Shanddaramon is a published writer, composer, and poet and is the author of several books and articles on living and being a modern Pagan. He lives in the Boston, Massachusetts, area with his wife, daughter, dog, and 2 cats. When not writing, he is a Professor of Music and teaches classes at a local college. He has often sought ways in which to combine his interest in the arts with a growing interest in the mystical and, specifically, through Paganism. He applies these skills through his art and writing and through services such as divinatory advising, pastoral counseling and ritual work. Combining the arts with mysticism, he has created classes and workshops for others with similar interests and has led rituals for organizations and individuals.
Death: the defining factor of our lives. It influences all we do and is a major theme in our stories and our culture though we try desperately to pretend it is not there. It is also a fundamental part of the theologies of most of the religions of the world. Is death the end or just the beginning? This book will examine death from a modern Pagan point of view and will explore how it can be the guid
These sixteen short stories follow the first year of life for one young fairy, Arylide and are designed to be entertaining and fun while also helping children learn basic Pagan concepts about the unity and sacredness of life; the meanings of the Solstices, Equinoxes, and Cross-Quarter days; and how to live together in a diverse and peaceful community.
Shanddaramon has collected together many of his articles and put them together to create this unique collection of essays on Pagan life in the modern world. All together they chronicle his spiritual journey from a curious participant in a public ritual to a teacher and writer for many Pagan students and readers.
There is a world of fascination found in the deck of cards known as the Tarot. Nowadays, Tarot cards are often used for divination and books on the Tarot describe how to read and use the cards for that purpose. This book does the same by describing a unique way to learn the cards but then explores worlds beyond simple divination.
Happiness. It is something we all say we want but so few possess. Why do some people seem to be so happy all the time while others struggle to find joy in their lives? Answers to these questions have come mainly from traditional psychological and religious understandings. The Sacred Quest looks at happiness through a spiritual lens as well but finds answers from a unique Pagan perspective.
Sacred Gatherings is a complete collection of full rituals for the Pagan family. Whether that family is parents or caregivers with children, a small group of people who like to do ritual together, or a solitary practitioner who cares about Earth and all her children, this book will be instrumental in the celebration of solstices, equinoxes, cross-quarter days, full moons, and dark moons.
This book is meant for those special few who want to come to the aid of others through the ideals of Paganism. It is divided into five large sections : 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).
This book provides a system of learning Pagan and good living concepts just for children and young adults through three main degrees. Children from the ages of 5 – 18 can work on obtaining the Neophyte, Apprentice, and Mage Degrees by meeting specific goals designed for children and by completing the requirements for earning Achievement Awards.
This book will explain what Modern Paganism is and why it is a real religion and an important spiritual path for the Postmodern world. It will dispel many of the misconceptions and misunderstandings about Paganism and will describe some very simple practices that anyone can do to begin living a Pagan lifestyle.