Books That Challenge, Books That Inspire

book your face is a forest

Here are reviews of the first three books I’ve read this year: Your Face Is A Forest by Rhyd Wildermuth, Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate, and The Red Goddess by Peter Grey. [Read more...]

Three Short Reviews of Three Short Books

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Here are three short reviews of three short books: a resource on the Morrigan, a first-hand account of speaking with the Gods, and a book on modern Irish Paganism for children. [Read more...]

Three Books For Polytheists

books for polytheists

Here are three books for polytheists: a guide to devotional polytheism, an academic look at how the belief in many Gods may be humanity’s default setting, and a collection of devotions to the Morrigan. [Read more...]

The Journey Into Spirit

Journey Into Spirit

Kristoffer Hughes’ new book is really three books in one: his personal story of service to the Reaper, cosmological speculation about what comes after death, and a very down-to-earth, very helpful look at grief and the process of bereavement. [Read more...]

History is Inspirational Not Authoritative

Pagan Britain 2

Ronald Hutton’s new book Pagan Britain shows how history can provide a framework and inspiration for our own beliefs and practices, but it cannot tell us the One Right and True Way. If history teaches us anything it’s that there is no One Right and True Way. [Read more...]

Walking With The Gods – An Interview

Walking With The Gods

An interview with Dr. W. D. Wilkerson, author of the polytheist ethnography Walking With The Gods, about her new book and the challenges of polytheism in a monotheistic culture. [Read more...]

From the Cauldron Born

Cauldron Born

Kristoffer Hughes’ book From the Cauldron Born is an exploration of bardic magic. It is both an analysis of the story of Cerridwen and Taliesin and a recipe for the transformation of the Cauldron. [Read more...]

Vampires Are Us

vampires are us

Margot Adler’s new book explores our fascination with vampires. I’ve been fascinated with vampires ever since I was rushing home from elementary school to watch Dark Shadows. [Read more...]