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The pagan book of days : a guide to the festivals, traditions, and sacred days of the year

Author: Nigel Pennick
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Destiny Books, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pagan rites and festivals are at the root of many traditional holidays in the Western world. The Pagan tradition emphasizes mystical spirituality, reverence for the feminine principle, and the links between people and the earth. This daybook contains information about rituals and celebrations that have for centuries been associated with the changing seasons of the year. Included are observances of the ancient Greek,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Pennick
ISBN: 0892813695 9780892813698
OCLC Number: 25632839
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 152 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Real time --
The calendar. The tides of the day ; Traditional days ; Egyptian days ; The days of the week --
Notable days --
The phases of the moon --
The festivals of the natural year. The stations of the year ; The stations of the day --
Other calendars. The Celtic tree calendar ; The runic half-months ; The Goddess calendar --
January-December.
Responsibility: Nigel Pennick.

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Pagan rites and festivals are at the root of many traditional holidays in the Western world. The Pagan tradition emphasizes mystical spirituality, reverence for the feminine principle, and the links between people and the earth. This daybook contains information about rituals and celebrations that have for centuries been associated with the changing seasons of the year. Included are observances of the ancient Greek, Roman, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Norse traditions, as well as the worship of the Goddess and many practices of the mystery tradition of Wicca. The author provides details on auspicious and inauspicious days, holy days of ancient gods and goddesses, ant the eight stations of the year (the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarter days).--From publisher description.

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