By A.J.. Drew
In case you have ever questioned if there's extra to faith than old rituals, then this e-book is for you. when you've got already come to the conclusion that Wicca is the faith for you, then this publication may help fill in these many blanks which were left by means of different books. Making no try to dictate non secular dogma or regimen, the writer illustrates the various matters a person's faith should still handle and exhibits how he has discovered solutions to these matters during the perform of a latest faith, which has, partially, been based on a number of the oldest ideas of the traditional international. He examines the 4 phases of lifestyles from this attitude. o Maiden and grasp - beginning, Wiccaning, and Self-Dedication. o parents - Initiation, Mating Customs, and being pregnant. o Crone and Sage - Grandchildren, Suicide, and loss of life. o center floor - Reincarnation, Summerland, and Winterland.
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Extra resources for A Wiccan Bible: Exploring the Mysteries of the Craft from Birth to Summerland
Without his fertility blessing the green of the Earth, the Summer begins. With his return, the Earth cools and the green returns to the land. This story is virtually retold in the Sumerian story of Damuzi. Central and Northern Europe—When the Finnish Sampsa sleeps (separation) there is Winter. When he awakes he is reunited (union) with his bride in Holy Matrimony and Summer returns. In the Autumn he again sleeps, and Winter returns. North America—Onatha, the Iroquois personification of Spring and Summer was kidnapped by a demon and brought to the Underworld.
This principle was just as true on the eleventh day of September in the year 2001 as it was at the beginning of the Crusades. So know then plainly that the Creator is all these things—Allah, Yahweh, and all other names given unto the Creator. So many in fact, that that which is the sum of Creation can have no name. Forbidden in the same sense in my view of Wicca is the use of the name God to refer to the Creator. Also forbidden is the word Goddess. For when we call the Creator God male, all who are female are devalued.
Taking the tallest of these children of Summer and Winter whose name was Ash, Sky formed it into his image, the first man, in the image of all animals male. As he did, so did Earth take the slightly shorter Elm and fashion it into her image, the first woman, in the image of all animals female. This creation of those who have already been born was not in the visual image, but in the image that is soul. For unto Humanity was given the soul that is distinctly male and unto woman the soul that is distinctly female, something found in the second order of life but not the first.
A Wiccan Bible: Exploring the Mysteries of the Craft from Birth to Summerland by A.J.. Drew