A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Paperback ISBN: 0875421849
Selling more than 200,000 copies, Living Wicca has helped countless solitary practitioners blaze their own spiritual paths. Let the wise words of Scott Cunningham guide you toward a new level of practice. Living Wicca takes a philosophical look at the questions, practices, and differences within Witchcraft. You'll learn how to create your own rituals and symbols, develop a book of shadows, and even become a high priest or priestess. Also covered in this Scott Cunningham classic are tools, magical names, initiation, the Mysteries, 120 Wiccan symbols, and the importance of secrecy in your practice. New edit New interior design
Paperback ISBN: 0756617723
A comprehensive overview of the beliefs and practices of a variety of different world religions draws on religious artifacts, explanations of sacred texts, paintings, architecture, and other teachings to provide explanations of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and other faiths. Reprint.
A Human History
Hardcover ISBN: 055339472x
From the bestselling author of Zealot and host of the new CNN series Believer comes a fascinating account of humanity’s struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence as a single divine personality, continues to offer new ways of connecting people of different faiths today.
Fields of Blood
Religion and the History of Violence
Hardcover ISBN: 0307957047
"From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after Sept 11: That faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance and divisiveness--something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? And does it apply equally to all faiths? In these troubled times, we risk basing decisions of real and dangerous consequence on mistaken understandings of the faiths subscribed around us, in our immediate community as well as globally. And so, with her deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong examines the impulse toward violencein each of the world's great religions.
The Barn at the End of the World
The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd
Paperback ISBN: 1571312544
Transcendence can come in many forms. For Mary Rose O’Reilley a year tending sheep seemed a way to seek a spirituality based not on “climbing out of the body” but rather on existing fully in the world, at least if she could overlook some of its earthier aspects. The Barn at the End of the World follows O’Reilley in her sometimes funny, sometimes moving quest. Though small in stature, she learns to “flip” very large sheep and help them lamb. She also visits a Buddhist monastery in France, where she studies the practice of Mahayana Buddhism, dividing her spare time between meditation and dreaming of French pastries.
An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions
Paperback ISBN: 0738702226
A comprehensive guide to a growing religious movement If you want to study Paganism in more detail, this book is the place to start. Based on a course in Paganism that the authors have taught for more than a decade, it is full of exercises, meditations, and discussion questions for group or individual study. This book presents the basic fundamentals of Paganism. It explores what Pagans are like; how the Pagan sacred year is arranged; what Pagans do in ritual; what magick is; and what Pagans believe about God, worship, human nature, and ethics. ·For those who are exploring their own spirituality, or who want a good book to give to non-Pagan family and friends ·A hands-on learning tool with magickal workings, meditations, discussion questions, and journal exercises ·Offers in-depth discussion of ethics and magick
Thou Art That
Transforming Religious Metaphor
Hardcover ISBN: 1577312023
A series of previously uncollected essays by the father of modern mythology focuses on religious symbolism, guiding readers through the metaphors and meanings most appropriate to the contemporary world. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
The Sacred and the Profane
The Nature of Religion
Paperback ISBN: 015679201x
A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.
A Witch's Book of Shadows
Paperback ISBN: 1567184464
Celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beauty and power of the Moon, the Stars, and the Sun. Written by a Witch who has spent many years teaching the Craft of Wicca to newcomers, this introductory guide presents everything you need to know for successful witchery, including: ·An essential set of instructions and guidelines for beginning the practice of the Ancient arts ·An overview of Wiccan beliefs, laws, rules, and principles ·Directions for creating and using basic tools of the Craft--athame, wand, cup, pentacle, cauldron, broom, black mirror, and meditation ·Easy-to-follow instructions for altar setup, circle-casting, building power, Deity invocation, and more ·An assortment of miscellaneous spells, chants, and invocations for a variety of purposes Walk the path of the Witch-live in harmony and balance, and discover the sacred within the natural world with The Craft.