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|Author||: Sandra Ingerman|
|Editor||: Sounds True|
Sandra Ingerman We perform ceremonies to mark important events and celebrate holidays—yet our modern approach to ceremony only scratches the surface of its true potential. With The Book of Ceremony, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman presents a rich and practical resource for creating ceremonies filled with joy, purpose, and magic. “We are hungry to connect with more than what we experience with our ordinary senses in the material world,” writes Sandra. “By performing ceremonies, you will find yourself stepping into a beautiful and creative power you might never have imagined.” Weaving shamanic teachings together with stories, examples, and guiding insights, The Book of Ceremony explores: • The elements of a powerful ceremony—including setting strong intentions, choosing your space, preparing ceremonial items, and dealing gracefully with the unexpected • Stepping into the sacred—key practices for leaving behind your everyday concerns and creating a space where magic can happen • Guidance for working alone, in community, and across distances with virtual ceremonies • Invoking spiritual allies—the power of working with the elements, the natural world, ancestor spirits, and the creative energy of the divine • Sacred transitions—including ceremonies for weddings, births, rites of passage to adulthood, funerals, honorable closure, and new beginnings • Ceremonies for energetic balance—healing and blessing, resolving sacred contracts, getting rid of limiting beliefs, creating Prayer Trees, and more • Life as a ceremony—how to infuse your entire life with ceremonial practice, from planting a garden or to revitalizing your home or office to helping heal our planet The Book of Ceremony is more than a “how-to” guide—it will inspire you to create original ceremonies tailored to your own needs and the needs of your community. When you invoke the sacred power of ceremony, you tap into one of the oldest and most effective tools for transforming both yourself and the world. As Sandra writes, “If you perform one powerful and successful ceremony for yourself, the principle of oneness ensures that all of life heals and evolves.”
|Author||: Judith Johnson|
The essential guide to creating an unforgettable ceremony that reflects the unqiueness of your relationship The Wedding Ceremony Planner is the only comprehensive and user-friendly guide, covering everything a couple needs to celebrate their wedding in a personal way. From elegant readings, to often-overlooked logistics, to the inclusion of special family members into the ceremony, this is an absolute essential for anyone planning a wedding. Written by a true expert, Reverend Judith Johnson delivers a wealth of tips and resources so couples can create the ultimate wedding that's true to their own spirit, beliefs, and traditions.
|Author||: Madeleine Pelner Cosman|
|Editor||: George Braziller|
Explores every aspect of medieval life as reflected in the food and the eating habits of the Middle Ages, at peasant's board and King's table, and provides recipes for medieval dishes
|Author||: Scot Ritchie|
|Editor||: Groundwood Books Ltd|
It’s the day of the first salmon ceremony, and P'ésk'a is excited to celebrate. His community, the Sts'ailes people, give thanks to the river and the salmon it brings by commemorating the first salmon of the season. Framed as an exploration of what life was like one thousand years ago, P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony describes the customs of the Sts'ailes people, an indigenous group who have lived on the Harrison River in British Columbia for the last 10,000 years. Includes an introductory letter from Chief William Charlie, an illustrated afterword and a glossary.
|Author||: Patricia Ann Russell|
|Editor||: Turning Stone Press|
How to connect fully with Spirit by letting go of Ego and inviting love, compassion, and forgiveness into your heart… In the late 90s, Patricia Ann Russell and her soon-to-be ex-husband mailed 400 invitations for their Divorce Ceremony to family, friends, and acquaintances. Over 100 of them came, including their three teenage children, caterers, photographers, a DJ, and their in-laws. Especially important for Patricia was that her father, who had not visited her from their native Bahamas since she’d moved away 25 years earlier—and where he’d originally walked her down the aisle—came to take her back. In a world that’s accustomed to bitter and angry divorces, Patricia’s father had never imagined two people with great respect and love for each other going their separate ways with a ceremony. The idea is a new one, and revolutionary in its simplicity and healing power. In spite of Patricia’s best intentions to move forward, however, she struggled mightily after her divorce. The departure of her daughters for college, the gravity of her father’s advanced prostate cancer, and mounting financial stress compounded her loneliness and desperation. One night while lying in bed, exhausted from crying, praying, cursing, and screaming to God for help, Patricia heard a voice say, “Who would you rather take on your journey? Fear and Grief, or Love and Joy?” Too tired to respond, the question was difficult to ignore. And yet the answer was obvious. Patricia’s dark night of the soul was the turning point where her faith was restored and she began to understand and accept her divorce as a symbolic act of divorcing her own Ego, a prelude to its final submission to a higher authority, the spiritual Self. Until now, no other book has provided an integrated approach that enables the divorced to navigate the emotional quagmires, regardless of time. The Divorce Ceremony helps people to acknowledge their pain but not wallow in it; to understand spiritually what they’re going through; and to help them step into their greatness.
|Author||: Mary Tiffany Ferer|
|Editor||: Boydell Press|
Shows how Charles V used music and ritual to reinforce his image and status as the most important and powerful sovereign in Europe.
|Author||: Leslie Marmon Silko|
Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books - 50 Covers competition For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today. Ceremony Almost forty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature--a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power.
|Author||: Brian Wilkes|
Perhaps MORE than you ever wanted to know about the history and lore of this plant medicine so crucial in the human experience. Cacao and chocolate since ancient times have created a connection between the natural and supernatural, between the human and the divine. It is called theobroma, "Food of the Gods", and it is said to come from the rain forest when it is needed to restore harmony. The pre-Columbian cacao trade brought the rise of a wealthy class of seagoing merchants, with a trade calculated in cacao beans. At various times it has been forbidden to children, to women, to commoners, and yet this divine medicine may unify diverse people to bring a global spiritual awakening.
|Author||: David Mack|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Doctor Julian Bashir puts everything on the line to try to find a cure to stop the Andorian species from careening toward extinction. Original. 75,000 first printing.
|Author||: Ozi Okaro|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
Family. Culture. Traditions. These are important building blocks that can help children grow in confidence and self-awareness. As a mother and an author who proudly claims her Nigerian heritage, Ozi Okaro understands the importance of teaching her children the customs of their ancestors. Her debut children's book, The Big Ceremony, offers an engaging introduction to a vivid cultural experience of her people—a traditional Nigerian wedding. In this lighthearted and fun children's book, young readers get to join six-year-old Cheta and her best friend, Kosi, as they attend the wedding of Kosi's cousin. Delighted to each wear her own stunning, specially designed dress, the girls can hardly contain their excitement as they experience the lavish festivities and witness the captivating rituals that are part of both their families' African heritage. An excellent choice for teachers and librarians looking to introduce students to the customs of an African country, this is also a great gift for children of Nigerian decent who want to learn more about their own culture.
|Author||: Ryōichi Fujioka|
|Editor||: Weatherhill, Incorporated|
"This small volume provides a great wealth of information about the history of each utensil, its aesthetic values, and its role in the ritual. The author describes each utensil as a work of art, but never loses sight of the practical function it serves in the tea ceremony. With the clear picture of the utensils he presents here, the Japanese tea ceremony need no longer remain the esoteric and inapproachable rite that it has seemed to some outsiders"--
|Author||: Audrey Isabel Richards|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
While there have been a number of descriptions and interpretations of boys' initiation rituals, Audrey Richards' classic study of initiation rites among the Bemba remains one of the few studies to deal in detail with the initiation of girls into adult life. Dr. Richards observed the entire chisungu or female initiation rite, an almost continuous series of complex ceremonies lasting for a month. Her detailed description of the elements of the ritual, and her analysis of it in terms of the culture of matrilineal society, have made this a classic ethnographic and theoretical text. Celebrating the attainment of sexual and social maturity, the puberty rituals reflect tribal attitudes to sex, fertility, marriage, and the rearing of children. We see how women's ceremonies portray and try to enforce the social obligations of marriage and the setting up of the kinship group, and the conflicts of interest that are involved.
Ceremony of Consecration of His Excellency the Most Reverend Roman Robert Atkielski D D Titular Bishop of Stobi and Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Milwaukee
|Author||: Andrew Gilchrist|
Ever feel swept up in a sea of novelty? When did the new become more important than the true? Andrew Gilchrist found a remedy to today's nausea of novelty in the most familiar elements of narrative and music. He has composed a new arrangement from the ideas of Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, Bernard Lonergan, and Jordan Peterson, weaving together a promising relationship between what we believe and how we live. This book starts a conversation at the crossroads of art, literature, religion, and psychology. And it begins with the oldest of stories. A boy fell in love with a girl and sung her a song. Each chapter in this book charts a series of helpful symbols and sounds, drawing attention to the melodies, rhythms and tempos that make up our most common experiences. The scientific revolution gave birth to a new understanding of the relationship between observer and observed, lover and beloved. That birth has changed the song. However, we have not welcomed this new daughter into the family with a proper name or fully recognized her part in our spiritual development. With her wisdom, we too might find hope and delight in the back and forth journey between tradition and innovation. Could her compelling voice and playful character help us prepare for the greatest roles of our lives?
|Author||: Juan José Carreras Lopez,Juan José Carreras López,Juan José Carreras,Bernardo José García García,Tess Knighton|
|Editor||: Boydell Press|
Focusing on the royal chapel established by Philip II in Madrid, the essays in this richly illustrated volume offer a series of different perspectives on the development of the main court chapels of Europe.
|Author||: Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D|
|Editor||: Hay House, Inc|
In Sacred Ceremony: How to Create Ceremonies for Healing, Transitions, and Celebrations, Steven Farmer offers ideas on how to create your own ceremonies to consecrate the critical events and passages that you experience on your life’s journey.
|Author||: Chantal Fiola|
|Editor||: Univ. of Manitoba Press|
Why don’t more Métis people go to traditional ceremonies? How does going to ceremonies impact Métis identity? In Rekindling the Sacred Fire, Chantal Fiola investigates the relationship between Red River Métis ancestry, Anishinaabe spirituality, and identity, bringing into focus the ongoing historical impacts of colonization upon Métis relationships with spirituality on the Canadian prairies. Using a methodology rooted in an Indigenous world view, Fiola interviews eighteen people with Métis ancestry, or an historic familial connection to the Red River Métis, who participate in Anishinaabe ceremonies, sharing stories about family history, self-identification, and their relationships with Aboriginal and Eurocanadian cultures and spiritualities.