Rites of Passage

Bkwyrm reviews Rites of Passage: The Pagan Wheel of Life by Pauline Campanelli in the Bkwyrm archive.

If you can ignore the slightly goofy illustrations by Dan Campanelli, this is a good book to have in your library. I’d suggest it be read in conjunction with Book Two of the Witchcraft Today series, edited by Charles Clifton. The work gives an introduction and overview of the major rites of passage in a Wiccan’s life, from birth through death. Note that the book does not contain information on those rites in other traditions; though the title says “Pagan”, the focus of the book is Wiccan. An especially useful chapter is the one on Initiation, as it contains information on both group and solitary dedications and initiations. Also includes ritual guidelines for those who wish to incorporate the Campanelli’s rites of passage into their own lives.

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