I have returned from the cauldron.
I have been dreaming, transcribing, laughing over the memories,
crying with frustration, reveling in the discoveries and
being prompted by my editor,
again and again, to go further and further.
It is the best of me. It is better than me, for it has a soul.
And from the bottom of my heart,
I wrote it for you.
This book has no recipes for ceremony. Instead it takes you on a journey through each stage of creating ceremony, so you can deeply understand the energetics of what makes a ritual powerful…and never need a recipe again.
Many thanks to those of you who came to the book launch and book soul blessing on Aug 1st, Lammas at 3rd Place Books in Ravenna.
PAGAN PRIDE in Seattle: October 12th 1-2:30
EAST WEST BOOKSHOP in Seattle: November 10th, 3-4:30pm
More to come..
BOOK DESCRIPTION: The Ancient Bones of Ceremony: Remembering the Heartfelt Ways
Learn to Create Meaningful, Life-Changing Ceremonies.
Step into the mysteries of the ancient ways as you travel on an allegorical journey to explore the many dynamic aspects of what makes a ceremony transformative for yourself, your family and your community.
Weddings, rites of passage, baby blessings, funerals, yes, and also life changes that are not typically honored: loss of relationship, divorce, new home, new job, eldership and retirement.
For many of us, the formats provided by higher authorities are not enough, and imitating traditions of other cultures is controversial. We need to return to the bare bones of ceremony and create transformative events that are personalized to our own lives and the culture we live in. This is where our power lies.
With Tasara Stone’s careful guidance, you will learn to:
For public ceremony you will learn to:
- Identify your heart’s yearning and turn its message into a pure, ceremonial intention
- Create beautiful metaphors and symbolic language to express your heart’s need
- Invoke and maintain sacred space
- Perform ceremony with effective, safe practices
- Identify community needs and desires
- Empower others to participate in the ceremony-creation process
- Manage large groups of people when the energy is unpredictable
- Hold ethical and safe space for others
Tasara Stone’s lyrical writing, which includes prayers, blessings, and paeans of gratitude, transports us to a sacred landscape where our heart’s needs are treated with utmost care. We tune into the light that glows at our core, connecting us to all of life. We spend time with Mother Earth and her elemental spirits, who teach us to walk the sacred spiral path. We learn about the importance of aligning ourselves with the cycles of growing and dying, accepting and letting go. Only with this wisdom and love can we craft and experience ceremonies that are truly transformative.
Tasara Stone offers us not only a practical guide, she gives us a powerful and moving experience of the energies that will nourish our practice. Her words root us in the very soil out of which ceremony grows. Fully engaged, heart, mind, body and soul, we come to understand how the wisdom of ancient times can help us cultivate an authentic spiritual practice in the midst of modern life. This is another essential gift of The Ancient Bones
. As we contemplate the lies and distortions that bombard us daily, we come to understand ceremony as a way of creating alternative stories for ourselves, ones that give our lives true meaning.
Access The Sweetness Within You. Sing Your Song. Shine Your Light.
You can buy this book in hard copy or e-book at all the major online retailers.
It is also available in the IngramSpark bookseller database for your local bookstore to order.
If it touches you, your honest reviews on the big bookseller sites would surely give the soul of this book a lift!