By Barbara Ardinger
This is a instruction manual on the right way to practice sacred ceremonies within the culture of Goddess spirituality in one's own residence with usual home goods. An annual cycle of celebrations is integrated, as is suggestion on find out how to manage an altar and use easy instruments. the writer, a practitioner of Wicca (witchcraft), expounds the life-affirming, eco-feminist values of that culture. feedback for rituals and ideas for inventing one's personal are given. Poetry and benefits mixture in a name which helps get together of the Goddess photograph in way of life. those rituals are own, relocating rites which have a good time love and peace, and which act as meditations for contemplating new rituals, previous traditions, and the process women's lives.
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