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This is now one of my favorite books. It was informative, well written and easily read. I picked it up due to a growing interest in mask making. It covers reasons the writer finds masks to be historically based, how to set up the space, why they choose the animals they did and chants for closing the compass/ circle. It's very detailed on how to set things up and completion from start to finish. They also cover mask making materials. The point of the rituals was to tread the mill or hedge walk. The material could easily be adapted to specific paths or gods. Animals could easily be applied to specific pantheons and myths. While geared more to witchcraft than pagan practice it could still be used to pagan ritual if your group wanted to.

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This is now one of my favorite books.


I'm curious: How did you find this book? Did someone recommend it to you, did you do a Google search, were you browsing a pagan bookstore and just happened across it...?

And once you found it, what made you actually buy it? Was it the cover, the description of the book on the back,...? Or maybe you got it as a gift for free?

(I'm trying to get a better sense of where/how people find their pagan books, and what makes them decide to reach into their wallet to buy one while passing up another)
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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I'm curious: How did you find this book? Did someone recommend it to you, did you do a Google search, were you browsing a pagan bookstore and just happened across it...?

And once you found it, what made you actually buy it? Was it the cover, the description of the book on the back,...? Or maybe you got it as a gift for free?

(I'm trying to get a better sense of where/how people find their pagan books, and what makes them decide to reach into their wallet to buy one while passing up another)


I was searching under pagan masks and found the title. I asked about it on tumblr and researched the author. When I saw he was legit and several mentioned it was a great book and he was reputable I bought it. I usually ask about an author or for book recommendations first on websites. Sometimes I find free ones for my nook and read them cause there is not cost.

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I was searching under pagan masks and found the title. I asked about it on tumblr and researched the author. When I saw he was legit and several mentioned it was a great book and he was reputable I bought it. I usually ask about an author or for book recommendations first on websites. Sometimes I find free ones for my nook and read them cause there is not cost.

 
Thanks! That's actually very helpful info for me.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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