The Art of Ritual takes you through every step of ritual format from the basics to the more unusual. What ritual is, how to create it, work with it and all the different aspects and stages of putting a ritual together and how to get the best out of it whether you are a solitary or within a group. From set up through the entire process including the cake...this book covers just about all you should need to know to give you the best ritual experience. Drawn from the author's own teachings and experiences this book also shares a variety or different ritual scripts and suggestions along with those from members of her coven.
About the AuthorRachel Patterson is High Priestess of the Kitchen Witch Coven and an Elder of the Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchcraft. A Green/Kitchen Witch with an added dash of hedgewitch and folk magic. She lives in Portsmouth, UK.
The Art of Ritual by Rachel Patterson is a much-needed book in my humble opinion. Terms such as ritual Sabbats, and even kitchen witch can be misleading to a novice Wiccan or an outsider. Ms. Patterson starts the book by introducing herself and her background. This is so important because too many people penned books about subjects they know nothing about and deepening the divide between knowledge and misinformation.
Author Patterson explains that our lives are composed of everyday rituals demystifying the word itself. Our intentions and visualization breathe life into our actions. The Art of Ritual explains the basics in a conversational style, and at times, both practical and humorous too.
This is an easy read that not only walks the reader through setting up altars and a ritual, but includes sections for specific events or high holidays. This is an excellent book for someone who is mildly interested in learning about the Wiccan faith in an intellectual capacity. It’s a must have for a novice practitioner and can serve as a reference book too. I’d highly recommend it for your metaphysical bookshelf.
I was given this book for a free, unbiased review.