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Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite
Gods, Goddesses, and Saints: A Solitary Practice of Chanting and Meditation by Barbara Carroll is perfect for anyone looking for unique ways to add meditation practices to their life. Included in the book are detailed steps to get started with daily meditation, meditations and chants, guides to create your own meditations, lists of gods, goddesses, and saints, and an index for easy reference. Each meditation is beautifully laid out with instructions and poetic verses, and each one was a pleasure to read. Some of the included meditations are Stone Circle Power Meditation, Transformation Meditation, Magic Sun Meditation, and Zodiac Message Meditation. These are just a few, and from there you can create your own!
I can’t even begin to wonder how much work it must have been to include lists and information on all of these gods, goddesses, and saints. Barbara Carroll includes so much information that, while the book seems rather long at first glance, much of it is useful indexes and lists of deities. I was particularly interested in the different practices listed, such as the Tarot Practice and Lucina’s Midnight Moon Practice. I was a little confused at first about how the chanting related to each meditation, but then I went back to the beginning where the instructions and steps are clearly laid out. Basically, this was an enlightening read and something I will reference again and again. I would recommend Gods, Goddesses, and Saints: A Solitary Practice of Chanting and Meditation to those looking for meditations, chants, and practices that span many different spiritual paths. This is a unique find with much to praise. I absolutely loved it!