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Free Ostara AUTHOR Kerri Connor kindle ´ eBook 9780738741819 ò Kerri Connor ↠ ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Ostara By Kerri Connor ➯ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Celebrate the season of returning sunlight and the bursting forth of the birds bees and treesOstara—also known as the SpriEs to life This guide to the history and modern celebrations of Ostara shows you how to perform rituals and work magic to renew your power and passion for living and growing Rituals Recipes Lore Spells Part of Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials series Ostara focuses on the early spring festival of renewal and regeneration First however you must slog your way through a general history of the wheel of the year and how this wheel effects modern neo pagans throughout the year and the differences between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere versions of it This information very introductory and likely common knowledge to any neo pagan reading the book drags the text down right from the start I was bored with it before I even got to the paragraphs telling me what kind of information I would find in the book I was about to read Ostara then proceeds to tell us the history of the holiday initially by repeating several paragraphs of material from the introduction before moving on into a scholarly discussion of the background and development of Ostara as a pagan holiday For a supposedly ancient holiday the fact that this is an ancient celebration is repeated several times it seems strange that all the written information or references to it begin in the 8th century in illuminated manuscripts with no references discovered in any ancient sites or ancient texts of which we have fragments or whole manuscripts Then in a dramatic shift the author turns around and says it was all Gerald Gardner’s idea Excuse my sarcasm but I’m beginning to think anything with neo pagan festivals is solely Gerald Garnder’s idea or if writers can’t come up with something to say ‘yes that’s where it started’ in archaeology they blame him for inventing it Three paragraphs later once again Ostara is an ancient festival from Ireland Yes if you can’t tell I got rather frustrated rather fast with the almost schizophrenic shifts back and forth on the history of the holiday especially when the author attempted to link Ostara to all sorts of other ancient fertility rites which conveniently happened in the early to mid springAfter the historic ramble comes a ramble on the status of the holiday among modern neo pagan groups and strangely enough the general public A long discourse follows basically connecting all sorts of modern events holidays illness and cures to the return of spring After reading this book I have to wonder if when they get around to a book on Lammas the eventual author will try to make football into a modern harvest rite Needless to say my enthusiasm for this book bombed out long before I reached the spell section which also underwhelmed me with long lengthy explanations and bits of modern poetry as “spells” for things you might want to do in the spring – cleansing mediation renewal attracting love divination – though for some reason the Ostara rituals were tucked away at the very end of the book and were uite lengthy even for a solitary In reading them they seemed familiar and I wonder if they were adapted from something previously published elsewhere The best part was the recipes and crafts section The recipes were healthy and sounded delicious though many of the ingredients were not available currently for me so I was unable to try them out The crafts were simple for the most part and suitable for someone to do with their childrenIn the end this book had its highs and lows for me I believe it is best suited for someone new to the neo pagan movement or who is just started to develop a library of material of their own It is very introductory if lengthy and repetitive in many places Much of

Ostara AUTHOR Kerri ConnEs to life This guide to the history and modern celebrations of Ostara shows you how to perform rituals and work magic to renew your power and passion for living and growing Rituals Recipes Lore Spells Part of Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials series Ostara focuses on the early spring festival of renewal and regeneration First however you must slog your way through a general history of the wheel of the year and how this wheel effects modern neo pagans throughout the year and the differences between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere versions of it This information very introductory and likely common knowledge to any neo pagan reading the book drags the text down right from the start I was bored with it before I even got to the paragraphs telling me what kind of information I would find in the book I was about to read Ostara then proceeds to tell us the history of the holiday initially by repeating several paragraphs of material from the introduction before moving on into a scholarly discussion of the background and development of Ostara as a pagan holiday For a supposedly ancient holiday the fact that this is an ancient celebration is repeated several times it seems strange that all the written information or references to it begin in the 8th century in illuminated manuscripts with no references discovered in any ancient sites or ancient texts of which we have fragments or whole manuscripts Then in a dramatic shift the author turns around and says it was all Gerald Gardner’s idea Excuse my sarcasm but I’m beginning to think anything with neo pagan festivals is solely Gerald Garnder’s idea or if writers can’t come up with something to say ‘yes that’s where it started’ in archaeology they blame him for inventing it Three paragraphs later once again Ostara is an ancient festival from Ireland Yes if you can’t tell I got rather frustrated rather fast with the almost schizophrenic shifts back and forth on the history of the holiday especially when the author attempted to link Ostara to all sorts of other ancient fertility rites which conveniently happened in the early to mid springAfter the historic ramble comes a ramble on the status of the holiday among modern neo pagan groups and strangely enough the general public A long discourse follows basically connecting all sorts of modern events holidays illness and cures to the return of spring After reading this book I have to wonder if when they get around to a book on Lammas the eventual author will try to make football into a modern harvest rite Needless to say my enthusiasm for this book bombed out long before I reached the spell section which also underwhelmed me with long lengthy explanations and bits of modern poetry as “spells” for things you might want to do in the spring – cleansing mediation renewal attracting love divination – though for some reason the Ostara rituals were tucked away at the very end of the book and were uite lengthy even for a solitary In reading them they seemed familiar and I wonder if they were adapted from something previously published elsewhere The best part was the recipes and crafts section The recipes were healthy and sounded delicious though many of the ingredients were not available currently for me so I was unable to try them out The crafts were simple for the most part and suitable for someone to do with their childrenIn the end this book had its highs and lows for me I believe it is best suited for someone new to the neo pagan movement or who is just started to develop a library of material of their own It is very introductory if lengthy and repetitive in many places Much of

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Ostara AUTHOR Kerri Connor Á Celebrate the season of returning sunlight and the bursting forth of the birds bees and treesOstara also known as the Spring Euinox is a time of renewal a time to plant seeds as the earth once again com Another wonderful little book in the Sabbat series this one focusing on Ostara Simply a little over view with something for everyone It's not strictly Wiccan though Wiccans can certainly use it too The same chapters as before Old Ways New Ways Spells and Divination Recipes Crafts Prayers Invocations and Rituals of Celebration along with Correspondences for Ostara Wonderfully organized and easy to follow I enjoy learning some stuff I hadn't known as well as annotating stuff I can use in my own practice and spirituality book Ó Ostara AUTHOR Kerri Connor Ë Kerri Connor

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Kerri Connor Ë Ostara AUTHOR Kerri Connor eBook Divination Crafts Correspondences Invocations Prayers MeditationsLlewellyn's Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch's yea I never leave reviews but I have been buying each one and there is something so off about this author Each book has a different one but this one made me feel so weird and that the holiday was actually dumb I don’t know how to describe it I am returning it