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By Barbara Ardinger

This is a guide on the best way to practice sacred ceremonies within the culture of Goddess spirituality in one's own residence with traditional home goods. An annual cycle of celebrations is incorporated, as is recommendation on tips to manage an altar and use basic instruments. the writer, a practitioner of Wicca (witchcraft), expounds the life-affirming, eco-feminist values of that culture. feedback for rituals and concepts for inventing one's personal are given. Poetry and advantages mixture in a name which helps social gathering of the Goddess picture in lifestyle. those rituals are own, relocating rites which rejoice love and peace, and which act as meditations for contemplating new rituals, previous traditions, and the process women's lives.

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By saying I’m a Witch, I’m telling you what my religion is. A Witch accepts the reality of the Great Goddess who was worshipped 30,000 or more years ago and whose followers were persecuted by the fathers (the infamous patriarchs) of the desert churches. Today, most people who call themselves Witches worship the Goddess. Many Witches also worship Her son/consort, the Horned God. Modern Witches, who are included in a diverse group called Neo-Pagans,5 follow an ancient, earth-based religion whose focus is on a Mother down here with us instead of a Father way up there, far away from us.

We’re looking for the invisible, nourishing dimension of life that hasn’t been really accessible since the Industrial Revolution lined us all up and started whirring, cranking, and belching at us. We’ve been reaching forward to new and improved technology or backwards to the so-called “traditional” values. But I wonder … have we been reaching in the right direction? What would happen if we reached inward instead? What if we laid hands on the small, dark, precious seeds of creativity and love that rest deep inside us all?

He just walked around in his life practicing the presence of his god, and that practice still spreads joy to all who encounter him, if only through his book. Try it yourself. Don’t talk about what you believe to people who really aren’t interested. Don’t show off what you can do because you believe in something. Just walk around in your life remembering who you are and who She is. In our own ways, then, we can all follow the example of Brother Lawrence. Let’s keep the Goddess in mind. Let’s take Her to work with us and remember to work as effectively and creatively as we can.

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