This book is based off my work on the ADF Liturgist Guild Study Program,
particularly the Liturgy Practicum 1 coursework's journal. Over the time I
worked on the journal for this course, I found myself deepening my practice
considerably, and I felt that others could benefit from my work in this area.
It will be submitted to ADF Publishing for consideration for publication as a commercial book.
This book is about right action, walking the walk, and showing your devotion with excellence. It is a guide to creating and challenging your own personal devotional practice, with an emphasis on doing and on believing.
This book will get your hands dirty and your feet muddy. It is not for armchairs and ivory towers.
Piety, Druidry, and Cultivating the Fire - What is piety, what is
Druidry (and what it is not), and a meditation on the Fire of Piety
Chapter 2: The Beauty of Belief - Defining yourself, seeking
the Inner Flame, and opening to deity
Chapter 3: Giving Your Belief a Home - Creating an altar,
consecrating space, and lighting the external Fire
Chapter 4: Learning the Motions - Writing prayers, making
offerings, crafting ritual
Chapter 5: Putting It All Together - Consecration, blessing,
ritual, magic, meditation, trance, and divination
Chapter 6: Deepening Your Practice - Exercises to help you
deepen the practice you've built: increasing regularity, scheduling, defining
your audience, working with others
Appendix 1: "How Do I Do. . .?" - Sample meditations,
Appendix 2: "I Can't Do This" - how to deal with issues of
time, space, and money
Appendix 3: "Where Does This Journey Lead?" - parting
exercises, feeding the fire, finding a path and resources to help