Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today

Being a Pagan Druids Wiccans and Witches Today More than pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice Addresses how Pagans view parenting organized religion and politics Introduces the wide r

  • Title: Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today
  • Author: Ellen Evert Hopman Lawrence Bond
  • ISBN: 9780892819041
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • More than 60 pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice Addresses how Pagans view parenting, organized religion, and politics Introduces the wide range of possibilities within the neo Pagan movement By Ellen Evert Hopman, author of A Druid s Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year Walking the World in Wonder A ChildrMore than 60 pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice Addresses how Pagans view parenting, organized religion, and politics Introduces the wide range of possibilities within the neo Pagan movement By Ellen Evert Hopman, author of A Druid s Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year Walking the World in Wonder A Children s Herbal and Tree Medicine, Tree Magic Who are the pagans and what do they stand for Why would some of the members of the best educated, most materially comfortable generation of Americans look back to mystical traditions many millennia old During the last few decades, millions of people have embraced ancient philosophies that honor Earth and the spiritual power of each individual Ways of worship from sources as diverse as the pre Christian Celts, ancient Egypt, and Native American traditions are currently helping their followers find meaning in life while living in the Information Age In this book Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice From Margot Adler, an NPR reporter and author of Drawing Down the Moon, to Isaac Bonewits, ArchDruid and founder of a modern neo Druidic organization, those interviewed in this book express the rich diversity of modern Paganism Hopman s insightful questions draw on her own experiences as a Pagan and Druid as well as on her extensive research With coauthor Lawrence Bond, she examines how Pagans address such issues as parenting, organized religion, and politics The resulting dialogues illuminate the modern Pagan revival.

    One thought on “Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today”

    1. I would give this 4 stars out of 5 -- but the material is quite dated. Written in the 1990s, the entire book is a series of interviews with various folks within the wider-ranging Pagan community. Some of the interviews are very revealing in nature - and others, welllet's just go back to the descriptive of "dated". Personally, I would like to see an updated version of the material.

    2. This was a study of Pagans done in the mid-90's, very comprehensive and well-written. It captured a large array of viewpoints and worldviews, and showed the differences and the similarities among modern Pagans well.

    3. Ellen Hopman is a great author. This book lets new people coming into paganism know who has gone before in them in Modern Paganism. I have met Ellen and she was the guest speaker at one of our festivals. I especially like the chapter in this book that I am in. LOL

    4. A very interesting read that gives you a different perspective on what it's like to be a Pagan in a growing, modern, society. A lot of insight that you can't really get from less personal sources.

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