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On Holy Ground:
Commitment & Devotion to Sacred Lands

by Leilani Birely & Luisah Teish

To Our Kindred Spirits

This is an announcement to all Earth Lovers of the birth of  “On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Lands,” a new book by Leilani Birely and Luisah Teish.

From the Introduction:

The decision to write this book is born out of 20-30 years of experience.  We are blessed to be two women of color who have grown up in a spiritual culture that has survived centuries of oppression and kept its regard for the sacredness of Land in tact and in the forefront of our behavior and rituals.

However, we also recognize that ritual protocol is not taught in school and is not available even in schools with Spirituality Departments and in only a few of the books presently on the shelf.

We long for the reconstruction of a culture that respects the Earth and Her people.  Our present ecological crisis: global warming, water and air pollution, starvation and war are all manifestations of our disregard for the Earth, Her gifts and Her children.

The world needs leadership that emphasizes Reverence, Community, and Peacekeeping.  And this can only happen in an atmosphere of mutual respect and sharing. We must do this without arrogance and we must overcome our ignorance.

So we decided to write this book as an offering of guidelines and protocols to heal our relationship to sacred lands and to each other.  We encourage its use as a means to insure the re-creation of our Earth-centered traditions and the evolution of a global and authentic spiritual practice.”

On Holy Ground is a self-published, quality paperback.  It contains our personal stories, cultural myths and folktales, prayers, chants, rituals and exercises to help you define your relationship to Mother Earth and Her Children.  It also contains photographs from our travels to several sacred sites and our original artwork.  This book will be useful to those wishing to travel as kindred spirits, to address ecological and environmental issues, and to experience the joys of rituals in nature.

Order Your Copy Now.  

Domestic
You can order your single autographed copy for $17.95 plus $3.50 for shipping and handling withing the US via PayPal. 

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International
You can order your single autographed copy for $17.95 plus $7.50 for shipping and handling outside of the US via PayPal. 

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Those ordering 10 or more copies may have a 5% discount on the list price of $17.95, those ordering 20 copies or more may have a 10% discount. To order multiple copies please contact Leilani.

Make checks payable to:  Daughters of the Goddess, 3527 Mt. Diablo Blvd. #353, Lafayette, CA 94549

Shades of Faith

edited by Crystal Blanton

Leilani has a story in this anthology

Shades Of FaithShades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism ~ Edited by Crystal Blanton

An anthology that encompasses the voices and experiences of minorities within the Pagan community and addresses some of the challenges, stereotyping, frustrations, talents, history and beauties of being different within the racial constructs of typical Pagan or Wiccan groups.

Often the associations of the roots of Paganism have pushed assumptions that worshippers of Paganism are strictly Caucasian. The mainstreaming of Wicca has elevated images of worship and deity that connect with Celtic, Greek or Roman cultures. There are a lot of minority races that are practicing Pagans and are often having a myriad of experiences that are fashioned by the reality of walking between the worlds of their birth ancestry or culture and that of their spiritual culture. This anthology is an opportunity to share their stories and experiences with others around being the minorities within a minority spiritual community.

Some of the practitioners in this anthology practice paths that include (but are not limited to) Wicca, Voodoo, Umbanda, Shaman, Native and other Pagan paths.

Join us in celebrating the incredible diversity and beauty that encompass the harmony that has created the song of the Pagan community. The previously unheard voices of our community are now sharing the power of experience through the written word and through their voices.

$25 ~ Ground shipping included in price of book.

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