NeoPagan Rites: A Guide to Creating Public Rituals that Work
Isaac Bonewits is a well known and well respected figure in the Neopagan community. A practicing Neopagan priest, author, scholar, and speaker, he has played a vital role in the Neopagan community since the 1970s. A Wiccan High Priest and a Third Level Druid in three Druidic organiations, Bonewits is also the founder and Archdruid Emeritus of Ár nDraíocht Féin, a well-known Neopagan Druid organization. Bonewits has led public rituals—with groups ranging from dozens to thousands—from Berkeley, CA, to Washington, DC, and elsewhere. His 2007 book Neopagan Rites was originally published in 2003 as Rites of Worship.
In this section he describes what he calls, "A Common Worship Pattern."
- Five Phases of Liturgy
- Preliminary Steps
- Phase One: Starting the Rite
- Phase Two: Re-creating the Cosmos
- Phase Three: The Major Gifting of Mana
- Phase Four: Receiving and Using the Returned Power
- Phase Five: Ending the Ceremony
- After the Rite
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Neopagan Rites: A Guide to Creating Public Rituals That Work by Isaac Bonewits © 2007. Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989.
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