A Pagan Ritual Prayer Book By Ceislwr Serith I was recently sent an advertisement which included information about A Pagan Ritual Prayer Book that has just been published. I am always looking for rituals and prayers to use and to share. I ordered the book, and it came in the mail just the other day. To be honest I have not finished reading this book however I am enjoying its energy and it fits well in my hand. This is probably not what you expect to find written in a book review, but, the subject also fits so well into the theme of this issue of our magazine, Rituals From Around the Globe, I wanted to let all of you know about the wonderful ritual prayer book. There are more than 700 prayers for petitions or inspiring invocations for a number of "blessed" and everyday life events. There is a section on the requisites of ritual and how to use ceremony and prayer to create change in your life and in the world. Included are the high holidays of the pagan Wheel of the Year such as Beltane and Samhain to healings, death, and calls for mercy and justice. There are tools to honor both the sacred and mundane in our daily lives. I am discovering even more information in the back of the book with the Appendix which includes an Index of Offerings, a Glossary of Deities, and General References. I am enjoying this book, and also plan to read his previous books as I am finding the information enlightening. Ceisiwr Serith is the author of The Pagan Family, Deep Ancestors, and the bestselling A Book of Pagan Prayer. A pagan for over thirty years, he has presented workshops at numerous pagan festivals and delivered papers at Celtic conferences at UCLA, Berkeley, and Harvard. He is the Grove Organizer for Nemous Ognios, a protogrove of the druidic organization Ar nDrafocht Fein. His website is www.cerisiwrserith.com .
Book Review by Reverend Sandy Clark
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Sacred Rituals from around the Globe.