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THE PAGAN FAMILY




by Ceisiwr Serith






2nd ed.


copyright 2009































For Debbie and Elizabeth






















Table of Contents



Foreword

1. Introduction to Paganism

2. Ritual

3. The Sacred Home

Guardians of the Threshold and Hearth. Household Guardians.

The Household Shrine. Blessing the New Home.

4. Celebrations of Birth

Welcoming. Blessing. Presentation to Household Guardians.

Naming and Dedication. Birthdays.

5. Teaching Children

Activities. Guided Meditations.

6. Prayer and Offerings

Morning. Mealtime. Bedtime. Blessings. Offerings.

7. Celebrating the Seasons: The Festivals

Samhain. Yule. Imbolc. Ostara. May Day. Midsummers.

Lammas. Harvest.

8. Times of the Moon

Full Moon. New Moon. Reappearance of the Moon.

9. Coming of Age

Girl's Puberty Ritual. Boy's Puberty Ritual. Transition.

Rite of Completion.

10. Betrothal, Wedding, Parting

11. Death

Wake. Funeral. Commemoration.

Afterword

Appendices:

1. Protective Symbols

2. Table of Offerings

3. Colors for Occasions

Glossary

References and Resources