Seasonal rites are as old as the hills on which they were once practised by most of humanity. Periodically, in accordance with the natural tides of nature and the times indicated by the sun and moon, people came together to make dedicated representations of the things that bound them closest to the cosmic wheel of life. In this absorbing work, William G. Gray demonstrates the continuing relevance of such practices in modern society. The actions of the rites are performed in a circle which symbolises the cosmic course, the magical practices consisting of music, movement, meditation and meaning. Detailed scripts are given for conducting the quarterly rites of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, with complete texts of the chants, songs and invocations for each season. Seasonal Occult Rituals was originally published in 1970, now available again for the first time in forty years. "A welcome and valuable addition to the literature of Western occultism ... clear and without pretentiousness." - Doreen Valiente
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110850300568
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0850300568