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Pagan Prayer Beads
How to Make and Use Pagan Rosaries
John Michael Greer, Clare Vaughn
ISBN: 9781578633845
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$16.95
6 x 8
208 pages
30 B&W photographs
May 1, 2007


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Religions from around the world--Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism, Islam, and many more, including the Pagan earth religions--use prayer beads as useful guides to remembering prayers and principles. Pagan Prayer Beads by John Michael Greer and Clare Vaughn is a unique and practical introduction to the design, creation, and use of Pagan rosaries, teaching the reader to design and make personal prayer beads for use in myriad spiritual practices.

Co-written by a beading expert, Clare Vaughn, and one of the leading lights in modern Paganism, John Michael Greer, this book will garner an eager audience--from beginners to elders--looking for new inspiration in their personal spiritual practice. Beautifully written, instructive, and straightforward, Pagan Prayer Beads is user-friendly and easy to understand. Lovely black-and-white photographs accompany the text to further illustrate the art and craft of Pagan prayer beads. The how-to sections were "tested" by novices to both crafting and "the craft," who found the directions clear and easy to follow. Throughout the book, Greer and Vaughn have included fascinating history and lore as well as crystal properties, Pagan symbology, and deeply meaningful prayers and rituals to use with the rosaries.

* 30 lovely black-and-white photos accompany the beading instructions.

John Michael Greer has been a student of the occult traditions and nature spirituality for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of numerous articles and more than ten books including Natural Magic, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, and The Druid Magic Handbook. He is also the co-author of Learning Ritual Magic and Pagan Prayer Beads. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife Sara.


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Clare Vaughn is a long-time beader as well as a priestess and ceremonial magician. She is the Archdruid of the West and an archpriestess of the Ancient Order of Druids in America. She is an Ovate in OBOD, holds ordination and consecration through the Druid arm of the Universal Gnostic Fellowship, and is a founding member of two magical lodges. She has done beadwork for more than fifteen years. Her interest turned to prayer beads in 2003, and since then she has made dozens of strands. Her own personal practice includes extensive use of pagan rosaries and prayer beads. Vaughn is the co-author of Learning Ritual Magic. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.


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