Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book Review: Pagan Prayer Beads

Another book that I've found very useful is 'Pagan Prayer Beads: Magic and Meditation With Pagan Rosaries' by John Michael Greer & Clare Vaughn.  Like the book I introduced to you last time, this one contains many similar elements - symbolism, materials available, construction tips, along with suggested uses & rituals.

What I particularly like about this book are the detailed instructions for bead strands to make for specific traditions - Druid Revival, Celtic Reconstructionism and Wicca.  It also contains ideas for designing many 'special purpose' rosaries - for ancestors, individual dieties, memorial beads and much more.  It will certainly get your creative mind & imagination working.

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in designing, making and using prayer beads.  I refer to it often.


  1. Hum, That's a concept I can use in my fantasy novel.


  2. Fantasy does contain many elements of everyday life. Prayer beads are not just a 'concept', they are an integral part of the lives of many people around the world.