Liturgy Practicum 1: #3

What arguments does Ceisiwr Serith make in support of set prayers (as opposed to spontaneous prayers)? Discuss how these arguments apply (or do not apply) to solitary Pagan prayer. (Minimum 200 words) Ceisiwr’s argument of set prayers coincides with my own, in that he feels it is important to have a set, familiar foundation of […]

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Liturgy Practicum 1: #2

What six methods of prayer does Ceisiwr Serith describe? Briefly suggest an example of how you might employ each in your personal worship practices. You may include worship with a group if applicable. (Minimum 200 words) Ceisiwr Serith gives a good synopsis of the six methods of prayer in his book “A Book of Pagan […]

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Liturgy Practicum 1: #1

What three factors (“subcategories”) does Bonewits identify as determining the impact of “familiarity” on the success of a ritual? Briefly discuss the ways in which personal or family-only ritual is aided or hindered by these factors when compared to public group ritual. (Minimum 100 words) Isaac Bonewits describes the intra-group familiarity as how familiar the […]

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Indo European Myth 2: Citations

Puhvel, Jaan. “Creation Myth in the Ancient Near East.” Comparative Mythology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1987. 27. Print. Lincoln, Bruce. “The Indo-European Myth of Creation.” History of Religions 15.2 (1975): 128. Web. 1 Sept. 2014. Kondratiev, Alexei. “Drawing the Circle.” The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual. New York: Citadel, 2003. 59. Print. Gundarsson, Kveldulf. “Soul and Afterlife.” Teutonic […]

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Indo European Myth 2: #6

Explain the monomyth (aka “hero cycle”) and show how it applies to a single hero from the IE culture of your choice. (150 words min.) A monomyth, put simply, is the “Hero’s Journey”.  The development of the hero from the plane mundane world into an epic adventure that builds him up to become the hero […]

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Indo European Myth 2: #5

Show two examples in one IE culture of a deity engaging in actions that are unethical or unvirtuous, and speculate on why the deities sometimes engage in this type of behavior. (min. 100 words per example) Joseph McKinnel has an entire chapter on Odin and his various sundries he has participated in within Norse lore […]

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Indo European Myth 2: #4

Describe instances of “freeing” or “winning” the waters in two different IE cultures. How can this theme be used to reinforce our current practices and cosmology? (300 words min.) In Celtic lore, the story of Nechtan of the Tuatha De Danann and the secret well that only he and his cupbearers could approach is fairly […]

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