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A Guide to Ministry for Pagans.
Modern Paganism is a rapidly growing religion in the Western world and as more and more people become practicing Pagans, so more and more people are needed to care for their needs. It is said that all those who practice modern Paganism are already Priests and Priestesses with the ability to lead themselves and others through a meaningful ritual but not all are Ministers. A Pagan Minister is a Priest or Priestess who answers to a special calling to help others by offering a spiritual outlook on the questions and challenges of life.
This book is meant for those special few who want to come to the aid of others through the positive and life enriching ideals of Paganism. It is divided into five large sections called The Rings because each section deals with one important aspect of Pagan Ministry. The five rings are: Caring (offering Spiritual Advising or non-professional counseling), Sharing (giving Spiritual Direction), Declaring (leading special rituals), Preparing (teaching), and Repairing (learning to take and lead retreats).
With clear explanations, numerous exercises, personal insight, and a wealth of related material and resources, The Five Rings will help non-professional Pagan Ministers aid others in their quest for spiritual growth and development.