Author: John Rathbone Oliver
Category: Adopted children
Author: John Rathbone Oliver
Category: Adopted children
Studying theology at Belgium's Louvain University, then working as a priest in Oklahoma in the 1960s profoundly changed the views of one who grew up Catholic in rural Ireland.
Author: John J. McNamee
View: 915Studying theology at Belgium's Louvain University, then working as a priest in Oklahoma in the 1960s profoundly changed the views of one who grew up Catholic in rural Ireland. Interaction with students from Asian and African cultures while pursuing doctoral studies at Germany's Tubingen University created uncertainty, then a growing realization that Catholicism has no more claim on truth than any world religion, culture, or society. Resigning as a priest exposed the ugly side of the Catholic Church: the inhumanity of some Catholic bishops, who confirmed that their church is less fair than most secular businesses and organizations.
Resigning from the Catholic Church is not easy for a priest. Doing so out of conviction after years spent earning a doctorate in theology is especially difficult.
Author: John McNamee
Publisher: Infinity Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 349Resigning from the Catholic Church is not easy for a priest. Doing so out of conviction after years spent earning a doctorate in theology is especially difficult.
Author: Herbert Müller Hopkins
Category: Ghost stories
The Shaken Path addresses that gap.
Author: Paul Cudby
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
View: 624Despite modern Paganism being one of the fastest growing new religious movements in Britain and the USA, there is no up-to-date straightforward and informed introduction to modern Paganism from a Christian perspective. The Shaken Path addresses that gap.
View his work in the confessional and the other tactics he applies within the parish. He finds a Pagan source of wealth, forbidden passion and a method to change the focus of his Parish. Tell me; is he a Priest or Pagan?
Author: Lawrence W. Antista
View: 628We are all aware of the problems in the Catholic Church of late. Just pick up a Newspaper and the Church is in the news again. Please meet Father John Capriano. A Pastor in a Major Parish in San Diego. He is not conventional; he wants to make a change but is not in a senior position at the Parish. View his work in the confessional and the other tactics he applies within the parish. He finds a Pagan source of wealth, forbidden passion and a method to change the focus of his Parish. Tell me; is he a Priest or Pagan???
Author: Mary Beard
That plain stone Spire. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Author: Herbert M. Hopkins
Publisher: Forgotten Books
View: 760Excerpt from Priest and Pagan As if conscious of having become conspicuous among the few, Berwyn glanced about the car with an air of furtiveness before turning his attention again to the suburb. Dreary beyond compare it seemed to him, and touched with the wildness of the approaching night. That plain stone Spire. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
Author: Herbert Muller Hopkins
Publisher: Sagwan Press
View: 651This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
This work examines the changing figure of the Druid as a continuum from classical times to the present. It queries why, if we know virtually nothing about the real druids, people have found the image of the druid so compelling.
Author: Leslie Jones
View: 263This work examines the changing figure of the Druid as a continuum from classical times to the present. It queries why, if we know virtually nothing about the real druids, people have found the image of the druid so compelling.
This book is the irreverent and whimsical, yet honest and gut-wrenching, story of his struggle to hold on to a faith within a world that seemed to be against him.
Author: Mark Townsend
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
View: 239In June 2007 Rev. Mark Townsend resigned from his ministry as a priest after his decision to share his story of brokenness and failure with the hierarchy. This book is the irreverent and whimsical, yet honest and gut-wrenching, story of his struggle to hold on to a faith within a world that seemed to be against him. It is a story that brings hope to all those who feel the established Western religious path has lost sight of compassion, grace and the one who could easily have been called ‘Friend of Failures.’ As the author gradually digs himself out of the consequential gutter the reader will discover that all such failures can be redeemed and may even produce glittering nuggets of gold. More importantly, the reader will begin to see that his or her own failure can also lead to real moments of magic - so long as it is not repressed but accepted. A major underlying theme of the whole diary is the notion that real magic does exist, and that the magical traditions such as Druidry can be a major blessing for those who crave for something more.
Keep in mind there's only one way to receive full training and it does not come from a book or from the internet. This book is different than your average "how to" book on Wicca. There are no spells. It is not about magic.
Author: Rain Dove (Suzy Smith)
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 934I am a Traditionalist. A Traditional Wiccan High Priestess Witch. I am not a person with an Ivy League education. Nor am I a scholar with 6 or 7 degrees! I do not speak any language other than English, a few choice Spanish words and some pig latin. I don't use big fancy words where you have to have a dictionary to read the book and I don't use long, complicated sentences that you have to read 16 times to understand what I'm saying. I'm not a professional writer and even if I were, I felt this book needed to be written where anyone could read it without any difficulty no matter the level of reading one does or how long they've been on the path of Wicca. Most people will agree there have been many books written on the subject of Wicca. So many of them it can become confusing and frustrating for the Novice because most books are simply bits and pieces of Wicca thrown together coupled with a person's personal opinion and experience. There are many important details left out. Details that are inclusive in most Traditional Wiccan training. Keep in mind there's only one way to receive full training and it does not come from a book or from the internet. This book is different than your average "how to" book on Wicca. There are no spells. It is not about magic. There are no instructions on how to cast a Circle or how to call the quarters. There's plenty of books out there on all of those subjects. If that is the kind of book you were expecting, I am happy to inform you that it is not. This is a book that explains a (seemingly) fast disappearing perspective regarding important protocol and important elements that are missing in today's practices within the religion of Wicca in our American Wiccan communities today. A perspective (believed by many) that should return. The book also points out some of our problems and issues in the Wiccan community that are going on here today in the United States. Problems and issues that have arose since the occurrence of Wicca's massive growth spurt and the booming book and internet industry that surrounds it! This book is written based on my training, experiences, knowledge and information that I have personally gained over the years from walking and living the life of a Wiccan Witch. There is information contained within this book that you normally would not hear or know about Wicca unless you had (or have) a teacher. Teacher meaning a "Traditional Wiccan High Priestess or Priest Witch" to help you along, to guide, direct and train you. The sole purpose of this book is to give you some of that information that you would not receive without training, without an experienced High Priestess or Priest to give it to you. Much of it is information that you will not find in books and is vital to Traditional Wiccan practice. Some which is basic Wiccan protocol that has been passed down orally and/or verbally through the generations, some since the beginning of Wicca and its oral Traditions in the United States. Oral and verbal protocol that was (and still is) being given to Novices in their beginner level training in some of the working Traditional Covensteads. My hope is that it will provide the reader/s with a fresh (yet certainly not new) look at Wicca and hopefully help guide them in the direction that's most beneficial for them. If you find it to be controversial for, remember this is a perspective coming from a Traditional Wiccan Witch who has been formally trained in a Tradition of Wicca in a Traditional Wiccan Coven. Either way, I hope anyone who reads it will get something from it even if its just a small something and that it will help in some way as you step onto the path of Wicca or onto the next crossroads of your journey in Wicca. Before you begin to read this book, please understand that I am not staking any claims that I am the "Wiccan Guru" or the "Grand Poohbah of Wicca"! I have never claimed such nor will I ever claim such ! So please do not take my words out of context or twist them in any way! I ask that you understand and know that my words are in no way conveying that a person is not legitimately Wiccan or not legitimately practicing Wicca if they don't do things the way I explain in this book or if they do not practice the way I do! It is not a book that says "do it this way and no other or that my way is the only way or the best way." Not at all. The book was written for the reader/s to understand Wicca from a Traditional perspective and to come to their own conclusions about what to do (if anything) after reading it. Again, this is a book written from my own training and experiences and from the knowledge I have gathered over the years of walking this path. If you have questions about something that is stated in the book, please refer to the Facebook page that is set up for discussion of the book. I am sure some folks will go on with their usual way of doing things, regardless of what I have to say. And I wouldn't expect anything more or anything less. I do not wish to complicate things for anyone. I am in hopes it will answer some questions or rid the reader of any preconceived ideas or confusion she/he might have, maybe even eliminate some of the incorrect information you have come across during your seeking and/or walk in the path of Wicca thus far. If nothing else, maybe it will provoke thought on some new (yet not new) ideas. Not following any protocol, not having any criteria, not having or abiding by any rules of any kind is leaving a door wide open for Occult mayhem. In my own personal opinion I feel we're not far from it, if not already in mayhem. I feel it is time we make bigger changes. Changes that will help Wicca grow and prosper in a more positive way. It is a vision of mine to see changes taking place in the Wiccan community, changes that will bring the Traditional practices of Wicca back where they use to be and as a result bring a successful religion to the lands we live and to the path and religion that I care so much about. Wicca is not the "be all or end all" of Occult paths. Wicca is just one Occult path out of many that a person may learn or take. Learning as much as you can about as many of them as you can is always encouraged. But if you are interested in Wicca (in particular) and you live in the United States, it is wise to heed the advice of the older, trained and more experienced long term members of the "Wiccan community" who have practiced (paritcularly here) in the United States. Due to the the love and passion I have for Wicca, I have been called to write this book. I would like to thank every person who has been with me through this journey because all of you have contributed in my writing it. Both directly and indirectly. A thank you goes out to those of you who have purchased the book. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. **NOTE** ; If you do not agree with something I have stated in this book and wish to debate it, please be an adult about it and show your level of spiritual maturity by writing your own book in rebuttle to it. If you have something to say in defense or do not agree with something and do not wish to write a book in rebuttle, please refer to the discussion page on Facebook that has been set up so we can talk about it. The one thing that I ask is that you have enough respect for me to not stoop to personal verbal attacks, my training or my own personal experiences and perspectives just because you don't agree with me! I would be most grateful for that! Thanks! Happy Reading! Rain Dove
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Author: Herbert Muller Hopkins
But fate has a different plan.Carl Carsten's PAGAN & PRIEST is an irresistible epic story of the birth of England and the Danish Lord's roll in it.
Author: Carl Carsten
View: 528In the end of the ninth century, King Aelle defends his army against the great heathen (Danish) army, led by the Lodbrok sons Lord Ivar and Halfdan.At the same time in Germany, the Archbishop of Bremen sends Bishop Ansgar and then Othinkar on a mission to bring Christianity to Denmark. But fate has a different plan.Carl Carsten?s PAGAN & PRIEST is an irresistible epic story of the birth of England and the Danish Lord?s roll in it.
This book shows you how to cultivate specific types of relationship with deity that go beyond just calling on the gods when you need them for magic or personal support.
Author: Stephanie Woodfield
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 924This book shows you how to cultivate specific types of relationship with deity that go beyond just calling on the gods when you need them for magic or personal support. Stephanie Woodfield teaches you how veneration and worship can be the very core of a Pagan practice, and that no matter what level of devotion or dedication you pursue, it's okay to let go of the idea that you must strive for higher levels. Dedicant, Devotee, Priest expertly guides you through three distinct paths: devotion--which often means having an altar, giving offerings, and cultivating a relationship; dedication--a more formalized agreement or oath to serve a particular deity for a length of time; and priesthood--facilitating others' relationship with the deity in addition to tending your own. While many assume that priesthood is the highest level everyone should aspire to, this book shows that each type of deity relationship is equally as valid as any other and there are personal benefits for these practices no matter which type is appropriate for you and your gods. Within these pages, you will find down-to-earth explanations of what deities are, what it means to venerate a deity, and simple tips for several devotional practices that you can pursue. You will also learn about oaths, offerings, and vows as well as how to know when a god is trying to get your attention. In the section on priesthood, you will explore how to serve deities and your community in addition to hands-on tips for oracular work and managing ego. Each section provides a full ritual to help ground you in the level of devotion and commitment that enriches your spirit and sets the tone for the relationships with deity that you desire.
The Roman Catholic worships god through the consecrated image . the actual substance which the Priest Cicero , a heathen philosopher , vin- holds in his ...
Author: Thomas KERNS
As Paganism continues to grow and new generations become leaders, this guide shares a practical picture of what the Pagan priesthood can be.
Author: Lora O'Brien
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
View: 754Develop Your Skills and Talents for Effective Pagan Leadership Join Reverend Lora O'Brien as she explores the duties, responsibilities, challenges, and benefits of becoming a priestess or priest. Whether you are currently in a leadership position, are considering taking on such a role, or would like to be more informed about the Pagan priesthood, this book helps you learn about the practical skills required and provides ideas on how you can improve yours. There's a pressing need in the Pagan community for strong, aware, responsible, and accountable leaders. A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood provides a skill assessment so you can get a sense of your strengths and areas to work on. You will also discover the two primary categories of priestly duties—pastoral and sacerdotal—as well as insights into group leadership, teaching, crisis counseling, communicating with deity, devotion, healing, life rites, and community celebration. As Paganism continues to grow and new generations become leaders, this guide shares a practical picture of what the Pagan priesthood can be.
Author: P. B. Owl
This is a collected work of poetry. You can read this book with no previous conceptions or similar experiences to the author's, just as people have read poetry for thousands of years.
Author: P. B. Owl
View: 373This is a collected work of poetry. You can read this book with no previous conceptions or similar experiences to the author's, just as people have read poetry for thousands of years. At least it is my hope that the mystery, imagery, color, and magic of these pieces can stand on their own in the way that poetry sometimes does, and that the best of poetry always does. I am a Wiccan Priest and Elder, and these works were written from that point of view, many of them to meet the specific and ever changing needs of my church, congregation, and community. A lot of these pieces were written in rhyme or rhythm in part due to the traditional use of these elements in Wiccan liturgy and ceremonial work. If you are Pagan or Wiccan, many of the pieces here will be familiar in form. I have included some specific suggestions on how some of these types of poems can be used by the individual or a group in religious practice. I have also arranged them in a rough sort of order as to how they are experienced both in religious practice and then in personal experience. I welcome you to the Circle. If you have returned here from my first book, then welcome back, and doubly so.
"The emperor Julian pointed out that the duties of priesthood were better understood among 'the impious Galileans' (i.e. Christians) than among his pagan contemporaries. Like the emperor, the essays in this volume look in both directions.
Author: Beate Dignas
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
View: 567The emperor Julian pointed out that the duties of priesthood were better understood among 'the impious Galileans' (i.e. Christians) than among his pagan contemporaries. Like the emperor, the essays in this volume look in both directions. Its pages are populated by very diverse figures: Plutach, Aelius Aristides, Alexander of Abonouteichos, Daniel the Stylite, Gregory of Nazianzus, Shenoute of Atripe, Mani, Muhammad, and a host of anonymous Greek and Roman priests, prophets, and diviners. The priests of second temple Judaism are considered too. Both in the Greco-Roman and the early Christian worlds the neat division between priests and prophets proves hard to sustain. But in terms of fame and influence a strong contrast emerges between Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian prophets; this is why it is only among Jews and Christians that 'false prophets' are feared. Two recurrent preoccupations are the relation of priests and prophets to secular power, and the priest/prophet not as reality but as idea, an imagined figure. Leading scholars of the religions of antiquity come together in this wide-ranging and innovative volume.