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Creating Circles and Ceremonies
Pagan Rituals for All Seasons and Reasons (Including Rituals for the Wheel of the Year, Handfastings, Blessings, and Consecrations)
Co-Author Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Co-Author Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart
ISBN: 9781564148643
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, New Page Books
6 x 9
288 pages
July 7, 2006


Creating Circles and Ceremonies is the accumulation of decades of circles, ceremonies, rituals, Mystery plays, initiations, rites of passage, and other magickal workings co-created by the Zell-Ravenhearts, today's foremost Wizard/Witch couple. For more than 30 years, Oberon and Morning Glory have traveled widely throughout the worldwide magickal community--participating in gatherings, conducting workshops, and creating rituals for groups large and small. They have met and made Magick with the leaders of many traditions: Celtic Shamanism, British Dianic, Italian Strega, Welsh Witchcraft, Faerie Trad, Ceremonial Magick, Ozark Druidry, the New Reformed Order of the Golden Dawn (NROOGD), Hinduism, Native American tribes, Greek and Egyptian mythology, and the futuristic Church of All Worlds.

Here, in one easy-to-read volume, is their collection of chants, invocations, circle-castings, quarter-callings, spells, and ceremonies. It is also a "kit" to use to assemble your own rituals, for any season or reason: Book I presents a basic ritual outline. Each element is followed by numerous examples which may be "plugged in" to customize your own ceremony. Book II gives numerous examples of actual ceremonies: Esbats (full Moons) and special occasions; Rites of Passage; Mysteries and Initiations; spells and consecrations. These can be adapted and modified as needed for any size group--from small family gatherings in your living room, to huge outdoor celebrations involving thousands of people. Book III provides an assortment of full rituals and ritual elements for celebrations of the eight great seasonal festivals called the Wheel of the Year. Versions of these have been commemorated for millennia in most traditional cultures of the Northern Hemisphere; and today are universal throughout the worldwide Pagan community.

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart is an elder in the worldwide magickal community. Through his publication of Green Egg magazine over a period of 30 years, he was instrumental in the founding of the modern Pagan movement, which he so named. He is author of the acclaimed Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard and Headmaster of the online Grey School of Wizardry (
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Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart is a Witch, Priestess, Loremistress and Goddess historian?famous for her rituals, songs, and poetry. For more than 30 years she has traveled, lectured, and taught college courses with her husband and soulmate, Oberon, on Neo-Paganism, the Gaia Thesis and Goddess re-emergence. She is Headmistress of the Grey School of Wizardry.
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