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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pagan Prayer...All Hail the Gods

A Pagan Ritual Prayer BookA Pagan Ritual Prayer Book by Ceisiwr Serith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This little red book is an excellent book, especially if you are new to Neo-Paganism. I shall say that the book is very powerful and it changed me on a couple of levels, but this is not the time or place to get into that. Kind of got to think what is more powerful life changing tool prayer or magic? I am tending to think prayer because the Gods are way more powerful then we are.

The book has prayers to a variety of deities from a variety of pantheons. Most of the concentration seems to be on Greek Deities and Celtic Deities. There is a fair number of prayers dedicated to some Egyptian Deities but they missed my favorite of all, Bastet. There were a few thrown in the mix for Marduk and Inanna for good measure. Nothing was really dedicated to Canaanite Gods and Goddesses. Kind of a bummer I would like to see them represented as well. To be fair though prayers to Aphrodite, Haphestus and the Storm God could be modified for Ashera, Baal and Astarte. But hey no problem most Neo-Pagans are down with the Norse, Celtic and Greco-Roman Deities which this book has plenty of. Beside deities there are also prayers to the various land, air, water, home and other spirits. Heck there are even prayers to the ancestors. I hope I did not leave anybody out.

What makes it great is that it gives the reader a structure for creating a ritual. Most pagan will know the cleansing, calling quarters and casting the circle. There are also specific prayers for the Sabbats. There are prayers thanking the deities for the food , asking for what we need. Just about every area is covered. Before I go I must mention that at the books beginning it tells how to write a prayer. It gives the bare bones skeleton, poetics schemes, rhyme schemes. Making a prayer nice and pretty is important never mind about that coming from the heart stuff these are the Gods we are talking about, Make it nice. This book get five stars out of five.

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