Imagine yourself sitting on the cool damp earth, surrounded by deep night sky and fields full of fireflies, anticipating the ritual of initiation that you are about to undergo. Suddenly you hear the sounds of far-off singing and chanting, drums booming, rattles "snaking," voices raised in harmony. The casting of the Circle is complete. You are led to the edge of the Circle, where Death, your challenge, is waiting for you. With the passwords of "perfect love" and "perfect trust" you enter Death's realm. The Guardians of the four quarters purify you, and you are finally reborn into the Circle as a newly made Witch. Coming to the Edge of the Circle offers an ethnographic study of the initiation ritual practiced by one coven of Witches located in Ohio. As a High Priestess within the coven as well as a scholar of religion, Nikki Bado is in a unique position to contribute to our understanding of this ceremony and the tradition to which it belongs. Bado's analysis of this coven's initiation ceremony offers an important challenge to the commonly accepted model of "rites of passage." Rather than a single linear event, initiation is deeply embedded within a total process of becoming a Witch in practice and in community with others. Coming to the Edge of the Circle expands our concept of initiation while giving us insight into one coven's practice of Wicca. An important addition to Ritual Studies, it also introduces readers to the contemporary nature religion variously called Wicca, Witchcraft, the Old Religion, or the Craft.
The fall 1999 issue of Circle Magazine (formerly Circle Network News), a publication of Circle Sanctuary, includes an extensive article about Barr's ...
Author: Nikki Bado
Publisher: Oxford University Press
WOMEN'S RESEARCH NETWORK NEWS EXPANDING THE NETWORK: NCRW'S CORPORATE CIRCLE "A little over two years ago, a group of corporate women and men came together ...
Category: Women's studies
Learn everything you need to know about setting up and running your own Wiccan coven?including how you can use aspects of astrology to help guide you?when you get The Witch's Circle (previously titled Circle of the Cosmic Muse) by Maria Kay Simms. Although there are many excellent guides to setting up covens, The Witch's Circle is by far the most complete. It covers all of the theory and practice you need to run a coven: - The New Renaissance of spirituality and how it relates to astrological ages - The ethics and practice of contemporary Wicca - Magick: theory, healing, protection, raising energy, and more - The order and parts of ritual - Astrology and ritual - Rituals for the eight Sabbats - Full Moon rituals for a year: the astrological moons - Other rituals including: handfasting, memorials, healing, cleansing and charging a place, and more - How to find or start a circle - Making ritual accessories including robes, wreaths, masks, and wands - Herbs and oils - Music for ritual, including over two dozen songs and chants The Witch's Circle is a serious Wiccan Book of Shadows that will teach you to incorporate the archetypes of astrology into your practice. Wicca and astrology together create a potent tool for understanding the dualities of the Wheel of the Year?and for expressing them in powerful new ways. The Witch's Circle is the only book of rituals that uses the deep insights of astrology to unlock the ancient spiritual mysteries of Wicca. This unique joining of Wicca and astrology is key to deciphering the hidden symbolism of Wicca and enriching your spiritual practice. Written by a High Priestess-astrologer of an active Wiccan coven, the living rituals presented in The Witch's Circle are the first of their kind. You can practice them to express the vital energy underlying each Pagan celebration?and to experience Wicca more fully than you ever have before.
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Author: Maria Kay Simms
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Learn how to create a sacred space and use ritual for empowerment in everyday life, with this classic from Diane Stein.
Circle Network News, Winter 1988-89. Weinstein, Marion. Positive Magic. Custer, WA: Phoenix Publishing, 1981. Wynne, Patrice. “PracticalWisdom: An Interview ...
Author: Diane Stein
Publisher: Crossing Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book, first published in 2000, challenges the idea that the news media and political parties are responsible for civic malaise.
In contrast , network news has suffered a significant loss of its audience ; in 1998 only 38 % of Americans said they were ' regular ' viewers .
Author: Pippa Norris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
The Inner Circle is a fictional study of how profound differences in human character directly relate to our nation's contemporary culture, the intense division of thinking, the change in the middle class, and the movement of wealth to a select few. The lives that are portrayed herethe characters, the thought processes, and the personal valuesare of two sharply differing groups of people. In their ethical, intellectual, and humane daily pursuit of their personal and professional lives, the Edwards and O'Hara families find themselves confronted by the narcissism, arrogance, pretentiousness, and power of the Van Guilder and Maxwell families. Within the character of the Edwards and O'Hara families, there is respect for science and objective analysis, for ethnic diversity, empathy for those less fortunate, and knowledge of the need for change in a country facing desperate challenges. In contrast, the Van Guilder and Maxwell families, along with their inner circle of powerful friends at exclusive Hickory Hill Country Club, devote their efforts to the perpetuation of a dominant and ruling wealthy entitled-elite class. Their every thought and word supports this distinction without regard for the country's pressing problems or the less fortunate. The vastly different thought processes and values of these two groups can only result in open conflict in any interactionand the forthcoming clash will be considerable.
... covered by all the media and news networks. Of further great importance is that there is no other forum where one of us will be so visibly represented.
Author: Edwin G. Rice
Broken Circle recounts “The Chokecherry Massacre,” in which three New Mexico high-school students were charged with the murder of two Navajo Indian men, causing a violent, racial street riot that prompted the governor to call out the National Guard.
... there were TV crews standing byanda report of the “riot”had been broadcast onnational network news. The whole world was watching, he said.
Author: Rodney Barker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: True Crime
The author of this book shares a bonding trip taken with his life time friend Michael, and their two fathers Jarone and Richard in 2004. The four traveled to Africa and Europe and the experience inspired Roderick to write this book. Roderick accurately takes the reader “Full Circle” through a journey of Africa's history from the time she was the envy of the world, through her dark era of slavery and colonialism, to her return as the most important continent in the world during the 21st century. He makes a compelling case how every industrialized nation will become dependent on the natural resources of the continent to sustain their economies in the 22nd century. Full Circle is a powerful and controversial book that takes on a range of social, political, racial, and religious issues. Roderick not only highlights the concerns he has with today's educational systems, politics, and religions; he gives the reader his opinion and solutions for these perils. Throughout “Full circle” Roderick confronts the American media for the negative image it has portrayed of Africa for centuries. He goes on to identify the effects on the psyche of African Americans being indoctrinated with negativity about the continent of their origin and the false sense of inferiority by Europeans derived from the same propaganda. Roderick makes his best effort to encourage African Americans to embrace their African heritage in preparation for the reawakening of the continent. He provides an undeniable case for Africa becoming the world's next “Super Power” in the 22nd century, with out firing a shot.
I'd never read anything about this in the newspaper or seen anything on cable or network news before I heard Little Tina's story. By the time we left Africa ...
Author: Roderick Batson
"e;There's something evil emanating form Boston Harbor in this supernatural thriller, and we aren't talking about the smell at low tide. The plot features enough greed, ambition, and self-deception to stock a thriller of the more mundane variety. But on top of that, the author builds a ghost story to manipulate the protagonists beyond where they are prepared to manipulate one another. A Yankee tycoon has begun to build a gambling casino on a private island in Boston Harbor. When workers unearth puzzling stone structures, progress is halted until an archaeologist can render a verdict. The tycoon calls Peter Van Zandt, a scholar who has suffered both professional and personal disaster of late. Mourning the loss of his wife and struggling to raise their small son alone, Peter has seen his judgment falter and his reputation skid. Working feverishly on the island, he becomes convinced that he has discovered a Celtic ritual circle of world-shaking significance. As he falls under the stones' power, he is haunted by spooky visions mingling the sanguinary history of the site with ghostly images of his wife. Both Peter's sanity and the life of his son hang on his obsession. . . This is a story stripped for action, and action is what it delivers."e; --The Boston GlobeMore praise for The Stone Circle:"e;A masterpiece of suspense. . . If you like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, then you'll love The Stone Circle."e; Robert B. Parker"e;Goshgarian [Braver] grabs his readers by the lapels and doesn't let go until the last page is turned...a terrifying collision of minds and bodies that is spellbinding."e; The Middlesex News"e;A galvanizing new novel. . . a frightening tour de force."e; The Providence Journal"e;A scary and entertaining take off on some favourite themes of H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King."e; The Boston Herald"e;A richly conceived work."e; Kirkus Reviews"e;Goshgarian [Braver] builds suspense credibly with complications. . . and layers his narrative with rich strata."e; Publishers Weekly
... the network news shows, and been featured on all the local TV magazines, and gone viral on the Internet. There was also a long cover piece on “America's ...
Author: Gary Braver
Publisher: eBook Partnership
There are some things too important to think about; you just have to do them. Living is a little like that. Generally, thinking is a by-product. So what goes into a life? A collection of experiences the sum total of which filter through memory and in time amounts to what? If you take a chance and turn the pages maybe, just maybe, you’ll come closer to answering that question. Then again, maybe not, but you’ll be no worse off in the process. Cheers, Danny Kragg
Some television network news guy was the keynote speaker. He was supposed to be a big shot anchorman, but his speech was very uninspiring and so ...
Author: Eric Cristofer
Circle of Greed is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon. For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, and—most famously—Enron. Now, the man who brought corporate moguls to their knees has fallen prey to the same corrupt impulses of his enemies, and is paying the price by serving time in federal prison. If there was ever a modern Greek tragedy about a man and his times, about corporate arrogance and illusions and the scorched-earth tactics to not only counteract corporate America but to beat it at its own game, Bill Lerach's story is it.
... in a highly choreographed bit of theater that Chairman Gonzalez believed quite correctly would make good film for the six P.M. network news broadcasts, ...
Author: Patrick Dillon
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1983 Chicago, professional killer Frank Depreo leaves a deadly warning for the bosses who betrayed him and are now threatening his family. Twenty years later, Frank Moore receives the terrible news that his daughter and her husband have died in a suspicious car accident. Certain that his old enemies have caught up with him, he leaves his life in Dayton, Ohio, and travels to the beautiful New England town of Haven, to find the truth and punish the guilty. But instead of mobsters, Frank discovers monsters, a far-reaching conspiracy of kidnapping and ritual murder, and a cult of werewolves ruled by a descendant of Transylvanian mass-murderer Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Frank will need all his martial arts and weapons expertise to survive and to destroy the Savage Circle. For more information please see www.thesavagecircle.com/index.htm
It and the other network news coverage gave the blameless citizens in the town an opportunity to stand up for their community and effect a bit of damage ...
Author: C.N. Eagle
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The first real glimmerings of awareness started with Katrina, a lovely feminine name, but a crippling storm. Not the nibbling, nagging kind of awareness that the scientific community had been trying for years to raise, but a gut wrenching, "this can kill you", kind of awareness that gets quick attention. Suddenly, all the past warnings made sense and there was a sense of urgency in the CNN re-runs of previously ignored interviews. The story of three generations of the McFarland family and their epic struggle to build a lifeboat for mankind and save the earth from senseless self destruction.
The selection of NOOA caused considerable stir among the network news organizations, Internet pundits, and talk show hosts. There emerged a flurry of names ...
Author: J. A. Zaner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is in reference to an analogical circle of network mailers in agreement as a company, club, association, or enterprise. This is an outstanding financial prospect. An analogical circle of network mailers is formed by patiently continuing in this effort. A group of network mailers in agreement can produce some significant working cash. Network mailers in agreement and corresponding to one another are an analogical circle of repliers. Every replier working this is counted as a network mailer.
INTRODUCTION THIS IS IN REFERENCE TO AN ANALOGICAL CIRCLE OF NETWORK MAILERS IN AGREEMENT AS A COMPANY, CLUB, ASSOCIATION OR ENTERPRISE.
Author: Larry Smith Crockett
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
he segments videotape were exploded shown on on the the scene, network causing news a sensation; that very night and on subsequent newscasts.
Author: Danny Ghaffouri
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
An "international community" is made up of a group of people who live or work together in pursuit of a common ideal or vision. This guide includes more than 700 listings of communities around the world, maps of those located in North America, 33 illustrated articles about community living, a resources section with indices, and more.
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Author: Fellowship for Intentional Community
Publisher: Fellowship for Intentional
Circle of Light is a story of shadows. Madison Sinclair has a power. Growing inside her since childhood, it has molded her life and the lives of everyone around her. Struggling to understand and master this force, she balances on the edge of evil. Her intimate relationship with God is challenged by her obsession with the occult until a confrontation with a demon brings her choices sharply into focus. Her obsession becomes a vow to use whatever gift shes been given to fight the Dark One and discourage others from following the treacherous path of black magic. Plagued by constant fear, Madison struggles to uncover the reason behind her many dark encounters and to find purpose and sanity in this unnatural existence. Enlisting the help of her friends, she embarks on a journey to the other side of reality. Protecting herself with The Light, she tries desperately to bring into focus the shadowy presence that fills her mind. Life ensues, detouring her magical apprenticeship with a failed marriage and a near fatal accident. Finally, after thirty-three years, she realizes in a moment of crystalline clarity that this power cannot be possessed, and that only the Creator has dominion over her fate. She turns her back on her obsession with one final promise to God. Or at least, she tries to. Written roman a clef, this supernatural thriller is based on personal experiences. In this age where media romanticizes the occult, I felt compelled to show others what life looks like from inside the crystal ball. My coworker no longer yearns for special abilities now that shes read my tale.
Gee, what a coincidence that there's a news report about the story you ... There's no proof and I bet it never even makes it to the regular network news.
Author: Emily Ann Roesly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Since Phyllis Currot first published Book of Shadows, the story of her spiritual journey and initiation as a High Priestess in the Wiccan community, Witchcraft has captured America's imagination as a theme for fiction, television shows, and films. Now America's highest-profile Witch returns to dispel more myths and misrepresentations of her faith, and to share a practical guide to the beautiful spiritual rituals and philosophies behind Wiccan tradition. Rich with enchanting stories from Currot's own experiences and detailed advice for creating potions, working with Nature, and finding the Divine within, Witch Crafting is much more than just another superficial recipe book. Curott's unique guidebook integrates the inspiration of religious wisdom with sound, practical information. Witch Crafting reveals how to: incorporate Wiccan practices into your daily life; master the secret arts of effective spell casting; create sacred space and personal rituals; perform divinations for insight and success; and tap the magical power of altered states, such as dreaming meditation, prayer, and trance. Perfect for beginners or seasoned practitioners, Witch Crafting is the ideal handbook for anyone seeking to unlock the divine power that makes real magic happen, and to experience the power and gifts of the universe more fully.
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Author: Phyllis Curott
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Virtuous Circle is based on a provocative premise: talent and connections do not guarantee a path to success. What is it, then, that sets top achievers apart from everybody else? Gaby Natale, host of the award-winning talk show SuperLatina, has created a system of 7 immanent archetypes that, once activated, create a clear path to achievement. From growing up in a small town in Argentina to winning three Emmys for her nationally syndicated talk show, Gaby Natale has proven that success isn’t something you are born into—it’s a skill. Success is attainable for anyone who is willing to put in the work to develop the ability to achieve their dreams. These dreamers see beyond their surroundings to transcend the limits of their own particular circumstances. In this book, Gaby interviews successful personalities, such as Carlos Santana and Deepak Chopra, to learn what they did to achieve their dreams. She breaks down their stories to discover how they channeled their innate strengths and abilities to best work for them. Through seven archetypes that trace the path from conception to the consummation of a dream, The Virtuous Circle will teach readers to Identify and cultivate their own potential for greatness Develop an action plan, step by step, in order to make their vision come true Understand what skills they must develop to achieve extraordinary results Convert enthusiasm into fuel so that they can overcome adversity Develop a sense of purpose to become an agent of positive change This is a book for dreamers, the rebels at heart who see beyond the circumstances surrounding them, those who suspect that something wonderful is waiting for them, but they have not yet dared to take that first step that will take them to their new destiny.
We are competing only with the largest news network on the planet and the most watched Latin channel in the United States. We burst into laughter.
Author: Gaby Natale
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Category: Business & Economics