The Ancient Bones of Ceremony: Remembering the Heartfelt Ways


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Littlelight Press
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5.5 X 8.25 X 0.47 inches | 0.57 pounds

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About the Author

Tasara Jen Stone brings to us her decades of experience crafting ceremonies and facilitating public gatherings in the Pacific Northwest since the mid-'90s. A life-long practitioner of earth-based spirituality, she is known for her informal leadership style and her welcoming spaces. She is trained extensively in core shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, as well as with Betsy Bergstrom, Sandra Ingerman, Leslie Conton, Tom Cowan and Bhola Banstola. You can read more about her and her offerings at http: // Her blog, Ravenspeak, is at http: //


"Tasara Jen Stone has written the book I wouldn't have thought anyone could write. Ceremony is ineffable, nearly impossible to capture or describe, and infinitely variable. Yet Stone's The Ancient Bones of Ceremony approaches the subject with deep respect, profound understanding, and a wealth of experience. What's more, she succeeds in laying out a path through all the aspects of ceremony that is clear yet poetic. Just to read it is to be drawn into timelessness and connection. Reading it is a ceremony, in that you lay aside daily concerns and travel on the currents of love and connection. Her voice is consistent and lyrical, and it's obvious she has the requisite years of experience and training to write about this subject. This is a book to read and re-read, to dream over, to act with."

- Ramona Gault, award-winning writer, newspaper and magazine editor, author of Artistry in Clay: A Buyer's Guide to Southwestern Indian Pottery and The Dry Line: A Novel. She is a longtime student of shamanism and ceremony.

Re-Grounding Ritual
In this remarkable book, Tasara Jen Stone invites us to reclaim our spiritual roots in the sacred ground from which all ceremony arises. Her reflections are a summons to listen to the rhythms of the earth, so that they might resonate anew in our human journey. This is a deeply personal book, but its implications take us beyond the personal to the wider religious crisis of our culture. For some time now, Christian ceremony has been losing its experiential roots in the earth and the cosmos. If other clergy read this book, they might--like me--discover a renewed vision of living ritual.

- Fr. John Heagle, author of Justice Rising: The Emerging Biblical Vision

"With beautiful invocations and gentle guidance, Tasara leads you to the ancient times and ways of ceremony. The Ancient Bones of Ceremony is chock full of images, teaching stories and thoughtful suggestions for creating your own sacred ceremonies. A wonderful guide and reference book!"speakin

- Alida Birch, shamanic practitioner and author of The Co-Creation Handbook