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Drawing Down the Moon
To many, the powerful rite of Drawing Down the Moon belongs exclusively to a Wiccan ritual and it is also rebuffed as some shoddy rite inserted with a favour to reflect the practices of Thessalian witches who 'called down the moon'. The context of the 'drawing...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Casting and Closing a Cricle
Casting the Circle | Closing the Circle | Casting the Celtic Circle There are many, many ways of casting and closing the Circle. Here is one that I find very complete. Make sure you choose the deity/angel/spirit you invoke carefully. You don't want to call an...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Self Dedication - a Ritual for You
Self Dedication Explained Initiation is a process of "death and rebirth" - the old self dies, and the new and magickal self is born. A rite of self-dedication marks a serious commitment and dedication to the path, and should not be taken lightly....
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Can You Bhoga All Night Long? An Introduction to Tantra, East and West
When you hear the word Tantra, what images come to mind? Turbans and Sitar music? Mind-blowing sex? Most people in the Western world have heard the word Tantra, but few know anything in detail about what it means. The situation in India isn't much different....
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Ritual - Expression of Will, Art and Creativity
Most of our lives involve traditions, regular observances. These might relate to annual or seasonal holiday, it might just be meeting a friend every year at a particular time to go shopping, or have a beer and catch up. The main thing these informal...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Basil - The Herb of Kings
Basil, from soil to seed To strong stems and beautiful leaves. I ask for blessings to have bestowed As I nurture and watch you grow. From mornings dew and sun of afternoon To rays of the stars and midnights moon Mother Earth watch over thee As I my will, So...
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Rites of Passage - Hinduism Today Magazine
During these Hindu rites of passage, a temple or home ceremony deeply influences the soul and directs life along the path of dharma.
The Transformation of the Monastic Ordination (pravrajyā) Into a Rite
Into a Rite of Passage in Newar Buddhism. The upanayana ritual is in many ways the most important Hindu rite of pas- sage,1 the saṃskāra par excellence.
India's Surging Economy Lifts Hopes and Ambitions
Nov 28, 2007 aren't available, to pierce skulls with a stick in a sacred Hindu rite. Working one of Indian society's humblest jobs earns Mr.
In ”Can the Subaltern Speak?', Spivak offers the sentence ”White
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, in her influential essay, ”Can the Subaltern Speak?

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Banerjee, who led in the foundation ceremony, according to Hindu rite, said the occasion was most unusual outside the borders of India and he would treasure the memory forever.

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Heart of Hinduism: Samskaras: Rites of Passage
Hindu rites of passage are not mere formalities or social observances, but serve to purify the soul at critical junctions in life's journey.
Hindu Rites & Rituals: The Ceremonies of Hinduism
An overview of the ritual world of Hinduism, from personal daily worship or 'Puja' to rites of passage or 'Samskaras' from birth till death...
sraddha (Hindu rite) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
sraddha (Hindu rite), in Hinduism, a ceremony performed in honour of a dead ancestor.
Hindu Samskaras
Hindu Samskaras. A samskara is a rite of passage, and virtually every world culture has such ceremonies.
Hindu Rite
Each and every important event in the life a Hindu, who has chosen to lead a normal householder's life calls for the performance of certain rites.

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