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Composing Magic: How to Create Magical Spells, Rituals, Blessings, Chants, and Prayer

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Composing Magic: How to Create Magical Spells, Rituals, Blessings, Chants, and Prayer.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Elizabeth Barrette(Author)

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You've attended rituals that took your breath away. You've borrowed spells out of books. You've read splendid Pagan poetry in magazines. Now learn to compose all these types of magical writing yourself!
Composing Magic guides you through the exciting realm of magical and spiritual writing. You'll explore the process of writing, its tools and techniques, individual types of composition, and ways of sharing your work with other people.
The book shows you how to write:
- Basic and advanced forms of poetry
- Spells
- Chants and rounds
- Prayers
- Blessings
- Solitary and group rituals
Each type of writing includes its history and uses, which cover diverse traditions. Step-by-step instructions lead you through the creative process, such as how to:
- Brainstorm ideas for a topic
- Choose the right type of composition
- Write a rough draft
- Polish your work to perfection
Examples demonstrate finished compositions of each type, while exercises help you develop your skills by practicing what you've just read.
You'll discover that magical writing has more impact when it comes from the heart. Anyone can develop the skills needed to create effective compositions, but the most successful writers reveal their souls.
Composing Magic will also show you ways of deepening your craft through performance and publication. Whether you practice solitary or in a group, this book will help you write with more power, more beauty, and less effort.

"This is something that Pagans really, really need (as has become abundantly clear every time I look at my Inbox). The section on rhyming couplets and the appropriate uses thereof should be required reading for everyone who submits to new Witch." -- Kenaz Filan "Here's the practicing Pagan poet's perfect primer!" --Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D., author of Pagan Every Day "Once upon a time bards healed the sick with song, chanted for rain, and toppled kings with finely-crafted verses. With Composing Magic, Elizabeth Barrette reclaims the power of words for a new generation. This is a smart, well-crafted book that teaches you how to write smart, well-crafted rituals and magical poetry. If you want to slay the dragons of doggerel and the chimeras of cliche, arm thyself with Composing Magic." --Kenaz Filan, managing editor of newWitch "The essence of Pagan ritual is creativity. In Composing Magic, Elizabeth Barrette offers tested techniques for nourishing that creativity in the service of magical wordsmithing-in simple spells, ballads and poetry, and in the creation of large-group ritual. Composing Magic blends the craft of poetry and the Craft of magic in one dish."--Chas S. Clifton, author of Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America

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Book details

  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Elizabeth Barrette(Author)
  • New Page Books; Annotated edition edition (July 1, 2007)
  • English
  • 7
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Joan M. Sanchez on December 3, 2016

    This was the best pricing that I found.

  • By Salix on August 3, 2010

    I haven't finished reading it yet. So far I have found it a great help for honing my writing skills.

  • By W. Martin on October 31, 2007

    This is the first book I have had the pleasure to read which really gets into the nitty-gritty of putting words to paper for ritual and ceremonial uses.As a children's book writer, I have read my fair share of writing manuals, including books on poetic forms. Many of them left me scratching my head and wondering if I had any grasp on the English language at all or if I should just throw in the towel and let someone with a Masters degree in English Lit have all the fun.Ms. Barrette's book wasn't one of these. Her descriptions of the differing forms of poetry and prose was accessible to anyone in plain, sraight-forward description. Each form was demonstrated by an example, many of which were the author's own creations, as well as examples from more famous authors' writings. What I especially liked was the inclusion of the historic and cultural explanations of each form of writing. The author also commented on how the form could best be used in a Pagan setting.Each chapter examines a particular topic or form of writing, followed by a series of exercises meant to encourage the reader to use the knowledge from the chapter in a constructive and practical manner. Each chapter builds on the ones previous, with the suggestion to return to earlier exercises with the newly acquired information.The final chapters in the book encourage the writer who wishes to become published with practical and down-to-earth advice on this tough but rewarding occupation.The book contains footnotes, a bibliography and an index. At less than 300 pages, the book is small, but jam packed with tons of useful advice and examples for the person who wants to create truly magical ritual form.reviewed by W Lyon Martin auhtor/illustrator of Ordinary Girl - A Magical Child, An and Aidan's First Full Moon Circle.

  • By C R Wolf on July 9, 2007

    For most of us, when we first start getting into our magical or spiritual path, we recite the words of others with more experience. 'The Lord's Prayer' and 'The Charge of the Goddess' are two very good examples. However, as we progress into our traditions, we want to make them more personal to us, we want to start writing our own prayers and our own ceremonies._Composing Magic_ by Elizabeth Barrette takes us by the hand, and leads us down that road.In this book we find delightful examples of how -- and how 'not' -- to compose magical verse and prose to achieve desired results.It is not a grimoire.It is not a book of spells.It is not a 'cookbook' of recipes._Composing Magic_ is a guidebook of how we decide where we are on our journey, what we wish to achieve in that journey, and how to put together our own rituals, blessings, chants, prayers, and incantations to achieve desired results.Well done Ms Barrette for filling this much needed gap!

  • By Sarah L. Baker on September 18, 2007

    Elizabeth Barrette is one of the greatest authors I know. This book is a wonderful guide for the composition of anything you would want to use in a ritual, and a great guide for writing in general! It is wonderful to read cover to cover, or to simply thumb through to what you need.

  • By Guest on February 25, 2016

    thank you...

  • By L&RW on July 4, 2014

    Good book & Great seller

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