Creating Circles and Ceremonies: Rituals for All Seasons and Reasons - Paperback - by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
CREATING CIRCLES & CEREMONIES is the accumulation of decades of circles ceremonies rituals Mystery plays initiations rites of passage and other magickal workings co-created by the Zell-Ravenhearts today's foremost wizard/witch couple. For more than 30 years Oberon and Morning Glory have travelled widely throughout the worldwide magickal community - participating in gatherings conducting workshops and creating rituals for groups large and small. They have met and made Magick with the leaders of many traditions: Celtic Shamanism British Dianic Italian Strega Welsh Witchcraft Faerie Trad Ceremonial Magick Ozark Druidry the New Reformed Order of the Golden Dawn Hinduism Native American tribes Greek and Egyptian mythology and the futuristic Church of All Worlds.
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. Each element is followed by numerous examples which may be plugged in to customise your own ceremony.
BOOK II gives numerous examples of actual ceremonies: Esbats (full Moons) and special occasions; Rites of Passage; Mysteries and Initiations; spells and consecrations. These can be adapted and modified as needed for any size group - from small family gatherings in your living room to huge outdoor celebrations involving thousands of people.
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.