Discover the ancient lore, household techniques, and spiritual wisdom that will help turn every day into a time of magic, respect for all, and love of the Goddess, when you get Wheel of the Year by Pauline Campanelli.
Wheel of the Year takes you on a month-by-month journey of discovery through seasonal aspects of Paganism practiced both in recent and ancient times. Just look at a few of the things shared in this gentle, loving book:
For December: The Magic of Mistletoe; The Ritual Burning of the Yule Log; Magical Uses of Ashes from the Yule Fire; A Ritual for Cutting Sacred Fir; The Pagan Symbolism of Santa Claus.
For March: Nine Magical Woods for the Beltane Fire; Psychic Skills for Working Magic; Making and Using the Magic (Black) Mirror; Telepathy; The Ouija Board; A Ritual for Opening the Heart Chakra.
For May: Seeing Faeries; A May Wine Ritual; Symbolism of the Maypole; Sacred Marriages; Hawthorn Protection Amulet.
For August: Celebration of the Grain Harvest; Ritual for Baking Sacred Bread; Making an Onion Charm; Magical Symbolism of Garlic; Natural Dyes and Inks.
For October: Apple Traditions; A Hazelnut Charm; The Man in Black; Ritual Costuming and Mask Making; Divination for Samhain.
This is only a small amount of the lore and a few of the many activities you will learn for each of these five months, in Wheel of the Year. The other seven months of the year are covered in depth, too, and each chapter has beautiful illustrations by Dan Campanelli.
Whether you live in a city, suburb, or farm and whether you live by yourself, with a partner, or with a family, Wheel of the Year will reintroduce you to the magic that is all around you.
Have you ever used a Ouija board? It’s a variation on an older technique where you placed small cards, each with a letter of the alphabet, in a circle on top of a smooth, polished table. Then, you inverted a stemmed wineglass in the center of the circle. People around the table placed their fingertips on the base of the glass and it would start moving to the letters, spelling out words. It was quite the rage during the middle 1800s.
You will discover further information on how to use the wineglass for divination and spirit contact, within the chapter on the month of October, in Wheel of the Year by Pauline Campanelli. You’ll also learn about apple traditions, hazel symbolism, the Samhain circle and feast of the dead, a Wassailing ritual, the “Witching Hour,” and much more.
That’s only for October. Each of the other months is covered, sharing magical techniques, spiritual wisdom, rituals, lore, and Pagan traditions that will help make every day special.
Wheel of the Year is filled with the kind of ideas that are traditional and even ancient, but can make your life more fulfilling today and tomorrow. Get Wheel of the Year and enjoy life more.
– From the Publisher