The Path of a Christian Witch by Adelina St. Clair

By Adelina St. Clair

A special mixture of memoir and how-to that incorporates sensible day-by-day Pagan rituals, this inspiring booklet indicates how one girl combined Christian traditions with the magic and wonder of a Wiccan practice.

Raised within the Catholic religion, but strongly interested in Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent decades wondering and soul-searching sooner than she came upon the way to combination points of Wicca and Christianity right into a shiny and loving trust method. packed with own anecdotes, this ebook tells the tale of St. Clair's trip of self-discovery and revelation, from her preliminary worry and guilt to her final experience of peace and joy.

With heat and heartfelt reverence, St. Clair discusses important facets of Witchcraft and Christianity, in addition to the commonalities among the two.
—Monotheism vs. polytheism
—Magical practice
—The teachings of Christ
—Goddess worship
—The femininity of God
—The Wheel of the Year
—Praying the rosary
—Sacred space 

 

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To abandon the seven categories of defeats and so forth for the duration of one's life is to become fully ordained as a bhik~u (male or female). These are the categories for ordination. To condense these eight categories of pratimo~a into types, the fully ordained male and female catego1y is the first, the male and female novice as well as the female novice in training are the second, male and female lay ordination are the third, and the twenty-fourhour vow constitutes the fourth. Thus, although technically there are eight pratimok~a categories, they are condensed into these four.

B. The specific explanation of the format for the vow-receiving ritual in five additional subdivisions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The manner in which to receive vows previously unobtained The methods that guard the vows from deterioration The physical support necessary to receive the vows The methods for restoring damaged vows The benefits of guarding the vows 1. a. Briefly revealed: First, the manner for receiving vows not previously obtained is explained according to two traditions. The two traditions for obtaining vows refer to the rituals of the past and the present day.

They must have been fully ordained for at least ten years in order to be qualified to bestow ordination upon others. 2(c) The manner of accomplishment: Full ordination is received in progressive stages. " At the conclusion of three repetitions, the vows are obtained. The first line of the root text, "full ordination ·is received in progressive stages," refers to the usual step-by-step procedure whereby, ordinarily, one will take refuge, lay ordination, novice ordination, and full ordination in that order.

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