The Rollright Ritual

The Rollright Ritual

The visionary experiences he encountered on that night and in other similar visits resulted in the writing of this book, originally published by Helios Books in 1975 and now a classic among pagan and craft traditions.

Author: William G. Gray

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011176

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 142

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In the early 1970s the redoubtable old occultist William G. Gray bicycled from his Gloucestershire home to the Rollright stone circle in Oxfordshire on a clear and full-mooned summer night. The visionary experiences he encountered on that night and in other similar visits resulted in the writing of this book, originally published by Helios Books in 1975 and now a classic among pagan and craft traditions. The text of the ritual is given in full, along with a discussion of its pattern and purpose. The Rollright Ritual is a powerful initiatory rite for attuning oneself to a personal and communal path of spiritual growth, presented here with an explanatory text and a discussion of the spiritual lives and practices of the stone circle builders of Great Britain. "Somehow, we ought to get away from ideas that a Standing Stone is only an outworn sign of our past, and see it as an upraised Finger of Fate beckoning us ahead toward our future. The Stone is not merely a memorial of bygone beliefs, but a pointer that should raise our highest hopes of finding faith in all the Life that lies ahead of us."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Old Sod

The Old Sod

In fact he obliged, and right handsomely, with a small book called The Rollright
Ritual. In talking about it, even he seemed bewildered at times by the fact that it
was a complete departure from his normal sort of work: “[This] was in the nature
of ...

Author: Alan Richardson

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Biography of William G. Gray, the British occultist and magician whose pioneering work on the Qabalah and ritual magic contributed enormously to the modern pagan and wiccan revivals.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Forge of Tubal Cain

The Forge of Tubal Cain

We hadn't originally thought of writing to William G. “Bill” Gray, the author of many
works on Ceremonial Magic and the Cabala. However, Bill had written one book,
called The Rollright Ritual (now preprinted by Llewellyn as By Elder Tree and ...

Author: Ann Finnin

Publisher: Pendraig Publishing

ISBN: 9780979616839

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 252

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From its earliest days to the present, Ann and Dave Finnin have been at the center of the Pagan community in Southern California. Here is the story of the groups and covens that came and went, and those that grew into thriving Traditions. In particular, this is the story of the Roebuck, how it came to be, and the influences that led to its creation. Ann writes about all the 'Big Names' in the Craft from Los Angeles and beyond from personal experience - she was there, working with and interacting with the people and the groups that are legendary in Craft circles. With foreword by Ed Fitch.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

I Called It Magic

I Called It Magic

Bob, as he was then more generally known, was a much sought after performer/
composer on the folk music circuit, and along with some friends had materially
assisted Bill in a performance of the Rollright ritual, with evocative background ...

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The life and work of a ritual magician in his own words.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones

... 96 - 7 Gray , W G , 1975 The Rollright ritual , Cheltenham Grimes , W F , 1939
The excavation of the Ty - Isaf long cairn , Breconshire , Proc Prehist Soc , 5 , 119
- 42 - 1949 Pentre Ifan burial chamber , Pembrokeshire , Archaeol Cambrensis ...

Author: George Lambrick

Publisher: London : Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England

ISBN: UOM:39015014966868

Category: History

Page: 145

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Categories: History

Haunted Spaces Sacred Places

Haunted Spaces  Sacred Places

Without more information from archaeological excavation and survey, it is difficult
to be sure how the monuments in the Rollright ritual landscape related to each
other and how they were used. One rather unorthodox attempt to understand ...

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442971172

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 820

Categories: History

The Rollright Stones and Their Folklore

The Rollright Stones and Their Folklore

The Rollright Stones : a problem of Conservation ? ” Country Life . Vol . 154 , no .
3975 , pp . 560-1 . Gelling . M. , 1954. Place - Names of Oxfordshire . London .
Gray , W. G. , 1975. The Rollright Ritual . Toddington , Cheltenham . Grinsell ,
L. V. ...

Author: Leslie V. Grinsell

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000005763706

Category: Folklore

Page: 15

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Categories: Folklore

The Western Way The native tradition

The Western Way  The native tradition

( 303 ) Gray , W . G . , The Rollright Ritual , Sulis Music , B . C . M 3721 , London
WCIN 3XX . ( 304 ) Horslips , The Book of Invasions – a Celtic Symphony , DJM
DJF 20498 . ( 305 ) Horslips , The Tain , RCA OATS Moo 5 . ( 306 ) Kinnaird ,
Alison ...

Author: Caitlin Matthews

Publisher:

ISBN: 1850630127

Category: Mysteries, Religious

Page: 179

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Categories: Mysteries, Religious

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89015292188

Category: Union catalogs

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Categories: Union catalogs

Bibliographic Guide to Psychology

Bibliographic Guide to Psychology

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026193271

Category: Occultism

Page:

View: 449

Categories: Occultism

One Witch s World

One Witch s World

Bill presented me with copies of several of his works , including Seasonal Occult
Rituals , together with tapes of his own ... William Gray's book The Rollright Ritual
( Helios 1975 ) was the result of his spending the watches of the night at the ...

Author: Patricia Crowther

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000064000015

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 208

View: 978

An account of a witch's life by a High Priestess and some of the experiences she has gone through, including being the target of black magic rites performed by a Christian priest.
Categories: Witchcraft

Transpersonal Psychologies

Transpersonal Psychologies

... Seasonal Occult Rituals ( 1970 ) , Office of the Holy Tree of Life ( 1970 ) ,
Magical Images of the Tree ( 1972 ) , Simple Guide to the Tree of Life ( 1973 ) ,
Rollright Ritual ( 1975a ) , The Talking Tree ( 1975b ) , The Rite of Light ( 1975c )
, and ...

Author: Charles T. Tart

Publisher: Psychological Processes, Incorporated

ISBN: MINN:31951P000864174

Category: Psychology, Religious

Page: 504

View: 263

Categories: Psychology, Religious

Myth and Ritual in Dance Game and Rhyme

Myth and Ritual in Dance  Game  and Rhyme

In a word , his gravestone behaves like the traditional fairy monolith , it “ walks , ”
turns , or stirs , as do the Rollright Stones at Wychwood , Oxfordshire , some of
those at Birsay , Orkney , the Dancing Stones of Stackpool , in Pembrokeshire ,
the ...

Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000057634523

Category: Folk dancing

Page: 202

View: 678

Categories: Folk dancing

American Bookseller

American Bookseller

Guide to the famous stone circle in Oxfordshire ; originally published as The
Rollright Ritual in 1975 . Teutonic Magic : A Guide to ... Focuses on runic
divination , rune magic , and rituals for carving rune - tines . Astrological
Counseling : The ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00226949T

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

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Categories: Booksellers and bookselling

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058373807

Category: American literature

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A world list of books in the English language.
Categories: American literature

Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89126008044

Category:

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries

W . T . LYNN . their merits , and introduced to public notice by | Blackheath . such
a master of the ceremonies as Mr . Allingham or Mr . Graves . W . F . Prideaux .
The ROLLRIGHT STONES . · ( See 5th S . v . 169 , Calcutta . | 290 . ) — Perhaps
it ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030221037

Category: Questions and answers

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Categories: Questions and answers