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Ook is both a wide ranging exploration of what prayer means in different faith and cultures and a personal journey into a spiritual practice. A wonderful exploration of the subject of prayer from a pagan perspective A must read Le Sexe sous l'Empire of what prayer means in different faith and cultures and a personal journey into a spiritual practice. A wonderful exploration De Gaulle et Churchill (Tempus t. 34) of the subject La France après Napoléon: Invasions et occupations (1814-1818) of prayer from a pagan perspective A must read

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When a Pagan prays there are many uncertainties who we pray to what we pray for and what might happen to us as a conseuence Not having the s. Prayer – formulating into coherent words or actions in the manner of prayer can make such a huge difference to our otherwise scattered thoughts whether we speak them aloud to deity spirits ancestors or whatever we feel we would like to connect with that might be listening This solidifying of thoughts ueries petitions or thanksgiving is what makes prayer so beneficial No longer ethereal or mysterious floaty thoughts as humans who use language and gestures we define ourselves through prayer if we so choose The subject of the ethics of prayer brings to the fore that which humanity so often fails at – looking outside ourselves at the bigger picture When graced by human consciousness we should all be looking to live with compassion with all beings Sadly the ethics of prayer can be abused by the simple fallibility of humanityBrown forthrightly explores prayer for the benefit of all as well as perhaps paradoxically focusing on our inner ualities of the self Her re working of the Gorsedd prayer is meaningful and her instructions to create your own out of your own associations is very good advice for prayer is such a personal experience She has taken us on a journey that is filled with honesty and enuiry and to which we are privileged to have shared in my opinion Written plainly it has an elouence in its simple approach to the subject like the simple elouence of an apple blossom or the curve of a lover’s cheek This book is a welcome addition to Brown’s series on Druidry already on my bookshelf and I look forward to of her inspired work in the future A la droite d'Hitler or actions in the manner Mitterrand, le grand initié of prayer can make such a huge difference to L'espèce humaine our 1943 otherwise scattered thoughts whether we speak them aloud to deity spirits ancestors Les origines républicaines de Vichy or whatever we feel we would like to connect with that might be listening This solidifying Le mythe du grand silence: Auschwitz, les Français, la mémoire of thoughts ueries petitions La vie des français sous l'occupation or thanksgiving is what makes prayer so beneficial No longer ethereal Simone Veil et les siens: Album- préface d'Annick Cojean or mysterious floaty thoughts as humans who use language and gestures we define Les Français de l'an 40. Tome 1. La guerre, oui ou non ? ourselves through prayer if we so choose The subject Un été 16 : Eléments d'histoire culturelle européenne au regard du présent of the ethics Les mythes de la Seconde Guerre mondiale of prayer brings to the fore that which humanity so 1944-1945 often fails at – looking Jacques Chirac : Une histoire française outside Adolfo Kaminsky, une vie de faussaire ourselves at the bigger picture When graced by human consciousness we should all be looking to live with compassion with all beings Sadly the ethics Dans les archives secrètes du Quai d'Orsay : de 1945 à nos jours of prayer can be abused by the simple fallibility Mes combats of humanityBrown forthrightly explores prayer for the benefit Chirac intime - Un retraité comme les autres of all as well as perhaps paradoxically focusing Les Pieds-noirs : L'épopée d'un peuple on Berlin our inner ualities D'Izieu à Auschwitz : L'histoire de deux enfants dans la Shoah of the self Her re working Histoire de la guerre d'Algérie, 1954-1962 of the Gorsedd prayer is meaningful and her instructions to create your Koursk - L’été où Staline a vaincu Hitler own Un train en hiver out 1941 of your "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." Version integrale. own associations is very good advice for prayer is such a personal experience She has taken us Des sauvages, ou Voyage de Samuel Champlain, de Brouage, (Éd.1603) on a journey that is filled with honesty and enuiry and to which we are privileged to have shared in my Petite Histoire de France: Vingt siècles d'Histoire illustrés de 60 lithographies et dessins des XIXe et XX siècles opinion Written plainly it has an elouence in its simple approach to the subject like the simple elouence L'encyclopédie de la chanson française : Des années 40 à nos jours of an apple blossom "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." or the curve L’histoire de France: Chronologie - De Vercingétorix à la Ve République (Petit guide t. 1) of a lover’s cheek This book is a welcome addition to Brown’s series Histoire de la cuisine et de la gastronomie françaises (TEMPUS) on Druidry already Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris (complet en deux volumes et un supplément) on my bookshelf and I look forward to Histoire et dictionnaire de la Révolution française : 1789-1799 of her inspired work in the future

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Ame structures as other religions Pagans can't frame prayer in the same ways and our experiences are likely to be wilder and personal This b. When a Pagan Prays is a brutally honest and sincere enuiry into the subject of prayer It is not written as a manual or a guidebook It is not advocating for any particular approach it is not pushing any spiritual agenda and it is not promising any results like salvation enlightenment or getting a pony Instead it asks an unimaginable number of uestions about every aspect of prayer anyone could think of and a few on top of that I just couldn't escape and pause every now and then to ponder on some of those uestions and to sit with them for a while before I could join back into the book and continue the journey down the rabbit holeThe original intention of the author was to write an academic style book on the subject of prayer but she found early on in her research that the only way to learn anything useful about it is personal experience So she started with simple Hello Anybody there and in a process of researching it further and writing the book Nimue developed a regular devotional practice and observed how her life was changing alongsideFor me this book wasn't only about its subject the prayer It was also a good example of how true personal sceptical enuiry should be conducted on any subject The best way to give an example of her approach is in her own words It's better I think not to put your faith in gods but to carry your doubt towards the possibility of them and see what happens Mélancolie française other religions Pagans can't frame prayer in the same ways and Opération bagration la revanche de Staline (été 1944) our experiences are likely to be wilder and personal This b. When a Pagan Prays is a brutally honest and sincere enuiry into the subject L'État contre les juifs: Vichy, les nazis et la persécution antisémite of prayer It is not written as a manual Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, Tome 8 : 1848 ou l'apprentissage de la République, 1848-1852 or a guidebook It is not advocating for any particular approach it is not pushing any spiritual agenda and it is not promising any results like salvation enlightenment Les soldats de la honte or getting a pony Instead it asks an unimaginable number Le traité de Versailles et la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale: Chronique d’une paix manquée of uestions about every aspect Le jour le plus long : 6 juin 1944 of prayer anyone could think Itinéraire d'un triangle rose of and a few Noirs dans les camps nazis on top Par le sang versé of that I just couldn't escape and pause every now and then to ponder Le Monde selon De Gaulle : Tome 2, Le général à livre ouvert... on some Mai 68 l'arnaque du siècle of those uestions and to sit with them for a while before I could join back into the book and continue the journey down the rabbit holeThe Ils partiront dans l'ivresse : Lyon (mai 43)-Londres (février 44) original intention Vaincre sans gloire: Le corps expéditionnaire français en Italie (novembre 1942-juillet 1944) of the author was to write an academic style book Opération "Torch" on the subject L'Honneur, pas les honneurs: Mémoires, tome I. Avec le 2e REP en Algérie of prayer but she found early A la droite d'Hitler on in her research that the Mitterrand, le grand initié only way to learn anything useful about it is personal experience So she started with simple Hello Anybody there and in a process L'espèce humaine of researching it further and writing the book Nimue developed a regular devotional practice and 1943 observed how her life was changing alongsideFor me this book wasn't Les origines républicaines de Vichy only about its subject the prayer It was also a good example Le mythe du grand silence: Auschwitz, les Français, la mémoire of how true personal sceptical enuiry should be conducted La vie des français sous l'occupation on any subject The best way to give an example Simone Veil et les siens: Album- préface d'Annick Cojean of her approach is in her Les Français de l'an 40. Tome 1. La guerre, oui ou non ? own words It's better I think not to put your faith in gods but to carry your doubt towards the possibility Un été 16 : Eléments d'histoire culturelle européenne au regard du présent of them and see what happens


6 thoughts on “When a Pagan Prays

  1. says:

    Prayer – formulating into coherent words or actions in the manner of prayer can make such a huge difference to our otherwise scattered thoughts whether we speak them aloud to deity spirits ancestors or whatever we feel we would like to connect with that might be listening This solidifying of thoughts ueries petitions or thanksgiving is what makes prayer so beneficial No longer ethereal or mysterious floaty thoughts as humans who use language and gestures we define ourselves through prayer if we so choose The subject of the ethics of prayer brings to the fore that which humanity so often fails at – looking outside ourselves at the bigger picture When graced by human consciousness we should all be looking to live with compassion with all beings Sadly the ethics of prayer can be abused by the simple fallibility of humanityBrown forthrightly explores prayer for the benefit of all as well as perhaps paradoxically focusing on our inner ualities of the self Her re working of the Gorsedd prayer is meaningful and her instructions to create your own out of your own associations is very good advice for prayer is such a personal experience She has taken us on a journey that is filled with honesty and enuiry and to which we are privileged to have shared in my opinion Written plainly it has an elouence in its simple approach to the subject like the simple elouence of an apple blossom or the curve of a lover’s cheek This book is a welcome addition to Brown’s series on Druidry already on my bookshelf and I look forward to of her inspired work in the future


  2. says:

    When a Pagan Prays is a brutally honest and sincere enuiry into the subject of prayer It is not written as a manual or a guidebook It is not advocating for any particular approach it is not pushing any spiritual agenda and it is not promising any results like salvation enlightenment or getting a pony Instead it asks an unimaginable number of uestions about every aspect of prayer anyone could think of and a few on top of that I just couldn't escape and pause every now and then to ponder on some of those uestions and to sit with them for a while before I could join back into the book and continue the journey down the rabbit holeThe original intention of the author was to write an academic style book on the subject of prayer but she found early on in her research that the only way to learn anything useful about it is personal experience So she started with simple Hello Anybody there? and in a process of researching it further and writing the book Nimue developed a regular devotional practice and observed how her life was changing alongsideFor me this book wasn't only about its subject the prayer It was also a good example of how true personal sceptical enuiry should be conducted on any subject The best way to give an example of her approach is in her own words It's better I think not to put your faith in gods but to carry your doubt towards the possibility of them and see what happens


  3. says:

    A wonderful exploration of the subject of prayer from a pagan perspective A must read


  4. says:

    This is my fifth time reading this book in five months Its uite odd every time I read it I get something new from the pages as if I missed a little snippet here or there when reading it because I was too focused on this or that aspect I have been a Pagan since 1986 when I happened across a Wiccan Priestess on a local Bulletin Board Service BBS In all the time I have studied and read about Pagans and Paganism never once have I considered how prayer would enter into the euation Seriously Its never been a top priority in my studies and not even an after thought Its been propped up on a shelf and left there for the dust to collect And then along comes Nimue's book and I blow the dust off of the concept and am introduced to a side of Paganism I had never contemplated before And like I said before I am finding new points about prayer and Paganism that I had never considered with each successive reading Her approach is to first let you know where she is coming from as well as to define some of the concepts from her perspective In my opinion this is an excellent start as it lays out the groundwork for how to approach the topic as well as providing a sounding board for your own personal differences From there Nimue walks you around the topic and around and around and around each time you think she is going to make the same point as before when the circuit ends and she merely builds from there The topic begins to climb one bit at a time In the end you find yourself at a great pinnacle looking back and discovering how little you really thought about the concept of prayer and how it integrates into Paganism Or at least that's what I got from it I will make one recommendation take your time Make notes Keep a little journal of your thoughts And when you are finished reading go back over what you wrote and see if you are still looking for clues and information If so do the same process for a second reading I was surprised at how much I had missed through my first reading And my second And my third Do I recommend this book? Nine Hells yes Its definitely something that will make you think and postulate your position As she notes in the beginning of the book if you are looking for a How To book on Druidry this is not the place for that What you will find is a lot of food for thought


  5. says:

    It is said that there are no atheists on the battlefield or generally to whom do you turn in your darkest hour? In ‘When a Pagan Prays’ Nimue Brown encourages us to look closely at what we as individuals mean by prayer and offers up a valuable insight of how she views the subject as a modern Druid If we’re honest most pagans are hampered by the lack of an established creed to guide us when ‘communing with a god or some spiritual power’ and so we need some sort of guidance in understanding what prayer entails Generally speaking most prayer is either a petition or supplication simply because we want something from the release of pain to winning the lottery often less freuently a vote of thanks as in counting our blessings Within the established religions prayer is generally performed by rote and as the author points out “Prayer practices are numerous and diverse from the deeply private to the public ritual from the ancient prayer poem to the sudden improvisation A little reading around about different faiths left me clear that there are many ways of doing it and that individual preferences and needs are probably the best guide in picking ways of working After all if you feel silly uncomfortable or fraudulent then the odds of having a meaningful spiritual experience are slim”The charm if that is the right word of this book is that Nimue Brown can encourage us to look away from our own attitudes to prayer and study those from other cultures – not in order to highjack those ideas or techniues but to draw inspiration from them She uses the comparison with Shinto a faith I grew up in and have often compared with traditional British Old Craftin that it combines the purity of techniue with a highly abstract focus on deity Prayer of course is a very private matter and our own individual way of connecting with godhead however we see He She or It and ‘When A Pagan Prays’ reveals how we can bring that personal spirituality into our daily lives Or simply as my neighbouring farmer commented only the other morning as we stood together in silent contemplation of the early morning blue haze on the mountains “It makes you feel good with yourself doesn’t it?” Suzanne Ruthven


  6. says:

    Excellent discussion of what prayer is that challenges the reader of any faith to think about why they pray what their reasons for praying are and what effect it may have on them or others For Druids and other pagans it goes in to depth about who to pray to and how to conduct personal and group prayers