Essays in Contemporary Paganism
A Moon Books anthology of Pagan writers considering a range of different contemporary issues.
In this absorbing anthology twelve Pagan writers from across the globe offer a unique perspective on Paganism today in both its theoretical and practical aspects. Each writer began with a blank canvas, other than their essay must reflect a contemporary theme. In turn the essays are philosophical, practical, personal and reflective, with issues ranging from parenting to polytheism, from being a Pagan in London to the sacred landscapes of Australia, from mysticism to the World Wide Web. In their breadth these essays reflect a concern with living in a modern world, with modern technology and with understanding oneself within a tradition that is evolving and adapting to meet the needs of its adherents whilst staying true to its fundamental principles.
Absolutely fascinating book, bringing together the personal thoughts and experiences of a hugely diverse group of people and their own thoughts and views on Contemporary Paganism, so many different ideas but all with a thread of commonality running through, an extremely interesting read. ~ Rachel Patterson, Author, Grimoire of a Kitchen Witch
This thought-provoking, eclectic collection of essays from Pagan writers across the globe not only gives an insight into the divergent Paganisms in various parts of the world, it also reminds us of what we - as Pagans - hold in common. ~ Fiona Tinker, Depute Presiding Officer, The Scottish Pagan Federation.
This anthology is like a bottle of mead and a cozy conversation with a dozen pagans round a bonfire at a summer festival, without any of the insect bites and inclement weather. I recommend it to all who want to see how we fit in to the big picture of neo-paganism around the world. It is a big YES to the question, can't we all just get along. Well done. ~ Dorothy Abrams, Author, Identity and the Quartered Circle