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New Cuting Edge Advanced Work For Wiccan Priestesses, Priests & Clergy|
A Handbook For Wiccan Clergy
Author: Kevin Gardner
Category: Advanced Wicca Level: Advanced
A Handbook For Wiccan Clergy, " continues to pull in rave reviews, HealingWolf of FaDraSha has said; "This is a "must have" book for more advanced witches. If you ever counsel others or act as high priest (ess) , you'll want this great reference book." Edain McCoy has also read this work and has proclaimed it as "Wonderful" and “It is well past time that a book of this type should be available.” Serpent Stone said; "This book is a wonderful guide for both new and experienced Priests and Priestesses, and covers areas as varied as Rites of Passage, mythology (including techniques and rituals for connecting with the ideas, teaching and energies of the myth) , meditations, personal growth and awareness, and pastoral counseling. All of these are areas that have been sadly lacking in any comprehensive volume before this, but which are essential to working effectively as clergy." And most recently from Marlevane's Book Reviews “This book gets right down to business. Kevin (Temple of Ishtar) writes this book geared towards rituals for performing all rites of passages. No Wiccan Priest or Priestess should be without this book in their collections! This book is a real gem to the Pagan world and to all magickal practitioners."
This is THE handbook for Clergy of the Wiccan faith. Additionally, this work would also prove to be a great aid to all other Pagan paths. There is currently no other book of this sort on the market. With Handfasting, and funeral services, guided meditations and spiritual messages this book will be used again and again. “A Handbook For Wiccan Clergy" is a valuable tool for all High Priests and High Priestesses of whatever tradition to have and utilize. Far from being a Wiccan 101, or "spell" book, this work is only intended for advanced practitioners.
Author's Notes: The market is flooded with “how-to” books on Wicca, Witchcraft, and spells. But information on the spiritual side of the Craft has been largely over-looked. This is not another “how to” book, nor is it a “Wicca 101” type book. Rather, this work is intended for advanced students of the Craft. In other words, Wiccan Clergy, though the beginner may find some answers herein, for the most part they are probably not ready to appreciate the content of this work.
Spiritual connection can be made through meditation, prayer, the telling of myths, or by the enactment of rituals where participants take an active part in the unfolding of a myth. Unfortunately, due to the thoroughness and zeal of patriarchal expansion, much of the old knowledge has been lost, or absorbed and modified to fit the new ideology. However, we are currently in an age of rediscovery as archeologists uncover ancient civilizations, and linguists translate and decipher the ancient writings. Much of the Old Knowledge is hidden in myths, many of which have survived to this day as stories. And it is these ancient myths and stories, which serve as signposts and road maps in the discovery of the answers to the mysteries of life. “How?” you may ask. It is because these stories are products of the human psyche, and as such, they seek to integrate the individual psyche with the Cosmic Psyche, or Collective Unconscious.
Some of those who become attracted to the Old Religion are initially interested in power of one form or other. Others, see the Craft as a more naturalistic religion, and are instinctively guided to Wicca’s connection to the Divine through the natural world. But everyone, irrespective of faith, or lack of faith, has the deep instinctual need to connect with “Spirit” or the Divinity within. The Craft differs from other religious paths, in that it is a religion of the Priesthood. All initiates are the Priests and Priestess of the Wiccan faith. And because of this, many people are drawn to our Priestesses and Priests looking for answers and guidance so that they may make a connection to their individual spiritual natures. This can at times become a daunting task for inexperienced clergy, and sometimes even experienced clergy need some fresh ideas. Therefore, it is the purpose of this work to be a guide for Wiccan Clergy through ritual, story, and meditation, to help those under his/her ministry to develop a spiritual bond or connection to the divinity within.
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