Religions from around the world - Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic, Islamic and many more, including the pagan earth religions - use prayer beads as useful guides to remembering prayers and principles. This unique new book by John Michael Greer and Sarah Vaughn is a practical introduction to the design, creation and use of Pagan rosaries, teaching the reader to design and make personal prayer beads for use in myriad different spiritual practices. Co-written by a beading expert and one of the leading lights in modern paganism, this book will garner an eager audience from beginners to elders looking for new inspiration in their personal practice. Beautifully written, instructive, and straightforward, Pagan Prayer Beads is very user-friendly and easy to understand. Lovely photographs accompany the text to further illustrate the art and craft of pagan prayer beads. The how-to was tested by vices to both crafting and the craft who found the directions clear and easy to follow. Throughout the book, Greer and Vaughn have included fascinating history and lore as well as the meaning of crystals, pagan symbology, and deeply meaningful prayers and rituals to use with the rosaries.
John Michael Greer has been a student of the occult traditions and nature spirituality for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of numerous articles and more than ten books including Natural Magic, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, and The Druid Magic Handbook. He is also the co-author of Learning Ritual Magic and Pagan Prayer Beads. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife Sara.