Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Book Review: Pagan Prayer Beads
Another book that I've found very useful is 'Pagan Prayer Beads: Magic and Meditation With Pagan Rosaries' by John Michael Greer & Clare Vaughn. Like the book I introduced to you last time, this one contains many similar elements - symbolism, materials available, construction tips, along with suggested uses & rituals.
What I particularly like about this book are the detailed instructions for bead strands to make for specific traditions - Druid Revival, Celtic Reconstructionism and Wicca. It also contains ideas for designing many 'special purpose' rosaries - for ancestors, individual dieties, memorial beads and much more. It will certainly get your creative mind & imagination working.
This book is a must-have for anyone interested in designing, making and using prayer beads. I refer to it often.