Practical and engaging, this guide represents the best practices from Isaac Bonewits' over thirty-five years of experience creating, attending, and leading public ceremonies as a Neopagan priest and magician. Ideal for Earth-centered spiritual movements and other liberal religious traditions, Neopagan Rites explains how to design powerful and effective rites of worship for small groups or large crowds.
With his trademark humor and candor, Bonewits covers every important aspect of creating and performing a public ritual that inspires and unifies the participants, and fulfills its intended purpose. You'll learn how to:
- Determine the purpose of your ritual
- Create a basic ritual format that can be customized for different events
- Choose the optimal time and location for your event
- Enhance your ceremony with music, singing, poetry, and dance
- Add visual drama with costumes and altar decorations
- Include people with special needs in your ceremony
- Raise, channel, and send energy to your ritual's deity or cause
240 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
A practicing Neopagan priest, scholar, teacher, bard, and polytheologian for over 35 years, Isaac Bonewits is one of North America's leading experts on ancient and modern Druidism, Witchcraft, magic and the occult, and the rapidly growing Earth Religions movement. He is the author of numerous books including Real Magic; The Pagan Man: Priests, Warriors, Hunters and Drummers; Real Energy (co-authored with his wife, Phaedra Bonewits) and Neopagan Rites.
Isaac Bonewits is the Founder and an Archdruid Emeritus of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, a 3° Druid within the United Ancient Order of Druids, a retired High Priest in both the Gardnerian and the N.R.O.O.G.D. traditions of Wicca, an initiate of Santeria and the Caliphate Line of the Ordo Templi Orientis, as well as a member of other Neopagan and Mesopagan Druid orders. He has also been a member of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) for several years.