Pagans are familiar with celebrating the eight Sabbats of the Wheel of the Year with rituals, but are often at a loss of how to create rituals to celebrate other special occasions in their lives.
The Pocket Guide to Rituals helps you create these rituals, to honor events from birth, marriage, and death, to seasonal miracles such as the first snowfall or the first spring blooms.
Connor breaks down the process of creating rituals one step at a time to help you create complete, cohesive rituals to perform by yourself or in groups. She covers dozens of different kinds of rituals, eliminating the guesswork while encouraging creativity.
The Pocket Guide to Rituals also shows you the benefits of celebrating with ritual and how to plan a ritual celebration, making the process both easy and enjoyable.
The entry for each ritual includes details on six elements: theme; colors; crystals and stones; incense, oils, and herbs; altar decorations; and a sample of a completed ritual. To celebrate an engagement, for example, you could select the theme of joy and use its corresponding color (yellow), amazonite crystals, neroli and orange oil in a colorful celebration of merry making, dancing and feasting!
The book concludes with a chapter on how to write the words to your ritual and worksheets to record each one.
Covered rituals include:
Rituals of Life Birth Menstruation/Puberty Birthdays Adulthood Paganing College Engagement New Car New Job/Promotion New Home Handfasting/Marriage Menopause Retirement Passing Over
Rituals of Nature Sunrise Sunset First Snow Changing of the Leaves Spring Blossoms Summer Warmth Solar Eclipse Celebrations of Water Celebrations of Earth Celebrations of Air Celebrations of Fire New Moon Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Meteor Shower