Celebrating the Great Mother A Handbook of Earth Honoring Activities for Parents and Children Adults have a wide array of books to help explore earth based spirituality But what if they want to include their children Here is a handbook to help parents caregivers teachers and counselors crea

  • Title: Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
  • Author: Cait Johnson Maura D. Shaw
  • ISBN: 9780892815500
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • Adults have a wide array of books to help explore earth based spirituality But what if they want to include their children Here is a handbook to help parents, caregivers, teachers, and counselors create meaningful spiritual experiences that will inspire children of all ages The ideas, suggestions, and activities collected here show how to bring children into rituals thaAdults have a wide array of books to help explore earth based spirituality But what if they want to include their children Here is a handbook to help parents, caregivers, teachers, and counselors create meaningful spiritual experiences that will inspire children of all ages The ideas, suggestions, and activities collected here show how to bring children into rituals that celebrate seasonal cycles and help reclaim the spiritual roots of today s modern holidays With surprisingly little effort, earth centered activities and rituals can be incorporated into simple daily routines Part 1, Handbook for Earth Connected Parenting, gives techniques for developing a child s inner wisdom and sense of the sacred dream journals, visualization, Tarot play, talismans, and interactions with the natural world Part 2 is a guide to the specific seasonal festivals, and offers a comprehensive collection of practical and enjoyable ways to celebrate the sacred days of our ancestors Make a bean rune divination system, gather smudge sticks, grow grass pots, assemble a dream pillow, create altars the authors offer easy to follow suggestions Includes suggested reading and resource sections for locating additional information and materials for creative projects.

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    1. 3.5 stars. I loved the activities for the seasonal holidays - there were a lot of new ideas that I haven't seen/ encountered before, which was exciting. The "flavor" of their activities fits really well with my spiritual practice. I'll definitely want to keep this around as a reference book and look forward to trying out the activities. I especially loved the "door blessing" for Mabon, and also creating a sacred cave for the Winter Solstice.Down sides: a lot of vague historical references to "ou [...]

    2. I like Circle Round better, but this is also a very good resource for Earth Spiritualist parents lots of ritual and celebration ideas for the turning of the Wheel of the Year.

    3. "In a sense, renewing our connection to these timeless holy days is a coming home, a way to recover something that we are, deeply - but that our society has lost or forgotten."I should start by saying that I read this book in bits and pieces, not its entirety. I read enough to justify rating though. :) It explores how we can nurture our children's sense of self and spirituality through daily activities, seasonal rituals, meditations, etc. The tone is mostly approachable, a touch poetic, a lot pr [...]

    4. This book was really heavy with the feminism and anti-patriarchy agenda, replete with odd references to homeopathy and animal rights. There was a lot of white chick coopting of Native American stuff. The Sabbats were written with confusion. The authors advised Beltane was a time for dairy products, without mentioning that at Imbolc the "ewe's milk" holiday. They mentioned no fires at the Beltane fire festival, and seemed to be downright against a Maypole, with a heavy-handed message about sexual [...]

    5. This book is really great--even better than Starhawk's Circle Round. What I like so much about this book is that the focus is really on the cycles of nature. There's a lot less pagan deities and magic here, and a more narrow focus on connecting with the cycles of the Earth. I appreciate that a lot, as someone who is really into earth-based spirituality but kind of put off by all the god/goddess/magic(k) talk. Johnson offers some great activities to do with kids that can help them to be attuned t [...]

    6. The cover says “A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children” and that’s exactly what the book is. It introduces the wheel of the year and what the various festivals mean without tying the practices to any one religion, borrowing from Native American, Celtic, Wiccan, shamanism, ancient Greek, and other practices. There is some cultural appropriation going on in this book that may be disturbing. The book works as an introduction to earth centered spirituality for all age [...]

    7. When it comes to Sabbats, there's a ton of information out there and though I enjoyed the different ideas the book offered, the first part of the book is the most important for me. I found it interesting they way they described how the Earth was alive around us and how if we just were knowledged, we could literally, almost, grab dinner out of our own backyard and live happily. I have a young son that I bought this book for in helping me teach him about the pagan path, and by far it's the best I' [...]

    8. I really enjoyed reading about the 8 different earth-honouring festivals, as this was something I didn't know much about before, but I probably wouldn't do many of the activities with my kids. I love the idea of honouring the earth with my children and helping them learn about different seasons and what each season brings and ultimately the circle of life. However I don't feel the need to create altars and dress in a paricular way etc. so this book went a bit beyond what I was looking for.

    9. This was a neat book, but I guess I was hoping for a more eclectic collection of lore and activities from around the world instead of a pagan primer. I had moments of inspiration, though, in terms of potential activities for my daughters, so I consider it a worthwhile skim.

    10. Not one I would buy; it wasn't as informative as I'd hoped, but I did take plenty of notes, and intend to incorporate Cait Johnson's ideas and activities into our seasonal celebrations. (The Sacred Cave activity is astounding. I can't wait to build our own this Yule!)

    11. This is a wonderful book filled with beautiful ideas of ways to connect with and honor the earth with our families. I have used many ideas from this book at different times of the year.

    12. Haven't read the entire book, just dipped in occasionally for inspiration, particularly for activities associated with the Wheel of the Year. Everything we've tried has been rewarding and meaningful.

    13. Okay, it has issues with cultural appropriation and woo-woo New Agey stuff. But I knew it was a Pagan-influenced book, and many of them have that problem. It still had some really neat ideas anyway.

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