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Pagan Prayer Beads: Magic and meditation with pagan rosaries
Pagan Prayer Beads Magic and meditation with pagan rosaries Author:Greer, John Michael and Clare Vaughn Written by beading expert Clare Vaughn with John Michael Greer (preeminent pagan scholar), Pagan Prayer Beads is a resource for using prayer beads and making ritual rosaries in daily life. B/w photographs. Instructions on designing your own rosaries.
If you want step-by-step instructions on how to build a beaded rosary, necklace, or bracelet then this book is for you. If you can figure out how to string beads together, already have a design or symbolism in mind, or really don't need to know the intricate details of the advantages of a "bead-board"...you can skip it.
Very little information about the actual use of pagan prayer beads in ceremony or ritual, even less information about any historical data on the use of beads outside of Buddhism or Catholicism, and very basic information given in a trumped-up way.
I've read other works by Greer and this feel far short of what I was expecting.