animal sacrifice has been critical to the study of ancient Mediterranean religions since the nineteenth century. Recently, two theories have dominated the subject of sacrifice: the psychological and ethological approach of Walter Burkert and the sociological and cultural approach of Jean-Pierre Vernant and Marcel Detienne. These writers have argued that sacrifice allays feelings of guilt at the slaughter of sacrificial animals and that it promotes solidarity. None of them leaves much room for the role of priests or gods, or compares animal sacrifice to other oblations offered to the gods. F. S. Naiden redresses the omission of these features to show that, far from being an attempt to assuage guilt or foster solidarity, animal sacrifice is an attempt to make contact with a divine being, and that it is so important-and perceived to be so risky-for the worshippers that it becomes subject to regulations of unequaled extent and complexity. Smoke Signals for the Gods addresses these regulations as well as literary texts, while drawing on recent archaeological work on faunal remains. It also seeks to explain how mistaken views of sacrifice arose, and traces them as far back as early Christianity. This many-sided study provides a new picture of ancient Greek animal sacrifice and of the religion of which sacrifice was a part.
Category: History

Augustan And Julio Claudian Athens

Author : Geoffrey C. R. Schmalz
ISBN : 9789004170094
Genre : Literary Criticism
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While there is now renewed interest in the history of Athens under the Roman empire, the Augustan and Julio-Claudian periods remain relatively neglected in terms of extended study. Thus the only comprehensive historical works on the period and its epigraphy remain those of Paul Graindor, which were published before the discovery of the Athenian Agora and its epigraphical wealth. This study aims to help provide a basis for new research on early Roman Athens, in the form of an epigraphical and historical reference work, in two parts. The Epigraphical Catalogue (Part I) represents both a companion and supplement to the Attic corpus of the "Inscriptiones Graecae" (Minor Editio) as it pertains to the Augustan and Julio-Claudian period. The Prosopographical Catalogue (Part II) offers an updated prosopography of the period as it relates to the material of the Epigraphical Catalogue. An appendix provides a chronological list of the period's major office-holders, liturgists, and priesthoods.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dutch Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015067476609
Genre : Middle Eastern philology
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Coming To The Edge Of The Circle

Author : Nikki Bado-Fralick
ISBN : 9780195166453
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Offering an ethnographic study of the initiation ritual practiced by one coven of Witches in Ohio, this text contributes to an understanding of the ceremony and the tradition to which it belongs.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Asklepios At Athens

Author : Sara B. Aleshire
ISBN : UOM:39015022241510
Genre : Aesculapius (Greek deity)
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Category: Aesculapius (Greek deity)